The Program and Portfolio Management Advanced Certification (PPMC)®- 40 PDUs (15 Strategic, 15 Technical, 10 Leadership)

Colorado Springs, Colorado

August 26-29, 2019

Join PMO pioneer and program and portfolio management thought leader Bill Stewart as he provides you with advanced skills, tools, and techniques for successfully initiating and executing programs and portfolios of any size and complexity. You will plan a program to transform your organization to successfully support project, program and portfolio management. You will learn how to link projects and program to strategic initiatives, prioritize them, establish and facilitate governance committees, balance portfolios, monitor interfaces between projects, programs and portfolios, manage resource capacity, develop heat map and establish and manage a stage gating process. You will learn practical and proven techniques for communicating with and managing sponsors, executives and steering committees and as a program manager, develop and lead a team of disciplined and talented project managers. You will leave this training with a comprehensive set of program and portfolio management templates and tools, a portfolio prioritization tool, tips and techniques that you can immediately apply when you return to your organization.

Key topics presented during the PPMC® 4 day training and certification program include:

  • Conducting successful business transformations to project, program and portfolio management excellence
  • Successfully implementing PMOs that transform corporations to a culture of strategic execution excellence.
  • How SAFe portfolio management relates to traditional portfolio management
  • Identifying and linking projects and programs to strategic initiatives
  • Developing, measuring and balancing strategic portfolios
  • Implementing and using project and program prioritization
  • Implementing and using effective resource capacity planning
  • Implementing and using stage gating
  • Creating effective dashboards
  • Building and managing governance boards
  • Creating business cases
  • Initiating and planning programs
  • Conducting effective benefits realization tracking
  • Developing the program work breakdown structure and conducting bottom up estimating
  • Developing and leading project managers
  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative risk management
  • Executive relationship management
  • Managing vendors and contractors
  • Identifying and managing program interfaces and interdependencies
  • Developing integrated program schedules
  • Implementing a benefits realization program
  • Identifying projects in trouble and techniques for recovery
  • Program and Project scope change management
  • Capturing and reusing project and program history

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the architect of the PMO concept and a thought leader in project, program and portfolio management and leadership. Contact Sean Boyle at sboyle@pmlg.com or 678 325 1100 with any questions you might have and/or to ask about Corporate and PMI discounts.

“I found your teachings and insight invaluable. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. From top to bottom, a great trip and well worth the time and investment.”

Paul S. Kandel PPMC
Strategic IT Project Management Lead

“Thank you for everything – sharing your knowledge about project and portfolio management… showing you genuinely care about people and assuring they learn the skills for success. I greatly enjoyed the program and hearing the examples of your vast experience.”

Belinda Smith, PMP, PPMC, LBC | Senior Manager
Aflac Worldwide Headquarters

“Thank you so much for the training. I learned a lot and am going to be heavily using it immediately.”

Sharon Sefcik Carroll, PPMC, CPCU | Director Governance
USAA

Contact Sean Boyle at 67u8-325-1100 or sboyle@pmlg.com if you have questions or need help.

 

Gain the skills and confidence to successfully implement PMOs and transform your organization to a culture of strategic execution excellence! The Program and Portfolio Management Certification was introduced in 2005. It is delivered by Bill Stewart, an architect of the PMO and EPMO concept and a project, program and portfolio management thought leader. Bill will share with you the knowledge and skills he has gained during his over 30 years of successful PMO implementation experience. In this experiential-based training environment, you will be provided with practical and proven project, program and portfolio management processes and tools. You will develop a road map to rapidly implement PMOs and EPMOs and a culture of project, program and portfolio management excellence. PPMC graduates demonstrate the skills, knowledge and discipline to successfully transform their organizations to strategic execution excellence. Many of our graduates are now C Level executives, applying PPMC techniques to transforming their own corporations.

Are you ready to move to the highest level of project, program and portfolio leadership excellence?  Do you want to distinguish yourself as a leader who can successfully transform organizations to a culture of strategic execution excellence?  Join PMO pioneer and program and portfolio management thought leader Bill Stewart as he provides his over 30 years of  invaluable insight, experience, tools and techniques for successfully implementing and leading strategic portfolios.  No other program will better prepare you with the advanced leadership competencies for transforming organizations to a culture of project, program and portfolio management. During this exciting advanced certification, you will learn how to:

  • Successfully transform any organization to a culture of project, program and portfolio management excellence
  • Create and successfully manage strategic portfolios to include:
    • Linking all projects and programs to strategy
    • Developing and implementing portfolio prioritization processes and tools
    • Establish resource demand management
    • Successfully translating strategic goals and initiatives into programs and portfolios
    • Establishing and facilitating effective Governance Committees
    • Creating portfolio dashboard reports
    • Establishing stage gating approach
    • Balancing portfolios
    • Determining the value of a portfolio
    • Assessing the health of a portfolio
    • Establishing benefits realization program
    • Portfolio risk management
  • Managing cross program and portfolio dependencies and interfaces
  • Implement a consistent approach to corporate leadership discipline across all methodologies to include Agile, SAFe, DMAIC
Decision Support Tools and Guidelines You Will Leave the Training With Include:
  • Program Charter
  • Business Case
  • Communication Plan
  • Impact Analysis
  • Benefits Realization
  • Portfolio Risk Log
  • Dashboard, Heat Map, Bubble Chart Report Examples
  • Quality Checklists
  • Governance Committee Charter
  • Guidelines for Facilitating Governance Committees
  • Establishing Dollar Thresholds
  • Balancing the Portfolio Guidelines
  • Assessing Business and Portfolio Risk Guidelines
  • Guidelines in Evaluating, Purchasing and Implementing Enterprise Portfolio Tools
  • Project and Program Prioritization Tool
  • Stage Gating and Go/No Go Guidelines
  • Harvesting Benefits Guidelines
Awarding of the PPMC certification requires successful completion of this workshop and the successful completion of the 1-day "Remote Leadership Success" virtual workshop. If you have any questions, contact Sean Boyle at sboyle@pmlg.com or call 678 325 1100.

“I found your teachings and insight invaluable. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. From top to bottom, a great trip and well worth the time and investment.”

Paul S. Kandel  Strategic IT Project Management Lead

“Thank you for everything – sharing your knowledge about project and portfolio management… showing you genuinely care about people and assuring they learn the skills for success. I greatly enjoyed the program and hearing the examples of your vast experience."

Belinda Smith - Senior Corporate Portfolio Manager

“Thank you so much for the training. I learned a lot and am going to be heavily using it immediately.”

Sharon Sefcik Carroll - Director Governance