Project Management for Executives
Fundamentals of Project Governance and Portfolio Management
Course Length: 2 Days
Course No. TMA04
PMI Standard for Portfolio Management
Outset Group Seminar Manual
Set of seminar templates
PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
This course includes The Outset Advantage
Who should attend?
Executives who sponsor, authorize, govern, or provide oversight to projects
Portfolio Managers and Program Managers
Administrative personnel who support project sponsorship, project governance, or portfolio management
What knowledge and skills do students gain?
The Outset Group offer programs and courses that are preapproved for professional development units through PMI and have been reviewed by a project management
professional (PMP) to ensure that they meet PMI's expectations for professional development in project management.PMBOK® Guide, PMI®, PMP®,
CAPM®, and the PMI R.E.P. logo are either marks or registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Seminar Content & Approach
As people advance into upper management, it is common for them to sponsor, govern, or champion projects. To fill these roles, a fundamental knowledge of project management principles and portfolio management best practices are essential.
This seminar teaches the basics that every executive needs to operate effectively in the “project” arena. We first
introduce the PMI Standard for Portfolio Management as a benchmark of best practices and process workflow.
We then define the role of project sponsor, and teach how to authorize, lead, and champion a project. We then take an “enterprise” point of view, and define best practices in project selection, initiation, governance, and closing.
The focus is on aligning people and projects with strategic goals.
Students are encouraged to bring current projects, issues, and strategic objectives into the seminar.
Students return to work with:
The ability to sponsor, authorize, and govern the projects and personnel they are responsible for.
An understanding of the PMI best practices in portfolio management, as represented in the PMI Standard for Portfolio Management
An action plan to solve problems, address stakeholder concerns, and provide effective leadership for their projects
The ability to work collaboratively with personnel at all levels to ensure that projects are effectively managed and achieve optimal results
The ability to lead process improvements in project selection, project initiation, project governance, and portfolio management
The ability to provide effective oversight and direction to project managers, program managers, and other project personnel