Global Portfolio Management
This course provides an introduction to global portfolio management. Students examine proven approaches for ensuring that an organization is investing in the right projects and programs, providing the right resources, and completing those projects and programs at the right time. Additionally, students learn how to utilize a strategic framework, encompassing clearly identified and agreed upon success metrics to align projects and programs with business strategies. This includes benefits identification and realization by effectively managing resources and delivering the strategic intent through effective risk management and investment optimization. Class discussions and exercises illustrate that the depth, quality, and flexibility of a strategy provide competitive advantage. Students learn how to use frameworks for benefits and value identification, assessment, validation, and realization through theory and technique discussions and applied exercises, which incorporate real-world industry examples. Resource optimization is taught through group discussion and exercises designed to provide insight and methodology to optimize time, money, and work hours available to run portfolio components in order to obtain the maximum benefits and value in return. Students learn and apply tools and techniques through industry standard software applications. Discussion and exercises include selecting projects through formalized portfolio management processes and facilitating the successful execution of projects and programs.