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Strategic Portfolio and Project Management




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course introduces students to the planning phase of project management. Students will discover the connection between strategic portfolio management and project management. Other topics include project-based versus non-project-based organizations, activity planning and sequencing, human resource planning, communications planning, and project management planning.




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Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Explain how portfolio management supports an organization’s strategic management.
  • Explain how strategic portfolio management relates to project management.
  • Compare project-based and non-project-based organizations in project management.

Week 2

  • Define activities for a project.
  • Sequence activities for a project.

Week 3

  • Compare performance measurement practices.
  • Determine financial compensation and rewards for the project team.
  • Develop a human resource plan for a portfolio or a project.
  • Align human resource plans in a project portfolio to an organization’s strategic objectives.

Week 4

  • Evaluate communication methods for a project and a portfolio.
  • Create a communication management plan for a project and a portfolio.
  • Discuss stakeholder influences on project portfolio management.
  • Explain project portfolio control approaches.

Week 5

  • Incorporate activities sequencing, human resource needs, and communication planning into portfolio and project management planning.
  • Analyze project portfolio risk.
  • Develop project portfolio risk strategies.


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