Chartering Projects: Managing the Business Priorities of the Project Portfolio

A 2-day, 21 PDU (1.4 CEU) instructor-led program

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This powerful program shows you how to charter projects — how to think about project priority in order to choose the right projects: avoid the bad ones, hold off on the questionable ones, and quickly launch the profitable ones. The program emphasizes the on-going relationship between a project’s need to balance scope, schedule, and cost and the organization’s need to achieve its strategic objectives.

For an individual project, you will explore how to judge its overall business worth, how to value the product’s component features, and how to report on (and respond to questions about) the project’s business value at the critical phase reviews.

For the project portfolio, you will learn how to rank projects, how to revise your ranking, and how to get the information you need to make good decisions about each project in your portfolio.

The program emphasizes tools and techniques that address your real business needs. It includes the latest terminology from The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the only internationally recognized project management standard.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Assemble a portfolio of the best projects
  • Execute an effective project review
  • Describe the life cycles used to manage projects
  • Make the critical go/no-go decisions at every gate in a life cycle
  • Understand how good project management leads to better chartering decisions
  • Understand how a consistent chartering process leads to successful (and repeatable) project results
  • Execute an effective portfolio priority review
  • Draft a decision table to rank the projects in your portfolio
  • Assess and balance the relative weights of a project’s constraints
  • Know what to look for in a well-estimated project
  • Identify the critical project performance measures and how to interpret them