This course presents a view of managing projects from an organizational perspective. The principle areas of discussion will be strategic alignment, marshalling organizational assets through an enterprise project office, portfolio management, and program management. Using a case study approach, students will explore the importance of using organizational strategies to align projects, how to use an enterprise project office as a governance process, and apply practices to create portfolio’s and programs to leverage organizational assets. Principles topics will include establishing a governance process, project selection techniques, project portfolio methodology, and application of project practices to program management.
Project Portfolio Management: Tools and Techniques, Parviz Rad & Ginger Levin 2007 IIL Publishing New York
The Juggler’s Guide to Managing Multiple Projects, Michael S. Dobson 1999, Project Management Institute. 2005 ISBN 9781880410653
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK®, 4th Edition, © in 2008, Project Management Institute. ISBN 1933890517
The Standard for Program Management, 2008, Project Management Institute. Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
The Standard for Portfolio Management 2008, Project Management Institute. Newtown Square, Pennsylvania