Operational project portfolio management

How to ensure success of Operational Project Portfolio Management? How to deal with the Project Management Office? What are the tried and tested methods and techniques?

The target group

The workshop is intended especially for leading personnel in departments managing projects, project offices, or individuals responsible for project portfolio management. The workshop is also aimed at helping top management and senior management members to develop their knowledge and abilities necessary for creating a favourable environment for project management within their organization.

The workshop is also suitable as preparatory training for higher-level international certification and recertification (IPMA Level A®, IPMA Level B®, IPMA PPMC®, PMI PfMP).
As a prerequisite, it is highly recommended for participants to have taken one of the following key courses: Effective Project Management, Advanced Project Management Techniques  or Strategic Project and Change Management.

Course topics

Key principles of managing project portfolios

  • Cornerstones of successful project portfolio management. Generic portfolio types and different portfolio management approaches. Multi-level management model, delegating authority and working with tolerances. Methodology for project management/portfolio management within an organization. Plans necessary for effective portfolio management.

Setting up project portfolios

  • Project portfolio compilation. Roles and responsibilities in portfolio management. Categorization and prioritization as tools of effective portfolio management.

Operational project portfolio management

  • Portfolio component life cycle. Portfolio dynamic and balance. Working with resources in a multi-project environment. Risk Management in a multi-project environment.

Project Management Offices OR Project Management Competence Centres, project support and coordination

  • Project Management Office – mission, function, services. Introducing and maintaining a successful Project Management Office. Project Management Office as internal advisory body and (co)creator of environment.

Supporting portfolio management

  • Human resources in portfolio management and their development. Technical support for project management. Organization culture and environment.


  • You will get a clear idea as regards the practical steps taken to ensure successful operational project portfolio management.
  • You will gain an understanding of project portfolio dynamic and get inspiration on how to work with the project portfolio effectively.
  • You will get your bearings when it comes to the key principles of source management in the multi-project environment.
  • You will learn how to deal with the Project Management Office and the Project Management Competence Centre.
  • You will become clear as to what constitutes portfolio management support from the headquarters and how to secure it.

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Lilia Schmidt,

Ferdinand Hodáň,

Jiří Vízdal,

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