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Portfolio and Programme Management: Online Example

Online workshops

This online event invites you to bring your own experiences and management challenges into play using a set of structured learning events, zoom-mediated interactions, and personal reflections.

The four workshops

Each workshop is 90 minutes in duration and will be conducted on Zoom.  You may also be requested to interact via Mentimeter – further information will be provided on how you can sign on to both of these applications.

Workshop 1: Getting the structure of a programme right

  • Setting the vision
  • Sequencing the tranches
  • Developing the transition states or islands of benefit
  • Structuring the project interdependencies

Exercise 1: Analysing a programme brief (Using your own or another’s programme brief)

Workshop 2: Selecting the ‘best’ portfolio

  • Techniques and models to establish a project portfolio
  • Handling changing priorities
  • Dealing with resource contention
  • Managing dependent projects

Exercise 2: Establishing project portfolio inclusion criteria

Workshop 3: Managing a programme

  • Roles within a programme management office
  • Managing programme critical interfaces
  • Boundary management in a programme
  • Work package management: working with line managers

Exercise 3: Reporting options for a programme

Workshop 4: Culling projects

  • Addressing the stakeholder issues
  • The management of ‘adjourning’ team members
  • Failing cases
  • Programme and portfolio implications

Exercise 4: Sharing approaches to culling used by organisations

 Preparing for the workshop

All you need for this workshop is you and your experiences!  Before the day you might like to familiarise yourself with the approaches used to manage programmes and portfolios in your organisation.

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