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PMGT5879: Strategic Portfolio and Program Management

This unit specifically addresses the selection and prioritisation of multiple programmes and projects which have been grouped to support an organisation's strategic portfolio. The allocation of programmes of work within a multi-project environment, governing, controlling and supporting the organisation's strategy, are considered. The aim is to formulate and manage the delivery of the portfolio of strategies using programme management. Students will learn and practice the issues to be considered in selecting an effective organisation portfolio and how to implement a Portfolio Management Framework. Also they will encounter the many conflicting issues facing Program Managers as they seek to implement organisation strategy through programs and learn how to balance these to obtain desired outcomes.

Code PMGT5879
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand how portfolio and program management, together with project management, are used to implement organisation strategy
  • LO2. understand how mature portfolio management can assist organisations to obtain improved business value from their investments in programs and projects, by selecting the best mix of these initiatives
  • LO3. understand how program management assists organisations to coordinate projects to implement strategy, and manage organisation change in order to obtain the proposed benefits
  • LO4. understand how projects are delivery-focused, and enablers, but when combined with business, change can create value for the organisation
  • LO5. understand how to ensure that benefits are realised from investments in programs and projects, and the role of effective governance and reporting in doing so.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.