Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of knowledge that includes recent, global developments within the field of portfolio and program management and its application in professional practice
  2. investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to the portfolio and program management practice
  3. evaluate, justify and interpret portfolio and program management methodologies and theoretical propositions for decision-making in professional practice
  4. apply advanced individual and team skills that entail application of local and international perspectives
  5. reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship in the area of contemporary Portfolio and Program Management.
    • Inter-relationships between portfolio, program, project, and organisational management
    • Program management performance domains
    • Program strategy alignment, benefits management and stakeholder engagement
    • Program governance, prorgram lifecycle management, portfolio management and organisational strategy
    • The role of the portfolio manager
    • The role of the PMO in portfolio management
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

USA-MPM411-Principles of Project Management
USA-MPM417-Project Leadership & Teams
USA-MPM413-Project Risk Management
USA-MPM414-Project Control Methods

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject provides you with an advanced understanding of a body of knowledge in respect to portfolio and program management as applied in professional practice.

  • Case study (1500-2000 words) (30%)
  • Online activities (35%)
  • Group assignment (1500 words per person) (35%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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