Portfolio and Program Management
Advance your knowledge of portfolios and of the managers who oversee them.Trace the ties between portfolios, programs, projects and organisational management. Enhance your one-on-one and team skills. Address program strategy and performance.
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- 15 Jul 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- 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
- investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to the portfolio and program management practice
- evaluate, justify and interpret portfolio and program management methodologies and theoretical propositions for decision-making in professional practice
- apply advanced individual and team skills that entail application of local and international perspectives
- 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
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Standard Media
- Web links
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
- USA-MPM411-Principles of Project Management
- USA-MPM417-Project Leadership & Teams
- USA-MPM413-Project Risk Management
- USA-MPM414-Project Control Methods
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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.
- Essay or case study (35%)
- Online Activities (35%)
- Group (1500 words pp) (30%)
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