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Interactive Workshop : The 4 Pillars of Portfolio Management

PMI-CH Event Team Romandie

Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CEST)

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Workshop Description


Organizations that adopt projects as a mean to achieving change and delivering results often find it difficult to prioritize projects and to make best use of their resources; additionally, many recent surveys have demonstrated that project backlog is a major issue in organizations. Portfolio management is a management approach that aims to align project efforts with the corporate strategy and optimize the efficient use of resources throughout the organization.


This seminar focuses on four major pillars of Portfolio Management:


- Prioritization of projects and other activities, based on their contribution to organizational benefits and their achievability

- Allocation and prioritizing of resources between those projects and activities that have been chosen so that they can deliver the expected benefits

- Monitoring and Controlling of the components of your Portfolio based on the construction and evolution of a Consolidated Risk Profile

- Gaining Organizational Agility


The course identifies five key activities and techniques to accomplish this:


• Analysing the portfolio of existing and potential projects and activities

• Defining the content of the portfolio according the Strategic Vision

• Selecting the projects and activities to be implemented as part of this portfolio

• Allocating resources to those projects and activities that have been selected

• Collecting and storing project data for performance measurement and portfolio reorientation, based on financial performance, strategic alignment, individual performance of the different components and Risk factors.


The course also discusses the definition of the portfolio in the organization based on its Vision and Strategy and the role of the Project Management Office (PMO) into implementing and running these practices.



Learning Objectives


Develop and enhance the contributions you make to your organization by being able to:

• Understand alignment with organizational objectives & strategic goals

• Demonstrate capability to analyse and select organizational initiatives

• Assign resources to these initiatives in an organized way

• Optimize use of resources to ensure corporate benefits delivery

• Take responsibility for change & decisions to realize strategic & business objectives

• Actively manage business value within a governance framework

• Recognize why, when and how to use portfolio management

• Support the development of a portfolio framework and culture



Target group


This seminar is designed for experienced project managers, portfolio managers, chief project officers, project directors and senior managers who need to assign resources to projects to deliver corporate strategies. Also, for all project managers, who have a reasonable experience as project leaders and are interested in understanding the way projects are selected.




About the Speaker


Olivier Lazar is an organizational architecture consultant, coach, and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master’s degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project, and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2013. Committed to the advancement of the profession, he’s managing partner and COO at the Valense Palatine Group, acting Project Management Director at Altran AG in Switzerland, a former president at the PMI Switzerland Chapter, and has hold various global volunteering leadership roles at PMI and is a contributor to several PMI Global Standards. With more than 20 years of Organizational Governance, Change, Project and Program Leadership experience, both on the operational and consulting perspective, Olivier has worked in a large scope of industries, from corporate finance to aerospace, and from E-business to pharmaceutical and energy where he has created organizationally agile environments fostering engagement, motivation and performance. He has been published in professional press and has presented in number of PM conferences around the world, including PMI global congresses in EMEA and North America as well as a seminar leader for PMI SeminarsWorld since 2013. Olivier is the author of “The Four Pillars Of Portfolio Management”, published by Taylor & Francis in the CRCPress collection Best Practices of Project and Program Management. He’s also one of the very few to hold seven credentials from PMI: PMP®, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMI-PBA®PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP®, and PMI-SP®Olivier’s leitmotiv lies in his conviction that sharing Knowledge is a major factor for global performance and common development, organizational and personal.





13:30 Welcome

14:00 Start of the Workshop

17:30 End of the Workshop


Event Language: English



Professional Development Units: 4

- Leadership: 1

- Strategic & Business Management: 2

- Technical Project Management: 1


Please be aware that at the event photos of the audience are made and published on the PMI Switzerland homepage as well as on Facebook. With your attendance you accept these conditions.

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Hotel Continental
Place de la Gare 2
1001 Lausanne

Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CEST)

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