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Workshop : Portfolio Management / Focus on strategy and prioritization

PMI-CH Event Team Basel

Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CET)

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In the evening, we also offer a interesting keynote presentation with Olivier Lazar on

Inertia & Entropy, a Deadly Poison for the Organization
and its Remedy Organizational Agility

Details on the workshop can be found on the event page.


Portfolio Management - 4-hours Interactive Workshop - Strategy and Priorization

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 workshop focuses on one key pillar of Portfolio Management: 

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

The three other pillars of Portfolio Management are developed into the book
The Four Pillars of Portfolio Management” written by Olivier Lazar and recently published.

The workshop identifies three key activities and techniques to accomplish this: 

  1. Analysing the portfolio of existing and potential projects and activities 

  2. Defining the content of the portfolio according the Strategic Vision 

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

The workshop 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 our speaker - Olivier Lazar

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. 

Olivier Lazar

Olivier Lazar

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 where he has created organizationally agile environments fostering engagement, motivation and performance.

Olivier’s leitmotiv lies in his conviction that sharing Knowledge is a major factor for global performance and common development, organizational and personal. 



  • 13:00 Doors open
  • 13:30 Start of the Workshop
  • 17:00 End of the Workshop

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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.

Event fee discounts: 

  • If your are PMI-CH member, please log in with your PMI-CH member account at and enter the event from there in order to benefit from the membership discount.
  • 20% discount on the evening event ticket will be offered if you participate to both the afternoon workshop and evening lecture.


Cancellation policy: 
100% refund is possible for a ticket if cancelled 28 days before the event.


In the evening, we also offer a interesting keynote presentation with Olivier Lazar on

Inertia & Entropy, a Deadly Poison for the Organization
and its Remedy Organizational Agility

Details on the workshop can be found on the event page.

Have questions about Workshop : Portfolio Management / Focus on strategy and prioritization? Contact PMI-CH Event Team Basel

When & Where

Radisson Blu
Steinentorstrasse 25
(7 minutes walking distance from Basel SBB)
4051 Basel

Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CET)

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