Aligning the Organization Through Portfolio Management with Mohamed Khalifa Hassan

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their capability to analyze and select organizational initiatives.
  • Optimize the use of resources to ensure corporate benefits delivery.
  • Recognize why, when, and how to use portfolio management. 


Organizations that adopt projects to achieve change and deliver results often find it difficult to prioritize projects and make the best use of their resources. Additionally, many recent surveys revealed that project backlog is a major issue for 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 training focuses on three major pillars of portfolio management:

  • Prioritizing projects and other activities, based on their contribution to organizational benefits and their achievability;
  • Allocating and prioritizing resources between those projects and activities that have been chosen so they can deliver the expected benefits; and
  • Monitoring and controlling the components of your portfolio, based on the construction and evolution of a consolidated risk profile. 

This training 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.



    • Introduction
    • Context of Portfolio Management
      • Differences between among projects, programs, and portfolios
      • Uncertainty, ambiguity, and complexity
      • The portfolio management governance model
      • The organizational context of portfolio management
      • Various perspectives of portfolio management
    • The First Pillar: Organizational Agility
      • What is organizational agility?
      • Organizational inertia
      • Factors of inertia
      • How can we overcome organizational inertia?
      • Triggering a collaborative mindset within the organization
      • The role of the project management office (PMO) in portfolio management and organizational agility
    • The Second Pillar: Your Organization’s Strategy
      • Defining your strategic horizon
      • Constructing your strategic vision
      • Constructing your portfolio’s strategy: Building the opportunity chain
      • Integrating the opportunity chain throughout the organization
    • The Third Pillar: Risk
      • Specificities of risk management at the portfolio level
      • Consolidating the portfolio risk profile
      • Exploiting opportunities or the deadly trap of threat mitigation: A matter of mindset
    • The Fourth Pillar: Resource Demand Planning
    • Managing Your Portfolio
      • Evolutions and future developments of portfolio management
    • Conclusions
      • Portfolio management as an organizational maturity and agility trigger
      • Developing the appropriate mindsets
      • Benefits of portfolio management
      • Portfolio management implementation, success factors, and prerequisites

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 8 0 6 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 0 6 6.00
PMI-SP® 0 0 6 6.00
PMI-RMP® 0 0 6 6.00
PfMP® 8 0 6 14.00
PMI-PBA® 0 0 6 6.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Mohamed Khalifa Hassan PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

Mohamed Khalifa Hassan is a renowned project management consultant and speaker. He possesses a unique combination of broad-based skills gained from more than 20 years of project management practice. He has developed, implemented, and operated many project/program management offices (PMOs) and project management information systems (PMIS). He has hands-on experience in automation of project planning, control, reporting, and contract administration through different platforms. He has spoken at various PMI forums in Singapore, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Columbia, Turkey, Spain, Italy, the U.K., the United States, and Poland.

Training Information

16 - 17 September 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 5 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 5 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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