The Enterprise Digital Portfolio Management course covers key concepts required to manage an enterprise digital investment portfolio, including classical and goal-driven approaches. The course considers both the organisational and technological change potential of such investments.

Decision-making around enterprise digital initiatives always creates a challenge for large organisations. Change requires investments of time and money, making gain and risk the main subjects for investigation. Enterprise portfolio management practices have evolved as a result.

Emerging practices from leading organisations will be explored, including management models and Agile components of successful investments. The need to adopt an Agile culture is key to much of the course as it covers: the role of the change agent as a champion for enterprise agility; modern investment decision delegation in an Agile context; and an Agile approach to cultural maturity.

This course is the first in the Enterprise Digital Investments Curriculum.

1. Classical project portfolio management approach

  • Projects, programs and portfolios lifecycle
  • Key project/program/portfolio management processes
  • Main reasons to apply project governance
  • Different PMO roles and decision-making bodies on different levels

2. Goal-driven investment portfolio management approach

  • The sponsor perspective
  • Risk-reward balance and different investment strategies
  • KPIs vs. OKRs (objectives and key results) and how to adopt them
  • Common enterprise digitalisation strategies that drive investments in change

3. Emerging practices from leading companies

  • Run/change/disrupt management models
  • Business service management vs. process management
  • Agile components of successful enterprise digital investments
  • Project vs. product management

4. Investment decision delegation in the modern world:

  • Introduction to scalable agile frameworks
  • Agile approaches to investment
  • The backlog, team productivity and why technical debt management matters
  • The Agile culture aspect: introduction to 5 maturity levels
  • Ways to manage cross-team dependencies to build “win-win” agreements

Additional Information – Enterprise Digital Portfolio Management

AudienceExpert, Business, Management
This course aimed at companies with significant investments in enterprise technology or that are making efforts to improve change management. It is for managers and experts involved in digital transformation, project and product managers, team leads, solution and enterprise architects, mid-level line managers, external IT consultants.
PrerequisitesParticipants should have experience in project/product/team management and in working with enterprise technology within an organisation.
ObjectiveTo understand and influence enterprise digital portfolio management by being able to:

  • identify the right decision-making body to launch a new enterprise digital investment
  • ensure basic alignment with enterprise strategy
  • select and justify appropriate governance for the initiative
  • manage the project backlog in line with other teams to obtain mutual support from them.
FormatClass
Duration1 day in-person, 2 part-days online
Course AuthorPetr Podymov
TrainerCourses are taught by Petr Podymov and/or his hand-picked team of highly skilled instructors.
Delivery MethodOnline, in-person at AlphaZetta Academy locations or on-premise for corporate groups
Our online courses run as live online meetings using Zoom for the video meeting part and Microsoft virtual computers for the practical components. The benefit of having a live trainer for online training is you can ask questions, obtain mentoring from the trainer and interact with classmates. Course participants will require the following technologies and online accounts. Please check that your setup satisfies these requirements:
  • Course participants will require the following technologies and online accounts:
  • Reliable computer (Windows, Mac or Linux)
  • Webcam (to help facilitate the mentoring aspect of our training)
  • Reliable internet access
  • A quiet space
  • Zoom video conferencing software and Zoom account (register and pre-install the software at zoom.us)
  • Microsoft account in order to access the virtual lab PCs (Existing or new account. There’s nothing to be installed, you just need an account to sign-in with.)

Meals and refreshments

Face-to-face courses: Catered morning tea and lunch are provided on both days of the course. Please notify us at least a week ahead if you have any special dietary requirements.

Feedback

Use academy@alphazetta.ai to email us any questions about the course, including requests for more detail, or for specific content you would like to see covered, or queries regarding prerequisites and suitability. If you would like to attend but for any reason cannot, please also let us know.

Variation

Course material may vary from advertised due to demands and learning pace of attendees. Additional material may be presented, along with or in place of advertised.

Cancellations and refunds

You can get a full refund if you cancel 14 days or more before the course starts. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 14 days before the course starts.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do I need to bring my own computer? This is dependent on the venue. Please check the course event page. Why do I need to provide a shipping address? For online courses, we need an address to send you the course notes that you need for the course.

Discounts

Face to face public courses: early bird pricing is available until 2 weeks prior. Group discounts: 5% for 2–4 people, 10% for 5–6 people, 15% for 7–8 people, and 20% for 9 or more people. Discounts are calculated during checkout.

Online public courses: available at a 25% off the face-to-face courses as a special introductory price. to groups or to individuals who want to follow a curriculum program and attend multiple courses:

  • 2-4 courses/attendees 10% off
  • 5+ courses/attendees 20% off

Hurry as bookings will close 1 week before each course. Group discounts are calculated during checkout on individual courses. Individuals can book multiple courses at a discount - please enquire.

Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Private and Corporate Training

In addition to our public seminars, workshops and courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this training for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours, or online. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

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Private and Corporate Training

In addition to our public seminars, workshops and courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this training for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours, or online. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

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