Project Portfolio Management: What is it + how to be successful

Adriana Girdler

Everything you need to know to understand project portfolio management! Are you confused about project portfolio management? You need to know exactly what project portfolio …

Everything you need to know to understand project portfolio management!

Are you confused about project portfolio management? You need to know exactly what project portfolio management is, the benefits of it, and how to succeed if project portfolio management is a role you find yourself in.

What is project portfolio management?

Project portfolio management is about taking a whole bunch of different projects and programs that don’t necessarily relate to each other and putting them together in a portfolio.

Why would you do this?

Well, the goal is to ensure that all the projects are linked to company strategy and that they all fit in effectively, in a way that really makes sense.

Benefits of Project Portfolio Management

Project portfolio management ensures projects are aligned with organization strategies. It also ensures you have the right resources and are not spreading them too thin, a good understanding of budget that you’re using responsibly on projects, and that you understand the priority sequence of projects.

On their own, every aspect of every project seems really important but when you put them in context of one another it shows you what is truly most important in light of the overall strategy that you’re trying to achieve.

4 Steps of Project Portfolio Management Process

If you want to succeed with project portfolio management, then you really need to understand all the steps that it will take to succeed.

That’s why I’ve created a video to go through all of it with you! If this is something you want to know more about, head over to YouTube with me and we’ll keep chatting.

I really hope that you found this helpful – and if you did, it would mean so much to me if you would share it on your social media.

Meanwhile, if you really are committed to mastering your next project, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to fill them out.


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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