Introduction To Project Portfolio Management (7.5 PDUs)

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TitleIntroduction To Project Portfolio Management (7.5 PDUs)
WhenMarch 2nd @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the pivotal role Portfolio Management plays in the organization to achieve corporate strategy
  • Understanding the pivotal role Portfolio Management plays in the organization to achieve corporate strategy
  • Understanding the difference between Portfolio, Program and Project Management
  • Defining the respective roles executives and practitioners play in Portfolio Management within the organization
  • Introducing the Portfolio Management framework (Portfolio Foundation, Design & Construction)
  • Introducing the Portfolio Management Lifecycle
  • Introducing key Portfolio Management processes (project evaluation & project prioritization)
  • Learn how to evaluate projects to make it into the organization’s portfolio of projects (Financial and Non-Financial techniques)
  • Learn how to prioritize projects within the organization’s portfolio of projects (Project Ranking Tools)

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are involved in making decisions on project selection, monitoring, performance and benefit assessment in terms of meeting corporate objectives. These individuals include departmental heads, functional managers, portfolio/program and project managers.


  • This workshop will count towards 7.5 PDUs
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
Non-Member Cost$350.00
Member Cost$200.00
Speaker NameRachid Drissi
Speaker Description

Rachid Drissi brings over 20 years’ experience in the project delivery space (Portfolio, Program and Project Management). He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, and a MBA from the University of Calgary, AB, Canada. Presently, is the founder and president of Thinkuity Consulting Ltd., a niche management consulting firm specializing in the development and implementation of project delivery solutions (Portfolio, Program and Project Management) and supporting custom software applications (Data Analytics: Dashboards, KPIs and Reports).

Prior to launching Thinkuity, Rachid served as Manager of Project Portfolio Management and PMO with Enbridge, a Canadian multinational company specializing in transportation, distribution and generation of energy in North America. Prior to that, Rachid served as the Global Director of PMO & Project Portfolio Management with three multinational Engineering companies including Hatch, Woodgroup and WorleyParsons.

Rachid has worked across several industries including Oil & Gas, Mining & Metal, Power, Environmental, Infrastructure, and Manufacturing helping clients optimizing/designing project centric business processes and implementing business analytics solutions. He has also gained valuable world experience working throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.

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