The 9 Disciplined Techniques for Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance

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Event Date
Start At : Friday, December 11, 2015 - 9:00am
End At : Friday, December 11, 2015 - 5:00pm

The 9 Disciplined Techniques for Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance: Get Twice as Many Projects Done, Twice as Reliably

Advanced Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development a PMIWDC Strategic Partner

Please register early if you would like to attend.
This seminar series is extremely popular, and often sells out weeks in advance.


This seminar provides 7 PDUs for certified PMs.
CCR Program Categories: Technical and Strategic & Business Management

Dates and Location

Friday, December 11, 2015
Course Length: 7 hours – from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 7 PDUs

NOVA Arlington Center
Room 307
4600 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22203

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Registration and Costs

$355 per person
Refreshments Provided

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For Questions: Call 703-450-2551 or contact Veronica Ortiz at

About the Course

Course Description:

In every project-centric industry, project portfolio performance has remained stubbornly poor, with project success rates persistently stuck in the 50-60% range. Regardless of a host of frameworks & methods such as the PMBOK, EVM, CMMI, Agile, and more, project failures remain far too common, suggesting that there are fundamental root causes of poor reliability that common practice has yet to address. This session will focus on a few of the key underlying drivers of project portfolio reliability, and will show how proven techniques from Critical Chain, Agile, and Lean can be integrated into a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) construct that is designed to help you achieve dramatic improvements.

Specifically, this seminar will teach nine disciplined techniques for achieving "2X" or better improvements in project portfolio performance. It focuses on three primary drivers of project portfolio performance:

  1. Maximal-impact Project Selection™—picking the highest-impact projects possible.
  2. Maximum throughput of project completions—getting as many projects done as possible, within resource constraints.
  3. Optimal portfolio reliability—delivering as many projects within plan as is optimal for the organization’s risk tolerance and resource levels.

This approach touches upon all five PMI-specified PPM knowledge areas, as defined in PMI’s Standard for Portfolio Management (3rd edition, December 2013).

About the Instructor

Michael Hannan, PMP, TOC JonahMichael Hannan, PMP, TOC Jonah,
Founder & Principal Consultant, Fortezza Consulting, LLC

Mike Hannan is Founder & Principal Consultant at Fortezza Consulting, which helps organizations achieve dramatic improvements in project portfolio performance. Mike brings nearly 25 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect. His background in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) programs. Since then he has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. Mike also serves on the board of the PMI Washington DC chapter as AVP for Higher Education Partnerships, and is the lead author of the recent best-selling book, “The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.”


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