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Project Portfolio & Risk Management

An Intensive 10-Day Training Course

Project Portfolio & Risk Management

Scheduled Dates

08 - 19 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $11,900
11 - 22 Nov 2024 London - UK $11,900
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The Structure

This PetroKnowledge training course is split into two modules:

MODULE I - Project Risk Management & Compliance

MODULE II - Portfolio Project Management Professional

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a two-week training course.

Daily Agenda

Module I - Project Risk Management & Compliance

Day One: Risk Management Framework and Planning

  • Key Definitions
  • The PMBOK® Six Risk Management Processes
  • Purpose & Benefits of Risk
  • Responsibilities in Project Risk Management
  • Integrating Risk Management into the Project Management Process
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Planning Process

Day Two: Risk Identification Process

  • The Effect of Project Macro-Environment on Risk
  • The Effect of Project Complexity on Risk
  • Risk Identification Techniques
  • Managing Risk through Project Estimating
  • Managing Risk through Earned Value Management
  • Schedule Risk Management – Critical Path Method & PERT

Day Three: Risk Assessment Process

  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Bow-Tie Risk Analysis Technique
  • Probability/Impact Risk Matrix Technique
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Decision Trees and Expected Monetary Value
  • Managing Project Risks through Integrity Assurance

Day Four: Risk Response Plan Development

  • Risk Prioritisation
  • Risk Response Strategy Guidelines
  • Response Strategies for Threats & Opportunities
  • Response Planning & Analysis
  • Alternative Responses
  • Risk Response Validation
  • Contingency & Management Risk Reserves

Day Five: Risk Response Control

  • Resource Management
  • Risk Control Guidelines
  • Risk Control Inputs
  • Risk Control Tools & Techniques
  • Risk Control Outputs
  • Risk Reporting & Documenting
  • Course Summation & Work Session Review


Module II - Portfolio Project Management Professional

Day Six: Introduction to Portfolio and Portfolio Management  

  • Key definitions of portfolio and portfolio management
  • Portfolio management model
    • Relationship between the principles, cycles, practices and relevant techniques
  • Differences between portfolios, programmes and projects
  • Differences between portfolio, programme and project management
  • How local context can affect MoP principles & practices - how to adopt cost effective approaches
  • Objectives and benefits of portfolio management
  • Portfolio Selection & Implementation
    • The need for a portfolio approach to investment
    • The approaches to implementing relevant portfolio management
    • Benefits of assessing the impact of portfolio management
    • Factors required to sustain progress
    • Approaches to assessing portfolio management maturity

Day Seven: Strategic and Organization Context 

  • Six key functions/activities that portfolio management needs to coordinate with to achieve strategic objectives
  • Identify how portfolio management can:
    • Coordinate with all other stratagems to deliver strategic objectives
    • Support effective corporate governance
  • Portfolio Management Governance
    • The principles upon which effective portfolio management is based
    • Senior management commitment
    • Governance alignment
    • Strategy alignment
    • Portfolio office
    • Energized change culture

Day Eight: Portfolio Definition Cycle

  • Terms & concepts relating to the portfolio definition cycle
  • Three-point estimating and reference class forecasting
  • What is involved and the keys to success
  • Portfolio Risk Management
    • Portfolio Risk Management process
    • An Enterprise View of Risk & Governance
    • Risk Drivers & Metrics
  • Portfolio Delivery Cycle
    • Portfolio delivery practices
    • Tried and tested techniques for delivery practice
    • What is involved, the main elements, and keys to success

Day Nine: Roles and Documentation 

  • Purposes and responsibilities of the main portfolio management roles identified in MoP
  • Purposes of the main portfolio management documentation
  • Portfolio Risk & Return
    • Return Measures
    • Risk Characteristics
  • Applying the Portfolio Definition Cycle
    • Apply and tailor practices and techniques of the portfolio definition cycle to a scenario
    • Identify appropriate practices and techniques within the portfolio definition cycle
    • Identify, analyze and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of portfolio definition practices and techniques to a scenario

 Day Ten: Portfolio Delivery Cycle Presentation

  • Apply and tailor the practices, techniques and responsibilities of the portfolio delivery cycle to a scenario
  • Identify appropriate practices and techniques within the portfolio delivery cycle
  • Identify, analyze and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of portfolio delivery practices to a scenario
  • Analyze whether the approaches adopted are appropriate, with reasons, in a given scenario
  • Analyze whether the portfolio documentation is fit for purpose, with reason


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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