Portfolios are defined as ‘The totality of an organization’s investment (or segment thereof) in the changes required to achieve its strategic objectives.’ In effect, the total investment put in by an organisation to its change initiatives (including Programmes and Projects) qualifies for the Portfolio.Portfolio Managers consider the strategic initiatives taken by the Organizations and assist in formalising programmes and projects (and related operations support as needed) to achieve the strategic objectives.
Portfolio Management involves two lifecycles – Portfolio definition & Portfolio delivery. As a part of Portfolio definition, projects and programmes which are a part of the Portfolio get planned. During delivery, factors including funding arrangements, resource management, management control, benefits management and risk management are considered.
APMG have introduced a new offering covering the Certification for Portfolio Management, called ‘Management of Portfolios’ (MOP ) QAI is the first Indian ATO accredited to provide trainings for this qualification and are offering the five day Foundation and Practitioner Certification course (including examinations) for ‘Management of Portfolios’.