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Introduction to Portfolio Management – with Murali Kulathumani | Video

Introduction to Portfolio Management - with Murali Kulathumani | Video

What is Portfolio Management? Why is it important and what are some of the core techniques? I put these questions – and more – to Portfolio Management expert, Mural Kulathumani.

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Murali Kulathumani

Murali Kulathumani has over 22 years of IT management experience. He has successfully managed large project portfolios at leading Silicon Valley firms such as Facebook, Cisco, Symantec, and Kaiser Permanente.

Murali has extensive knowledge of the full spectrum of portfolio capabilities and pioneered a simplified form of earned value management, called mEVM, and his own Portfolio Maturity Model.

Murali is a consultant, trainer, and professional speaker, and the author of Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management and The New Dynamics of Portfolio Management.

That’s why I wanted to speak with him about Portfolio Management…

Our Discussion about Portfolio Management

We cover:

  • What is portfolio management?
  • Why is it important?
  • What are the basic processes we use in portfolio management?
  • How does portfolio management link to project management?
  • What are the career opportunities that portfolio management offers to project managers?

Detailed Contents

  • 00:00 – Murali Kulathumani
  • 01:00 – An Introduction to Portfolio Management
  • 01:36 – What is Portfolio Management?
  • 02:33 – Distinguish between Project Management, Program Management, and Portfolio Management
  • 04:11 – Portfolios and Strategy
  • 05:00 – Why is Portfolio Management important?
  • 05:36 – The Third Wave of Project Management
  • 07:08 – Democratization of projects
  • 07:46 – Cohort Management
  • 10:05 – We’re all managing portfolios
  • 11:39 – Portfolio Management and Multi-project Management
  • 12:56 – The Project-Program-Portfolio hierarchy… a new view
  • 14:33 – How do we deliver Portfolio Management?
  • 15:05 – Portfolio Intake
  • 16:44 – Transformational and Tactical Portfolios
  • 18:23 – The benefits of project intake
  • 20:09 – Prioritizing projects for your portfolio
  • 22:00 – Annual Planning and the link between the portfolio and the operational strategy
  • 24:06 – Portfolio Management illustrated
  • 25:19 – Charting Portfolio Management capabilities
  • 28:51 – Capability implies capacity
  • 29:59 – Murali’s Portfolio Maturity Model
  • 31:38 – How to transition into a Portfolio Management role
  • 37:00 – How to start operating at a strategic level
  • 39:54 – Who is each of Murali’s books aimed at?
  • 40:22 – Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management
  • 42:05 – The New Dynamic of Portfolio Management
  • 45:24 – Contacting Murali Kulathumani
  • 46:51 – Close

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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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