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Delivering Business Value

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Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 21 6.5 0 14.5 0 0 0 0 0
On-Campus 20 6 0 14 0 0 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training On-Campus
PDU Total 21 20
Technical PMP/PgMp 6.5 6
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 14.5 14
PMI SP 0 0
PfMP 0 0
  • CEUs: 2.1

Many organizations today struggle to capture full business value from the execution of their strategy, whether due to the strategy itself, the selection of the portfolio that enables the strategy, or the actual execution of project-based work that makes the portfolio a reality. Delivering Business Value seeks to teach mindset and tool sets that enable all of those engaged at the strategic, portfolio, and work levels of  leadership to make decisions that create the maximum possible business value from their work. The course begins with a focus on defining value in terms of finance, strategy, and business benefits, and helps participants see how they contribute to creating value from their role. It then provides a primer on some finance concepts that are essential to understand for value-driven decision making.

Participants then learn to focus on the different drivers they can use to create value, leveraging financial, strategic, planning, and risk concepts to fully understand the actions they can take in order to drive value. The course utilizes discussions, calculation exercises, case studies, and a business board game simulation to create an engaging and effective learning experience. 

  • Explain the fundamental principles of time value of money and financial management
  • Define value creation and what drives it
  • Describe the composition of financial statements and assess information from selected corporate financial statements
  • Explain the importance of forecasting and create effective forecasts
  • Evaluate project risk
  • Incorporate intended benefits into the overall leadership of work.
  • Business Value and Strategy

    Define the concept of business value

    Describe a high-level framework for delivering business value

    Explain the connection between business value and strategy

  • Time Value of Money

    Explain the concept of time value of money

    Describe the effect of compounding

    Depict financial/cash flow problems on a timeline

    Utilize a variety of financial calculations for compounding and discounting

  • Financial Statement Analysis

    Differentiate among the three types of financial statements

    Read an income statement and balance sheet

    Analyze a set of financial statements using key ratios

  • Value Creation

    Explain the importance of cash flow

    Identify key drivers of value

  • Forecasting

    Frame how to think about project planning and forecasting with an view toward profitability and benefit capture

    Consider how projects and their impact correlate to different time horizons for a firm

    Learn about the types of real options are and how the concept of real options can be used

    Consider how to apply discounted cash flow and real options thinking to projects

    Review public private partnerships and explore how they function 

  • Understanding Risk

    Understand the concept of risk in general

    Be able to explain the concept of financial risk

    Know the different types of risk and how to manage them

    Explain how risk is measured in financial terms and how risk is reflected in different asset classes

  • Zodiak Simulation

    Explain how program and project financial outcomes directly affect the organization’s profit and shareholders