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ABOUT THIS BOOK
CORE PRINCIPLES
ORGANIZATION OF THIS BOOK
ABOUT PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE® AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL℠

I. ABOUT PMI®
II. ABOUT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (PFMP℠)
III. ABOUT THE STANDARD FOR PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT – THIRD EDITION
IV. ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

CHAPTER 1: PREPARING FOR THE PFMPSM EXAM
1.1. ABOUT PFMP CERTIFICATION
1.1.1. PFMP CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1.1.2. PFMP CERTIFICATION PROCESS
1.1.3. SOME QUICK WORDS ON MAINTAINING PFMP CREDENTIAL
1.1.4. PFMP EXAM
1.2. TAKING AND PREPARING FOR THE PFMP EXAM
1.2.1. TAKING THE EXAM
1.2.2. COUNT DOWN TO THE EXAM (FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE, ZERO…)
1.2.3. YOU PASSED PHASE 1, PHASE 2 STARTS
1.3. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE STANDARD
1.3.1. KEY TABLES AND FIGURES TO REMEMBER FROM THE STANDARD
1.3.2. MAP OF THE PROCESS GROUPS WITH KNOWLEDGE AREA
1.3.3. OVERVIEW OF ITTO (INPUTS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES, OUTPUTS)
1.3.4. ITTO IN CONTEXT
1.3.5. SIMPLIFYING ITTO

CHAPTER 2: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT – WHAT AND WHY
2.1. CONTEXT OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
2.2. HOW TO THINK LIKE A PORTFOLIO MANAGER
2.2.1. THINK HOLISTIC
2.2.2. THINK ECONOMICS
2.2.3. THINK BIG PICTURE
2.2.4. THINK PRACTICALLY
2.3. KEY CONCEPTS FROM CHAPTER 1 AND 2 OF THE STANDARD
2.3.1. STANDARD CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
2.3.2. STANDARD CHAPTER 2: OVERVIEW AND ORGANIZATION OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
2.4. PRACTICE QUESTIONS
2.4.1. QUESTIONS
2.4.2. PRACTICE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CHAPTER 3: UNDERSTANDING PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PROCESS GROUPS
3.1. OVERVIEW
3.2. PROCESS GROUP OVERVIEW
3.3. KEY CONCEPTS
3.4. PRACTICE QUESTIONS
3.4.1. QUESTIONS
3.4.2. PRACTICE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CHAPTER 4: UNDERSTANDING PORTFOLIO STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
4.1 OVERVIEW
4.1.1. HOW TO BEST ALIGN ORGANIZATION STRATEGIES WITH BUSINESS EXECUTION?
4.1.2. WHAT ARE THE IDEAS THAT ARE WORTH INVESTING IN, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE?
4.1.3. 3. HOW TO ADJUST AND CHANGE COURSE WHEN NECESSARY?
4.2. INPUTS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES, OUTPUTS
4.3. KEY CONCEPTS FOR PORTFOLIO STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
4.4. EXAMPLES OF PORTFOLIO STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
4.4.1. CAPABILITY MATURITY HEAT MAP
4.5. PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR PORTFOLIO STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
4.5.1. QUESTIONS
4.5.2. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CHAPTER 5: UNDERSTANDING PORTFOLIO GOVERNANCE MANAGEMENT
5.1. OVERVIEW
5.1.1. WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH TO PORTFOLIO GOVERNANCE?
5.1.2. HOW TO SELECT AND OPTIMIZE PORTFOLIO COMPONENTS?
5.1.3. HOW TO PROVIDE ONGOING MANAGEMENT OF THE PORTFOLIO?
5.2. INPUTS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES, OUTPUTS
5.3. KEY CONCEPTS FOR PORTFOLIO GOVERNANCE MANAGEMENT
5.4. EXAMPLES OF PORTFOLIO GOVERNANCE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
5.4.1. SAMPLE PORTFOLIO BUBBLE CHART
5.5. PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR PORTFOLIO GOVERNANCE MANAGEMENT
5.5.1. QUESTIONS
5.5.2. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CHAPTER 6: UNDERSTANDING PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
6.1. OVERVIEW
6.1.1. WHAT ARE THE DESIRED PERFORMANCE GOALS?
6.1.2. HOW TO BEST UTILIZE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE?
6.1.3. HOW TO MEASURE AND REPORT ON THE PORTFOLIO VALUE?
6.2. INPUTS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES, OUTPUTS
6.3. KEY CONCEPTS FOR PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
6.4. EXAMPLES OF PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
6.4.1. SAMPLE BENEFIT CATEGORIES FOR A DATA MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO
6.4.2. THE SMARTIE SYSTEM
6.4.3. PORTFOLIO LIFECYCLE REPORT
6.5. PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
6.5.1. QUESTIONS
6.5.2. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CHAPTER 7: UNDERSTANDING PORTFOLIO COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
7.1. OVERVIEW
7.1.1. WHO TO COMMUNICATE TO? WHO ARE MY STAKEHOLDERS?
7.1.2. WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL COMMUNICATION PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PROCESSES?
7.1.3. HOW TO MANAGE THE PORTFOLIO INFORMATION – COLLECTION, STORAGE, AND DISSEMINATION?
7.2. INPUTS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES, OUTPUTS
7.3. KEY CONCEPTS FOR PORTFOLIO COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
7.4. EXAMPLES OF PORTFOLIO COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
7.4.1. PORTFOLIO DASHBOARD FOR ACTIVE COMPONENTS
7.5. PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR PORTFOLIO COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
7.5.1. QUESTIONS
7.5.2. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CHAPTER 8: UNDERSTANDING PORTFOLIO RISK MANAGEMENT
8.1. OVERVIEW
8.1.1. HOW TO DETERMINE PORTFOLIO RISKS?
8.1.2. HOW TO MANAGE THEM ON A SUSTAINABLE BASIS?
8.1.3. HOW TO DEAL WITH LOW PROBABILITY BUT HIGH IMPACT RISKS (BLACK SWANS)?
8.2. INPUTS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES, OUTPUTS
8.3. KEY CONCEPTS FOR PORTFOLIO RISK MANAGEMENT
8.4. EXAMPLES OF PORTFOLIO RISK TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
8.4.1. RISK LEVELS
8.5. PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR PORTFOLIO RISK MANAGEMENT
8.5.1. QUESTIONS
8.5.2. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CHAPTER 9: PRACTICE EXAMS
9.1. PRACTICE EXAM 1
9.1.1. QUESTIONS
9.1.2. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
9.2. PRACTICE EXAM 2
9.2.1. QUESTIONS
9.2.2. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CHAPTER 10. PULLOUTS OF EXAM AIDS
EXAM AID 1: SCORING SHEET
EXAM AID 2: MAP OF KNOWLEDGE AREAS WITH PROCESS GROUPS (TABLE 3-1 OF THE STANDARD)
EXAM AID 3: MASTER TABLE OF KNOWLEDGE AREAS, PROCESSES, AND ITTO
EXAM AID 4: COMPREHENSIVE AID FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE AREAS, PROCESS GROUPS, PROCESSES, AND ITTO

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