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PMI: The Strategy of Project Selection

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About This Course

With so many project proposals to choose from to charter as programs and projects and include in the portfolio, why are some chosen and others abandoned?  In this course, led by Velociteach’s Louis Alderman, PMP, PMI-ACP, learn why projects are investments, where they fit in the “big picture,” and how they are vetted against each other based on beneficial contributions and the cost of the investment.   Factors such as project triggers, compliance factors, the gap from today to tomorrow, and financial benefit measurement methods are reviewed and explained.  These strategies and concepts apply to project and program investments – whether traditional or agile!

Your participation in this eLearning On Demand course provides:

  • Strategy discussions and definitions
  • Four exercises with solutions and explanations
  • Downloadable tools to assist in financial analysis
  • A certificate of completion with PMI®-registered Activity ID
  • 6 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in the Talent Triangle category of Strategic and Business Management

The primary target audience for this course includes project sponsors, project, program, and portfolio managers, organizational managers, business analysts, and even financial analysts.  Though this course is framed in the context of a project portfolio, frankly, the course applies to anyone involved with or interested in the strategy of making decisions based on comparison of alternatives.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course registered with PMI? Will I earn PDU’s?

    Yes and yes!  Your PDUs are important, and we’ve registered this course with PMI.  Velociteach is a Registered Education Provider (REP#1768).  This course is listed with PMI, provides Category A PDUs and is aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM. Once you have finished the course, our system will generate a Certificate of Completion for your records.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    You will have access to this course for 6 months from the time you activate the key in your account.

  • When will I be able to access this course?

    Upon purchase, this course will automatically be added to your account. However, your 6-month access period will not begin until you activate the key.

  • How long will it take me to complete the course?

    You will earn 6 PDUs for completing this course. Therefore, it should take you about 6 hours to complete the course, but you can revisit sections or watch lessons as many times as you wish during your access period. One of the best features is you can pause a course and pick up right where you left off when you log back into your account. InSite is self-paced, which makes it simple for you to learn when it is convenient for you.

  • Can I access this course from a mobile device?

    Yes, you can take this course from your computer, tablet or mobile device.  If you can access the internet, you can access this course.

  • What is the Talent Triangle, and how does it impact my PDUs?

    PMI requires that you earn a minimum number of 8 PDUs in Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management categories.

  • How do I report my PDUs?

    You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you complete each course. PMI has step-by-step instructions on how to report your PDUs.

  • PDUs: 6

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PMI: The Strategy of Project Selection

PMI Talent Triangle™

  • Leadership PDUs: 0
  • Technical PDUs: 0
  • Strategic PDUs: 6

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"Extremely easy to understand... helpful examples, ease of use, pace of presentation, delivery of content... great experience."

"I found this course very beneficial in understanding portfolio management - and the strategy behind the decisions that lead to success as an organization posturing itself for the future."

Customer Reviews

Based on 884 reviews
Good Class for understanding the different ways to determine which project to move forward with

This class covers all the formulas you need to determine net present value, ROI, present value, future value, etc. This information gives you an excellant method for comparing projects to determine which one is best to move forward. The exercises help reenforce how to perform these calculations.


Exercises and xls templates were helpful


No additional comments


Discussion of different evaluation methods helped


The exercises throughout the course