Information Technology Portfolio Development

Exam­ine the process and chal­lenges faced by IT man­agers to iden­ti­fy, jus­ti­fy, evolve, and orches­trate tech­nol­o­gy to enhance busi­ness per­for­mance. Explore top­ics such as appli­ca­tion port­fo­lio man­age­ment, demand man­age­ment, the lead­er­ship role of infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy, and cre­at­ing the tech­nol­o­gy roadmap.
Course at a glance
  • Create value for your organization by ensuring that your IT portfolios are cost-effective and strategically aligned.
  • Learn through lectures, discussions, activities, and a case study project.
  • Gain valuable networking opportunities and widen your circle of professional contacts.
  • Aimed at business and IT professionals, as well as those working toward a career in IT management.
  • Fully online synchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
What you will learn

  • Identify the challenges that organizations and IT departments face with IT delivery.
  • Recognize the elements required in creating client-focus IT portfolios.
  • Explore the business solutions that the IT portfolio can host.
  • Identify the various frameworks and methodologies that can be used to run an IT portfolio effectively.
  • Plan for budget, capacity, and capabilities of IT portfolios.
  • Manage, monitor, and measure the performance of an IT portfolio.
  • Describe how to use principles of change management in the introduction of IT portfolios.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

This is recommended as the first course to be taken in the Information Technology for Business Improvement series.

Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.


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