April 2019 Corvallis Lunch Meeting


How to Get Started with Portfolio Management



Bob Knudson, PMP

Principal and Owner

Exceptional Projects, LLC


Project portfolio management helps business implement strategic objectives and effectively manage their resources, investments, and outcomes. There are two kinds of portfolios: strategic and resource. Strategic portfolios are useful to product development companies, and resource portfolios are useful to services companies and organizations. This presentation will provide an overview of the basics of portfolio management, how to choose the right set of portfolio tools for your challenges, and how you can get your organization started with project portfolio management.


Bob Knudson, PMP is an experienced Program Manager and business executive with 35 years of successful achievements in leading and transforming organizations towards operating and technical excellence in the energy, nuclear, and defense sectors. He has expertise in portfolio, program and project management, business operations, business development, supply chain, risk and opportunity management, engineering, and facility management.


Date and Time:

Friday, April 19, 2019

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 1:30 pm



Corvallis Depot, 700 Washington Ave, Corvallis, OR.


Professional Development Units:

Presentation - 1 Strategic PDU.



Pizza (including vegetarian); salad and snacks buffet style


Non-Member Price


Member Discount


Unemployed, Student,

No Meal Discount


Corvallis Branch PMI lunch program meetings are held on the third Friday of the month (September through May).

Event Properties

Event Date 04-19-2019 12:00 pm
Event End Date 04-19-2019 1:30 pm
Registration Start Date 03-30-2019 8:00 am
Capacity 36
Cut off date 04-19-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $15.00
Speaker Bob Knudson, PMP
Number Hours 1
Location Corvallis Depot


12:15pm - 1:15pm


How to Get Started with Portfolio Management

11:45am - 12:00pm

Meeting check-in

Attendees arrive for check-in and registration, network with other PMI members

12:00pm - 12:15pm


Attendees get lunch and Corvallis Branch leadership provides announcements.

1:15pm - 1:30pm


Final Q&A, follow-up networking with attendees and presenter.


Bob Knudson, PMP

Principal, Exceptional Projects LLC

Bob is the Principal and Owner of Exceptional Projects LLC, a project management consulting company in Albany, Oregon. He formed Exceptional Projects in 2018 to help businesses and organizations transform business capabilities, open up new markets and investment, and achieve strategic goals through the design and execution of exceptional projects. Previously, he was the Vice President of Program Management Office at Corvallis’ NuScale Power and served as the Program Director for the design, development, testing and licensing of NuScale’s small modular reactor product. Prior to joining NuScale, Bob led services organizations delivering engineering and facility management services to US Department of Energy facilities and R&D missions using project, program and portfolio management techniques.


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