P3O® Practitioner Overview

P3O® Practitioner Training Course Outline

Module 1: How to Implement or Re-Energise a P3O®?

  • Permanent P3O®
  • Implementation Lifecycle for a Permanent P3O®
  • Identify Activity and Outputs
  • Vision Statement
  • Define Activities and Outputs
  • Establish the Implementation Team
  • Identify and Analyse Stakeholder
  • Threats to Achieving the Blueprint
  • Develop, Model, and Validate the Benefits
  • Develop and Confirm the Business Case
  • Plan Stage or Tranches of Delivery
  • Project Dossier
  • Deliver Activities and Outputs
  • Closure Activities
  • Post Implementation and Benefit Review
  • Closure Outputs
  • Temporary Office
  • Implementation Lifecycle for a Temporary Programme or Project Office
  • Established Timescales
  • Internal Resources
  • Implementation Lifecycle
  • Definition and Implementation
  • Closing Down a Temporary Office

Module 2: How to Operate a P3O®?

  • Overview of Tools and Techniques
  • Which Tools and Techniques?
  • Benefits of Standard Tools and Techniques
  • Critical Success Factors
  • P3O® Tools
  • Enterprise PPM (EPM) Solutions and Selecting EPM Solutions
  • P3O® Techniques
  • Prioritisation and Optimisation
  • Complexity Modeling
  • Management Dashboard
  • Knowledge Management
  • Workshops
  • Facilitation – Workshop Techniques
  • Skills Development and Maintenance
  • Business Process Swimlanes
  • Capacity Planning
  • P3O® Tools and Techniques
  • Tailoring of Approaches

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Who should attend this P3O® Practitioner Training Course?

This P3O® course is recommended for any P3O® Foundation holders who wish to expand their knowledge of P3O® and learn what they need to take an active role in a P3O® structure. This P3O® course is particularly beneficial for:

  • Portfolio Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Executives and Leaders
  • Project Team Members

Prerequisites of the P3O® Practitioner Training Course

You need to have successfully completed the P3O® Foundation to register for this course.

P3O® Practitioner Training Overview

The P3O® Practitioner Course delves deeper into the practical aspects of Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices. Building on foundational knowledge, this advanced P3O® Course is crucial in today’s project-driven business world, focusing on the application of P3O® principles for effective project management and strategic alignment.

This P3O® Course is essential for seasoned Project Managers, PMO analysts, and programme heads aiming to refine their P3O® skills. Professionals in these roles will find the P3O® Training instrumental in enhancing their ability to implement and sustain P3O® models that significantly contribute to project success and organisational efficiency.

This 2 day P3O® Training provided by the Knowledge Academy is an intensive, interactive session designed to cement a practical understanding of P3O®. Delegates will engage in real-world scenarios, enhancing their capability to make informed decisions and apply best practices in a P3O® environment.

Course Objectives:

  • To apply P3O® principles in a practical context
  • To enhance skills in managing and sustaining P3O® models
  • To improve decision-making in project and programme environments
  • To develop strategies for effective P3O® implementation
  • To master advanced techniques for P3O® management

Upon completion, delegates will have mastered the advanced aspects of the P3O® Online Course, enabling them to effectively lead and advise on P3O® practices within their organisations. They will leave with the confidence and competence to drive strategic change and deliver successful projects and programmes.

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What's included in this P3O® Practitioner Training Course?

  • P3O® Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors  
  • P3O® Practitioner Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack
  • P3O® Practitioner Workbook

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P3O® Practitioner Exam Information

The P3O® Practitioner exam is tailored for those aiming to showcase advanced proficiency in the P3O® guidelines and contribute to its model's various offices, like the Portfolio, Programme, or Project Office. This exam, more advanced than the P3O® Foundation, delves deeper into the P3O® framework, making it pivotal for those considering a career in Project, Programme, or Portfolio Management.  

  • Question Type: Objective Testing 
  • Total Questions: 4 (each question is worth 20 marks) 
  • Total Marks: 80 Marks   
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 40/80 Marks 
  • Duration: 150 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led P3O® Practitioner. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's P3O® Practitioner, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's P3O® Practitioner. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led P3O® Practitioner sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


Great value for money

Achieve certification without breaking the bank. Find a lower price elsewhere? We'll match it to guarantee you the best value

Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite P3O® Practitioner at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


Tailored learning experience

Leverage benefits offered from a certification that fits your unique business or project needs


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

Our P3O® Practitioner offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


Monitor employees progress

The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

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P3O® Practitioner FAQs

Yes, our P3O® courses are fully accredited by the PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.
A P3O® Practitioner certification has an expiry date of 5 years - during this period, candidates can refer to themselves as a P3O® Registered Practitioner. A P3O® Re-registration course should be sat every 5 years to maintain registered status for a further cycle.
Yes, our P3O® course includes the Practitioner exam.
Here at The Knowledge Academy, we’re extremely proud of our high pass rates for our P3O® courses. Our Practitioner exam has pass rates of 95%.
The P3O® Practitioner exam is 150 minutes.
Classroom based learning is available across the world in a range of luxury venues - enabling you to learn without travelling. The P3O® courses can be undertaken midweek, at residential events, and solely on weekends too - optimising the learning potential of these courses and tailoring your learning to your needs.
All our trainers are fully accredited, engaging, and have many years of experience.
The price for P3O® Practitioner certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for P3O® Practitioner.
Please see our P3O® Training courses available in the United Kingdom
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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Trusted & Approved

The Knowledge Academy are accredited for all their P30® course by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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