P3O® Foundation Overview

P3O® Foundation Training Outline

Module 1: Introduction to P3O®

  • What is the purpose of P3O®?
  • Definitions
  • Strategic Objectives
  • What are P3O®’s
  • P3O® Definitions within the Models
  • Portfolio, programme, and project lifecycles
  • Governance and the P3O®
  • P3O® and Other Best Management
  • P3O® Terminology

Module 2: Why Have a P3O®?

  • Integral Part
  • P3O® can Increase Success
  • Focus of a P3O®
  • Add Value
  • Governance Focus
  • Principles for Extracting Value
  • Govern Effectively
  • Holding People to Account
  • Prioritising Investment
  • Safeguarding Value
  • Investing in People and Processes
  • Tracking Progress
  • Getting Investment for the P3O®
  • Identifying the Stakeholders
  • Identifying the Problem
  • Analysis of Issues and Reviews
  • Value Matrix
  • Stakeholders Requirements
  • P3M3®
  • Demonstrating the Value
  • Business Case Content
  • Capability and Outcome
  • Benefits Vs Constraints
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Cost Model
  • Some Variations of Costing
  • Overcoming Common Barriers
  • Timescales

Module 3: Designing a P3O® Model

  • Factors that Affect the Design
  • Functional Areas of a P3O®
  • Design Considerations
  • Centralised Versus Decentralised
  • Additional Success Factors Hub Portfolio Offices
  • Permanent Versus Temporary
  • Underlying Success Factors – Temporary Offices
  • Co-located Versus Distributed
  • Functions and Services
  • Functional Areas
  • Wider Organisation
  • Integration
  • Assurance and Governance
  • Information Assurance (IA)
  • Non-PPM Functions and Services
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Skills/Competences of P3O® Staff
  • P3O® Management, Generic, and Functional Roles
  • Sizing and Tailoring
  • How to Size a P3O® Model?
  • P3O® Sponsor
  • Head of P3O® (Permanent Office)
  • Head of Programme/Project Office (Temporary)
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Programme or Project Specialist
  • Programme or Project Officer
  • Benefits and Value Role
  • Commercial Role
  • Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Role
  • Information Management Role
  • Consultancy and Performance Management Role
  • Finance and Issue Role
  • Change Control and Planning Role
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Role
  • Reporting and Secretariat/ Administrator Role
  • Tools Expert

 

P3O® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Who should attend this P3O® Foundation Training?

The P3O® Foundation Training is suitable for a wide range of professionals in the industry. It's a great choice for the people who are interested in understanding the fundamental concepts and principles of P3O® practices. This training is particularly beneficial for:

  • Project Team Members.
  • Junior Project Managers.
  • Aspiring Project Managers.
  • Programme Team Members.
  • PMO Staff (Project Management Office).
  • Business Analysts.
  • Change Managers.

Prerequisites of the P3O® Foundation Training Course

This P3O® Course is open to everyone and there are no formal prerequisites for attending this P3O® Foundation Course.

P3O® Foundation Training Overview

The P3O® Course is an important Parth to knowledge for delegates who want to become experts in managerial roles. Some of these roles include project portfolios, programs, and project offices. This course is important managing projects quickly and efficiently, as more companies start to use organised methods for managing projects.

P3O® Training Courses are essential for Project Managers, Programme Managers, and PMO staff. They are also highly beneficial for individuals aspiring to these roles. This training provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to establish, develop, and maintain a supportive business environment for projects and programmes. It’s particularly relevant for professionals who aim to implement or manage P3O® models in their organisations.

This 3-day P3O® Course by the Knowledge Academy is designed to efficiently impart core P3O® principles and practices. Delegates will learn how to align projects and programmes with their organisation’s strategic objectives. This P3O® Course enhances skills in managing risks, resources, and stakeholders, ensuring an increase in project and programme success rates.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the key concepts and structures of P3O®.
  • To learn the roles and responsibilities within a P3O® model.
  • To develop skills in P3O® implementation and management.
  • To gain insights into effective resource and stakeholder management.
  • To align organisational strategy with project and programme execution.

After finishing the P3O® Online Training, delegates will clearly understand how P3O® models can contribute to a project’s success. They will learn the skills and knowledge needed to make sure their work aligns with their organisation's goals. This basic training is the first step towards more advanced learning in P3O® methods.

P3O® is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

The Swirl logo™ is a trademark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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

  • P3O® Foundation Examination.
  • World-class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors.
  • P3O® Foundation Certificate.
  • Digital Delegate Pack.

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P3O® Foundation Exam Information

The P3O® Foundation Exam evaluates participants' understanding of the Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices (P3O®) framework. P3O® provides guidance for setting up, developing, and maintaining support structures to enhance organisational decision-making and effective delivery of change initiatives. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 75 Questions 
  • Total Marks: 70 Marks   
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 35/70  
  • Duration: 1 Hour  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led P3O® Foundation. 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® Foundation, 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® Foundation. 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® Foundation sessions.

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P3O® Foundation FAQs

The Knowledge Academy's P3O® Courses are accredited as they follow the standards set by AXELOS, the organisation that maintains the P3O® framework.
The P3O® Foundation Certification is valid indefinitely; it does not require renewal.
Yes, the P3O® Foundation Course fee includes the examination cost.
P30® Foundation Training provides the foundational knowledge needed to understand, support, or work within a P3O® structure.
The P3O® Foundation exam is a 60-minute one with the multiple-choice questions being its key focus to create an overview of the P3O framework.
P3O® Course work can be provided in different ways such as by taking it through the online, classroom, and virtual learning modes.
The mission objectives for P3O® Center of Excellence are enabling the infrastructure, which allows the organisation to benefit from a smooth and efficient support for all of its projects and programmes, improving the decision – making, and ensuring that the current change programme is successful.
P3O® can increase success by offering a structured framework for governance, decision-making, and support for project, programme, and portfolio management.
The cost model in a P3O® Course involves understanding and managing the investment required for setting up and maintaining a P3O® structure within an organisation.
Key Performance Indicators in P3O® might include metrics related to project and programme delivery success rates, benefits realisation, and alignment with strategic objectives.
Functional areas of the P3O® Foundation Course include portfolio, programme, and project office management, along with governance and investment prioritisation.
Upon completing the P3O® Foundation course, one might find job opportunities in project management offices, portfolio management, and program support functions.
The average salary for a professional certified in P3O® can vary widely depending on the region and industry but is generally considered to be favorable due to the high demand for skilled project management professionals.
Implementing the P3O® framework typically leads to improved project outcomes, enhanced decision-making, better resource allocation, and increased organisational efficiency in managing portfolios, programs, and projects.
The popularity of P3O® Foundation Certification can vary by location, but it is generally well-regarded in regions with a strong emphasis on project and portfolio management.
Some P3O® terminologies include Portfolio Management, Programme Management, Project Office, Centre of Excellence, and Benefits Realisation.
The Knowledge Academy (TKA) provides corporate training for organisations looking to implement P3O® practices across their teams, though specific offerings should be confirmed with them.
The training fees for P3O® Foundation certification in Philippines starts from $3995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for P3O® Foundation.
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