P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Overview

P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Course 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

Module 4: 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 Stages 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 5: 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

*After completing 4 days of training and successfully passing your Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience to prepare you to take and pass your Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Sit your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

 

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 & Practitioner Training Course?

The P3O® (Portfolio, Program, and Project Offices) Foundation & Practitioner Training Course is intended for professionals who are involved in establishing, managing, or improving portfolios, programs, and project offices within organisations. This P3O® course is particularly beneficial for:

  • Portfolio Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Project Managers
  • PMO (Project Management Office) Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Strategic Planners
  • Change Managers

Prerequisites of the P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course. 

P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Course Overview

The P3O® Course encompasses a comprehensive framework essential for effective Portfolio, Program, and Project Management in organisations. Its relevance lies in structuring and aligning these practices with organisational strategy, enhancing efficiency and decision-making processes.

P3O® Training is crucial for professionals involved in project, program, and Portfolio Management. It is particularly beneficial for Project Managers, PMO staff, and those aspiring to implement P3O® models in their organisations, aiming to enhance governance and achieve strategic alignment.

This 5 day P3O® Training by The Knowledge Academy is designed to provide delegates with a clear understanding of the P3O® model. It focuses on equipping them with the skills needed to establish, develop, and maintain a P3O® framework effectively within their organisations.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the principles and structure of the P3O® model
  • To learn to align P3O® with organisational strategy and governance
  • To acquire skills in setting up and managing effective PMOs
  • To gain insights into facilitating successful project and program delivery
  • To develop competency in applying P3O® practices within an organisation

Upon completion of the P3O® Training Online, participants will have a thorough understanding of the P3O® framework and its practical application. They will be equipped to enhance organisational efficiency, governance, and strategic alignment, driving successful project and program outcomes.

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 & Practitioner Training Course?

  • P3O® Foundation Examination
  • P3O® Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • P3O® Foundation Certificate
  • P3O® Practitioner 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

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

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