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Dubai / 30 June 2019

Dimitar Stojanovski

Professional Development Advisor


Mobile: +41 78 241 1995

Phone: +41 44 586 7511

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15-19 Sept., Manama

The International Project Management Officer (IPMO)® is the most important industry-recognized certifications series for professionals working in or associated with PMO activities and services. The Foundation level certification is targeted at the PMO team member, project team member and any stakeholder involved in a project. It sets the foundational knowledge required to understand the mechanics of projects, programs, portfolios and PMOs, and how to become a competent PMO team member of a project, program, portfolio, and PMO. Certified IPMO Foundation members have demonstrated, through a combination of formal training and competency assessment, that they have both PMO knowledge and skills within one or more PMOs.


This course brings together the latest in research and best practices into a PMO lifecycle framework that focuses on PMO capabilities especially for projects programs and portfolios; your role(s) in running, monitoring and controlling a PMO; and what exactly is PMO success, PMO maturity; and how both are connected, including their influences on project success. You will learn to view PMOs in terms of services and the associated supporting capabilities (tools and techniques coupled with personal competencies). A core set of PMO capabilities are covered including the techniques and the personal competencies required per capability. This course is also designed to be hands-on, encompasses the day-to-day operational aspects of PMOs by detailing the challenges and best practices to improve the running, monitoring and controlling of a PMO. You will walk through the PMO documentation plan to gain an understanding of the key PMO document deliverables some of which are external to the PMO and others which are generated as part of the PMO lifecycle. Your focus will be on the six registers that a PMO is responsible for, the PMO services and capabilities catalog, PMO operational handbook, PMO reports, component reports, and change requests. During the course, there are many exercises as well as a course-long case study that can be used to help to embed both PMO and project concepts in a story based industry example.


  • PMO/Project/Program/Portfolio team members
  • Junior PMO or project managers
  • Project team members involved in the PMO related activities
  • Project/program/portfolio managers with some experience in PMOs
  • Any project or PMO stakeholder wishing to better understand how to run, monitor and control a high performing PMO


  • Understand how PMOs fit into the world of projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Understand the benefits of viewing PMOs in terms of services
  • Know what are PMO capabilities, how they are constructed in terms of competencies, tools, and techniques
  • Understand the PMO lifecycle framework and which phases and processes are most relevant for a PMO team member
  • Learn the key PMO tools and techniques including templates you can take back to your organization
  • Understand what are the key documents PMO use to run, monitor and control PMOs
  • How to be confident in knowing what to do in the majority of PMO configurations


The training approach includes:

  • Lecture
  • Team exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Detailed four-day Simulation Case Study
  • Presentations and role play
  • Exam preparation
  • Exam – 1 hour with 50 multiple choice questions
  • Module 1: Introduction to the IPMO-Foundation
  • Module 2: Building the Context and Need for PMOs
  • Module 3: PMO Lifecycle Framework
  • Module 4: Developing Capabilities and Services Within the PMO
  • Module 5: Run, Monitor and Control Services Within a PMO
  • Module 6: PMO Success and PMO Maturity
  • 5 Day Case Study
James Graham – MSc / IPMO-E / PMP

James started his career in industry, gaining international and domestic experience in the sales and marketing function, before entering management consulting, where he worked on managing the change arising from ERP implementations, data warehouse constructions, website creation, and similar large scale programs, for global organizations. He has also facilitated learning seminars since 2002, both open enrolment and in a company, gaining experience in over 35 countries on four continents, across a wide range of industry sectors, including the private sector, NGO and the public sector. His background allows James to mix a highly practical, yet rigorous approach to management development and he is known for a relaxed and friendly style. James holds a Master of Science degree in Consulting, the prestigious IPMO-E certification and has been PMP® certified since 2003.


Course Length

5 Days




Advanced Training

Certified By

AIPMO Association of international PMO’s


  • Ideally 1 year plus experience in projects and PMOs
  • Educated at degree level or similar
  • One or more years of business experience

This program is worth

35 PDU’s

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