AXELOS P3O® Foundation Certification

Gain sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to interact effectively with, or act as an informed member of, an office within a P3O model. The Foundation qualification is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification. Suitable for anyone working in offices within a P3O model or anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning P3O and those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications.

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The course timings are from 9AM to 3:30PM UK Time

The P3O® Foundation level course is specifically for:

  • Those new to PMO – working in Project Administrator, Project Co-ordinator and Project Support Officer roles
  • Those new to a career in PMO with previous PPM experience
  • Those looking for a career move to project support and PMO
  • Graduates

The P3O® Foundation Certification is considered to be the entry-level training and certification for those working in a Programme or Project Management Office.

The course covers the fundamentals of P3O®, giving you a solid foundation in the P3O® model, the terminology and concepts involved – the course also covers the key functions and services in a P3O® model – considered to be one of the most useful areas for a PMO practitioner. The course also covers the tools and techniques used in a P3O® and looks at the different types of PMOs with the model.

Course Modules include:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Overview, Principles of a P3O Model
  • Module 3: Why have a P3O?
  • Module 4: Models and Tailoring
  • Module 5: Implementing and Re-energizing
  • Module 6: How to Operate a P3O (including Tools and Techniques)
  • Module 7: P3O Roles

*Module structure may change

In the course, learners will:

  • Learn about the high-level P3O model and its component offices.
  • Understand the key differences between Portfolio, Programme and Project Management.
  • Explore the key functions and services of a P3O.
  • Understand the reasons for establishing a P3O model.
  • Learn about the differences between types of P3O model and the factors that influence the selection of the most appropriate model.
  • Identify the processes to implement or re-energize a P3O.
  • Learn about the tools and techniques used by a P3O.
  • Understand the purpose and significant responsibilities of the defined roles in a P3O.
  • Prepare to pass the P3O Foundation exam and become P3O Foundation certified.

After the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management in the context of P3O.
  • Demonstrate a better understanding of the different types of PMOs within the P3O model.
  • Understand and articulate the need for PMOs within an organisation.
  • Use the P3O functions and services guidance to implement new services or update existing ones.
  • Share group experiences and develop knowledge within the organisation.
  • Demonstrate progress to becoming a competent PMO practitioner.
Pre-Reading:
There is some pre-reading required for this course. It should take 2 hours to complete. There is also some advised further reading.

AXELOS P3O® Practitioner Certification

Achieve sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to design, implement, manage or work within any component office of a P3O model. You will have an overall understanding of the elements, roles, functions and tools and techniques deployed in a generalised P3O model. Suitable for anyone working in or managing offices within a P3O model or anyone who needs to create and implement a P3O model.

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The course timings are from 9AM to 3:30PM UK Time

The P3O® Practitioner level course is specifically for:

  • Those leading or managing a PMO function – PMO Managers, PMO Lead, PMO Director and Head of PMO roles.
  • Those tasked with designing and implementing a PMO function

The P3O® Practitioner Certification follows on from the P3O® Foundation. Where the Foundation certification focuses on the fundamentals of P3O®, the Practitioner level is about the application of P3O®.

The Practitioner course covers the design, implementation and management of a P3O model. You will gain an overall understanding of the elements, roles, functions and tools and techniques deployed in a generalized P3O model.

Course Modules include:

  • Module 1: Why Have a P3O?
  • Module 2: Models and Tailoring
  • Module 3: Implementing and Re-energizing
  • Module 4: How to Operate a P3O (including Tools and Techniques)
  • Module 5: P3O Roles
*Module structure may change

In the course, learners will:

  • Understand how to develop the business case required to obtain senior management approval for the P3O.
  • Explore how to identify and build the most appropriate P3O model, which will adapt to the organization’s needs, taking account of the organization’s size and portfolio, programme and project management maturity.
  • Learn how to identify the most appropriate roles required to populate a specified P3O structure.
  • Learn how to plan the implementation of a P3O.
  • Learn how to choose and use appropriate tools and techniques while running the P3O and advising those who shape the portfolio of programmes and projects.
  • Prepare to pass the P3O Practitioner exam and become P3O Practitioner certified.

After the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of how to create a business case and mandate for the P3O.
  • Understand how P3Os are structured throughout the organisation.
  • Use the P3O model and blueprint for implementing a P3O model.
  • Demonstrate which functions, services, tools and techniques are needed throughout the high-level P3O model and component offices.
  • Share group experiences and develop knowledge within the organisation.
  • Demonstrate progress to becoming a competent PMO practitioner and manager.
Pre-Reading:
Delegates should be up-to-date on P3O® Foundation content.

P3O® Syllabus

For further information on the P3O certifications, please download the syllabus.

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meet your instructor: 

THE P3O® AUTHOR – eileen J. roden

We are offering these courses in partnership with PMO Learning, and they are delivered by P3O author Eileen Roden. You will find it difficult to find another trainer as experienced as Eileen – there’s nothing she doesn’t know about P3O!

You can expect clear and concise information; lots of support along the way; great real-world examples to bring the course to life and a delivery style that will keep you engaged.

Eileen is pragmatic and knows her stuff. She is great at distilling a message and ensures everyone is included in discussions.

Excellent delivery, kept it engaging as Eileen was so passionate about it. Great stories, real-life examples, excellent explanation, patience AND most importantly – FAB sense of humour.

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TRAINING

Virtual classroom training takes place with a live instructor throughout the online course and you will be learning alongside other virtual learners – you’ll be able to see and hear them too!

All you need for virtual classroom training is a decent broadband connection, a webcam and a microphone.

You’ll receive:

  • The Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O) manual
  • The P3O Foundation/Practitioner workbook
  • Pre-course material
  • Past examination papers
  • Examination voucher 

P3O® Foundation COURSE SCHEDULE

The course timings are from 9AM to 3:30PM UK Time

P3O® Foundation COURSE fee

Virtual Classroom Training

£795 + £159 VAT = £954 Total

(you are saving 33% on classroom-based prices)

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P3O® PRACTITIONER COURSE SCHEDULE

The course timings are from 9AM to 3:30PM UK Time

P3O® PRACTITIONER COURSE fee

Virtual Classroom Training

£695 + £139 VAT = £834 Total

(you are saving 30% on classroom-based prices)

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ARE YOU interested TO BECOME P3O® CERTIFIED but you have further questions?

Get in touch with us and our Professional Development Advisors will guide you through the entire process of getting P3O® certified and have all your questions answered.

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The P3O® Foundation and P3O® Practitioner courses on this page are offered by PMO Learning Ltd ATO/Affiliate of AXELOS Limited.
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