IPMO Advisory MENA is proud to announce the 7th PMOWEEK

PMOWEEK is a trending set of specialized short courses for PMOs and Project-Program-Portfolios which are aimed at filing the competency gaps which are not covered in the major certification programs in these areas. We are bringing the most in-demand educational topics in PMOs &PPPs closer to you, this time virtually.

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ALL COURSES TAKE PLACE VIA VIRTUAL CLASSROOM, COURSE TIMINGS ARE 6-9pm (aRABIAN STANDARD TIME)

This is an Instructor Led, Live Virtual Course with a total duration of 6 hours, delivered over 2 consecutive days. 

Participants will receive the course recordings, certificate of attendance, course materials and useful templates. 

Instructor: Mohamed Khalifa 

Business Agility is one of the most trending topics in the world, and the Agile Portfolio, Program and Project Management practices have become more popular because there is an inherent benefit to the organization that adopts them. 

PMO as a service provider needs to deliver value through building and designing services that are suited for such organizations, and this can’t be done unless the PMO Managers and staff know exactly what are the challenges and opportunities in agile environments and how to manage them to maximize the value.

The PMO has to play different roles in an uncertain environment to maximize the value it can deliver. For PMOs to support agile PPP, agile services requirements need to be gathered and services and capabilities should be particularly built and designed for an agile environment. This is an opportunity for PMOs to help build the knowledge and capability when faced with uncertainty.

This online workshop  covers how PMOs can start addressing the necessary challenges; particularly uncertainty and change, use different PMO roles to coach, train and advise to support organizational change, build the gaps in services and capabilities and add value to projects, programs and portfolios using agile methods.

  • Understanding Organizational Agility and how PMOs can support it
  • Learn how the PMO services Agile Portfolio, Program and Project Management
  • Understand what exactly an agile environment is and what are the principles and how to align them with your PMO principles to lead and support
  • Learn how a PMO can add value using a framework approach to building and designing PMO services for an organization using agile methods across projects, programs and portfolios
  • Identify and assess the various roles a PMO can have in an organization using agile methods and how it can use those roles to support and advise efficiently and effectively

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Agile Organization

Module 3: PMO Services in an Agile Organization

Module 4: Value Management in an Agile Organization

Module 5: Transform to an Agile PMO

Module 6: Closing and Recap

This is an Instructor Led, Live Virtual Course with a total duration of 6 hours, delivered over 2 consecutive days. 

Participants will receive the course recordings, certificate of attendance, course materials and useful templates. 

Instructor: Peter Taylor

This workshop aims to aid all would-be and current PMO leaders. As a PMO leader myself, five greenfield PMOs developed in the last 15 years) I know that this can be a really rewarding experience, but not an easy one to find the right line to balance the projects and the business demands.

The workshop is about successfully leading a PMO (whatever you understand by those three letters) to deliver better projects, better business to the customers of those projects and greater success to the organisation that you work for. As well as to best serve the contributing project managers from both a professional and a personal perspective.

The workshop will explore some of the research carried out by myself in ‘Leading Successful PMOs’ (Gower) and ‘Delivering Successful PMOs’ (Gower). The books bring together the experience and views of PMO leaders from around the world and the project managers that work within the PMOs, as well as those who are now seeking brilliant leaders for their PMOs.

Together in the workshop we will identify what it is that successful PMO leaders have and do that allows them to be successful and how the rest of us can learn from those proven experiences.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

YOU WILL LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SORTS OF PMO THAT CAN BE ADOPTED AND THE STYLES OF OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT. THE WORKSHOP AIMS TO AID PARTICIPANTS IN LEARNING HOW TO GROW A PMO TO ENTERPRISE LEVEL OR HOW TO RE-ENERGISE A PMO WITHIN AN ORGANISATION.

AT THE END OF THIS WORKSHOP, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • UNDERSTAND THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF A SUCCESSFUL PMO
  • UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES A PMO SUCCESSFUL (AND EQUALLY WHAT MADE SOME PMOS UNSUCCESSFUL)
  • APPRECIATE THE 5 BASIC TYPES OF PMO
  • RECOGNISE THE 4 OPERATIONAL MODES OF PMO
  • EXPLORE THE ‘BALANCED PMO’ CONCEPT
  • TAKE THE ‘PMO PULSE’ OF THEIR PMO AND IDENTIFY AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
  • DESIGN A PMO THAT THEIR ORGANISATION REALLY NEEDS

THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES A REAL-LIFE CASE STUDY FOR STUDENT REFERENCE AND DISCUSSION, AND CONCLUDES WITH A LOOK TO THE FUTURE OF THE PMO.

THE REMOTE DELIVERY VERSION OF THIS WORKSHOP IS SPLIT ACROSS TWO DAYS WITH DAILY SESSIONS RUNNING FOR 3 HOURS AND FOLLOWING THE ‘BEST PRACTICE’ FORMAT OF EACH HOUR OF DELIVERY INCLUDING A BALANCED MIX OF PRESENTATIONS, EXERCISES, DISCUSSIONS, AND BREAKS.

WORKSHOP WOULD INCLUDE A PRE-WORKSHOP SURVEY TO UNDERSTAND THE TYPE OF PMO (IF RELEVANT) ATTENDEES WERE PART OF, AGE OF PMO, LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND CHALLENGES.

AGENDA (DAY ONE)

  • INTRODUCTIONS
  • GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER EXERCISE
  • OBJECTIVES
  • REVIEW OF PRE-WORKSHOP SURVEY RESPONSES
  • 10 MINUTES BREAK
  • GROUP EXERCISE: WHAT CAN A PMO BE?
  • PRESENTATION: WHAT CAN A PMO BE?
  • EXERCISE IN TEAMS: THE CHALLENGED PMO
  • 10 MINUTES BREAK
  • DISCUSSION: THE CHALLENGED PMO
  • PRESENTATION: CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL PMO AND PMO LEADER
  • DISCUSSION: SUCCESSFUL PMO LEADERSHIP
  • DAY ONE: CLOSE OUT AND SUMMARY

AGENDA (DAY TWO

  • DAY TWO KICK OFF
  • PRESENTATION: STRATEGY AND THE PMO
  • EXERCISE IN TEAMS: ALIGNING YOUR PMO TO STRATEGY
  • 10 MINUTES BREA
  • FEEDBACK ON EXERCISE
  • PRESENTATION: PMO CASE STUDY, A FOUR-YEAR JOURNEY WITH ONE PMO MODEL
  • DISCUSSION ON CASE STUDY
  • 10 MINUTES BREAK
  • PRESENTATION: HEALTH CHECK YOUR PMO AND MAKE IT A ‘BALANCED’ PMO
  • EXERCISE: HOW TO SUSTAIN YOUR PMO
  • DISCUSSION: HOW TO SUSTAIN YOUR PMO
  • DAY TWO: CLOSE OUT AND SUMMARY

This is an Instructor Led, Live Virtual Course with a total duration of 6 hours, delivered over 2 consecutive days. 

Participants will receive the course recordings, certificate of attendance, course materials and useful templates. 

Instructor: Simon Harris

A methodology guides people about How-To perform activities to achieve some aim. The big challenge is that guidance is only helpful when it matches context and purpose. When mismatched then method is dangerous; there are many contexts and many methods an organization should know how to select between.

Projects may use methods such as PRINCE2 or Last Planner System or Agile. Programs and portfolios also benefit from guidance. When methods are too prescriptive then maybe what is useful is a framework plus values and policy that aid in making procedural choices.

This course will explore what methods and frameworks are. What exists that PMO should know and how a PMO can provide a Service to evaluate their relevance to your organization’s evolving needs.

This course ensures you 

  • Can define and describe what methods and frameworks are
  • Understand what they Must, Should, Could and Won’t do for you (MoSCoW)
  • Know the Ins and Outs of some prevalent methods
  • Advise your organization on which to use when and how to combine them
  • Apply methods and frameworks to the PMO and the projects programs and portfolio work you support
  • Distinguish the strengths and weaknesses of methods when used for different needs
  • Identify when a wrong method has been mismatched to a project
  • Audit a team’s use of methods

Module 1: Introduction to this Remote Instructor Led Event

Module 2: Method Concepts

Module 3: Common Methods and their Strengths and Weaknesses

Module 4: Frameworks or Methods for Service Delivery (including PMO) and Audit

Module 5: Selecting and Integrating methods

Module 6: Wrap-up

PMOWEEK has been a go-to event for PMO professional from companies of any industry

photos from our past pmoweeks in spain, kuwait and saudi arabia

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