Organisations are under increasing pressure to change, they need to understand their capacity to change; to make sure they select the right changes; and to know how to deliver change in the most efficient and effective way
A P3O(r) model provides a decision enabling and delivery support structure for all change within an organisation, whether large or small
Programmes and projects are selected and prioritised to ensure strategic objectives are being achieved.
Ensuring the organisation has the capacity and capability to deliver the selected programmes and projects.
Programmes and projects deliver the benefits needed to achieve strategic objectives.
Help and guidance is provided for consistent standardised documentation and processes so that the organisation's performance can continually improve. No process can improve unless it is standardised.
This Practitioner level course and qualification covers the principles, techniques and structure for a implementing a Portfolio, Programme and Project Office, including a Centre of Excellence
Accredited APMG: Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P30): Foundation and Practitioner training is provided by an APMG-International Accredited Training Organisation
The training is appropriate for anyone requiring an understanding of Portfolio Management, and the supporting environment for successful programmes and projects
Managers attempting to provide a structure for prioritisation and control of corporate organisational investments, particularly those using PRINCE2 (TM) and MSP (TM), although any methodology can be effectively improved using the P3O (r) model
This course will enable delegates to
Identify the most effective P3O (r) model to adopt to ensure strategic objectives are delivered.
Understand the value a P3O (r) can offer an organisation and how it can be measured.
Identify the functions and services a P3O (r) would offer.
Know the roles and responsibilities needed to effectively deliver a P3O (r) service.
Practice a range of strategic analysis and portfolio modelling techniques used within a P3O (r) .
Understand the relationship between Strategy, Portfolio, Programme and Project Management.
Learn how to implement or re-energise a P3O (r) .
Understand the business case for a P3O (r) and how it integrates with the P3M3T Maturity Model.
Prepare and sit the P3O (r) Foundation and Practitioner Certificates
There are no pre-requisites for studying this course or qualification other than an understanding of the project and programme environment
The syllabus is based on the TSO publication "Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices: P3O (r) " and this text is recommended for those preparing to take this Practitioner examination
Overview and Principles:
Definitions: portfolio, programme, project; P3O (r) -sourced in Glossary; elements of high-level outline P3O (r) model
Decision-support role and governance responsibilities of a P3O (r) , including analysing effectiveness thereof
Characteristics of a mature P3O (r) and differences between portfolio, programme and project offices
Why invest in a P3O (r) ?
Elements that support 'doing the right programmes and projects' and those that support 'doing programmes and projects right' and the differences
P3O (r) Value Matrix
KPIs including their measurement
P3O (r) Models and tailoring
Functional areas of a P3O (r) , including skills and competences required
Functions and services delivered by a P3O (r)
Relationships with other corporate function offices
Information Assurance including resource provision by P3O (r)
Sizing a P3O (r) , including different model types
Impact of maturity on P3O (r) implementation
Components of the Permanent P3O (r) model lifecycle
Definition stage of the Permanent P3O (r) lifecycle
Capability maturity, P3O (r) tools and techniques
Blueprint: information flows and reporting requirement
Temporary versus permanent P3O (r) model
Key areas of focus of a temporary Programme or Project Office
Tool and Techniques
Utilisation of tools and standard P3O (r) techniques
CSFs for tools and techniques
Collaborative Integrated tools; Enterprise tools
Objectives and benefits of: Portfolio Prioritisation and Optimisation; Management Dashboards; Knowledge Management; Information
Portal; Facilitation - Workshop techniques; Skills Development and Maintenance
Knowledge Management techniques
Types of facilitated workshops
Types of facilitated workshops
Management and Generic and Functional Based Purpose of P3O (r) roles
P3O (r) Foundation Certificate (Day 3) and Practitioner Certificate (Day 5) Exams
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