Specialist Courses Across PPP & PMO's

AIPMO’s specialist courses across PMOs, projects, programs and portfolios have been developed from AIPMO’s ‘PMO and Services Capabilities’ initiative which outlines around 300 PMO services. These services have been identified from the thousands of PMOs who members have been either trained on AIPMO partner courses or from AIPMO’s ACEs observations or from research findings.

Referring to the figure above, PMO managers who are looking at providing additional services need to ensure they have the capability to deliver these services where part of the capability are their team members competencies. AIPMO’s specialist courses are modelled around the PMO Services catalogue therefore the PMO and project management courses reflect the competencies needed to deliver any particular service

Referring to the figure above, a PMO can offer any number of PMO services into the hundreds therefore AIPMO offers the PMO specialist accreditation with five specialist levels – IPMO- S1 to IPMO-S5 where S5 is the highest level. For every day that a delegate attends a specialist course one point is accredited. The majority of specialist courses are one day however some may be upto five days. The way this works is that APMO partners with AIPMO will record which specialist courses are attended and when the threshold is met the attendees will be invited to take an on-line exam. To achieve IPMO-S1 five points must be collected. IPMO-S2 requires 10 points etc., The PMO specialist certifications will not only help close any competency gaps but also give a recognition that the PMO professionals who have achieved a specialist level have been investing in their training.

The IPMO specialist courses available are:

Purpose

To help PMOs and senior management involved in organizational change to create value by supporting projects, programs and portfolios using agile methods

Learning outcomes:

1. Understand the importance of PMOs supporting PPP using agile method, the challenges, and how PMOs can add value
2. Understand what exactly is an agile envioronment, the principles and how to align them with your PMO principles to lead and support
3. 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
4. Identify and assess the various roles a PMO can have in organization using agile methods and how it can use those roles to support and advise efficiently and effectively
5. Analyze PMO principles and assess how to define them for an agile environment

Who should attend:

  • Project and program management professionals
  • PMO managers and team members who are involved in using agile methods
  • Consultants involved in supporting PPP and PMOs using both traditional and agile method
  • Subject matter experts and those responsible to lead organizational change

Agenda

  • Module 1: Introduction Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Agile Environment
  • Module 3: Agile Mindset to implement, Manage and Improve PMO Services
  • Module 4: Value Management in an Agile Environment
  • Module 5: Aligning PMOs to the Agile environment

Duration :1 day

Purpose:

To help project and PMO team members, managers and directors have relevant and timely information to make the necessary decisions and changes to ensure project and portfolio success.
What are the required KPIs for role-based dashboards
How to design, create and enhance PMO dashboards to track project, program and portfolio progress toward enterprise goals

Learning objectives:

1. Understand the nature, importance and challenges of creating and maintaing PMO Dashbaords
2. Assess your role of PMO staff and PPP managers in PMO Dashbaord
3. Understand the key differences between PMO Dashbaord and PPP Dashboards
4. How to design, create and enhance a dynamic PMO Dashbaord
5. Assess how collect the requirements from different stakeholders for PMO dashboards and how to add value through integration and continuous improvement

Who should attend:

  • Project and program management professionals
  • Consultants (involved in projects and/or PMOs)
  • IT professionals who are responsible to design, build and enhance dashboards across the organization
  • PMO managers and team members, portfolio managers and senior management
  • Anyone who is responsbile for analysis and reporting across projects, programs and portfolios

Duration 1 day

Agenda

• Module 1: Introduction
• Module 2: Metrics and KPIs for the PPP and PMO
• Module 3: PPP & PMO Dashboards
• Module 4: Dashboards – Examples, enhancing the Dashboard
• Module 5: Key points and Takeaways

Purpose:

Detail the importance of methodologies on PPP and their contribution to success
What are the main stream methodologies and their strengths and weaknesses
How to select, built, maintain and tailor methodologies to achieve PPP and PMO success

Learning outcomes:

1. Know how to select and tailor the most applicable methodology for your organization
2. Impact of governance practices on a methodology and success
3. Why PMOs need to have a purpose built methodology and not a project methodology
4. How to support Agile, traditional and hybrid methodologies
5. How to measure maturty in a PMO and PPP and the realationship to methodologies
6. What does being a methodolgy custodian really mean

Who should attend:

  • Those responsible to define and implement methodologies in the organization
  • Consultants involved in projects/programs/portfolio methodolgies
  • Project managers, portfolio, program and PMO managers
  • Anyone interested and impacted by methodologies

Duration – 2 days

Agenda
• Module 1: Introduction to methodologies
• Module 2: Project Management Methodologies
• Module 3: Program Management Methodologies
• Module 4: Portfolio Management Methodologies
• Module 5: PMO Management Methodologies
• Module 6: Importance of integrating methodologies PPP
• Module 7: How to select a methodology
• Module 8: Importance of Tailoring a methodology to your environment
• Module 9: Why Project Methodology is not Suitable for a PMO
• Module 10: Tailoring a Methodology
• Module 11: Working in an environment with Agile and Traditional methodologies
• Module 12: PMOs the custodian of all methodologies
• Module 13: PPP and PMO maturity models

There are many ways to manage projects and PMOs; however, no single way works every time in a given context. Therefore, it is important to understand when and how to use different methodologies, integrate them and even have purpose-built methodologies that can lead your teams across projects, programs and portfolios (PPP). As projects, programs, portfolio and PMO leaders, managers and team members, it is important to understand the importance of methodologies on PPP, what are the mainstream methodologies, their strengths, weaknesses and their contribution to success. Also, how to select, maintain and tailor methodologies to achieve project and PMO success.
This 1-day course will cover how to select and tailor the most applicable methodology for your organization, how to deal with the differences in methodologies and why it is important to integrate the PMO management methodology into PPP.

Who should attend: 

• Those responsible to define and implement methodologies in the organization
• Consultants involved in projects/programs/portfolio methodologies
• Project managers, portfolio, program and PMO managers
• Anyone interested in and impacted by methodologies

Key takeaways

• Know how to select and tailor the most applicable methodology for your organization
• Impact of governance practices on a methodology and success
• Why PMOs need to have a purpose-built methodology and not a project methodology
• How to support Agile, traditional and hybrid methodologies
• How to measure maturity in a PMO and PPP and the relationship to methodologies
• What being a methodology custodian really means

Duration 1 day

Agenda: 

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: What is Design Thinking?
Module 3: Why Design Thinking?
Module 4: Design thinking Steps
Module 5: Closing and Recap

Poor governance has been recognized as a major cause of project failure, therefore, understanding governance is essential across projects, programs, portfolios (PPP) and PMOs. The PMOs need to determine not only what governance is required for the programs and projects but also need to understand how to establish governance practices.
Since governance principles influence PMOs, projects and programs, there is a need for PPPs and PMO to build a strong foundation of what governance is, the difference between governance and management interactions and how determining appropriate governance structures are essential for success across projects, programs, portfolios.
This 1-day course is designed to help project, program, portfolio and PMO managers understand, define and implement governance principles and practices.

Who should attend

• Project and program management professionals
• Senior management, IT managers, portfolio, program and PMO managers/directors and PMO core team members
• Consultants (involved in projects and/or organizational change)
• Those responsible to define and implement governance practices in the organization.

Key takeaways

• Understand the importance of governance for PMOs, projects, programs and portfolios
• Explain the importance of different governance theories, models and concepts to build a solid foundation
• Learn the key differences between management and governance
• Understand the role of PMOs in defining, establishing and optimizing governance for PPP
• Identify the organizational enablers for organizational governance for different levels of the organization
• Assess the impact of governance on project, program and portfolio success
• Analyze the governance practices in your organization and how to establish your governance practice through a structured methodology.

Course modules

• Module 1: Introduction to Governance for PMOs and PPPs
• Module 2: Governance and Management
• Module 3: Project, Program and Portfolio (PPP) Governance and Success
• Module 4: Establishing Governance Practices