P3O® Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices

Start Dates: TBC

Duration: 5 Days

Full Fee: €2795

Network Members Fee: €1540

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Programme overview

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Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, participants will understand:

  • How portfolio, programmes and projects relate
  • The value of a P3O to the organization
  • How to identify a ‘best-in-class’ P3O model
  • How to identify different models for support provision, and the
    factors that influence their design
  • To recognise the roles within a P3O
  • To apply the main P3O principles
  • How to identify the tools and techniques that support consistent
    delivery of functions and services
  • Develop the business case required to obtain senior management
    approval for the P3O
  • 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
  • Identify the most appropriate roles required to populate a
    specified P3O structure
  • Plan the implementation of a P3O
  • Choose and use appropriate tools and techniques while running
    the P3O and advising those who shape the portfolio of
    programmes and projects.
    Participants prepare for and take the P3O Foundation examination as
    part of this course

Who is the course for:

This course is aimed at;

  • Members of offices within a P3O model or anyone who needs to
    understand the terminology and concepts underpinning a P3O.
  • Senior managers wishing to gain an understanding of possible
    structures for supporting business change and the type and level of
    support that can be provided by Portfolio, Programme and Project
    Offices
  • Senior Managers, Programme and Project Managers who require
    an understanding of how portfolio and programme offices can add
    value and enhance the delivery of strategic business change,
    benefits and capability

Course Content:

Introduction and Overview

  • A high-level introduction to the terminology used in the course and
    sets P3O’s into an organisational context
  • Definitions of Portfolio, Programmes, Projects and Business as
    Usual Relationships between project, programme, portfolio
    lifecycles
  • High level P3O Model

Why have a P3O?

  • Examines the reason for having a P3O, and develops the business
    case to implement or reenergise a P3O.
  • The value of a P3O
  • Identifying the vision and need for a P3O
  • Identifying the stakeholders for a P3O
  • Developing a business case for the P3O
  • P3O capability and linked benefits

Overcoming common barriers to successful P3O implementation
P3O Models

  • Identifying the different ways that an organisation could
    implement a Portfolio, Programme or Project Office
  • Different P3O models
  • Sizing and Tailoring an appropriate model Functions and services of
    a P3O
  • Integrating to P3O in an organisation P3O maturity and evolution

P3O Roles

  • Describing the typical roles and responsibilities within a P3O
  • Management, generic, and functional roles
  • Skills and competencies
  • Staffing a P3O office

Operating a P3O

  • Describing the range of tools and techniques that can be used to
    support the functions and services of a successful P3O
  • The differences between a tool and a technique
  • 3 types of tool – Individual, Collaborative and Integrated
  • Critical success factors in implementing a tool
  • Benefits of various techniques including: Management dashboard,
  • Portfolio prioritisation, Facilitated workshops, Business process
    swimlanes

P3O Implementation

  • Identifying the lifecycle to implement a new, or revitalise an
    existing P3O, both permanent and temporary offices
  • Definition Stage and its key activities The Blueprint
  • P3O information flows
  • Risks to implementing a P3O

Trainer Profile:

Training provider:

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