AXELOS Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®)
The Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) Certifications from AXELOS are the most popular qualifications in the UK for people working within or leading a PMO function. Many PMOs operating today have adopted the P3O® model.
A P3O model provides a decision enabling/delivery support structure for all change within an organisation. This may be provided through a single permanent office which may exist under several different names, for example Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Enterprise or Corporate Programme Office.
AXELOS have two P3O® certifications:
- Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) – Foundation
- Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) – Practitioner
The Foundation Certification is aimed at those working within a PMO who are looking to understand the model and concepts used in P3O®. You’ll be working in a team role like Project Administrator, Project Co-ordinator or PMO Analyst. It’s also a perfect baseline accreditation that demonstrates your committment to a career in PMO.
The Practitioner Certification is aimed at the more experienced PMO practitioner – especially those setting up and managing permanent and/or temporary Project or Programme Management Offices. You’ll be a PMO Manager, PMO Leader or PMO Director and looking to improve your understanding of how P3O benefits an organisation; how to design and implement PMOs. The P3O® Practitioner is also a good accreditation to take before pursuing the more advanced AIPMO certifications.
Find out more about the P3O® certifications: