House of PMO APMG - Essentials for PMO AnalystsAPMG House of PMO Essentials for PMO Analysts™

Learning Approach

Classroom & Virtual Classroom

Duration:

5 days

Virtual Course Timings:

9am to 4pm UK time each day

Exam:

90 minutes, 75 multiple choice questions, 50% pass mark

Certification Body:

APMG International

Prices:

Classroom – £2750 + VAT

Virtual Classroom – £1995 + VAT

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Essentials for PMO AnalystsPre-Requisites:

A formally recognised Project Management certification at Foundation level is a prerequisite. Completion of internal organisation-led courses is also accepted.

Certification:

On successful completion of the course and examination, course delegates will be certified as Essentials for PMO Analysts™ certified.

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Learning Approaches

Public Classroom Training

Your course will take place in a training venue with the exam taken at the end of the five-day course.

You’ll receive:

  • Pre-course material
  • Practice examination papers
  • Examination

Please note – the course textbooks for this course are the PMO Competency Framework and the PMO Service Catalogue.

The textbooks are not included in the cost of the course, however the course content is sufficient to complete the course without.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the textbooks, you can do so directly through our website >>here, or through other retailers such as Amazon.

Virtual Classroom Training

Virtual classroom training takes place with a live instructor throughout the online course and you will be learning alongside other virtual learners – you’ll be able to see and hear them too!

All you need for virtual classroom training is a decent broadband connection, a webcam and a microphone [Test your setup here]

You’ll receive:

Please note – the course textbooks for this course are the PMO Competency Framework and the PMO Service Catalogue.

The textbooks are not included in the cost of the course, however the course content is sufficient to complete the course without.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the textbooks, you can do so directly through our website >>here, or through other retailers such as Amazon.

Essentials for PMO Analysts Training and Certification is aimed at current PMO Analysts, PMO Coordinators, Project Support Officers and those moving from a business operations role into a PMO. This course is suitable for those who have foundation-level knowledge of project, programme or portfolio management. As a result, a formally recognised Project Management certification at Foundation level is a prerequisite. Completion of internal organisation-led courses is also accepted.

The course is also appropriate for PMO Administrators looking to move up to the role of PMO Analysts (may also be referred to as Project Officer or Project Co-Ordinator), and those who have worked within a project team and are looking to move into PMO or Project Management.

Why should you consider the Essentials for PMO Analysts?

  • Gain the essential knowledge and understanding to undertake the role of a PMO Analyst.
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of projects, programmes, portfolios and PMOs.
  • Understand and articulate the core roles and responsibilities of a PMO Analyst role.
  • Learn about the essential competences, knowledge, skills and behaviours required to perform the role of a PMO Analyst successfully.
  • Explore the PMO services offered and how they are delivered by PMO Analysts.
  • Continue your professional and personal development journey in working in a PMO and the PMO Analyst role.
  • Discover the fundamentals of the design, implementation, running and closing down of a PMO service.
  • Learn the fifteen key competencies required to support delivery activities in projects, programmes and portfolios, such as planning, scheduling, risk management, change control, benefits management and risk management.


There are also numerous benefits to the organisation with employees taking the Essentials for PMO Analysts course, these include:

  • Provide training for those in the organisation currently working in project management and PMOs.
  • Improve capability and competence to support the organisation’s projects, programmes and portfolios.
  • Align development of PMO staff with the PMO professional body standards.
  • Help staff develop their competences, knowledge, skills and behaviours in P3M and PMO and deploy back in the workplace
  • Provide a training and development roadmap and enhanced career prospects for all levels of PMO professionals within the business – improve morale and employee commitment.

In the Essentials for PMO Analysts course you will:

  • Learn the key activities involved in the setup, running and closing of PMO services
  • Discover the purpose of four key roles in a Project Management Office; Administrator, Analyst, Manager and Director, and how they relate to each other.
  • Explore the responsibilities, knowledge, skills and behaviour needed to be a successful PMO Analyst.
  • Understand the fifteen key competencies required to support delivery activities in projects, programmes and portfolios, such as planning, scheduling, risk management, change control, benefits management and risk management.

In the course, learners will cover five areas:

Context

  • The key roles involved in the delivery of PMO services
  • The purpose and content of:
    • The PMO Service Strategy
    • The PMO Service Catalogue
    • The PMO Operational Handbook
  • The activities involved in the setup, running and closing of PMO services

Roles

  • Learn facts, terms and concepts relating to the PMO roles.  Specifically, to recall:
    • The purpose of the four key PMO roles and how they relate to each other
    • The key responsibilities of the PMO Analyst, and how to execute them effectively
    • The key knowledge required to undertake the role of the PMO Analyst and potential sources
    • The key skills of the PMO Analyst and how to apply them
    • The key behaviours of an effective PMO Analyst and their impact

P3M Administration

  • The definition and description of the competence. Specifically, to recall the definition of competence and the potential services that require this competence and how to deliver these services.
  • Learn about the key documents and artefacts relating to the competence.
  • The potential services that require this specific competence and how the competence is used in the delivery of those services

P3M Delivery Support

  • Learn about terms and concepts relating to the P3M Delivery Support competence and the PMO services that require these competences and how to deliver the services:
    • Benefits and Value Management
    • Change Management
    • Change Control
    • Knowledge Management
    • Information Management
    • Planning and Scheduling
    • Reporting, Insights and Analysis
    • Quality Management
    • Issue Management
    • Risk Management
    • Resource Management
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Financial Management
  • The definition and description of the competences
  • Key terms and artefacts relating to the competences
  • The potential services that require these specific competences and how they are used in the delivery of those services
  • How each competence is used in the context of a given scenario

P3M Enabling

  • Specifically:
    • Delivery Methods
    • Governance Frameworks
    • Assurance
    • P3M Tools
  • The definition and description of the competences
  • Key terms and artefacts relating to the competences
  • The potential services that require these specific competences and how the competences are used in the delivery of those services

After the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand projects, programmes and portfolios and the role the PMO has in supporting successful delivery.
  • Be able to articulate what the different roles are in a PMO and how they relate to each other.
  • Understand what is required to perform the role of a PMO Analyst successfully.
  • Be able to provide PMO services required to support delivery activities in projects, programmes and portfolios, such as planning, scheduling, risk management, change control, benefits management and risk management.
  • Progress career development within project management and the PMO with confidence.

If you’ve completed the Essentials for PMO Analysts™, then there are a few ways you can continue your training.

If you want to carry on with the House of PMO Essentials™ certifications, then your next step is the Essentials for PMO Managers™ (launching in December 2021)

You can also look at the P3O Practitioner course.

If you’re looking for something more specific to your organisation, whether it’s implementing Agile or getting a grip on Benefits Management, browse our specialist courses.

Exams for Essentials for PMO AnalystsFind Out More About the Virtual Classroom Exam

We’ll issue you with a voucher and all you need to do is book your examination time slot. You can choose to do the exam when it suits you – same day or later. There are lots of times available – including in the evening.

You’ll do the exam at your own PC and log in to the testing environment.

Find out more about how it works:

[Read more about exams by online proctoring from APMG]

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