Public Training or In-House Training – Which is Better for You?

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Following a year of lockdown restrictions within the UK, we’re excited to see our fantastic delegates in the classroom again soon. We’ve updated our Coronavirus Precautions, and are looking forward to delivering in-house courses in person from the 12th of April! You might be wondering – why take an in-house PMO course instead of a …

What We’ve Learned After a Year of Online Training

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We’ve recently reached a year of coronavirus restrictions in the UK, and as we look optimistically towards the future, it’s also fitting time to look back on a year’s worth of online training and take stock of the things we’ve learnt. In 2020, there was the expectation that our move to online classrooms would be …

AXELOS ProPath – Good for PMO Professionals?

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AXELOS® – home to PRINCE2®, MSP® and P3O® amongst others – recently announced a new name for the collection of best practice qualifications in project management. ProPath® “provides a progressive development structure of best practice certifications that are specifically geared towards delivering meaningful change, in a changing world.” ProPath is about development pathways – which …

My P3O Foundation eLearning Experience!

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I’ve been looking to complete my P3O Foundation certification for a while, but I’ve been considering my different options. It wasn’t ideal for me to take three days off work for training, so I wanted something that I could work through outside of my working hours, without being constrained by a daily schedule. I’d considered …

Taking P3O Practitioner 2 Years After Foundation

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After doing the P3O Foundation course all the way back in December 2018, I finally got around to taking the Practitioner level of P3O in late February 2021. I thought it would be interesting to note my expectations before taking the course and my experiences from the course after leaving such a big gap between …

PMO Analyst, PMO Lead, PMO Manager – What’s the Difference?

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There are a huge number of different roles to be found within the PMO, often with similar titles, and it can be confusing to distinguish the difference between these roles and their relevant responsibilities. This post will take a look at three different PMO roles – the PMO Analyst, the PMO Lead and the PMO …

What is P3O?

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Within the PMO industry, the term P3O is one you will undoubtedly be unable to avoid. You’ve probably read it, heard it referenced in conversation, and have probably used it yourself – but what does it actually mean? It’s not a number 30, which it often gets referred to. P3O stands for Portfolio, Programme and …

5 Tips for Preparing for your P3O Foundation Exam

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1. Read, read, read the question! Make sure you have mastered the art of reading and understanding the question that is being asked of you. This may seem like an obvious one, but this is arguably the most important tip on the list. There is one word difference between the question “Which is not a …

Innovation and the PMO

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Role of the PMO in Stimulating Innovation in Projects Initiated by Owner and Operator Organizations* by Natalya Sergeeva and Ali Sultan is an interesting read – and one that will give you a lot to consider. It’s a research paper based on the PMO at Transport for London with ‘the findings demonstrating that the PMO …