Why Don’t PMOs Get Piloted? The Beta PMO

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It’s the AIPMO IPMO-Expert residential course coming up in June and it got me flicking through my own course notes to pull out a fascinating insight or two to give people an idea about what it’s like to do the Expert course. I’m spoilt for choice because there are so many to pick from but …

PMO Services, Capabilities, Techniques & Tools

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It’s the PMO Conference 2019 coming up in a few weeks and PMO Learning is going to be there exhibiting. Alongside the conference is the return of the pre-conference classes. They started for the first time last year and it enables delegates to get into certain PMO topic areas that traditional training courses don’t cater …

The PMO as a Service Provider

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It’s not a new concept, the PMO as a service provider. After all, that’s what it does, offers services to the business around portfolio, programme and project management best practice. More specifically if you look at service management theory, being a service provider is about improving “industry practices by offering specific recommendations and action plans …

The Usefulness of P3O

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Late last year we carried out a short survey to find out what PMO practitioners thought about the P3O best practice guidance. We were interested to see – from practitioners who had either taken the course or just purchased the book – which bits they found useful and which parts were useful to the organisation. …

The PMO Manager Certification – AIPMO IPMO-P

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Increase the value of you and your PMO, helping your organisation to make a competitive difference in your industry PMO Managers working in industry today have a varied role to carry out. There are many different factors that determine what kind of PMO Manager is needed – the type of business; the number of programmes …

The Difference Between AIPMO-Foundation and P3O Foundation

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Which should you opt for? That’s the question I’ve been asked a few times from PMO practitioners thinking about their training budget spend – if you had to choose one of them, which would it be? First of all, what’s the high level difference between them? What’s the Difference? In terms of the difference between …

What are AIPMO IPMO PMO Certifications?

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The Association for International PMOs (AIPMO) is a Swiss based organisation founded in 2015. It’s an “..professional international association with a researcher and practitioner led community” and “was formed to provide a leading standard in PMO for Project, Programme and Portfolio Office practitioners” When we first heard about the Association and the work they were …

What a PMO Leader Thought About the PMO Expert Course

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We’ve run two of the AIPMO IPMO-Expert level courses so far this year (check out when the next course takes place) and I caught up with one our delegates – a newly qualified AIPMO IPMO-Expert level PMO Manager – to find out what they thought about the course. Here are a number of the questions …

Working in a PMO?

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Where do you go when you want to learn more about the art and science of working in a PMO? If you’re currently working as a Project Co-ordinator, PMO Analyst, Project Support Officer or indeed any role within the PMO rather than managing it – what options do you have for great training and development? …

Getting Started with AIPMO PMO Certifications

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PMO Learning teamed up with Dr Robert Joslin, founder of AIPMO (Association for International PMOs) this week for a webinar session to give an overview of the PMO certifications which have hit the UK shores. In this webinar, Eileen Roden, founder of PMO Learning, takes you through who AIPMO are and why the approach the …

Introduction to the New AIPMO Certifications for PMO Professionals

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PMO Learning launched the certifications from AIPMO – The Association for International PMOs – to the UK market last month. The first Expert level course takes place next month in London – 12th to the 16th March, more information can be found here about that. We wanted to share more information about these great certifications …

The PMO Training Gap Just Got Smaller

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PMO Learning launches the AIPMO IPMO® certifications for PMO practitioners to the UK market today. The Association for International Project Management Officers (AIPMO), launched in Switzerland in 2015 is one of the most exciting and step change for the PMO profession since P3O® hit the market back in 2008. AIPMO has three qualification levels for …