PMO Learner \ Which Course is Right for Me, PRINCE2?

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We receive questions from learners every day so we thought why not share those with other learners and hopefully they can help you in your PMO career. “Hi, I am currently looking for new roles and a lot of the time they require some kind of PMO or PRINCE2 qualification, I would want to conduct …

P3O Virtual Classroom Taster Session – It’s Free!

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It’s been heartening to see that some PMO practitioners are utilising the enforced remote working to spend some time on their own development. For some its a case of work having a different pace when you’re not in the office – fewer interruptions, none of those informal chats which pepper our day and of course, …

Taking Notes On Your P3O Foundation Course

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P3O – Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices – is the certification based course for PMO professionals. Over the course of three days, you’ll be learning about the different types of PMO; why organisations have them; what services they offer and how successful PMOs operate. It’s based on the P3O textbook which is provided as part …

Top Five Skills for a Programme Co-ordinator

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When we talk about the Programme Office or Programme Management Office, we’re talking about a PMO function that supports a programme. It might seem obvious to state this but actually, some organisations can and do use the term to mean other things – like a combination of projects, programme and centre of excellence PMO functions. …

The Functions and Services of a P3O

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You’ll often hear PMO practitioners referring to the functions and services of a PMO. The terms have really stuck after the introduction of the P3O guidance – Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices – from AXELOS. You’ve probably also heard the term, “hub and spoke” model which is another one which has stuck from P3O too. …

Five Skills Areas of a PMO Manager

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Before we can hope to highlight the five top skill areas for a PMO Manager we have to define what kind of PMO it is. We have to take into account that there are many different variations of PMOs in existence. At the top-level, we can call the PMO – a Project Office, a Programme …

The Drug Cabinet of PMO Services

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A modern PMO offers services to the business – services that help the organisation to ultimately choose the right programmes and projects to deliver and to deliver those programmes and projects well. Regardless of all the different types of PMOs that are out there – one thing is universally true about them – they’re all …

Getting Started with Services in a PMO

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What is a PMO service? How about a PMO function? You will often hear ‘PMO functions and services’ talked about but what exactly are they referring to? When you’re first starting out in PMO there are a couple of things to get to grips with. First, there’s the project management side. You need to understand …

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. …

Getting Started with P3O

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The Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O) course is designed to provide the knowledge and understanding you need to work within a P3O. When you are looking to either get into PMO work or get better at the work you already do as a PMO practitioner; the P3O course is an excellent course to do …

P3O Appendix F

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Hands up if you love Appendix F in the P3O manual? If you’ve just read that line and you’re thinking what the heck, settle back in your chair, let me put a virtual arm around your shoulders and bring you in on one of the worse kept secrets about PMO and P3O. PMO practitioners love …

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 …

Top Two Reasons for Doing a P3O Course

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In between delivering PMO courses, I grabbed Eileen to have a chat about P3O©. Eileen is the author of the second version of P3O – Project, Programmes and Portfolio Offices to give it its long title – and is of course our lead trainer here at PMO Learning. P3O is probably the most recognisable of …

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? …