C-PMO-P™ Certified PMO Professional

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Organisations around the world are implementing formal project management processes and disciplines to deliver their work initiatives on time, within budget and to an agreed upon level of quality. Part of the ability to execute better, faster and cheaper comes from the ability to implement common processes and practices across your entire organisation.

International Academy of Business and Financial ManagementWhen that happens there is no learning curve for the project manager and the team members as they transition from one project to another. Many organisations have accomplished this through a centralised organisation that is responsible for developing and deploying the common project management methodology.

These groups are often referred to as a “Project Management Office (PMO)”, “Project Office” or “Project Management Centre of Excellence”. Setting up a PMO may seem like a daunting task, but this class can help by providing a logical model for setting up a PMO and using the PMO to deploy project management products and services throughout the organisation.


This virtual workshop will benefit all leaders who will, at some point in their careers, inevitably find themselves working in a PMO.  We will focus on delivering some of the following benefits:

  • Describe the different roles of PMOs in a single context and across different levels of the organisation
  • Understand the competencies required for the different levels of PMO responsibilities including the roles of project, program and functional managers
  • Learn new tools and techniques never used before in the PMO arena

Learning Objectives: After completing this course, you will:

  • Understand Organisational Project Management and how it defines PMO
  • The different levels of PMO from project-level to enterprise-level
  • Understand how to define, develop and deliver a PMO
  • Be able to understand and grow PMO Maturity in your organisation
  • Establish the functions provided by the PMO
  • Reporting relationships regarding PMO
  • Timing when the PMO becomes strategic
  • Understand the Governance associated with PMO’s 

Course Content – The following areas will be covered:

Course Day 1: Organisational Project Management and the PMO
  • Module 1: – Understanding the PMO Framework
    • OPM (Organizational Project Management) Framework – Portfolio, Program, Projects and OPM
    • Aligning projects & strategy: Ensuring strategy is understood and how to align strategy to projects
    • Overview & defining the PMO: What works and doesn’t work
    • Workshop 1: Understanding the PMO Framework
  • Module 2: – Assess PMO Maturity, Culture and Defining the PMO Roadmap
    • Assessing PPP (Project, Program, Portfolio) Domains
    • Assessing OPM Maturity
    • Assessing Organizational Culture
    • PMO Best practices: – The evolution from project to portfolio
    • PPM in the strategic PMO
    • Workshop 2: Assessing the potential PMO (Project, Portfolio and Program Management) into the PMO
Course Day 3: Assessing Maturity
  • Module 5: – The PMO’s Rile in Value and Competency Development
    • Leveraging PMO maturity and capabilities to create a sustainable environment.
    • Role of the PMO in the maturity assessment process
    • Workshop 5: PMO Capabilities and Maturity levels
  • Module 6: – Delivering Business Results via the PMO
    • Make trade-offs between many desirable opportunities
    • Effectively estimate resource capacity against resource demand
    • Better understand project interdependence
    • Effectively handle the requests of project and functional managers for more time, money, and resources
    • Evaluate the inherent value and risk of projects in the portfolio
    • A PMO Dashboard
    • Workshop 6: Is your PMO Performing?
Course Day 5: Wrap-up and Certification
  • Module 8: – Lessons Learnt from the Case Studies

    • Success factors and failure points in developing a PMO
    • What can we learn from the research
    • C-PMO-P™ Exam and Certification
Course Day 2: - Establishing a PMO
  • Module 3: – Creating a PMO Implementation / Improvement Path
    • Combining OPM Maturity Best Practices and Organizational to create the PMO required capabilities
    • Types of PMO’s
    • Change Management for PMO
    • A suitable Organisational structure for the PMO
    • Processes, Standards & Methodologies: Leveraging Assessment Results
    • Role of the PMO in the maturity assessment process Processes & Standards
    • Workshop 3: Identifying a PMO Implementation / Improvement Path
  • Module 4: – Establishing a Project Management Method & PMO Governance
    • What are the elements of a sound OPM/PMO methodology
    • Understanding how Project Management Best Practices is leverage to create a methodology
    • Overview Predictive and Empirical Methods (Agile versus Waterfall)
    • A governance framework: Understanding the role and responsibilities that goes with project and PMO Governance
    • Workshop 4: Develop the Governance Structures
Course Day 4: - The Enterprise PMO
  • Module 7: – Developing the Enterprise PMO

    • Rolling out the strategic PMO
    • Understanding the roles and responsibilities for the Strategic PMO
    • Making it Happen
    • Developing and maturing the Enterprise PMO
    • Workshop 7: Develop your PMO into an Enterprise PMO


  • PMP, CAPM, RMP, ACP, PBA, PgMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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