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P3O Foundation

Those wishing to find guidance or advice on setting up or running an effective delivery support office in alignment with OGC's Best Practice guidance.

A P3O model provides a decision enabling/delivery support structure for all change within an organisation. This may be provided through a permanent or temparary office (or set of interlinked offices). These "offices" come under a variety of names eg Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Enterprise or Corporate Programme Office.

OGC's PRINCE2, Managing Successful Programmes, and Management of Risk all touch on the need to provide adequate support structures for these best practices. P3O comes from the same family and provides guidance for organisations or individuals who wish to set up or run an effective delivery support office.

 

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Learning Objectives

The purpose of the Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O) guidance is to provide universally applicable guidance that will enable individuals and organisations to successfully establish, develop and maintain appropriate business support structures that will allow:

  • Informed senior management decision making on strategic alignment, prioritisation, risk management, optimisation of resource etc to successfully deliver their business objectives (portfolio management).
  • Identification and realisation of business outcomes and benefits via programmes.
  • Successful delivery of project outputs that enable benefits within time, cost and quality restraints.

 

Pre-Requisites

None

Course Content

- Overview of Method
- Project Management Concepts 
- Programme Management Concepts 
- Portfolio Management Concepts
- P3O Overview 
- P3O Maturity 
- Why Have a P3O?
- P3O Models
- P3O Roles
- Tools, Techniques and Functions
- P3O Implementation

Exams & Certification

The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 40 minutes. It is a closed-book examination and has a pass mark of 60%.

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