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P3O® Foundation Training

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What is P3O® Foundation Training?

The Portfolio, Programme, and Project Officers (P3O®) scheme offers guidance on optimising investment whilst not inhibiting or influencing alternative business operations. As a recognised and valuable Project Management qualification, the P3O® Foundation Certification confirms to employers, both present and future, that a candidate is aware of the P3O® model and could productively interact with a P3O® project. This P3O® Training Foundation Certificate is designed for individuals that wish to elevate their fundamental knowledge of the P3O® Model and its concepts - from deciphering the complex terminology to preparing for the proposition of higher level certifications. Led by highly experienced and accredited instructors, the Foundation course will consist of instructor-led workshops, in order to ensure that candidates gain applicable and underpinning conceptual knowledge of P3O®. This P3O®  Course will allow individuals to analyse and distinguish between the correct and incorrect utilisation of P3O® principles in business justifications.

Whilst providing an effective framework for repeat usage, P3O® Training is primarily designed to develop proficient Project Managers and Project Contributors that are capable of initiating and leading transformational business change. The P3O® guidance brings about a collaboration of principles, foundations, processes, and techniques to contribute and facilitate Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management - in order to provide a set framework in which to adhere to on regular basis to assure consistency. Additionally, the P3O® Model can be utilised as a career path framework in which to follow, from contributing to projects with a basic P3O® understanding, to leading Projects with the P3O® Practitioner Course.

What are the objectives of P3O® Foundation Training?

This P3O® Foundation training course aims to educate candidates on P3O® Principles, in order to enable the initiation, development, and maintenance of a support structure for effective business change.

Who is P3O® Foundation Training intended for?

This training course is suitable for:

  • Managers assessing different business change frameworks
  • Project Managers gaining an initial understanding of P3O® principles
  • Office Staff that are required to understand P3O® business operations
  • P3O Project Contributors
  • P3O Portfolio Officers

 How are candidates assessed?

  • 70-Question Multiple Choice Exam
  • 60 Minutes
  • 50% Mark Required to Gain Certification
  • Closed Book Examination

P3O® Foundation Training Course Content

P3O Training covers: 

  • Key P3O® Operations
  • Underpinning concepts of P3O®
  • Individual, Collaborative, and Integrated Working Methods
  • Enabling Consistent Practice and the Benefits of Dependable Project Management
  • Benefits of Risk Analysis and Pre-empting Issues
  • Best Practice in P3O Projects
  • Developing Support Structures
  • Promoting Evidence-based Decision Making
  • Quality Assurance
  • Identifying Clear Roles of Responsibility
  • Supporting Provision
  • Enhancing Financial Viability of Projects
  • Building a Longitudinal Skilled Work Force
  • Ensuring Strategy and Resource Optimisation
  • Creating Capability Models to Predict Efficiency
  • Encouraging Business Transparency


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