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P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Training

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What is P3O?

Gain your P3O® certification with our training courses and learn the industry best practice approach to Portfolios, Programmes and Project Offices.

P3O® (Project, Programme and Project Office) is a framework enabling businesses to set up and maintain a support structure for the delivery of change within their organisation. Provided by the global best practice provider AXELOS, P3O® links easily with other AXELOS best practice frameworks such as PRINCE2®MSP® and M_o_R® because its guidance helps to support and maintain each of the areas these frameworks cover. It helps to align these areas of interest with the business’s objectives, ensuring senior management are able to make informed decisions about how these components of the business can fit in with the overall strategy.

 This P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Certificate is designed for individuals that want to learn the fundamentals of the P3O® framework and then elevate this knowledge to be able to apply its concepts. Led by highly experienced and accredited instructors, the course will consist of a mixture of practical exercises and instructor led seminar-based sessions - ensuring that candidates gain applicable and underpinning conceptual knowledge. The P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course will allow individuals to analyse, distinguish, and review the success or failure of Projects, with a full appreciation of differing principles and varying roles that contribute to a successful P3O® Project.

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 and effective Project Management. The Portfolio, Programme, and Project Officers (P3O®) scheme offers guidance on optimising investment whilst not inhibiting or influencing alternative business operations - hence this course is of value for businesses utilising the P3O® Guidance and developing capable Project Managers.

What are the P3O Foundation & Practitioner Course Objectives?

The training course has a duration of 5 days, with the first two days covering P3O at Foundation level. The following three days are spent training for the P3O Practitioner exam. By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of P3O
  • Adapt the P3O models within a work environment,  by carefully selecting case studies
  • Understand the value that P3Os can bring to the organisation at the Practitioner level, including a business case, funding models, and performance measures
  • Apply P3O tools and techniques at the Practitioner level

Who is the P3O Foundation & Practitioner course for?

  • Future Project Managers
  • Project Managers that want to apply P3O® principles
  • Office Staff that are required to contribute to P3O® business operations
  • P3O® Project Contributors
  • P3O® Portfolio Officers

Why should I take the P3O Foundation & Practitioner course?

As a recognised and valuable Project Management qualification, the Portfolio, Programme, and Project Officers (P3O®) Foundation & Practitioner Certification confirms to employers, that a candidate is capable of applying the P3O® model and could lead a P3O® project of transformational change. This could lead to an acceleration of your Portfolio, Project, Strategic Change Management Career.

P3O Foundation & Practioner Exam Information

P3O Foundation Exam:

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

P3O Practitioner Exam:

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions of 20 marks each - 80 marks in total
  • 150 minutes
  • 50% pass mark - 40 out of 80
  • Open book - (only the P3O Guide is allowed)

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Course Details

  1. Course Title

    P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Training

  2. Duration

    5 Days

  3. Price Starting From

    £1,424.00 + VAT

Onsite Training

This course can be run in-company anywhere in the world & we can tailor the content to focus on your requirements.

We regularly provide training in London, Manchester, Bristol and all over the United Kingdom.

Who is this course for?

There are no pre-requisites in order to take this training course.

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