The Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) guidance provides advice, supported by discussion and examples, on how to develop a governance structure that helps optimize an organization's investment in change alongside its business as usual work.
The P3O Foundation and Practitioner course, based on the 2013 guidance, comprises five days of trainer led instruction, with the Foundation examination on day three of the course and the Practitioner examination on day five of the course. The course will to provide delegates with a comprehensive and applied understanding of the P3O advice and prepare delegates for the P3O Foundation and Practitioner Certificate examination.
The P3O Foundation examination will be taken on the afternoon of day three of the course. The exam is a multiple choice exam consisting of 75 questions that must be answered in 1 hour. To be successful in this exam the delegate must correctly answer 35 or more questions. Delegates will be informed of their indicative result before they leave the course.
The P3O Practitioner examination will be taken on the afternoon of day five of the course. The exam is a multiple choice exam consisting of 80 marks (4 questions with 20 marks per question) that must be answered in 2 ½ hours. To be successful in this exam the delegate must get 40 or more marks. The exam allows the use of the 2013 version of the P3O manual. Delegates will be informed of their result by the examining body, normally within four weeks of course completion.
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This course is aimed at members of offices within a P3O model or anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning a P3O.
Senior managers wishing to gain an understanding of possible structures for supporting business change and the type and level of support that can be provided by Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices
Senior Managers, Programme and Project Managers who require an understanding of how portfolio and programme offices can add value and enhance the delivery of strategic business change, benefits and capability
Managers and/or staff who have been tasked to create delivery support structures and mechanisms within their organisation
Experienced portfolio or programme office managers who need to review, revitalise or tailor current portfolio or programme office provision
Portfolio office or programme office staff who need to understand the importance of their role
Staff responsible for programme/project assurance
The course fee includes the examination fee for the Foundation and Practitioner examination.
You must bring photographic identification on exam days (passport, driving license or student card) as it is an examination requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact your Account Manager +353-1-6390050 or email@example.com .
Delegates need to have worked in a project/programme environment and understand the basic principles relating to Programme and Project Management.
A basic understanding of MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) or a Foundation qualification in MSP would be a benefit for this course.
Pre Course Reading
You will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. This pre-reading is in the form of a PDF and is expected to take approximately two to three hours to complete. This is only a guide and you may wish to spend longer on this activity to help you prepare effectively. Your learning starts with this pre-reading, so please ensure you can complete the pre-course activities