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PMO Essentials PMO Essentials
Online course

PMO Essentials

Build and run a Project Management Office with strategic capability.
Certificate of Completion, 7 PDUs
1 Day
€395
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The Key to Strategy Execution and Results Delivery

The concept of Project Management Office (PMO) is gaining popularity across multiple industries worldwide as multiple stakeholders and decision-makers are coming to realise the importance of PMO for the organisation.

Misconceptions of the requirements of setting up PMOs, their roles, governance, and working mechanics are commonplace in organisations that are striving to achieve a higher level of project, programme and portfolio management maturity.

A Project Management Office (PMO) is a group or department inside an organisation that sets, maintains, and ensures project management standards. A PMO is intended to serve as a centralised and coordinated management hub for all organisation’s projects, with the goal of increasing project efficiencies as well as creating project management standards.

Organisation-wide operationalisation is critical in today’s more Agile business world. Professionals who understand cutting-edge project management ideas can help smooth the transition as PMO matures into a more comprehensive framework. Attend PMO training and equip yourself with the necessary tools and resources to complete your project scope and guide your company in the right direction.

 

What will I learn?

Learn with real-life case studies and practical exercises. By attending a PMO certification course you will gain knowledge about the best practices used in the Project Management Offices. At the end of the PMO training, you will be able to create a list of actions you can immediately apply to set up and manage a PMO in your organisation.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the PMO Essentials course students will understand:

  • The different levels of PMOs
  • Resource deployment within PMO
  • Reporting relationships
  • Functions provided by the PMO
  • Methodology to be deployed
  • Which information systems to use
  • When the PMO becomes strategic
  • Governance and portfolio management
Modules
The Strategic PMO
  • Overview and defining the PMO
  • Aligning projects and strategy
  • Minimise the corrosive impact of organisational politics
PMO Organisation, Structures and Functions
  • Organisational structure for projects
  • Types of PMO
  • Functions of the PMO
  • Processes, standards and methodologies
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 the project and functional managers formore time, money and resources
Project Portfolio and the Strategic PMO
  • The evolution from project to portfolio
  • PM in the strategic PMO: where strategic planning meets project execution
  • Assessing organisational readiness
The PMO’s role in competency and maturity development
  • The evolution from project to portfolio
  • The PMO and maturity models
  • Role of the PMO in the maturity assessment process
Human capital and the PMO
  • The resource crunch
  • Staffing the strategic PMO
  • Rolling out the strategic PMO
  • PMO research findings
Establishing a project management methodology & a PMO governance
  • What are the elements of a methodology
  • Overview a sample methodology
  • A governance framework
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Why do this course?

The Project Management Office (PMO) helps the organisation implement value to the process and prevent disruptions. Build a career out of simplifying projects and fostering continuous innovation at your company. Help make it easier to navigate in a fast-paced corporate environment. For that, it is essential to understand the best practices for running PMO, in contrast to common pitfalls.

This PMO training course focuses on learning key delivery practices and processes every Agile team should implement into their business to reach success. PMO Essentials course aims to give you the knowledge to establish, improve and work with a strategic PMO by design, not by default.

You will also benefit from enthusiastic, interactive lectures delivered by an internationally renowned project, programme and portfolio management practitioner with over 15 years of industry experience.

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This course is perfect for...

  • Project Managers, Programme Managers or Portfolio Managers
  • PMO teams
  • Mid to senior-level professionals implementing change and organisational strategy execution
  • Anyone who wants to know how to build and maintain a PMO
  • Anyone who wants to advance their career and upgrade their project management and PMO skills
  • Anyone who wants to bring more value to their CPD
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about key PMO processes and programmes
Why Study with IPM?
Reputation & History
Project Management Experts
Advance your PMO
Unparalleled Experience
Student Hub & Community
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Reputation & History
  • Established in 1989 as the first Irish professional body dedicated to the promotion of project management as a discipline.
  • Trained 40,000 Professionals and Certified 6,000 Project Managers.
  • National Body for IPMA® in Ireland.
  • First PMP Certification exam hosted in Ireland.
  • Globally recognised certification body.
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Project Management Experts

The Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the discipline of project, programme and portfolio management. Unlike other organisations, which offer a large variety of training programmes across many functional areas, our focus is purely on project management.

As a result, we attract the highest calibre of international lecturers – who offer invaluable knowledge to our students.

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Advance your PMO

Recent research findings show high-performing PMOs are delivering on multiple aspects across five key dimensions of PMO maturity: governance, integration and alignment, processes, technology and data, and people.

This course will help you learn what are the key attributes of high-performing PMOs and the steps you need to take to establish one, create a positive impact in your organisation and ultimately deliver more successful project outcomes.

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Unparalleled Experience

Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty composed of a group of subject matter experts with unparalleled proficiency and knowledge in project, programme and portfolio management.

Lecturers range from Project Directors to former Heads of Project Management Certification Authorities.

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Student Hub & Community

Our dedicated Student Support team is here to help you stay relevant and connected to achieve your career goals.

Joining the Institute’s community offers you an immersive and engaging learning experience where flexibility and interaction are key. Classroom and virtual learners will gain access to the Institute’s hub where they can find additional resources and connect with other participants to brainstorm, be inspired and share ideas.

Fee & Schedules

This course can be provided to your staff at your own premises with a convenient and cost-effective solution. Learn more

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Lots of methods to take back to the workplace
I attended the one day PMO Essentials course. This was my 3rd training course with this institute. Very well organised. Good instructor and materials, with lots of methods to take back to the workplace and implement.
Highly recommended
The course was very informative and presented by great speakers throughout..
Great lecturers and Project Management material
The Institute of Project Management has given me two fantastic courses in Project Management. I highly recommend them for any further education in Project Management.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find your questions answered and everything you need to know about the course.

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How long is the course?

The course runs for 1 day, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

How much is the course fee?

The course fee is €475, which includes access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings and unlimited support from our Student Success team.

Is the course running in the classroom?

It is our intention to run the course in the classroom again. However, as of this moment, the course is running fully online to follow health and safety guidelines.

 

A recording of each online lecture will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.

Will I get a certificate with this course?

Successful completion of this programme results in a Certification of Completion and 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

What are the PMO Essentials course delivery modes (online & classroom)? 

The Institute offers online course attendance for all participants. Albeit, participants in locations such as Dublin, Dundalk, Cork, Galway and Limerick can also attend our classes in physical classrooms. Please note that these may have been affected by Covid-19. A recording of each online lecture will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.