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As businesses increasingly adapt portfolio, programme and project management, there is an increasing need for an effective infrastructure, namely the programme/project office, to support them.
The need for an effective support structure increases not only with the number of programmes and projects undertaken, but also with the significance placed on these initiatives. Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) is a best practice guidance from AXELOS addressing this functionality.
The P3O model provides a decision and delivery support structure for enabling change within an organisation. This may be provided through a single permanent office such as, the Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Enterprise or Corporate Programme Office. Alternatively, it may be provided through a linked set of offices (portfolio office, programme offices, project offices).
P3O is aligned with PRINCE2® and MSP® and blends in one place a set of principles, processes and techniques to facilitate effective portfolio, programme and project management through enablement, challenge and support structures. These structures bridge the gap between the strategy and policy makers, and the delivery arm of the organisation.
Foundation – those working within a P3O environment who need to understand the principles and terminology of P3O
Practitioner – those managing and working within a P3O component requiring a full understanding of how to justify, build and manage a P3O
The Foundation course aims to certify participants in P3O Foundation Level and enable them to demonstrate a good understanding of the programme and project support office functions, acting as an informed member of a P3O. Overall, the course assists in developing an appreciation of the issues and challenges that face Programme and Project Managers.
The Practitioner course prepares participants to undertake and pass the P3O Practitioner Exam. The Practitioner level qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to apply and tailor it to a given scenario situation.
The course includes review, consolidation of concepts and exam questions for the Practitioner level certification. Please note the Practitioner course is an examination preparation course and focuses on the application of P3O to prepare candidates for the Practitioner examination.
These courses explore the following areas:
As part of PM-Partners’ new integrated learning solution, this course offers students the option to attend our bespoke classroom in person or virtually by dialling in from a remote location. Trainers are skilled at both delivery methods and use the latest in virtual technology to simultaneously provide participants with the same interactive, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience. Whichever delivery mode learners choose, comprehension and recall techniques will be used to provide them with a solid understanding of P3O.
For group bookings, courses can be customised to suit your requirements and conducted onsite at your premises, at our training centre, or virtually.
Virtual training: You can learn more about our virtual delivery here.
Weekend courses: These are conducted over two full weekends.
Materials: A comprehensive participant workbook and a course eBook are provided for both courses. A course hard copy is available for purchase at an additional cost.
The Foundation course includes the P3O Foundation online exam which consists of:
Practitioner course includes the P3O Practitioner online exam which consists of:
On the last day of your course you will receive an invitation to book your online proctored exam directly with PeopleCert. You have 6 months to schedule and sit your exam online. Please check the requirements here when making your booking.
Your certification will need to be renewed within three years of its original certification date. Please refer to PeopleCert for more information.
All candidates who pass the P3O Practitioner exam are eligible to claim 1 month’s free access to MyAxelos Membership.
Candidates access the free membership through the results page on the PeopleCert candidate portal.
Take2 Resit Exam Option
PeopleCert provide you with the opportunity to sit your exam knowing that if the outcome is not what you expected, you could have another attempt, at a fraction of the exam price.
Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI) are eligible to earn PDUs for their participation in these courses as follows:
All courses (2 days): 14 PDUs (12 Ways of Working, 1 Business Acumen and 1 Power Skills)
Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/CPPM/CPPD) are eligible to earn 20 CPDs for each of these short courses.
There are no prerequisites for the Foundation course.
To be eligible to sit the P3O Practitioner exam, participants must have attended the Foundation course and obtained a pass in the P3O Foundation exam.
Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.
Melbourne courses are held at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.
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Yes. The exam for this course is to be undertaken online, after the course. Upon passing the exam you will be certified.
Yes. The exam fee is included in the course cost.
Note: You must have completed and passed the Foundation exam as a prerequisite to sitting the Practitioner exam.
Yes. P3O Foundation and P3O Practitioner can be purchased together as a package at a discounted rate.
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