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Project Management Professional Program: Planning and Implementing Project Management Office (PMO)

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Over the last few years, the relevance of PMO in the organization has grown tremendously because PMOs have increased the project success rates and made project delivery more standardized and predictable. The PMOs are evolving with time and the PMO maturity level has been increasing.

It is believed that "organizations, who establish standards for project management, including a PMO with suitable governance, will experience half the major project cost overruns, delays, and cancellations of those that fail to do so"- Gartner 2010 Survey

This course shows you how PMOs are established in organizations and how to overcome barriers of implementing them.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Relate organizational strategy to project framework
  • Appreciate the benefits of establishing a Project Management Office (PMO) in the organization
  • Understand how PMOs are setup
  • Differentiate between the different types of PMOs
  • Determine the appropriate PMO structure for the organization
  • Recognize and overcome barriers related to PMO implementation

Course Outline

Day 1

Project Management Framework & Introduction

  • Overview of Project Management
  • Project Management Context
  • Areas of Expertise needed by the Project Team
  • Role of the Project Manager
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Organizational Cultures and Structures
  • Project Governance
  • Project Management Process Groups and Knowledge Areas

Day 2

Enterprise Project Management

  • Enterprise Project Management Model
  • Project Management Maturity Levels Introduction to Project Management Office
  • What is a PMO?
  • Why are PMOs increasing?
  • Key Benefits of a PMO
  • PMO Functions/ Roles

Day 3

Introduction to Project Management Office (cont’d)

  • PMO Framework
  • PMO- Governance
  • Types of PMO
  • PMO Model
  • PMO Success Factors
  • Challenges of PMOs

Day 4

PMO Development Roadmap

  • Requirements to consider before starting
  • PMO Establishment Strategy Initiating & Planning a PMO
  • Gaining Stakeholder Buy-in
  • Creating PMO Charter

Implementing a PMO

  • Dimensions of Implementing a PMO
  • How to implement a PMO successfully

Day 5

Managing a PMO

  • PMO monitoring Model
  • Measuring the Value of PMO
  • PMO Value Scale
  • PMO Competency Continuum
  • PMO Best Practices

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for PMO directors and managers, project sponsors, senior PM practitioners, PMO staff, managers of PMs, functional managers, PMs and professionals who want to start their careers with PMO, and others involved in establishing PMOs.


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