P3O Foundation & Practitioner (P3OFP)
P3O is the Axelos standard for the design of decision-making processes regarding changes in organizations. P3O provides a guideline for the design of portfolio, program and project offices in organizations.
The P3O Foundation & Practitioner Course is an interactive, classroom-based learning experience. The course covers the curriculi of both foundation and practitioner level. The P3O Foundation level content provides the participant with sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to interact effectively with, or act as an informed member of, an office within a P3O model. It enables participants to successfully complete the associated P30 Foundation exam and achieve the qualification.
The P3O Practitioner level content provides the participant with sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to design, implement, manage or work within any component office of a P3O model. It enables participants to successfully complete the associated P30 Practitioner exam and achieve the qualification.
In this P3O Foundation & Practitioner Course, participants will be prepared to successfully attempt the P3O Foundation and Practitioner exams and learn how to implement or re-energize a P3O model in their own organization.
Who should attend
- Those who aspire to join a portfolio, program, or project office environment.
- Those who are new to a portfolio, program, or project office environment.
- Those who are considering deploying or reconfiguring the P3O model.
- Those who want to delve into optimization of the strategic decision making.
There are no formal prerequisites. However, you are required to have passed the P30 Foundation exam in order to be certified at the Practitioner level.
- Design a high-level P3O model and its component offices.
- List the component offices in a P3O model.
- Differentiate between Portfolio, Program, and Project Management.
- List the key functions and services of a P3O.
- List the reasons for establishing a P3O model.
- Compare different types of P3O model.
- List the factors that influence selection of the most appropriate P3O model for an organization.
- Define the processes to implement or re-energize a P3O.
- List the tools and techniques used by a P3O.
- Define the purpose and major responsibilities of the defined roles in a P3O model.
- Manage one of the offices using the P3O guidance.
- Design, implement, manage, or work within any component office of a P3O model.
- Identify the elements, roles, and functions deployed in a generalized P3O model.
Detailed Course Outline
Introduction to P3O
- What is the purpose of P3O?
- What are P3Os
- Portfolio, programme and project lifecycles
- Governance and the P3O
Designing a P3O Model
- Factors that affect the design
- Design considerations
- What functions and services should the P3O offer
- Roles and responsibilities
- Sizing and tailoring of the P3O model
Why Have a P3O
- How a P3O adds value
- Maximizing that value
- Getting investment for the P3O
- Overcoming common barriers
How to Implement or Re-Energize a P3O
- Implementation lifecycle for a permanent P3O
- Implementation lifecycle for a temporary programme or project office
- Organizational context
- Definition and implementation
How to Operate a P3O
- Overview of tools and techniques
- Benefits of using standard tools and techniques
- Critical success factors
- P3O tools
- P3O techniques