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Building and Evolving a Project Management Office

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

3610

Duration

3 Days

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Provide a means of centralisation, standardisation, and greater project oversight within your organisation by building an effective Project Management Office (PMO). In this training course, you gain the skills and competencies needed to structure a PMO — including how to analyse portfolio and project success, implement a governance model, and conduct and apply lessons learned.

You Will Learn How To

  • Develop a vision and charter of a Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Evolve a PMO to improve project success
  • Automate processes in Project Portfolio Management tools
  • Enhance alignment of project management with portfolio management
  • Evolve PMO maturity through continuous improvement

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Project management experience at the level of:
    • Course 287, Complex Project Management, or
    • Course 340, Project Management for Software Development

Course Outline

  • Identifying the Value of a PMO
  • Why you need a Project Management Office
  • Developing a PMO vision statement
  • Creating a PMO charter
  • Building a Case for PMO

Benchmarking PMO maturity

  • Examining different maturity levels
  • Leveraging a framework to assess maturity
  • Considering the current state of project and portfolio management
  • Defining the to-be state
  • Analysing the gap between the current and to-be state

Planning for success

  • Constructing an approach for each maturity criteria by selecting the right combination
  • Establishing PMO responsibilities within the organisation
  • Developing a roadmap to mature the PMO
  • Standardising and Automating Project Management Processes

Planning for standardised processes

  • Recognising the benefits of standardisation
  • Building/updating processes for your environment
  • Developing standard document templates

Leveraging Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

  • Bridging "doing the right projects" with "doing the project right"
  • Researching, recommending and selecting the right PPM tool/features
  • Linking project management and portfolio management with a PPM tool
  • Centralising resource and capacity management
  • Connecting PPM with a financial management system

Implementing a content repository

  • Establishing standards for storing all project content
  • Automating collaborative processes with tools
  • Housing PMO content for project and portfolio managers
  • Benefiting from integrating the PPM
  • Managing Project Training and Support

Supporting project management

  • Balancing project staffing and career development
  • Structuring project knowledge management

Providing the appropriate level of mentoring

  • Mentoring and coaching project managers' skill development
  • Building strong project/portfolio management competencies
  • Performing independent project audits to encourage growth and learning
  • Providing project recovery assistance to meet goals
  • Applying Performance Measures

Analysing portfolio and project progress

  • Defining key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Incorporating Earned Value Management (EVM) to KPI
  • Measuring project costs and benefits against the plan
  • Establishing KPI roles and responsibilities

Reporting progress

  • Collecting and reporting on exceptions
  • Assessing current at risk projects/portfolios
  • Providing leadership with performance reports
  • Ensuring Proper Governance

Selecting and implementing a governance model

  • Defining governance roles and responsibilities
  • Providing guidance and control

Structuring and developing PMO roles and responsibilities

  • Validating compliance to standards and regulations
  • Ensuring the "projects are done right"
  • Facilitating project portfolio management
  • Promoting and funding for the next project phase
  • Implementing Change and Continuous Improvement
  • Rolling out controlled change for positive adoption
  • Fostering project management image and culture
  • Evolving the PMO maturity framework
  • Incorporating best practices
  • Conduct and implement lessons learned
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Tuition Fee

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£1695

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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online at any time after class and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 12 PDUs
Leadership : 1 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 4 PDUs

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