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PMO Learning: P3O Foundation Virtual Course

PMO Learning LTD


£954 inc VAT
Study method
Online with live classes
3 days, Full-time
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Foundation
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The P3O® Foundation Certification is considered to be the second* entry-level training and certification for those working in a Programme or Project Management Office.

The course covers the fundamentals of P3O®, giving you a solid foundation in the P3O® model, the terminology and concepts involved – the course also covers the key functions and services in a P3O® model – considered to be one of the most useful areas for a PMO practitioner. The course also covers the tools and techniques used in a P3O® and looks at the different types of PMOs with the model.


Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Foundation


Course Modules include:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Overview, Principles of a P3O Model
  • Module 3: Why have a P3O?
  • Module 4: Models and Tailoring
  • Module 5: Implementing and Re-energising
  • Module 6: How to Operate a P3O (including Tools and Techniques)
  • Module 7: P3O Roles

In the course, learners will:

  • Learn about the high-level P3O model and its component offices.
  • Understand the key differences between Portfolio, Programme and Project Management.
  • Explore the key functions and services of a P3O.
  • Understand the reasons for establishing a P3O model.
  • Learn about the differences between types of P3O model and the factors that influence the selection of the most appropriate model.
  • Identify the processes to implement or re-energize a P3O.
  • Learn about the tools and techniques used by a P3O.
  • Understand the purpose and significant responsibilities of the defined roles in a P3O.
  • Prepare to pass the P3O Foundation exam and become P3O Foundation certified.

After the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management in the context of P3O.
  • Demonstrate a better understanding of the different types of PMOs within the P3O model.
  • Understand and articulate the need for PMOs within an organisation.
  • Use the P3O functions and services guidance to implement new services or update existing ones.
  • Share group experiences and develop knowledge within the organisation.
  • Demonstrate progress to becoming a competent PMO practitioner.

Who is this course for?

The P3O® Foundation level course is specifically for:

  • Those new to PMO – working in Project Administrator, Project Co-ordinator and Project Support Officer roles
  • Those new to a career in PMO with previous PPM experience
  • Those looking for a career move to project support and PMO
  • Graduates


  • No previous experience or knowledge required

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