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P3O® Foundation & Practitioner

What is it about?

P3O supports and is aligned to PRINCE2®, MSP®, M_o_R® and MoP®. It brings together a set of principles, processes and techniques to help the project management office (PMO) provide a balanced portfolio of change and ensure consistent delivery of projects and programmes across the business.

It provides a centre of excellence for the
organization which includes the setting of standards.

It is a flexible approach to supporting, controlling and assuring change initiatives because “one-size does not fit all” and your version of a P3O must be matched to your organizations situation and needs.

How is the Course presented?

Our experienced internationally accredited trainers deliver interactive and practical experiences through:

  • Classroom
  • Virtual instructor-led on Zoom (requires laptop and stable internet connection)
  • At your premises (for groups)
    • This is an intensive 4-day course:

    • Foundation – 2 days
    • Practitioner – 2 days

    Based on demand, training is run during the week, on weekends or alternately during evenings.

    What is included?

    • Digital accredited course material
    • P3O e-Book (hardcopy available upon request)
    • “P3O in a Nutshell” handout that explains the Principles, Themes and Processes in a student friendly manner
    • Two Foundation sample exam paper and answer sets
    • Two full Practitioner sample exam paper, answer and rationale sets
    • 4 days training
    • Examination fees
    • PDU and CPD points (ask us)

What does the course cover?

  • Differences between Portfolio, Programme and Project Management
  • Developing a Business Case for implementing P3O
  • High-level P3O model and its component offices
  • Key functions and services of a P3O
  • Reasons for establishing a P3O model
  • Differences between types of P3O model and the factors that influence selection of the most appropriate model
  • Processes to implement or re-energize a P3O
  • Tools and techniques used by a P3O
  • Purpose and major responsibilities of the defined roles

How will I be examined?

Foundation Exam: Multiple choice, one-hour, closed book exam. Delegates must obtain 50% (35 out of the 70 available marks).

Practitioner Exam: Objective Test Exam (OTE), two and a half hour, multiple choice open-book exam. Delegates must obtain 50% 40 out of the 80 available marks).

    Exams can either be conducted as:

  • Classroom – online or paper based
  • Your premises – Peoplecert proctored with a voucher valid for 6 months


“As a first time P3O attendee of the course all I can say is that every day is a interesting discovery.”
P3O – Sharon Mohale – virtual class July 2020
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