P3O® Foundation + Exam

P3O® Foundation Course + Exam

P3O® Foundation Certification

Aligned to other Global Practices such as Prince2®, MOR® and MSP® incorporate principles, processes and techniques that will facilitate programme and project management with support structures. This provides an overview of P3O® models, services and their functions along with their integration with organizations.

As other exams this is the entry exam to P3O® certifications. The next certification is the Practitioner level exam. Successful P3O® exam candidates will have the understanding and sufficient knowledge of the guidance of P3O® and will be able to interact effectively with or act as an well-versed member within P3O® office.

This certification is a key requirement for the following jobs:

  • Project Board members
  • Team Managers
  • Business Change Analysts
  • Project and Programme Office personnel
  • Operational line managers / staff

No pre-requisites for this course

Candidates can achieve this certification by passing following exam(s).

  1.  Portfolio Programme Project Offices® Foundation

The certification exam if included in your course can be registered and attempted within 3 months of course/module completion at Logitrain training centre on weekdays during normal business hours (excludes public holidays)

Official Portfolio Programme Project Offices® Foundation Handbook

(Course material provided is shown above)

  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to the Introduction, the principles of a P3O® model and its elements
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to the business justification for implementing a P3O®
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to selecting the right P3O® model and its functions and services
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to the processes to implement and re-energize a P3O®
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to operating a P3O®, including the use of tools and techniques
  • Members of offices within a P3O® model or anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning P3O®
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to the Introduction, the principles of a P3O model and its elements
    • Key PPM definitions:
      • PPM
      • Portfolio, programme and project
      • Portfolio, programme and project management
      • Business as Usual
  • What a P3O is:
    • Definition of P3O
    • The potential elements of a P3O model and their definitions
  • Understand key concepts relating to the Overview, Principles of a P3O model and its elements including the Introduction to P3O
  • Key concepts of a P3O:
  • The objectives of and differences between portfolios, programmes and projects
  • The objectives of and differences between portfolio, programme and project management and how they help to deliver change
  • The organizational context of P3O:
    • The relationship between Business as Usual, change and PPM
    • How the elements of a P3O model align to portfolio, programme and project lifecycles
  • How a P3O provides a decision-enabling/delivery- support model and how each P3O model element helps to deliver change
    • What a P3O is:
      • The relationships between the elements in a P3O model and the organization
      • The objectives and key functions of each P3O model
    • The governance responsibilities of, and services offered by, a P3O and its links with other aspects of corporate governance
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to the business justification for implementing a P3O
    • The ways that a P3O can help an organization deliver its strategy:
      • The elements of Business change governance support and enablement
      • The terms ‘doing the right programmes and projects’ and ‘doing programmes and projects right’
  • Understand key concepts relating to the justification for implementing a P3O
    • How a P3O can help an organization deliver its strategy and add value, including its role in supporting and enabling business change governance
    • The Best Management Practice principles for extracting value from programme and project management and how a P3O model can help deliver them
    • How to recognize stakeholders and the typical requirements of different stakeholders
    • The P3O Value Matrix and how it can be used to identify stakeholder needs
    • How to recognize the problem to be solved by establishing the P3Oand the analysis of recent issues and reviews
    • The use of P3M3 assessments to identify key P3O functions
    • The role of the outline Vision Statement and initial Blueprint in defining how the P3O will add value
    • The purpose, typical contents and approach to developing the P3O Business Case
  • Typical P3O capabilities and linked outcomes, benefit drivers, and the use of a Benefits Map to show relationships between outputs, capabilities, outcomes and benefits
  • Typical constraints and how they impact on implementation
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
    • What they are
    • Their purpose
    • How they can be used to measure the success of a P3O
  • KPIs:
    • Typical KPIs to measure the success of a P3O
    • Minimum areas for setting improvement targets
  • Common barriers to P3O implementation and how to overcome them
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to selecting the right P3O model and its functions and services
    • The three different functional areas in which the P3O can provide services
    • The different types of offices which a P3O can consist of, specifically permanent or temporary
  • Understand key concepts relating to selecting the right P3O model and its functions and services
    • The different strategic planning or portfolio support functions offered within a P3O
    • The different delivery support functions offered within a P3O
    • The different centre of excellence (COE) functions or services offered within a P3O
    • Typical factors that may affect the design of the P3O model
    • Where a P3O should report in order to add value to an organization
    • The types of P3O models and how they differ for centralized versus decentralized offices
    • The characteristics and underlying success factors for a P3O model with an organization portfolio office
    • The characteristics and underlying success factors for a P3O model with hub portfolio offices
    • The characteristics and underlying success factors for a virtual P3O model
    • The characteristics and underlying success factors for a temporary P3O model
    • The reasons for and key considerations of distributed models
    • How and why the emphasis of functions and services offered by the different offices in a P3O model can differ
    • The need to integrate a P3O model with the wider organizational model, the role of the Head of P3O in doing so, and the use of embedded resources
    • Independent P3O assurance services and how they can be delivered
    • How P3O governance services align with the wider organization
    • The role of information assurance and the role the P3O will typically play in supporting it
    • Typical non-PPM functions which are sometimes undertaken by a P3O and why, and the impact this can have on a P3O
    • The key drivers and other factors which should be considered when sizing a P3O
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to the processes to implement and re-energize a P3O
    • The key activities in the implementation lifecycle for a permanent P3O and their sequence
    • The four sections of a typical P3O Blueprint
  • Understand key concepts relating to implementing and re- energising a P3O
    • The need to use a defined process to implement the P3O, typically based on MSP principles
    • The key activities and outputs of the Identify process
    • The key activities and outputs of the Define process
    • The use and typical content of a P3O
    • Which reports are created at portfolio, programme and project level or by transition management and the typical information flows between the P3O model and senior management and the wider organization
    • The key sources of threats to achieving the Blueprint
    • The key activities and outputs of the Deliver (Deliver Capability/Realize Benefits) and Close processes
    • The implementation lifecycle for a temporary programme or project office:
      • The focused set of stakeholders
      • Organizational context
      • Definition and implementation of a temporary programme or project office
  • The implementation lifecycle for a temporary programme or project office:
    • Running a temporary office through to delivery
    • Treatment of internal resources

The implementation lifecycle for a temporary programme or project office:

  • Closing down a temporary office
  • Recycling
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to operating a P3O, including the use of tools and techniques
    • The three ways tools may be used
  • Understand key concepts relating to operating a P3O, including the use of tools and techniques
  • What tools and techniques are, how they can be used and where they can typically be found within an organization
  • Typical benefits of using standard tools and techniques
  • Typical critical success factors that will ensure the successful implementation of tools and techniques:
    • Typical critical success factors
    • How to achieve critical success factors
    • How organizational maturity impacts on successful implementation
  • Common P3O tools and their functions
  • Typical objectives, uses and benefits of P3O techniques:
    • Portfolio prioritization and optimization
    • Complexity modelling
  • Typical objectives, uses and benefits of P3O techniques:
    • Management Dashboards
    • Knowledge Management
  • Typical objectives, uses and benefits of P3O techniques:
    • P3O Information Portal
    • Facilitation – workshop techniques
  • Typical objectives, uses and benefits of P3O techniques:
    • Skills development and maintenance
    • Business-process swimlanes
  • Typical objectives, uses and benefits of P3O techniques:
    • Capacity planning for resource management
    • Assurance, gated reviews and health checks
  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to the roles in a P3O model
    • The three types of P3O roles and whether a specified P3O role is a management, generic or functional role
  • Understand key concepts relating to the roles and responsibilities in a P3O model
    • The skills and competencies needed for P3O staff
    • The purpose, including skills and attributes where stated, of each P3O management role
    • The purpose, including skills and attributes where stated, of each P3O generic role
    • The purpose, including skills and attributes where stated, of each P3O functional role
    • The key responsibilities of each P3O management role
    • The key responsibilities of each P3O generic role

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What is included with the P3O® Foundation Course?

Includes $482 Exam Fee

Take the certification exam within 3 months of course / module completion

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Includes Books & Meals

Course material in hardcopy included for you to keep. Full-time courses include meals

Includes Mock & Test Questions

Mock tests included in full-time courses for 3 months from course completion

Includes Course Retake

Sit through the entire course again to clear any doubts. Included in full-time courses

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Take the official vendor certification exam at the Logitrain training center

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