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P3O®

Course type:
E-learning
Duration:

18 hours

Delivery:
Online
Optional add-ons:
P3O manual, Back-up CD
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P3O® Foundation E-learning

This accredited P3O Foundation online course provides you with a full understanding of the Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) method, and all you need to pass the P3O Foundation exam first time. The course is approved and accredited by AXELOS Limited.

Course overview

About the course

You won't have to pay for travel and accommodation as this course allows you to train anywhere, anytime and you won't have to take time off work. All you need is access to the internet and you can study when and where it suits you!

The e-learning is broken into bite-size lessons and combines leading-edge multi-media including video and interactive exercises for optimum enjoyment and knowledge retention.

Note: this package is licenced for use by a single-named private individual only. We have separate offers available for corporate users and groups. Contact us on +44 (0)1270 611600 for details.

What's covered?

P3O Overview

  • What a P3O is and why it is relevant
  • Who the P3O guidance is aimed at
  • The differences between Projects, Programmes, and Portfolio Management

P3O Services & Functions

  • The objectives of each functional or service area
  • Strategic Planning, Delivery Support and Centre of Excellence
  • Assurance services, through gated reviews or audit
  • P3O governance

Model Structures

  • Services and functions delivered through various design models
  • What kind of model to deploy
  • The reporting structure of a P3O model
  • Critical success factors of a P3O structure
  • Information Assurance for projects and programmes

How to operate a P3O

  • Portfolio prioritisation, Management Dashboards,Information Portals and Knowledge Management
  • Some of the facilitated workshops a P3O may be asked to lead
  • Business process swim-lane diagrams and the benefits they can bring
  • How approaches can be tailored for different demands

P3O Roles & Responsibilities

  • P3O “Management & Generic” roles and those that are “functional”
  • The purpose of each role, and be aware of some of the key responsibilities of each
  • How the roles might be implemented within the various P3O models
  • Some of the key skills and competencies needed within a P3O

Developing a P3O Business Case, Why have a P3O?

  • The benefits of a P3O, and the capabilities of a P3O
  • The Principles for Extracting Value. A Value Matrix
  • What performance improvements can be expected

How to implement or re-energise a P3O

  • A Blueprint for a programme of change, for a successful P3O
  • The lifecycle needed for P3O implementation
  • How to setup and run a temporary office structure

Case Studies

  • A large bureaucratic organisation delivering health services to various government departments across Europe
  • A medium sized organisation delivering hardware and software solutions to their broad customer base
  • A small organisation delivering construction project management for their clients

P3O Foundation Examination Technique

  • How to approach the P3O examination
  • P3O examination simulator

Featuring sample questions from the P3O examination, using the correct timing and providing feedback for each question
PLUS...
Additional free resources for implementing a P3O, analysing the environment, and a self assessment of maturity.

Target audience

This course is for those requiring an understanding of Portfolio Management and the supporting environment for successful programmes and projects. Managers attempting to provide a structure for prioritisation and control of corporate organisational investments, particularly those using PRINCE2® and MSP®, although any methodology can be effectively improved using the P3O model.
 

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for studying this course or qualification other than an understanding of the project and programme environment.

Learning objectives

By the end of the Foundation level you should understand the key principles and terminology within the P3O guidance. Additionally you should understand the: 

  • High-level P3O model and its component offices 
  • Differences between Portfolio, Programme and Project Management 
  • 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

What's included?

  • 12 months online access to our P3O Foundation course
  • P3O Foundation exam: valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exam must be taken online via remote proctor
  •  Full tutor support
  •  Exam simulator

Optional extras: 

  • P3O Official manual

Materials

Product includes:

  • P3O Foundation mock exam simulator
  • This product includes the official exam fee
  • Online exam with remote invigilation

Please note: A back-up CD is available as an optional extra for this product and will only be valid for the course period.

Duration of access

12 months online access to the accredited P3O Foundation course

Tutor support

  • Full tutorial support plus many additional materials to help put P3O into practice.
  • You will also receive full tutor support via phone and email while you study so you can ask any questions as you go.

Exam information

  • Multiple choice
  • 75 questions - 70 live questions and 5 trial
  • 60 minutes
  • 50% pass mark - 35 out of 70
  • Closed book

Course videos

Welcome to ILX Group video links

Click on a video link below to find out more about ILX Group and our PRINCE2 training services.

FAQs

FAQs for exam bookings with e-learning products

What's the difference between an exam code and an exam voucher?

The exam code is issued by ILX and is valid for the same length of time as your e-learning licence. You will need your exam code to redeem your exam voucher.

The exam voucher is only valid for one month, and you will be issued with this once you have redeemed your exam code. You will need your exam voucher to book your exam.

How long is my ILX exam code valid for?

Your exam code is valid for the same length of time as your e-learning licence.

How long will it take for my exam code to be issued?

Your exam code will be issued via email within 24 hours of purchasing your e-learning licence.

How do I redeem my ILX exam code?

When you are ready to take your exam, enter your exam code into the box on our redeem your ILX exam voucher page. Within 48 hours of redeeming your exam code you will receive your exam voucher and full instructions on how to book your chosen exam.

How long is my exam voucher valid for?

Once issued the exam voucher is valid for a one month period. Therefore, please ensure you only redeem your code once you are in a position to book your exam.

How do I book my exam?

Full instructions on how to book your exam will be sent with your exam voucher.

What do I do if I lose my ILX exam code?

Get in touch with us at contactus@ilxgroup.com.

Need more help or want to get in touch with us?

If you have any questions or need help redeeming your exam voucher, please get in touch with us at contactus@ilxgroup.com.