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Course type: E-learning
Duration: 18 hours
Delivery: Online
Included: P3O Foundation Exam, P3O Official manual (Digital)
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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.

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.

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

This course includes the following:

  • 12 months online access to our accredited P3O Foundation learning
  • The cost of the P3O Foundation examination (must be taken online via remote proctor within 12 months of purchase) 
  • The official P3O manual (digital)
  • P3O Foundation exam simulator

Optional extras:

  • Official P3O manual (hardcopy)

Materials

Digital official manual: You will be sent an email invitation within 48 hours of your purchase to register on the Peoplecert portal. Once registered you will be able to access the digital version of your manual.

Hardcopy official manual: If you decide to purchase the hardcopy official manual as an optional extra your manual will be shipped to your chosen address within 48 hours of purchase.

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.
 

Exams are taken online via remote proctor. You will be sent an email invitation within 48 hours of your purchase to register on the Peoplecert portal. Once registered you will be able to book your online exam at a date and time of your choice. You are responsible for booking your own exam. For more information about how to take your exam and the technical requirements, please click here.

Exam format

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

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