Around the world, there are many organizations in both the public and private sectors, who recognize that their portfolio, programme and project management is best supported through a delivery support office. PRINCE2®, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®), Management of Portfolio’s (MOP®) and Management of Risk (M_o_R®) all touch on the need to provide adequate support structures. P3O® provides a single source of information for guidance or advice on setting up or running an effective delivery support office.
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) is a Best Management Practice certification that brings together a set of principles, processes and techniques to facilitate effective portfolio, programme and project management through enablement, challenge and support structures.
Course and Learning Objectives
The purpose of the Practitioner course is to obtain sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O® guidance to design, implement, manage or work within any component office of a P3O® model. Candidates will have an overall understanding of the elements, roles, functions and tools and techniques deployed in a generalized P3O model. Additional training may be required if the candidate is to take up one of the specialist roles in the P3O organization.
Course Student Material
Students will receive a P3O® Practitioner classroom workbook containing all of the presentation materials, course notes, case study and sample exams. As a prerequisite, students need to acquire the official AXELOS P3O® manual.
P3O® Practitioner certificates
The MSP AXELOS Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P30®) - 2013 edition - Book is a prerequisite for this course (ISBN: 9780113314225).
About the Examination
The Practitioner Exam is open book. It takes 2 1/2 hours and has 4 questions, 20 marks each. Maximum score is 80 marks. 50% or 40 marks is sufficient to pass.
A PRINCE2® Foundation certificate is recommended.
P3O Practitioner is aimed at candidates wanting to take an active role in any of the offices described in the P3O model. While it is particularly suited to candidates fulfilling the management, generic or functional roles described in Appendix A of the P3O guide, it will also be relevant others who see the P3O model as a framework for a career path.
The price of this training includes an exam.