By attending this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to set up and build an effective Project Management Office (PMO). This course is meant to help the project management team define an effective approach and establish an effective strategy in setting up their PMO. PMOs are of many types and can go through various stages in their development life cycle. This course emphasizes and proposes an effective approach to successfully implement a PMO taking into consideration many underlying components.

In today’s project driven economy, businesses are increasingly struggling to juggle project delivery targets with profit margins. There is increasing pressure to execute efficiently using a limited number of resources. As such, it has become essential to structure the project management office so that it can become the engine that drives profitable performance for the organization.

John Anderson

Dr Petros Rigas delivers an outstanding course. Petros is passionate about teaching project management. If you are serious about getting your PMP, then look no further than his 5 day bootcamp. Do what he says and you will most certainly pass the first time. Good luck.

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Key Features of Setting up a PMO Step by Step Workshop

What You Get in Class

  • A comprehensive set of workshop notes will be issued to every attendee.
  • Step-by-step guide for successful PMO implementation across organization
  • Learn tools and techniques to enhance PMO effectiveness
  • Project Victor Course completion certification
  • 2-Days at a reputable hotel that includes 2 coffee breaks and International Buffet lunch
  • Pens, Pencils, Markers, Eraser

Course Duration

Three Days (equivalent to 21 Contact Hours or Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Delivery Method

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce delegates to the concept and values of setting up a Project Management Office
  • Understand key ingredients of project management office (PMO) – Processes, structure, operations, tools and techniques
  • Get equipped to adapt PMO within the organization
  • Learn the critical success factors for implementing effective PMOs
  • Minimize the road to project success through the use of good PMO Management

Target Audience

  • Project managers, Project directors, Program Directors and portfolio heads
  • Functional, business headsand project management consultants
  • Senior management PMO staff, Quality assurance staff

Course Content

  • Need of a PMO in an organization
  • PMO services landscape
  • Roadmap for setting up PMO
  • PMO at strategic level
  • PMO as center of excellence
  • PMO operations
  • Improving PMO effectiveness on ongoing basis

Course Outline

Day 1

Need of a PMO in an organization

  • Organizational project challenges and pain areas
  • Drivers for PMO
  • PMO for achieving business objectives and benefits

PMO services landscape

  • PMO services and models
  • Focus areas for PMO

Roadmap for setting up PMO

  • Defining PMO objectives and scope
  • Defining PMO services, responsibilities and KPI’s
  • Creating roadmap for PMO adoption
  • Introduction of the case study for hands-on activity

Day 2

Case study based hands-on activity for Day 1 learnings

PMO at strategic level

  • Governance structure and PMO interfaces
  • Steering committee for strategic decisions

PMO as center of excellence

  • Defining and standardizing organizational processes for project management
  • Defining metrics implementation framework
  • Defining strategy for change and risk management
  • Selection of enterprise project management tools
  • Project repository and knowledge management
  • Learning and development of project management personnel

Case study based hands-on activity for Day 2 learnings

Day 3

PMO operations

  • Project review and audits
  • Project support and guidance
  • Adoption of process improvement framework
  • Management and stakeholder communications

Improving PMO effectiveness on ongoing basis

  • PMO KPI dashboard
  • Process improvement and feedback loop
  • Tracking business benefit realization

Discussion about EPM tool

Reflection of PMO workshop learnings and discussion of adoption strategy (open house discussion and Q and A)

Other Information (any other information you have included that helps potential participants under further the purpose of this course).

Workshop delivery methodology

  • Case study based approach for workshop
  • Active participation through problem statements, group discussions and role plays
  • Extensive use of real-life templates and other PMO artifacts for effective learning and application

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