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Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O®)

P3O® provides universally applicable guidance that combines a set of principles, processes and techniques that facilitate effective portfolio, programme and project management through enablement, challenge and support structures. 

This course is ideal for members of offices within a P3O model or anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning P3O and those wishing to pursue higher level certifications, for example: head of P30® (Portfolio Office, Programme Office or Centre of Excellence), Portfolio, Programme or Project Office staff, especially those looking to work within a P3O® model.

P3O Foundation eLearning

Price: £550 + VAT
Duration: Approx. 10 hours self-study
Access: 12 months 
Included: 
interactive eLearning with embedded videos, questions with model answers, practical examples of good practice and worked exercises using a scenario/case study to improve your understanding and ability to apply the material.

Online exams, accredited trainer support and official P3O® eBook (digital) manual, sample papers and answers.

Pre-Requisites: Previous experience of P3O or Programme Office environment

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P3O Foundation exam: 

  • 60 minutes
  • 70 live multiple choice questions and 5 trail multiple choice questions
  • 35/70 required to pass = 50% pass mark
  • Closed book 

P3O Foundation & Practitioner eLearning

Price: £950 + VAT
Duration: Approx. 14 hours self-study
Access: 12 months 
Included: interactive eLearning with embedded videos, questions with model answers, practical examples of good practice and worked exercises using a scenario/case study to improve your understanding and ability to apply the material.

Online exams, accredited trainer support and official P3O® eBook (digital) manual, sample papers and answers.

Pre-Requisites: Previous experience of P3O or Programme Office environment

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P3O Practitoner exam:

  • Objective testing 
  • 150 minutes
  • 4 questions worth 20 marks each
  • 40/80 required to pass = 50% pass mark
  • Open book exam. Candidates may use the official printed hard copy of the Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices: P3O.

P3O In-House


Our in-house option offers the course content to be delivered by one of our accredited trainers, either as virtual event, face to face or via blended learning.  

This option also includes the interactive eLearning resources such as the modules and sample papers and answers.

Contact us via the 'Enquire Now' button below and include the course title within your enquiry.
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Pre-Requisites: previous experience of a Programme Management environment

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In-house, workplace, virtual and eLearning options all use online exams. Online exams are arranged through Aspire Europe; you can sit your exam at home or in the office. You will be monitored by the online invigilator (ProctorU) via a webcam.
P3M Examination options (aspireeurope.com)

Module 1 - Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O) Introduction

This section covers:

  • Aligning Portfolios, Programmes and Projects
  • Definitions
  • Context of P3O®
  • Decision Support
  • Delivery Support

Module 2 - Value Proposition

This section covers:

  • Value for Senior Managers
  • How is Value Added?
  • P3O Matrix
  • Common Barriers
  • Timescales
  • Key Benefits
  • Principles for Extracting Value
  • Getting Investments for the P3O
  • Demonstrating Value for the P3O
  • Establishing the P3O Cost Model

Module 3 - Design Concepts and Lifecycle

This section covers:

  • P3O Models
  • Success factors
  • P3O Reporting Lines

Module 4 - Services, Functions and Roles

This section covers:

  • Functional Areas of a P3O
  • Permenant versus Temporary
  • Information Assurance
  • Skills and Competences of P3O
  • Function Planning and Prioritising
  • P3O Management Roles
  • Integration with Coporate Functions
  • Embedded Resources - Virtual Offices
  • P3O Scope
  • Management and Generic Roles
  • Planning for each Function
  • P3O Management roles
  • P3O Functional Roles
  • The Value of P3O for Senior Managers

Module 5 - Tools and Techniques

This section covers:

  • Overview of Tools and Techniques
  • Benefits of Automated Tools
  • Critical Success Factors
  • P3O Common Tools
  • Enterprise PPM (EPM) Solutions
  • The Portfolio Environment
  • Portfolio Definition - Categorisation
  • Prioritisation
  • Portfolio Dashboard
  • Information & Knowledge Management
  • Facilitation and Techniques
  • Example Trackers for the P3O Process
  • Assurance, Gated Review, Health Checks

Additional modules (Combined course only) - Practitioner Exam Preparation

These modules cover Practitioner Question Information for the following aspects of P3O:

  • Roles
  • Models and Tailoring
  • How to operate a P3O
  • Why have a P3O?
  • Implement and Re-energise

For any further enquires for this course, fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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