AIPMO core certification courses

Compare the three levels of core certifications offered by our educational partner AIPMO



IPMO-FOUNDATION

 

The foundation level certification is for PMO team members, project team members, and any stakeholders involved in a PMO. It sets the foundational knowledge required to understand the mechanics of projects, programs, portfolios, and PMOs, and how to become a competent PMO team member of a project, program, portfolio, and PMO.

Take a look at the IPMO-Foundation course if you are involved in the running, monitoring, and controlling of a PMO.

 

 

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IPMO-PRACTITIONER

 

The practitioner level certification is for PMO managers, directors, consultants, and experienced PMO team members looking to enter a PMO management role. It focuses on APMO’s PMO lifecycle framework and provides an in-depth understanding of PMO principles and practices including the design, implementation, and operation of organizational or initiative specific PMOs. It also covers to a lesser degree AIPMO’s PMO services lifecycle framework, which is covered in detail as one of AIPMO’s foundational courses, PMO Services and Capabilities.

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Who should attend?
  • PMO/project/program/portfolio team members
  • Junior PMO or project managers
  • Project team members involved in the PMO related activities
  • Project/program/portfolio managers with some experience in PMOs
  • Any project or PMO stakeholder wishing to better understand how to run, monitor, and control services in a high-performing PMO setting
Prerequisites
  • Ideally 1 year plus work experience, preferably in a project or PMO role
  • Educated at degree level or similar
Exam Information
  • The exam is moderated by the instructor at the end of the course
  • Open book exam, with 50 multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 1 hour
Key Takeaways
  • Understand how PMOs fit into the world of projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Understand the benefits of viewing PMOs in terms of services
  • Know what are PMO capabilities, and how they are constructed in terms of competencies, tools, and techniques
  • Understand the AIPMO framework and the phases and processes carried out by a PMO team member
  • Learn the key PMO tools and techniques including templates you can take back to your organization before they are published in AIPMO’s upcoming book on tools and techniques
  • Understand what are the key documents uses to establish, run, monitor, and control PMO and PMO Services
  • Be confident of knowing what to do in common organizational PMO configurations
Who should attend?
  • PMO directors/PMO managers
  • Project/Program Management Professional®
  • Consultants (involved in projects and/or organizational change)
  • Project/program/portfolio managers with expertise in PMOs
  • Experienced PMO Core team
Prerequisites
  • 3 years plus experience in project and/or program management
  • 3 years plus experience as a PMO member or higher, i.e., PMO manager
  • Ideally IPMO-F, SC-IPMO, TT-IPMO, and IPMO-Sx
  • Ideally a formal PM certification such as PMP®, Prince II®, or IPMA® (Levels C or higher, i.e., B or A)
  • Educated at degree level or similar
Exam Information
  • The exam is moderated by the instructor at the end of the course
  • Open book exam, with 75 multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Key Takeaways
  • Understand the importance of a Strategic PMO Lifecycle framework to design and run PMO services to achieve maximum sustainable benefits
  • Describe the different roles of PMOs across different levels of the organization
  • Hands-on workshop experience in applying the Strategic PMO Lifecycle framework to your PMO with an outcome of an aligned set of PMO services that address your organization’s challenges
  • Gain experience in establishing the mandate for PMO implementations
  • Understand the drivers of PMO change and how to see the signs
  • Understand PMO success and how it is measured
  • Understand the similarities and differences between organizational project management maturity and PMO Management maturity
  • Understand your own PMO improvement plan
  • Learn new techniques and tools never used before in the PMO arena
Who should attend?
  • PMO directors
  • PMO managers and advanced PMO core team
  • Senior project/program management professionals
  • Senior consultants involved in projects and/or organizational
    change
  • Project/program/portfolio managers with expertise in PMOs
Prerequisites

• 10 years of experience in project/program management
• 5 years plus experience as a PMO manager and/or PMO director
• IPMO-P® certification, or PMI® or PMP® (or higher, i.e., PgMP®) or Prince2® (or higher, i.e., MSP® or IPMA® (Levels C or higher, i.e., B or A)
• Educated minimum degree level, ideally MSc/MBA or DBA/PhD

Exam Information
  • The exam is moderated by the instructor at the end of the course
  • Open book exam, with 100 multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 2 hours
Key Takeaways
  • Understand the value of the AIPMO Strategic Lifecycle Framework® and how to apply it
  • Know how to create and implement an enterprise PMO strategy
  • Work through your PMO related organizational issues, develop a high-level PMO topology and PMO Services for your
    organization, and get expert feedback on the process and outcome
  • Describe the different roles of PMOs in a single and networked context and across different levels of the organization
  • Understand PMO maturity and get insights into AIPMO’s new principle-based PMO Maturity model for one or more PMOs
  • Ability to use new frameworks like “strategy under uncertainty” and apply them within the context of your organization
  • Understand the competencies required for the different levels of PMO responsibilities including the roles of project, program,
    and functional managers
  • Understand how to spot and support under-performing PMOs
  • PMO Principles book and online access to AIPMO’s new “PMO Services and Capabilities” book with over 200 PMO Services