CF-IPMO
(Consulting Frameworks)
Live Virtual/Satellite

Clear

DURATION

3 DAYS - 8 Hours per day

COURSE TYPE

LIVE VIRTUAL/SATELLITE COURSE

CERTIFICATE

CF-IPMO by AIPMO

Course description

This hands-on course brings together the latest in international management consulting
This hands-on course brings together the latest in international management consulting experience and academic research to give a consulting overview, and then does a deep dive into a sense-making/strategic problem-solving methodology that uses many frameworks, models, and concepts. The course then takes real problems from the course attendees or any topics to address and follows a framework development methodology to develop custom and hybrid frameworks.

About AIPMO

AIPMO is the Association of International Project Management Officers, a non-for-profit association representing International Project Management Officers (IPMO).

AIPMO is the Association of International Project Management Officers, a non-for-profit association representing International Project Management Officers (IPMO), including project, program, and portfolio managers involved in defining, establishing, and running high-performing Project Management Offices (PMOs) in and across industry sectors.

The AIPMO association is actively involved in identifying the building blocks and constructing them with the long-term aim of helping to create PMO management as a profession. Referring to the figure below, the building blocks and relationship between them shows the progress made in this endeavor.


Professional Development Advisor

Dimitar Stojanovski

[email protected]

+41 445188125

+41 445188125

Course Details

This hands-on course brings together the latest in international management consulting experience and academic research to give a consulting overview, and then does a deep dive into a sense-making/strategic problem-solving methodology that uses many frameworks, models, and concepts. The course then takes real problems from the course attendees or any topics to address and follows a framework development methodology to develop custom and hybrid frameworks.

This major and intensive part of the course uses techniques taken from the management consulting industry such as framing problems, hypothesis creation, MECE issues, and decision trees. Techniques are taught on the course to ensure that the participants not only know how to apply them but when to apply them. Presentations are developed through an iterative process, including giving tips on presentation techniques. As part of the course, consulting packs are developed using standard and custom frameworks, models, and techniques that are related to the industry of the attendees. Attendees work in teams and play different roles to come to the conclusion of the course where the final presentations are given to the group.

  • Explain the key aspects of the consulting industry and the types of situations when consulting is required
  • Know how to quickly frame complex problems and visualize them for presentation
  • Undertake framework development to reflect real environments
  • Apply many techniques in the context of problem-solving, framework development, analysis, presentations, and communications
  • Use a technique and framework register to increase knowledge in your organization
  • Undertake the creation of consulting packs to quick start consulting assignments
  • Know how to build consulting packs for your team, section, or organization
  • Consultants and professionals wishing to get into consulting
  • PMO/IT directors
  • PMO managers and PMO core team members involved in consulting
  • Senior project/program management professionals
  • Managers and team leaders
  • Engineers and others involved complex problems
  • Any professional wishing to become more effective and be able to demonstrate it

The training approach includes:

  • Lecture
  • Team exercises
  • Group discussion on pertinent topics
  • Detailed five-day case study
  • Presentations and role play
  • Personal coaching
  • Exam – 2 hours, with 100 multiple choice questions
  • Discussing the exam answers
  •  Problem solving and conceptual mindset
  • 2 years or more consulting experience
  • Ideally, 5 years plus experience in project, program, portfolio management and PMO Management
  • Degree, but ideally an MSc/MBA or higher
  • Online Exam
  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • The course work will be assessed, and it will represent 50% of the total passing mark


Course instructor

Dr. Robert Joslin

Dr. Robert Joslin, Ph.D., CEng, AIPMO-E, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, is a professor at SBS Swiss Business School, program director for the MSc and MBA programs in “Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs,” and the chair of the SBS Swiss Business School “research advisory board.” He publishes books, book chapters, and research papers in the field of PMOs, leadership, project, program, and portfolio management. Robert presents academic and practitioner conferences and is a peer reviewer of the three
Dr. Robert Joslin, Ph.D., CEng, AIPMO-E, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, is a professor at SBS Swiss Business School, program director for the MSc and MBA programs in “Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs,” and the chair of the SBS Swiss Business School “research advisory board.” He publishes books, book chapters, and research papers in the field of PMOs, leadership, project, program, and portfolio management. Robert presents academic and practitioner conferences and is a peer reviewer of the three research journals in project management and PMO management. Robert is the founder of AIPMO and is in the process of co-authoring an international “leading” standard on PMOs for AIPMO as well as six books that constitute a body of knowledge in the area of PMOs. He has 20 plus years of experience in designing, initiating management delivery of business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, and strategy development. He has won national prizes for ideas and product innovation. He develops and designs enterprise PMOs using various frameworks including AIPMO’s Strategic Framework for PMOs and Portfolios, Programs, and Projects. He previously worked as a consultant in telecom, banking, insurance, manufacturing, military defense, and direct marketing. He also worked for McKinsey & Co, Logica, and his own consulting company.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between Core, Foundational, and Specialist certifications?

Each of the certification categories serve a difference purpose. The first category “PMO Core Certifications” shows that you have the competencies to design and build a service-orientated PMO with services that are needed by your project community. At the top-level (Expert) certification, you will have to show that you have the competencies to design and build one or more PMOs (called PMO topologies) within an integrated PMO Services topology. The second category of courses, called “Foundational certifications,” comprise of three certifications that are needed by everyone irrespective of whether you are a PMO or project team member or a PM/O director. The foundational courses are the techniques and tools of a trade, so they are needed by everyone including project professionals. The third category of certifications is called the “Specialist” certifications because they directly relate to the ability to offer PMO services. If a PMO service is planned, then the PMO needs to have the capability to offer them. There are over 20 specialist courses at the time of writing. These courses are also needed by project team members.

What are contact hours and how can I reach Specialist level 1?

AIPMO uses the term “contact hours” for its virtual courses. Contact hours include course instructions, time allocated for homework, and team exercises. Every course has allotted contact hours and once you pass the course exam, they will be accredited to your account. Once you have reached the threshold, you will be awarded the specialist level certification.

What is the difference between IPMO-F, IPMO-P, and IPMO-E?

These three certifications are part of the PMO core certifications. IPMO-F (Foundation) is for the PMO and project team members and covers topics around working in a PMO, and also working in a project team. It covers the lower part of the AIPMO Strategic Lifecycle framework.

IPMO-P (Practitioner) is for the PMO managers, project managers, and senior PMO and project team members. It covers topics on how to identify the need for a PMO and design, and how to justify and build a PMO and its services.

IPMO-E (Expert) is not for everyone. It is the top-level certification for PMO directors and consultants who are managing, consulting, or designing enterprise PMO topologies and PMO Service topologies.

I dont know which certification is right for me, how do I choose?

For now, it is best to ask one of our professionals. You can either call or chat online. They will be able to provide you expert advice to plan and advance your career.

Are there any discounts if I take more than one course?

Short answer, Yes. There are bundles shown on the website, but you can also call to ask if you can get a special discount. If you bring others to the course, then this will also be taken into consideration.

What our client say about us

It was a real eye-opener for me that allowed me to look into the PMO world from a different perspective. I understood the project, program, portfolio management in the context of PMOs. 

- Mohamad Dreii / Eastern Growth Market

Although i have been in this fiels for many years, this outstanding experience has introduced me to a new world full of unique experiences, opportunities and a great chance for personal growth. 

- Fayez Almalki / General Authority of Zakat & Tax

I thought I had a good understanding of how to establish and manage PMOs, but the principles and ideas gained from the course proved the opposite!

- Hedar Alalli / SNC Lavalin

Professional Development Advisor

Dimitar Stojanovski

[email protected]

+41 445188125

+41 445188125