Governance and governance practices, if designed and established properly, will increase the likelihood of project success (Joslin, 2016). Governance is an area that is poorly understood but has major implications not only to organizations meeting their stated objectives but also compliance within their industry. This course is based on project governance books/papers from Prof. Ralf Müller and Prof. Robert Joslin, which have been written into the governance section of PM standards. The course walks you through the realm of governance, what it is based on, and how to implement governance in the form of governance practices across the portfolio of programs, projects, and PMOs. There are exercises and assignments that help to solidify your understanding of the differences between management and governance in terms of principles, objectives, activities, and much more which you can apply to your own organization. This should be a mandatory course for all PMO professionals because of their governance role in the PPP environment.
Governance in PPPs and PMOs
2 DAYS - 7 Hours per day
Live Virtual/Satellite Course
Issued by 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.
- Understand the importance of governance for PMOs and across projects, programs, and portfolios
- Explain the importance of different governance theories, models, and concepts to build a solid foundation
- Learn the key differences between management and governance including the role of PMOs in defining governance for PPP
- Identify the organizational enablers for organizational governance for different levels of the organization
- Assess the impact of governance on project, program, and portfolio success
- Analyze the governance practices in your organization and how to establish your governance practice through a structured methodology
- Know where your organization is positioned on governing its project enterprise
- Be one step closer to gaining your next AIPMO specialist level accreditation
- Project and program management professionals
- Senior management, IT managers, portfolio, program and PMO managers/directors, and PMO core team members
- Consultants involved in projects/programs and organizational change
- Those responsible to define and implement governance practices in the organization
The virtual training approach within AIPMO’s Learning Management includes:
- Team exercises, polls, breakout rooms
- Group discussions on pertinent topics
- Mini case study
- Presentations and role play
|Module 1 – Introduction to Governance for PMOs and PPPs|
|Module 2 – Governance Concepts, Theories, and Models|
|Module 3 – Governance and Management|
|Module 4 – PPP and PMO Governance and Impact on Success|
|Module 5 – Governance, Governmentality, and Ethics|
|Module 6 – Governing the Project enterprise: OPM|
|Module 7 – Establishing Governance Practices in Projects and PMOs|
|Module 8 – Governing the Project Enterprise: OPM Self-assessment|
Exam comprises of 50 questions taken in a duration of 1 hour
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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.
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.
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!
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.