Governance in PPPs and PMOs
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Course description

DURATION

2 DAYS - 7 Hours per day

COURSE TYPE

Live Virtual/Satellite Course

CERTIFICATE

Issued by AIPMO

The word Agile is prevalent across all industries and levels of an organization. The course...

The word Agile is prevalent across all industries and levels of an organization. The course covers the motivation behind the use of Agile terminology and mindset with respect to organizational agility and value management.

The role of the PMO is described relating to agile methods and integration into the existing organization's non-agile or hybrid methods. The course then describes agile techniques, terminology, and how PMOs can play an integral role in being custodians for an Agile maturity model (which is covered). A glimpse into the future on topics such as AI, robotics, and automation and their impact on Agile projects then leads to a discussion forum of the role of PMO in projects, programs, and portfolios. Findings from AIPMO's Vision 2030 are then included to help understand how to position PMOs to maintain their impact over the next decade.

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.

COURSE DETAILS

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.

  • 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:

  • Lecture
  • 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
Contact hours: 14 – AIPMO uses the term “contact hours” for its virtual courses. Contact hours include course instruction, time allocated for homework, and team exercises. Course stated contact hours may vary slightly in practice, due to spontaneous exercises or special requests by students.

Exam comprises of 50 questions taken in a duration of 1 hour

Course instructor

Laurent Kummer

Laurent Kummer, DBA(c), PM² and PMO Consultant, Coach, Author of “The Lean Project Manager”, is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in leading projects and project teams. Consultant and entrepreneur, he is also involved in academic research on Project management methodologies. He is one of the key contributors to PM², the official project management methodology of the European Institutions, which has been released to the public in 2016. As a teacher, he has been sharing
Laurent Kummer, DBA(c), PM² and PMO Consultant, Coach, Author of “The Lean Project Manager”, is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in leading projects and project teams. Consultant and entrepreneur, he is also involved in academic research on Project management methodologies. He is one of the key contributors to PM², the official project management methodology of the European Institutions, which has been released to the public in 2016. As a teacher, he has been sharing his passion for project management through countless classes, lectures, and seminars over the last ten years and keeps current by leading several projects at the highest level of the European Commission. He has developed a deep expertise in EU-funded development and research projects. Laurent used to represent the Belgian project management community at the International Standard Organization and has participated at the making of the ISO 21500 standard family on project management. Before this, he spent over a decade leading quality and IT infrastructure programs for General Electric in France, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. During his time in various sectors (banking, aviation, energy, oil & gas), Laurent earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification and since then has been a pioneer and active promoter of Lean project management to which, in 2017 he authored his best seller “The Lean Project Manager”. Laurent holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from the French National School of Electronics and several project management (PMP, PM²) and Agile certifications (Scrum, PM² Agile).

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.

Senior Professional Development Advisor

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