The course covers topics within strategy formulation and strategy execution, especially frameworks, organizational design, PMO topologies, and PMO services topologies. During the course, any attendee can use their own organization’s PMO environment as input to the assessment of PMOs guided by the AIPMO’s framework which uses multiple techniques. This work is then further developed as part of the daylong workshop where if you chose you can develop your organization’s strategic design and optimized PMO topology/PMO services topology. Throughout the course, the content of AIPMO’s Body of Knowledge is covered, which comprises of a series of books covering PMO Principles, Portfolio, Program, and Project Principles, PPP/PMO Techniques and Tools, PMO Services and Capabilities, and PMO standard plus references to other books.
As a PMO expert, you will be able to assess PMOs in operation within the context of your organization, the project types they support, appropriate leadership styles, and PMO functions including their ability to act as catalysts to knowledge sharing units that seed and support innovation groups while understanding the risks associated with long-term PMO performance. In doing so, you will have an opportunity to find out why some PMOs might perform below expectations, what are the drivers for change, as well as learn how to improve individual and collective PMO performance in an organization to achieve maximum business value. You will be able to design and establish an enterprise-wide PMO strategy based on a PMO topology concept – modeled to your organization environment – and from this develop your PMO services and capabilities based on the “Group PMO Services and Capabilities” catalog. You will also understand the content and purpose of key PMO document deliverables, both at the group level and at individual PMO levels. Key documents from the course will be provided, so you can use them immediately at your workplace to allow a quick start in building and running high-performing enterprise-wide PMO organization.