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IPMO Foundation
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DURATION

5 DAYS - 6 Hours per day

COURSE TYPE

LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE

CERTIFICATE

Issued by AIPMO

Course description

The International Project Management Officer (IPMO)® certification is the most important
The International Project Management Officer (IPMO)® certification is the most important industry recognized series of credentials for project management officers and professionals working in, or associated with, PMO activities and related services.The foundation level certification is targeted at those PMO team members, project team members and all stakeholders with in the first year or two of their involvement in project environments. The course explains the foundational knowledge to understand how PMO add business value to delivery of projects within programs and portfolios. The knowledge gained in the course will help you build skills from your existing and future work-place experience to become an increasingly competent PMO team member.

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 445188122

+41 78 2411995

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, 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 knowing what to do in common organizational PMO configurations

The AIPMO Foundation level certification course brings the latest in academic research and best practices together into a PMO lifecycle framework. The AIPMO Lifecycle framework describes: How to build a service oriented PMO that delivers capabilities matched to projects programs and portfolios needs; Your role(s) in running, monitoring and controlling a PMO; What exactly is PMO success; What is PMO maturity and how are factors connected to influence project success.

You will learn:

  • To view PMOs in terms of services and the associated supporting capabilities
  • How to design and deliver a core set of PMO Services
  • The personal competencies that enable service delivery
  • Key tools and Techniques (T&Ts) that enable, support and extend personal competencies.

Insights covered in the course materials are those being collated to form AIPMO’s upcoming AIPMO Body of Knowledge. The AIPMO BoK will be comprised several books that each address a particular aspect of the elements of a successful PMO. Course graduates will have a head start in understanding and using the framework of capabilities, linked techniques and tools.

To stand-out as an excellent PMO professional you need to know what is of greatest value to each unique project. A capability gained from experiencing projects’ first-hand but hugely accelerated by prior explanation of how the complex factors that exist in all organisations affect the projects, their stakeholders and project controls.

This course both immerses you in the world of PMO service delivery and also in the worlds of project control over product development life-cycles. By using the course’s case-study you will see and practice the implications of your PMO’s actions on project success, team moral and business results.

The use of the case-study makes this course hands-on. Attendees work on the day-to-day operational aspects of PMOs by meeting the challenges to improve the running, monitoring and controlling of a PMO using PMO Best Practices.

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
The training approach combines:
  • Discussion of attendee needs with structure presentation of syllabus topics
  • Multiple detailed case study sessions
  • Multiple team exercises
  • Ideally 1 year plus work experience, preferable in a in project or PMO role
  • Educated at degree level or similar

Exam structure

  • 1 hour with 50 multiple choice questions
  • Discussing the exam answers

Robert Joslin

Dr. Robert Joslin – Professor, Founder of the Association of International PMOs and the co-author of the AIPMO body of knowledge©, PfMP®, PgMP®, IEEE, CEng is a project/program/portfolio management consultant, instructor, and academic researcher. He has 20 plus years in designing, initiating project and program management delivery of large-scale business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, strategy development initiatives including winning prizes for ideas and product innovation
Dr. Robert Joslin – Professor, Founder of the Association of International PMOs and the co-author of the AIPMO body of knowledge©, PfMP®, PgMP®, IEEE, CEng is a project/program/portfolio management consultant, instructor, and academic researcher. He has 20 plus years in designing, initiating project and program management delivery of large-scale business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, strategy development initiatives including winning prizes for ideas and product innovation. Previously, he has been a consultant in wide-range of industries including telecom, banking, insurance, manufacturing, and direct marketing whilst working for McKinsey & Co, Logica and his own consulting company. Robert has published many books, chapters and research papers in the field of project, program and portfolio management and presents his research at conferences such as PMI® research and the European management conference (EURAM). He won the best paper award for EURAM – PMI® and IPMA conference in 2015. Robert is the founder and organizer of the annual PMI® Swiss program management conferences which is the biggest PMI® event in Switzerland where researchers and senior practitioners present their latest findings. In addition, Robert is a peer reviewer for research papers submitted to PMI’s Project Management Journal® and the International Journal of Project Management, which are the top two research journals for projects, programs, and portfolios. As a trainer/coach Robert has trained many PMO, project and program managers in Europe, USA and the Middle East including using in his own developed PMO information structuring methodology aligned and complementing the PMI® standards. Robert in the process of authoring a book on Portfolio, Program and Project management Success Factors based on ten years of academic research.

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 445188122

+41 78 2411995

Frequently asked questions

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

Each of certifcation categories serve a difference purpose. The first category 'PMO Core Certifications' show 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) certifcation you will have show 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 certifcations' comprise of three certifications that are needed by everyone irrespective if your 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 the 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 as well.

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 instruction, 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 member and covers topics around working in a PMO, also working in a project team. It covers the lower part of the AIPMO Strategic Lifecycle framework-.

IPMO-P (Practitioner) is for the PMO manager, project manager senior PMO and project team member. Covers topics how to identify the need for a PMO, design, justify and build a PMO and its services.

IPMO-E (Expert) is not for everyone. It is the top 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 professionals so 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 1 course?

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