PMO/PM Methodology Selection and Tailoring
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.
- Know the difference between the methodologies from the major project management associations
- Know how to select and tailor the most applicable methodology for your organization
- Understand the impact of governance practices on a methodology and success
- Understand why PMOs need to have a purpose-built methodology and not a project methodology
- Understand how to support agile, traditional, and hybrid methodologies
- Know how to measure maturity in a PMO and PPP and the relationship to methodologies
- Know what does being a methodology custodian really mean
- Understand the different types of maturity models and the latest research in this field
- Those responsible for defining and implementing methodologies in the organization
- Consultants involved in projects/programs/portfolio methodologies
- Project managers, portfolio, program, and PMO managers
- Anyone interested and impacted by methodologies
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 Methodologies|
|Module 2 – Project Management Methodologies|
|Module 3 – Program Management Methodologies|
|Module 4 – Portfolio Management Methodologies|
|Module 5 – PMO Management Methodologies|
|Module 6 – Importance of Integrating Methodologies – PPP|
|Module 7 – How to Select a Methodology|
|Module 8 – Importance of Tailoring a Methodology to your Environment|
|Module 9 – Why a Project Methodology Is Not Suitable for a PMO|
|Module 10 – Tailoring a Methodology|
|Module 11 – Working in an Environment with Agile and Traditional Methodologies|
|Module 12 – PMOs – The Custodian of All Methodologies|
|Module 13 – Integrating the PMO Management Methodology into PPP|
|Module 14 – PPP and PMO Maturity Models|
Exam comprises of 50 questions taken in a duration of 1 hour
Dr. Robert Joslin
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.
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