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PMO & PPP Retrospectives

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CONTACT HOURS

16

COURSE TYPE

Live Virtual Course

CERTIFICATE

Issued by AIPMO

Course description

The word ‘retrospective’, Latin retrospectare, means to "look back"and has a specific meaning
The word ‘retrospective’, Latin retrospectare, means to "look back"and has a specific meaning across medicine, software development, culture and arts. Today, the term ‘retrospective’ is used in software development, project management and PMO management. Retrospectves are associated with meetings to collectively learn from recent pasts on particular topics such as a software sprint, phase of a project, a course or team-building event, the setup of a PMO, the process to introduce new PMO services etc. The 70 plus project success factors (Khan, 2012), all imply the need for clear and consistent terminology plus a solid foundation of techniques and tools. There are over 250 techniques and tools alone in project management and running a retrospective requires over 30 techniques in five phases.

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

Lilly Paunova

[email protected]

+41 445188125

+41 782411961

COURSE DETAILS

In this course participants will learn about the origins of and the nature of a retrospective is and how to design and run effective retrospective within and outside of the software development environment.

Course participant will learn the retrospective lifecycle, with its five phases and unique techniques employed for each phase.   Following a structured approach participants will apply the principles of how to design, plan, and run a retrospective session ensuring the success factors are identified and the success criteria are defined to  assess it. The course covers how to establish a PMO Retrospective Service for projects, programs and portfolios plus looks into how retrospectives can be used as a channel to help drive innovation.

This 1-day course is designed to help project, program, portfolio and PMO managers understand, define and implement retrospective principles and practices.

  • Understand the term retrospective, how it compares to existing techniques
  • Assess your role as a retrospective facilitator, regardless of your level in the organization and the importance of developing this skill
  • Understand the five retrospective phases and the techniques employed for each phase
  • How to design, plan, and run a retrospective session and assess it
  • Develop your skills and capability to understand group dynamics and the range of style and techniques to use depending in different scenarios
  • How to develop a PMO Retrospective Service
  • How to use retrospectives as one channel to drive innovation
  • Project and program management professionals
  • Consultants involved in projects and/or organizational change
  • Leaders and managers seeking to develop solid facilitation skills interested to learn how to use action learning to accelerate problem solving and develop the individuals and teams they lead
  • PMO managers and team members, portfolio managers and senior management
  • Those responsible to leading and/or implementing change and transformative initiatives at any level of 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
Module 2 – Retrospectives and the traditional world – similarites and differences
Module 3 – Faciliator for Retrospectives
Module 4 Overview – Retrospective phases
Module 5 – Deep Dive – Retrospective phases
Module 6 – PMO offering Retrspectives as a service
Module 7 – Using Retospectives to Drive Innovation
Module 8 – Examples of Retrospectives
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 students requests.

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

Lilly Paunova

[email protected]

+41 445188125

+41 782411961

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