PMO & PPP Retrospectives
Live Virtual/Satellite

Clear

DURATION

2 DAYS - 7 Hours per day

COURSE TYPE

Live Virtual/Satellite 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. Retrospectives 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 and the nature of a retrospective and how to design and run effective retrospective within and outside of the software development environment.

Course participants will learn about 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 that 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, and also looks into how retrospectives can be used as a channel to help drive innovation.

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

  • Understand the term “retrospective,” and 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
  • Learn 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
  • Learn how to develop a PMO Retrospective Service
  • Learn 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 for 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 – Similarities and Differences
Module 3 – Facilitator for Retrospectives
Module 4 – Overview – Retrospective Phases
Module 5 – Deep Dive – Retrospective Phases
Module 6 – PMO Offering Retrospectives as a Service
Module 7 – Using Retrospectives to Drive Innovation
Module 8 – Examples of Retrospectives

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

Dr. Robert Joslin

Dr. Robert Joslin, Ph.D., CEng, AIPMO-E, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, is a professor at SBS Swiss Business School, program director for the MSc and MBA programs in “Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs,” and the chair of the SBS Swiss Business School “research advisory board.” He publishes books, book chapters, and research papers in the field of PMOs, leadership, project, program, and portfolio management. Robert presents academic and practitioner conferences and is a peer reviewer of the three
Dr. Robert Joslin, Ph.D., CEng, AIPMO-E, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, is a professor at SBS Swiss Business School, program director for the MSc and MBA programs in “Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs,” and the chair of the SBS Swiss Business School “research advisory board.” He publishes books, book chapters, and research papers in the field of PMOs, leadership, project, program, and portfolio management. Robert presents academic and practitioner conferences and is a peer reviewer of the three research journals in project management and PMO management. Robert is the founder of AIPMO and is in the process of co-authoring an international “leading” standard on PMOs for AIPMO as well as six books that constitute a body of knowledge in the area of PMOs. He has 20 plus years of experience in designing, initiating management delivery of business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, and strategy development. He has won national prizes for ideas and product innovation. He develops and designs enterprise PMOs using various frameworks including AIPMO’s Strategic Framework for PMOs and Portfolios, Programs, and Projects. He previously worked as a consultant in telecom, banking, insurance, manufacturing, military defense, and direct marketing. He also worked for McKinsey & Co, Logica, and his own consulting company.

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.

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