PMOs in Agile Environments
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Course description

DURATION

2 DAYS - 7 Hours per day

COURSE TYPE

Live Virtual/Satellite Course

CERTIFICATE

Issued by AIPMO

This course covers the motivation behind the use of Agile terminology and mindset in respect to...
This course covers the motivation behind the use of Agile terminology and mindset in respect to organizational agility and value management. The role of the PMO is described relating to agile methods and integration into the existing organization’s non-agile or hybrid methods. The course then describes agile techniques and terminology, and how PMOs can play an integral role in being custodians for an Agile Maturity model (which is covered). A glimpse into the future on topics such as AI, robotics, and automation and their impact on Agile projects then leads to a discussion forum of the role of PMOs in projects, programs, and portfolios (PPPs). Findings from AIPMO's Vision 2030 are then included to help understand how to position PMOs to maintain their impact over the next decade. A case study concept is integrated into the course, where we take course attendees’ Agile challenges and solve them in teams. This makes for a hands-on workshop to help participants understand the challenges working in virtual, physical, and mixed environments to develop the skills necessary to define and execute an active and effective role within and across Agile teams.

This course covers the motivation behind the use of Agile terminology and mindset in respect to organizational agility and value management. The role of the PMO is described relating to agile methods and integration into the existing organization’s non-agile or hybrid methods. The course then describes agile techniques and terminology, and how PMOs can play an integral role in being custodians for an Agile Maturity model (which is covered). A glimpse into the future on topics such as AI, robotics, and automation and their impact on Agile projects then leads to a discussion forum of the role of PMOs in projects, programs, and portfolios (PPPs). Findings from AIPMO’s Vision 2030 are then included to help understand how to position PMOs to maintain their impact over the next decade. A case study concept is integrated into the course, where we take course attendees’ Agile challenges and solve them in teams. This makes for a hands-on workshop to help participants understand the challenges working in virtual, physical, and mixed environments to develop the skills necessary to define and execute an active and effective role within and across Agile teams.
  • Understand the nature, importance and challenges of creating and maintaining PMO Dashboards
  • Know why organizational agility is important and how it impacts organizational performance
  • Understand the importance of PMOs supporting PPPs using agile methods, the challenges, and how PMOs can add value
  • Understand what exactly is an agile environment, the principles, and how to align them with your PMO principles to lead and support
  • Learn how a PMO can add value using a framework approach to building and designing PMO services for an organization using agile methods across PPPs
  • Identify and assess the various roles a PMO can have in an organization using agile methods and how it can use those roles to support and advise efficiently and effectively
  • Analyze PMO principles and assess how to define them for an agile environment
  • Learn and apply Agile techniques
  • Understand how the AIPMO’s Lifecycle framework incorporates both Agile and Agility concepts
  • Develop your own Agile Maturity model using a foundation of existing models
    Understand the impact of new technologies such as AI on agile project management
  • Project and program management professionals
  • PMO managers and team members who are involved in using agile methods
  • Consultants involved in supporting PPPs and PMOs using both traditional and agile methods
  • Subject matter experts and those responsible for leading organizational change

The integrated training approach within AIPMO’s Learning Management System includes:

  • Lecture
  • Team exercises
  • Group discussions on pertinent topics
  • Presentations and role play
  • Personal coaching (if time allows)
Module 1 – Agility
Module 2 – Value Management – Driver for the Agile Mindset
Module 3 – Defining PMO in Agile
Module 4 – Basic Scrum Sprint and Ceremonies
Module 5 – Agile Technics and Approaches
Module 6 – The Agile PMO and PMO for Agile Teams
Module 7 – Agile Maturity Models
Module 8 – Futures: AI, Robotics, Automation, and Their Impact on Agile Projects
Module 9 – Discussion Module for Open Forum
Module 10 – 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.

Online exam | Open book with 50 multiple questions | 60min

Course instructor

Laurent Kummer

Laurent Kummer, DBA(c), PM² and PMO Consultant, Coach, Author of “The Lean Project Manager”, is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in leading projects and project teams. Consultant and entrepreneur, he is also involved in academic research on Project management methodologies. He is one of the key contributors to PM², the official project management methodology of the European Institutions, which has been released to the public in 2016. As a teacher, he has been sharing
Laurent Kummer, DBA(c), PM² and PMO Consultant, Coach, Author of “The Lean Project Manager”, is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in leading projects and project teams. Consultant and entrepreneur, he is also involved in academic research on Project management methodologies. He is one of the key contributors to PM², the official project management methodology of the European Institutions, which has been released to the public in 2016. As a teacher, he has been sharing his passion for project management through countless classes, lectures, and seminars over the last ten years and keeps current by leading several projects at the highest level of the European Commission. He has developed a deep expertise in EU-funded development and research projects. Laurent used to represent the Belgian project management community at the International Standard Organization and has participated at the making of the ISO 21500 standard family on project management. Before this, he spent over a decade leading quality and IT infrastructure programs for General Electric in France, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. During his time in various sectors (banking, aviation, energy, oil & gas), Laurent earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification and since then has been a pioneer and active promoter of Lean project management to which, in 2017 he authored his best seller “The Lean Project Manager”. Laurent holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from the French National School of Electronics and several project management (PMP, PM²) and Agile certifications (Scrum, PM² Agile).

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.

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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
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