Project and Team Leadership
Live Virtual/Satellite

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DURATION

2 DAYS - 7 Hours per day

COURSE TYPE

Live Virtual/Satellite Course

CERTIFICATE

Issued by AIPMO

Course description

The Project and Team Leadership specialist certification course will help you develop an
The Project and Team Leadership specialist certification course will help you develop an understanding of the skills necessary to play an active and effective leading role within projects and project teams. Delegates will learn the key aspects of leadership and traits of leaders and how to develop them. The impact of leadership will be discussed in different situations: leading a project, leading a team, understanding what it involves to make decisions, and how a leader can prevent, detect, and solve conflicts in business situations.

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

+41788232853

COURSE DETAILS

The Project and Team Leadership specialist certification course will help you develop an understanding of the skills necessary to play an active and effective leading role within projects and project teams. Delegates will learn the key aspects of leadership and traits of leaders and how to develop them.

The impact of leadership will be discussed in different situations: leading a project, leading a team, understanding what it involves to make decisions, and how a leader can prevent, detect, and solve conflicts in business situations.

  • Recognize the typical leadership traits and how they differ from management skills
  • Assess leadership styles and competencies in individuals and how adequate they are in project situation
  • Understand the impact of leadership and project leadership in an organization
  • Know how leaders can make a difference in projects
  • Understand the needs of a team to bring it to the performing stage
  • Adapt and apply leadership skills in multicultural, virtual, and/or volatile contexts
  • Understand why the PMO needs a leader and what are the benefits to the organization
  • Learn to make better decisions by recognizing the knowledge needs
  • Learn to become accountable for the decisions taken
  • Learn the cues and forms of conflicts
  • Project, program, and portfolio management professionals
  • Consultants (involved in projects and/or executive coaching)
  • PMO/IT managers and team members, portfolio managers, and senior management
  • HR and skills management professionals
  • Those responsible for leading and managing people in the context of projects

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 – Leadership in Organizations
Module 2 – Project Leadership
Module 3 – Team Leadership
Module 4 – PMO Leadership
Module 5 – Decision Making
Module 6 – Conflict Management
Module 7 – Leading Virtual and Hybrid Teams
Module 8 – Case Study
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.

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

+41788232853