P3O Portfolio, Programme & Project Offices Foundation & Practitioner


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P3O Portfolio, Programme & Project Offices Foundation & Practitioner
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  AgilePM

Course Details

This comprehensive P3O® course will cover the knowledge required to pass the P3O® Foundation and Practitioner examinations. P3O Foundation and Practitioner Certification training will allow individuals to analyze, distinguish, and review the success or failure of projects, with a full appreciation of differing principles and varying roles that contribute to a successful P3O®. This P3O® certification indicates that a candidate is a proficient Portfolio Manager and can be entrusted with making informed operational decisions.


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P3O® (Project, Programme, and Project Office) is a framework that enables businesses to set up and maintain a support structure to deliver change within their organization. Provided by the global best practice provider AXELOS, P3O Foundation and Practitioner Certification helps to align these areas of interest with the business’s objectives. This ensures senior management is able to make informed decisions about how these components of the business can fit in with the overall strategy.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Essential P3O® operations, concepts and, application to your business
  • Individual, collaborative, and integrated working methods
  • P3O Model and implementing/Re-energising a P3O
  • Essential tools and techniques
  • Benefits of project management
  • Risk analysis and foreseeing issues
  • Best practice in P3O® projects
  • Support structures development
  • Encouraging and using evidence-based decision making
  • Quality assurance
  • Roles of responsibility and clear delegation of tasks
  • Supporting provision
  • Improving the financial aspects of projects
  • Creating a skilled workforce
  • Optimizing resources
  • Predict efficiency by creating capability models
  • Promote business transparency
  • Enable regular practice and reliable project management
  • Support structures development
  • Quality assurance
  • Supporting Provision
  • Business case
  • Model customization
  • P3MS summary
  • Functions and services


Module 1 – Course Overview and introduction

Module 2 – Introduction to P3O

Module 3 – Why Have a P3O?

Module 4 – Designing a P3O

Module 5 – Implementing and Re‐energising a P3O

Module 6 – Operating a P3O

Module 7 – Practice foundation exams

Module 8 – Practitioner Examination Preparation

Module 9 – Group activities and buzz exercises

Target Audience

Although there is no mandatory requirement, ideally candidates should have at least two years professional experience working in Project or Programme Management. The MSP Foundation would suit candidates working in the following professions or areas:

  • Members of a programme office
  • Business change team members
  • Project delivery team members
  • Anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning MSP and those wishing to pursue higher-level qualifications; e.g. programme managers, business change managers and senior responsible owners

The above list is a suggestion only; individuals may wish to attend based on their own career aspirations, personal goals or objectives. Delegates may take as few or as many Intermediate qualifications as they require, and to suit their needs.


There are no prerequisites for this course, however, in order to take the Practitioner exam the foundation certificate will be needed (this can be completed during the course).