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Building and Evolving a Project Management Office

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

3610

Duration

3 Days

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About This Course: Many organizations today must manage multiple projects or portfolios. This course provides you with the skills to build an effective Project Management Office (PMO). You learn how to structure a PMO that provides a means of centralization and standardization and greater project oversight.

You Will Learn How To

  • Develop a vision and charter of a Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Evolve a PMO to improve project success
  • Standardize project management processes and templates
  • Automate processes in Project Portfolio Management tools
  • Enhance alignment of project management with portfolio management
  • Evolve PMO maturity through continuous improvement

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Project management experience at the level of:
    • Course 287, Complex Project Management, or
    • Course 340, Project Management for Software Development

Course Outline

  • Identifying the Value of a PMO
  • Why you need a Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Developing a PMO vision statement
  • Creating a PMO charter
  • Building a Case for PMO

Benchmarking PMO maturity

  • Examining different maturity levels
  • Leveraging a framework to assess maturity
  • Considering the current state of project and portfolio management
  • Defining the to-be state
  • Analyzing the gap between the current and to-be state

Planning for success

  • Constructing an approach for each maturity criterion by selecting the right combination
  • Establishing PMO responsibilities within the organization
  • Developing a roadmap to mature the PMO
  • Standardizing and Automating Project Management Processes

Planning for standardized processes

  • Recognizing the benefits of standardization
  • Building/updating processes for your environment
  • Developing standard document templates

Leveraging Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

  • Bridging "doing the right projects" with "doing the project right"
  • Researching, recommending and selecting the right PPM tool/features
  • Linking project management and portfolio management with a PPM tool
  • Centralizing resource and capacity management
  • Connecting PPM with a financial management system

Implementing a content repository

  • Establishing standards for storing all project content
  • Automating collaborative processes with tools
  • Housing PMO content for project and portfolio managers
  • Benefiting from integrating the PPM
  • Managing Project Training and Support

Supporting project management

  • Balancing project staffing and career development
  • Structuring project knowledge management

Providing the appropriate level of mentoring

  • Mentoring and coaching project managers' skill development
  • Building strong project / portfolio management competencies
  • Performing independent project audits to encourage growth and learning
  • Providing project recovery assistance to meet goals
  • Applying Performance Measures

Analyzing portfolio and project progress

  • Defining Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Incorporating Earned Value Management (EVM) to KPI
  • Measuring project costs and benefits against the plan
  • Establishing KPI roles and responsibilities

Reporting progress

  • Collecting and reporting on exceptions
  • Assessing current at-risk projects / portfolios
  • Providing leadership with performance reports
  • Ensuring Proper Governance

Selecting and implementing a governance model

  • Defining governance roles and responsibilities
  • Providing guidance and control

Structuring and developing PMO roles and responsibilities

  • Validating compliance to standards and regulations
  • Ensuring the "projects are done right"
  • Facilitating project portfolio management
  • Promoting and funding for the next project phase
  • Implementing Change and Continuous Improvement
  • Rolling out controlled change for positive adoption
  • Fostering project management image and culture
  • Evolving the PMO maturity framework
  • Incorporating best practices
  • Conducting and implementing lessons learned
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Course Schedule

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Hassle-Free Enrollment: No advance payment required.
Tuition due 30 days after your course.

Dec 14 - 16 Alexandria, VA/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Jun 7 - 9 Alexandria, VA/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Sep 27 - 29 Rockville, MD/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Oct 11 - 13 Herndon, VA/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Tuition

Standard

$2650

Government

$2355

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Questions

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An experienced training advisor will happily answer any questions you may have and alert you to any tuition savings to
which you or your organization may be entitled.

Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Earn 17 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 17 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

Earn 17 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 12 PDUs
Leadership : 1 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 4 PDUs

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“This project management course made me realize that my organization’s mission was no longer relevant to our current situation. We now are working to deliver our new value proposition.”

- J. Malecki, VP, Process Management
Hooper Holmes

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