Course Introduction

The P3O® Foundation course equips delegates with the sufficient knowledge of the P3O® guidance and basic tools and techniques of P3O®. The course enables the delegates to deliver consistent and efficient change in an organisation and act as an informed member of, an office within a P3O®model. The course is a pre-requisite for individuals who want to gain the P3O® Practitioner Qualification.

During the course, the delegates will learn the how to use P3O® models, what value P3O® can bring to the organisation, functions, and services used by units of a P3O® model and identify the difference between project, programme and portfolio environments and their different requirements. The P3O® guidance provides advice, supported by discussion and samples, on how to develop a governance structure to help optimize an organization's investment in change alongside its business as usual work. P3O® is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited and is accredited by PeopleCert.

P3O® Foundation


  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Questions : 75
  • Questions To Be Answered Correctly: 35
  • Time : 1 Hour
  • Exam Conducted On : Day 3

Course Content

  • Introduction and Overview
    • Defining Portfolio, Programmes, Projects and Business as Usual
    • The Links between project, programme, portfolio lifecycles
    • High level P3O® Model
  • Need For P3O®
    • The value of a P3O®
    • Identifying the vision and need for a P3O®
    • Identifying the stakeholders for a P3O®
    • Developing a business case
    • P3O® capability and advantages linked to it
    • Overcoming the obstacles to the implementation of P3O®
  • P3O® Models
    • Various Models of  P3O®
    • Sizing and Customizing  an appropriate model
    • Describe The Functions and services of a P3O®
    • Incorporating to P3O® in an organisation
    • P3O® maturity and evolution
  • P3O® Roles
    • Management, generic, and functional roles
    • Skills and competencies
    • Staffing a P3O® office
  • Operating a P3O®
    • Tools and Techniques - the differences
    • Individual, Collaborative and Integrated Tools
    • Decisive success factors in implementing a tool
    • Benefits of Management dashboard, Portfolio prioritization, Facilitated workshops, Business process swim lanes
  • P3O® Implementation
    • Definition Stage and its key activities
    • The Outline
    • P3O® information flows
    • Risks

What's Included

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  • A foundation course in Managing Successful Programmes
  • An understanding and experience in the field of Programme and Project Management.

Target Audience

  • Senior Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Experienced Staff who need to understand how P3O® adds value to enhance business change etc.

Delegates Will Learn How To

At the end of the course the delegates will be able to do the following:

  • Relationship between portfolio, programmes and projects
  • importance of Appropriate Support At All Levels
  • Value of P3O® to The Organisation
  • Identifying A 'best-in-class' P3O® Model
  • Learning To Identify Different Models For Support Provision, And The Factors That Influence Their Design
  • Recognising  Different  Roles within a P3O®
  • Applying P3O® Principles
  • How To Identify The Tools And Techniques That Support Consistent Delivery Of Functions And Services
  • Preparing and Sitting The Exam

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Duration: 3 days*

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