Strategic PMO Masterclass

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Course Overview

Over the course of five immersive days, you'll delve deep into the dynamic world of Project Management Offices (PMOs), gaining the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this essential field. What makes this course exceptional is our unique approach to learning – a blend of live interactive training and self-paced online resources, designed to provide you with a comprehensive and enriching educational experience.

This course will be focusing on key pillars such as:
Understanding the Significance of PMOs: You'll develop a profound understanding of their importance, merits, and the invaluable value they bring to modern organizations. We'll explore how PMOs drive project success and significantly contribute to organizational excellence.

Mastering the PMO Lifecycle: At the core of this course lies the mastery of the Project Management Professional (PMP) lifecycle. You'll unravel the intricacies of how PMOs play a pivotal role at each stage of a project's life. Discover how aligning PMOs with project lifecycles can be the catalyst for transformative project outcomes.

Implementing PMOs Effectively: Practicality takes center stage as we guide you through the steps of implementing PMOs. From single project-based PMOs to enterprise-wide initiatives, you'll gain hands-on experience and insights into overcoming the challenges of PMO implementation.

Exploring PMO Roles in Varied Contexts: Whether it's within a single project or a networked environment, or across various organizational levels, you'll gain a nuanced understanding through real-world scenarios and engaging group projects.

Adopting Innovative Tools and Techniques: Through hands-on experience with cutting-edge PMO software and the development of a roadmap for integration, you'll be poised to lead your organization into the future of project management.

Key Takeaways

Understand the fundamental principles of project management methodologies and their significance in organizational success.
Apply project management techniques to practical, real-world scenarios, demonstrating the ability to manage projects effectively.
Analyze and evaluate different project management methodologies to determine their suitability for specific projects, considering strengths and weaknesses.
Create customized project management plans tailored to the unique requirements of diverse projects, integrating elements from various methodologies.
Evaluate the effectiveness of PMO implementations within organizations, identifying areas for improvement and suggesting actionable recommendations.

University of Washington
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The University of Washington is one of the preeminent public research universities in the world dedicated to preparing leaders of change, promoters of ideas, and creating a culture of collaboration. The UW is ranked number one among public universities nationally that receive federal research and training funds, and since 1975 has been in the top five for public and private universities. The most recent report from China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked the UW 16th among the world’s top universities (14th nationally), and the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan, which measures the quality and impact of research endeavors, identified the UW as the top public university in overall ranking worldwide.

Course Outline

Day 1: Understanding the Importance of PMOs
Module 1: Introduction to PMOs and Their Significance
  • What is a PMO?
  • Historical context and evolution of PMOs
  • The strategic importance of PMOs in modern organizations
  • Group discussion: Sharing personal experiences with PMOs
Module 2: Benefits and Merits of PMOs
  • Identifying key benefits of PMOs, such as improved project success rates and resource optimization
  • Merits of PMOs in enhancing project portfolio management
  • Case studies: Analyzing organizations that have benefited from PMOs
Day 2: Comprehending the PMO Lifecycle
Module 3: Overview of the PMP Lifecycle
  • The Project Management Professional (PMP) framework
  • Phases of the project management lifecycle
  • How PMOs impact each phase of the PMP lifecycle
  • Group activity: Mapping PMO activities to PMP phases
Module 4: Impact of PMOs on Organizational Success
  • Analyzing the organizational benefits of effective PMO lifecycles
  • Case studies of organizations with well-aligned PMOs
  • Developing a framework for measuring PMO impact on organizational success
Day 3: PMO Implementation Steps
Module 5: Types of PMOs and Their Roles
  • Understanding different types of PMOs (e.g., single project-based, enterprise-wide)
  • Roles and responsibilities associated with each type
  • Group exercise: Creating a matrix of PMO types and roles
Module 6: Steps to Establish a PMO
  • The PMO implementation process: Initiation, planning, execution, and monitoring
  • Key stakeholders and their roles in PMO implementation
  • Practical workshop: Developing a PMO implementation plan
Day 4: Roles of PMOs in Different Contexts
Module 7: PMOs in Single Project Contexts
  • How PMOs support single projects from initiation to closure
  • Case study analysis: Successful project management with PMO support
  • Role-play scenarios: Simulating PMO activities in single projects
Module 8: PMO Roles at Different Organizational Levels
  • PMOs in strategic roles: Aligning with the organization's strategic objectives
  • Tactical and operational roles of PMOs: Project governance and day-to-day management
  • Group projects: Identifying PMO roles in various organizational levels
Day 5: New Tools and Techniques in the PMO Sphere
Module 9: Introduction to Emerging PMO Tools and Techniques
  • Overview of innovative PMO software and technologies
  • How these tools enhance PMO efficiency and effectiveness
  • Hands-on experience with selected PMO tools
Module 10: Case Studies and Roadmap Development
  • Reviewing case studies of organizations successfully adopting new PMO tools
  • Analyzing challenges and benefits of tool adoption
  • Preparing a roadmap for integrating new tools and techniques into your organization's PMO framework

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
→ PMO/PM/PgM/PfM professionals
→ Managers, project stakeholders and PMOs
→ Senior consultants involved in projects and/or organizational change
→ PMO/Project/Program/Portfolio beneficiaries and sponsors
→ Directors of projects and programs
→ Members of PMO core teams

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or [email protected].
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.