Building and Evolving a Project Management Office (PMO) Training

Level: Advanced
Rating: 4.8/5 4.81/5 Based on 52 Reviews

This Project Management Office (PMO) training course will provide you the skills and competencies needed to structure a PMO — including how to analyze portfolio and project success, implement a governance model, and conduct and apply lessons learned. You learn how to standardize project management methodologies, processes and templates.

A PMO will provide a means of centralization, standardization, and greater project oversight within your organization. Attend this course and gain the skills to enhance alignment of project management with portfolio management and evolve PMO maturity through continuous improvement.

Key Features of this PMO Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

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



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  • 3-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • After-course computing sandbox
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Note: This course runs for 3 Days

  • Nov 22 - 24 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST New York / Online (AnyWare) New York / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Mar 2 - 4 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST Washington, DC / Online (AnyWare) Washington, DC / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Important PMO Course Information

  • Requirements

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

PMO 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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PMO Training FAQs

  • What is a Project Management Office (PMO)?

    A PMO is a department within a business that defines and maintains standards for project management within the organization.

  • Will I earn PDUs from the PMI for this PMO training course?

    Yes, you will learn 17 PDUs after you complete this course.

  • Can I learn to build a project management office online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

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