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Course Description

The word Agile prevalent across all industries and levels of an organization. The course covers the motivation behind the use of Agile terminology and mindset in respect to organizational agility and value management. The role the PMO is described relating to agile methods and integration into existing organization non-agile or hybrid methods. The course then describes agile techniques, terminology and how PMOs can play an integral role in being custodians for an Agile maturity model (which is covered). A glimpse into the future on topics such as AI, robotics and automation and their impact on Agile projects then leads to a discussion forum of the role of PMO in projects, programs and portfolios. Findings from AIPMO's Vision 2030 are then included to help understand how to position PMOs to maintain their impact over the next decade.




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  • Introductions
  • Course outline, Guidelines and training approach
  • Organization agility definition
  • Framework for organizational agility
  • Holacracy
  • Social technology
  • Leadership agility
  • Organizational agility maturity model
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  • Agility challenges and how to overcome them
  • Team exercise 
  • Introduction to value
  • Success factors
  • Value management lifecycle
  • Value management in projects (EVM)
  • Creating a value management culture 

    • Definitions
    • PMO challenges
    • Agile is a mindset
    • Elements of Agile
    • Agile manifesto
    • AIPMO’s seven principles
    • Importance of principles in methodologies
    • Governance and principles
    • Agile
    • History
    • Expressions of Agile
    • PMO adaptive alignment
    • Role of the PMO and value in an Agile environment
    • Agile and virtual environments – challenges and solutions
    • Agile is a mindset
    • Agile's purpose
    • Comparison of Waterfall to Iterative
    • Agile’s basics
    • Consequences and implications
    • Agile methodologies
    • Agile starts with a product backlog
    • Basic scrum
    • Daily stand-up meeting
    • Backlog
    • Kanban
    • Srumban
    • Cumulative flow diagrams
    • Documentation and myths
    • Team wall
    • Agile estimating techniques
    • Other techniques
    • Agile approaches
    • Agile at scale
    • PMI's disciplined Agile
    • PMO’s own use of Agile ideas
    • PMO services: introducing Agile
    • PMO as a source of expertise
    • Services for “at scale”
    • Training and coaching
    • Reporting and governance
    • Method selection
    • Portfolio services
    • Measurement
    • Agile health checks
    • Communities, consistency, and people aspects
    • Tools
    • Summary of support for Agile teams
    • Why are they needed?
    • Similarities and differences between Agile and non-Agile Maturity models
    • Review of existing models
    • Exercise
    • Disruptive technologies
    • Impact on organizations
    • How Agile teams need to respond
    • Research into Agile – hot topics
    • PMO’s role in managing projects, programs, and portfolios
    • PMO’s role in managing the Agile portfolio
    • PMO’s role in managing the Agile program
    • PMO’s role in managing Agile projects
    • PMO’s role in managing Agile tools and techniques
    • Agile tools
    • Agile software
    • Select the suitable software and tools
    • Select the right techniques
    • Summary of discussions and general consensus
    • Retrospectives and the traditional world – similarities and differences
    • Faciliatory for retrospectives
    • Overview – retrospective phases
    • Examples of retrospectives
    • Exercise – course retrospective

    Teaching Approach

    The training approach includes




    Team exercises


    Group discussions


    Case study


    Personal coaching



    The training was amazing. I not only got ideas to improve my daily work but I thought of the areas I never did before. The IPMO-E course was rich in content. I especially liked the PMO lifecycle breakdown. It helped me understand why we are doing what we are doing.

    Feras Ayoub
    Portfolio Management Advisor, Fichtner Consulting Engineers Ltd

    The IPMO-P course was great. It was great to interact with so many people around the world. I found the case studies particularly helpful. It was good to have participants from different countries and different fields.

    Nacereddine El Hadi Ait Belkacem
    Cluster PMO Director, Edge

    I will try to implement all the techniques and processes I learnt in the IPMO-P course. The case studies helped a lot in solving real life challenges that I had on my position. It was great!

    Anthony Hallett
    EPMO Consultant, FocusHQ

    I will try to implement all the techniques and processes I learnt in the IPMO-P course. The case studies helped a lot in solving real life challenges that I had on my position. It was great!

    Anthony Hallett
    EPMO Consultant, FocusHQ

    Who should attend

    • Project and program management professionals
    • PMO managers and team members who are involved in using agile methods 
    • Consultants involved in supporting PPM and PMOs using both traditional and agile method 
    • Subject matter experts and those responsible to lead organizational change 

    Key takeaways

    Understand how PMOs fit into the world of projects, programs, and portfolios

    Understand the benefits of viewing PMOs in terms of services Know what are PMO capabilities, and how they are constructed in terms of competencies, tools, and techniques

    Understand the AIPMO framework and the phases and processes carried out by a PMO team member

    Learn about the key PMO tools and techniques, including templates you can take back to your organization before they are published in AIPMO’s upcoming book on tools and techniques

    Understand what are the key documents uses to establish, run, monitor, and control PMO and PMO Services

    Be confident knowing what to do in common organizational PMO configurations


    • Educated to a degree level or similar
    • 6 months of experience in project management or PMOs 


    The online exam is run by AIPMO, and moderated by a proctor from AIPMO at the end of the course.

    • Open book exam, 50 multiple choice questions 
    • Duration: 1 hour

    Attendees are notified by email of the results of the exam

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