The specialist certification for International Consulting Frameworks for Consultants, Project, Program, and PMO Managers covers every aspect of organizations from strategy to operations including the world of project/program and portfolio management. Organizations are complex systems in their own right. Understanding the building blocks of an organization, including its value chain and its operating environment requires a mix of competencies including the ability to design and build frameworks, concepts, and models. Consulting professionals who master art will know what and how to focus on using multiple techniques to create immediate value. PMO professionals, managers, and project professionals are included in this group because they are the experts who understand the PPP and PMO world. They should also be able to support the PPP teams and PMO teams to approach identifying the problem (sometimes through sense-making), structuring problems, developing concepts, frameworks, and models to ensure the problem universe is fully understood.
The figure on the right shows the importance of internal consulting (including external consultants) and PMO consulting working together on assignments that bridge strategy formation and execution. Professionals who are or need to resolve complex problems will likely cover the strategy formulation and operational side of the organization. However, PMO teams who cover every aspect of the PPP world are likely in the best position to offer a PMO consulting service because in-depth knowledge of the PPP environment.