AIPMO IPMO – CF (Consulting Frameworks)
Zurich, Switzerland
17 – 19 June 2020


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.

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The AIPMO is a professional association for PMO, Project, Programme, and Portfolio Management Office leaders, managers and staff who define, establish, run or work in PMOs across different industry sectors.

The AIPMO is actively involved in the continuous process of improving the approaches and methods needed in PMOs and promotes the participation of institutions, corporations, academic organisations, associations, professionals, and operators in the field of PMO.The IPMO certifications from AIPMO are for leaders; managers and core PMO team members in Project, Programme and Portfolio Offices responsible for the business justification, design, set up, running and retirement of PMOs.

AIPMO’s mission is to advance the understanding, design and implementation of high performing single, group and enterprise PMOs, through the certification of proven PMO capabilities based on its IPMO Body of Knowledge.

If you need to resolve complex problems that cover strategy formulation and the operational side of the organization the IPMO-CF course is perfect for you.

This hands-on course brings together the latest in international management consulting experience and academic research to give a consulting overview then deep-diving into a sense-making/strategic problem-solving methodology that uses many frameworks, models and concepts. The course then takes real problems from the course attendees or any topic which to address and follows a framework development methodology to develop custom and hybrid frameworks.

This major and intensive part of the course uses techniques taken from the management consulting industry such as framing problems, hypothesis creation, MECE issues, and decision trees. Techniques are taught on the course to ensure the participants not only know them how to apply them but when to apply them. Presentations are developed through an iterative process including giving tips on presentation techniques. As part of the course consulting packs are developed using standard and custom frameworks, models, and techniques that are related to the industry of the attendees. Attendees work in teams and play different roles to come to the conclusion of the course where the final presentations are given to the group.

  • Consultants and professionals wishing to get into consulting
  • PMO/IT Directors
  • PMO Managers and PMO Core team members involved in consulting
  • Senior project/program management professionals
  • Managers and team leaders
  • Engineers and others involved complex problems
  • Any professional wishing to become more effective and be able to demonstrate it
  • The training approach includes:
    • Lecture
    • Team exercises
    • Group discussion on pertinent topics
    • Detailed five-day case study
    • Presentations and role play
    • Personal coaching
    • Exam – 2 hours with 100 multiple choice questions
    • Discussing the exam answers
  • Explain the key aspects of the consulting industry and the types of situations when consulting is required
  • Know how to quickly frame complex problems and visualize them for presentation
  • Undertake framework development to reflect real environments
  • Apply many techniques in the context of problem-solving, framework development, analysis, presentations, and communications
  • Use a technique and framework register to increase knowledge in your organization
  • Undertake the creation of consulting packs to quick start consulting assignments
  • Know how to build consulting packs for your team, section or organization
•Module 0: Introduction and Course Details
•Module 1: Overview of the consulting industry, trends, and the role of consultants
•Module 2: The need for Frameworks
•Module 3: Consulting Services
•Module 4: Consulting Assignment
•Module 5: Standard Frameworks
•Module 6: Building your own Frameworks
•Module 7: Consulting packs
•Module 8: A Register for consulting services and Capabilities
•Module 9: Challenges in using and developing your own frameworks, model, T&T
  • Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent)
  • 1 year or more of consulting and ideally some project management experience
  • Ideally working in a PMO for a period of time
  • Online Exam
  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • Duration 1 hour
  • The course work will be assessed and it will represent 50% of the total passing mark


Dr. Robert Joslin – IPMO-E / PfMP / PgMP / PMP / CEng

Dr. Robert Joslin – Professor, Founder of the Association of International PMOs and the co-author of the AIPMO body of knowledge©, PfMP, PgMP, IEEE, CEng is a project/program/portfolio management consultant, instructor, and academic researcher. He has 20 plus years in designing, initiating project and program management delivery of large-scale business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, strategy development initiatives including winning prizes for ideas and product innovation. Previously, he has been a consultant in wide-range of industries including telecom, banking, insurance, manufacturing, and direct marketing whilst working for McKinsey & Co, Logica and his own consulting company. Robert has published many books, chapters and research papers in the field of project, program and portfolio management and presents his research at conferences such as PMI research and the European management conference (EURAM). He won the best paper award for EURAM – PMI and IPMA conference in 2015. Robert is the founder and organizer of the annual PMI Swiss program management conferences which is the biggest PMI event in Switzerland where researchers and senior practitioners present their latest findings. In addition, Robert is a peer reviewer for research papers submitted to PMI’s Project Management Journal and the International Journal of Project Management, which are the top two research journals for projects, programs, and portfolios. As a trainer/coach Robert has trained many PMO, project and program managers in Europe, USA and the Middle East including using in his own developed PMO information structuring methodology aligned and complementing the PMI standards. Robert in the process of authoring a book on Portfolio, Program and Project management Success Factors based on ten years of academic research.

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The course fee includes: IPMO-CF exam fee, IPMO-CF digital certificate, IPMO-CF course manual, AIPMOs Book: PMO Principles, IPMO Advisory attendance certificate with 35 PMI PDUs, A3 charts, supporting documents and PMO templates, pre-reading materials, PMO competency self-assessment form, lunch & 2 coffee/snack breaks in the hotel venue. 

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