AIPMO IPMO-P (Practitioner)
Lisbon, Portugal
21-25 September 2020

ABOUT THE AIPMO IPMO-P (PRACTITIONER) CERTIFICATION

The International Project Management Officer (IPMO)® certification is the most important industry-recognized certification series for PMOs. There are three levels of certification reflecting the level of competency: Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert. Certified IPMO Practitioners have demonstrated, through a combination of formal training and competency assessment, that they have an in-depth understanding of PMO principles and practices including the design, implementation, and operation of a single PMO at any level or construct in one or more organizations.

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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 are involved in the running, monitoring and controlling of a PMO, the IPMO-P course is perfect for you.

This course brings together the latest in academic research and best practices across the project, program and portfolio (strategic) areas into a PMO framework that will allow the attendee to understand the building blocks of project, program and portfolio management, success factors, success criteria, PMOs types, assessment of the current PMO setups in terms of SWOT and then a roadmap to strategically design and implement an integrated approach to ensure PMO alignment with organizational needs.

You will be able to design and establish PMOs from a services and capabilities perspective within the context of the organization, the project types they support, PMO functions including their ability to act as catalysts to knowledge sharing units that seed and support innovation groups whilst understanding the risks associated with long-term PMO performance. In doing so, will you will have an opportunity to find out why some PMOs might perform below expectations as well as learn how to improve individual and collective PMO performance in an organization to achieve maximum business value. This course is also designed to be hands-on, encompasses the day-to-day operational aspects of PMOs by detailing the challenges and best practices to improve communication and optimize resource utilization. You will learn how to prioritize projects, and monitor progress and budgets on a continual basis. You will take away key documents from the course that can be used immediately at your workplace to carryout PMO strategic and operational reviews, as well as the day-to-day activities.

  • PMO Directors/PMO Managers
  • Project/program management professionals
  • Consultants (involved in projects and/or organizational change)
  • Project/program/portfolio managers with expertise in PMOs
  • Experienced PMO Core team
  • Lecture
  • Team exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Detailed five-day Simulation Case Study
  • Presentations and role play
  • Exam preparation
  • Understand the value of high performing PMOs
  • Describe the different roles of PMOs in a single and networked context and across different levels of the organization
  • Understand the similarities and differences of organizational project management maturity versus PMO maturity
  • Hands-on experience on applying the PMO lifecycle using the detailed case study to walk through a real PMO enterprise example
  • Experience establishing a mandate for PMOs implementations
  • Identify the steps required to implement PMOs ranging from a single project based PMO, to enterprise-wide PMOs
  • Learn new tools and techniques never used before in the PMO arena
  • Module 1: Introduction to the IPMO-Practitioner
  • Module 2: Building the Context and Need for PMOs
  • Module 3: PMO Lifecycle Framework to Build and Run PMOs
  • Module 4: Organizational Capabilities to Build and Run a PMO
  • Module 5: Identify / Evaluate / Strategize for a PMO
  • Module 6: Design and Justification for a PMO
  • Module 7: Pilot and Implement a PMO
  • Module 8: Run, Monitor, and Control One (Or More) PMOs
  • Module 9: Transform / Retire PMOs
  • Module 10: PMO Success and PMO Maturity
  • 5 years experience in Project, Programme or Portfolio Management
  • 2 years plus experience in a PMO
  •  IPMO-F™ Certification, or PMI PMP® or AXELOS Foundation/Practitioner Levels in MSP®, P3O® or MoP®
  •  Pre-Reading: A small amount of pre-reading is required for this course. It is distributed approximately two weeks before the course start.
  • The exam is taken online on the last day of the course
  • The exam is proctored by the AIPMO instructor
  • The exam is 1 hour 30 minutes in duration, consisting of 75 multiple choice questions
  • The exam results are released by AIPMO within 14 days from the exam date

MEET YOUR EXPERT INSTRUCTOR: ALFONSO BUCERO

Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP®, RMP®, PfMP®, PMI® Fellow, is the founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting. He managed IIL Spain for almost two years, and he was a Senior Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard Spain (Madrid Office) during thirteen years.

Alfonso is a PMI® member, and a member of ALI (Asociación de Licenciados, Ingenieros y Doctores en Informática). Alfonso was the founder, Sponsor and President of PMI® Barcelona, Spain Chapter until April 2005, and he is an IPMA Assessor. He was a member of the CoPAT (Congress Project Action Team) of PMI® EMEA 2005 Congress in Edinburgh, 2006 PMI® EMEA Congress in Madrid, and PMI® EMEA Congress in Budapest. He was graduated in the “Leadership Institute Master Class 2007” in October 2007 in Atlanta (PMI® Global Congress). He was the second President of PMI® Madrid Spain Chapter. He was a PMI® Component Mentor for Region 8 South during three years, and a PMIEF® Engagement Committee Member. He received the PMI® Distinguished Contribution Award on October 9th, 2010. He also received the PMI® Fellow Award on October 22nd, 2011 and the PMI® Eric Jenett Excellence Award on October 28th, 2017.

Alfonso has a Computer Science Engineering degree by “Universidad Politécnica (Madrid)”, a Master Science in Project Management by Zaragoza University (Industrial Engineering School), and now he is working on his PhD. in “Project Management” at the ISM University in Lithuania. He has 35 years of practical experience and twenty-nine of them in project management worldwide. He has managed and consulted projects in different countries along Europe.

Since 1994, he is a frequent speaker at International PM Congresses and Symposiums. Alfonso has delivered PM training and consulting services in Spain, Mexico, UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark, Costa Rica, Brazil, USA, and Singapore. As Project Management believer, he defends that Passion, Persistence, and Patience are keys for project success.

He authored the book “Dirección de Proyectos, una nueva vision” published by “LITO GRAPO Editors) in IIL Mexico on June 2003. And he is a contributor to Chapter 7 of the book “Creating the Project Office”. Published on February 2003 by Jossey-Bass Editors (San Francisco/California), authored by Robert J. Graham., Paul Dinsmore and Randall L. Englund.

Alfonso co-authored with Randall L. Englund the book “Project Sponsorship” published by Josse- Bass Editors by May 2006. He has authored the book “Today is a Good Day” – Attitudes for achieving project success, published by Multimedia Publishing in Canada on last February 2010. He has also contributed to some professional magazines in Russia (SOVNET), India (ICFAI), Argentina and Spain. Alfonso co-authored with Randall L. Englund the book “The Complete Project Manager” and “The Complete Project Manager Toolkit” that was published by Management Concepts last March 2012. Alfonso got published the book: “The Influential Project Manager” on the first quarter of 2014 by CRC Editors in the US. On 2015 wrote a new edition of the Project Sponsorship book co-authored with Randall L. Englund. On April 2017 he got published the book “TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER” through Motivational Press Editors. On January 2019 he got published his book Passion, Persistence and Patience through BEP (Business Expert Press) in the USA.

Alfonso has published several articles at national and international PM magazines. He has been a Contributing editor of PM Network (Crossing Borders) during six years, published by the “Project Management Institute”®.

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The course fee includes: IPMO-P exam fee, IPMO-P digital certificate, IPMO-P 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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