AIPMO IPMO-P (Practitioner)
Accra, Ghana
09-13 March 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: HOLGER HEUSS

Holger is an expert interim manager, advisor and leader on governance and portfolio/change management, PMO, IT Operating Models, and IT4IT. Holger has an  exceptional track record of leading, designing, delivering and assuring large and challenging programmes around business and IT digital transformation, organisational design, portfolio management, IT management, IT finance management and transformation, regulatory, compliance and business and IT process improvement, articulately within the  financial services sector. Holger operates at senior management and executive board levels, with the ability to gain the confidence of stakeholders, influence decisions and deliver results. Experienced in managing multiple assignments, and leading multi-cultural teams in cross-border and post-merger integration scenarios, Holger provides leadership and practical insight at various conferences and events about all aspects of portfolio/change management and the different variants of PMOs.

Holger’s industry background is in financial services, where he spent over 5 years in various roles in retail and private banking, including setting up and running an operations department while also introducing new banking software. He also performed the role of the risk controller.

Holger started his consulting career in Coopers and Lybrand, focusing on regulatory compliance and operational risk, before involvement in the post-merger integration team at European level. In PwC he set-up his first PMO at global level, preparing the separation of PwC Consulting from PwC before taking up multiple other roles assessing, designing, setting-up and running PMOs.

After a few years in the software industry, including the role of EMEA Practice Manager for PPM in HP, Holger joined Accenture as a specialist for PPM; within a year he led the global practice for Governance and PPM.

Since 2016, Holger operates as an independent management consultant, providing consulting and training services around portfolio/change management, including PMOs. He has developed his own capability model for enterprise-wide portfolio management.

Holger is known for rapidly building rapport with his clients, enabling him to gain understanding of their needs, and to deliver effective solutions. His leadership skills enable him to effectively manage and motivate teams by identifying and capitalising on each team member’s strength.

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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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