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IPMO Expert

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DURATION

5 DAYS [8:00 - 17:00]

TRAINING VENUE

TBD

CERTIFICATE

Issued by AIPMO

Course description

The International Project Management Officer (IPMO)® certification si the most important
The International Project Management Officer (IPMO)® certification si the most important industry recognized certification series for project management officers and professionals working in or, associated with PMO activities and delivered services. There are three core certifications reflecting the level of competency: Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert, three foundational certifications and a specialist PMO certification series reflecting the unique demands on PMOs that bridge projects, programs and portfolios including the operational environment. Certified AIPMO Experts have demonstrated, through a combination of formal training, workshop and competency assessment, that they have an in-depth understanding of PMO principles, theory and practices including the design, implementation and operation of complex PMO topologies and their respective PMO service topologies. IPMO-E© experts are typically at the PMO Director level/Consultant and this certification builds on the IPMO-F© foundation and the IPMO-P© practitioner certifications.

About AIPMO

AIPMO is the Association of International Project Management Officers, a non-for profit association representing International Project Management Officers (IPMO)...

AIPMO is the Association of International Project Management Officers, a non-for profit association representing International Project Management Officers (IPMO), including project, program, and portfolio managers involved in defining, establishing and running high performing Project Management Offices (PMOs) in and across  industry sectors.

The AIPMO association is actively involved in identifying the building blocks and constructing them with the long term aim of helping to create PMO management as a profession.  Referring to the figure below, the building blocks and relationship between them shows the progress made in this endeavor.


Business Operations Manager

Ema Kastratovic

emma@ipmoadvisory.com

+41 445188122

+41 445188122

COURSE DETAILS

The course covers topics within strategy formulation and strategy execution especially frameworks, organizational design, PMO topologies and PMO services topologies. During the course any attendee can use their own organization’s PMO environment as input to the assessment of PMOs guided by AIPMO’s framework which uses multiple techniques. This work is then further developed as part of the day long workshop where if you chose you can develop your organization’s strategic design and optimized PMO topology/PMO services topology. Thought out the course the content of AIPMO’s Body of Knowledge is covered which will comprise of a series of books covering PMO Principles, Portfolio, Program and Project
Principles, PPP/PMO Techniques and Tools, PMO Services and Capabilities, PMO standard plus references to other books.

As a PMO expert, you will be able to assess PMOs in operation within the context of your organization, the project types they support, appropriate leadership styles, 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, what are the drivers for change, as well as learn how to improve individual and collective PMO performance in an organization to achieve maximum business value. You will be able to design and establish an enterprise-wide PMO strategy based on a PMO topology concept – modeled to your organization environment and from this develop your PMO services and capabilities based on the ‘Group PMO services and capabilities catalog’. You will also understand the content and purpose of key PMO document deliverables both at the group level and at individual PMO levels. Key documents from the course will be provided so you can use them immediately at your workplace to allow a quick start in building and running high performing enterprise-wide PMO organization.

Understand the value of the AIPMO Strategic Life-cycle framework® and how to apply it
• Know how to create and implement an enterprise PMO Strategy
• Work-through your PMO related organizational issues, develop a high-level PMO topology and PMO Services for your
organization and get expert feedback on the process and outcome
• Describe the different roles of PMOs in a single and networked context and across different levels of the organization
• Understand PMO maturity and get insights into AIPMO’s new principle-based PMO Maturity model for one or more PMOs
• Ability to use new frameworks like ‘strategy under uncertainty’ and apply them within the context of your organization
• Understand the competencies required for the different levels of PMO responsibilities including the roles of project, program
and functional managers
• Understand how to spot and support under-performing PMOs
• PMO Principles book and on-line access to AIPMO’s new ‘PMO Services and Capabilities’ book with over 200 PMO Services

PMO Directors
• PMO Managers and advanced PMO Core team
• Senior project/program management professionals
• Senior consultants involved in projects and/or organizational
change
• Project/program/portfolio managers with expertise in PMOs.

The training approach includes:
• Lecture
• Team exercises
• Group discussions on pertinent topics
• Detailed case study and one-day workshop
• Presentations and role play
• Personal coaching (if time allows)
• Exam: 2 hours with 100 multiple choice questions

• 10 years of experience in project/program management
• 5 year plus as a PMO manager and/or PMO Director
• IPMO-P® certification, or PMI® PMP® (or higher i.e., PgMP®) or Prince2® (or higher i.e., MSP® or IPMA® (Levels C or higher i.e., B or A).
• Educated min. degree level, ideally MSc/MBA or DBA/PhD

  • Exam given at the end of the course moderated by the instructor
  • Open book exam 100 multiple choice questions
  • Duration 2 hours

Robert Joslin

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
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.

What our client say about us

It was a real eye-opener for me that allowed me to look into the PMO world from a different perspective. I understood the project, program, portfolio management in the context of PMOs. 

- Mohamad Dreii / Eastern Growth Market

Although i have been in this fiels for many years, this outstanding experience has introduced me to a new world full of unique experiences, opportunities and a great chance for personal growth. 

- Fayez Almalki / General Authority of Zakat & Tax

I thought I had a good understanding of how to establish and manage PMOs, but the principles and ideas gained from the course proved the opposite!

- Hedar Alalli / SNC Lavalin

Business Operations Manager

Ema Kastratovic

emma@ipmoadvisory.com

+41 445188122

+41 445188122

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between Core, Foundational and Specialist certifications?

Each of certifcation categories serve a difference purpose. The first category 'PMO Core Certifications' show you have the competencies to design and build a service orientated PMO with services that are needed by your project community. At the top level (expert) certifcation you will have show you have the competencies to design and build one or more PMOs called (PMO topologies) within an integrated PMO Services topology. The second category of courses called 'Foundational certifcations' comprise of three certifications that are needed by everyone irrespective if your a PMO or project team member or a PM/O director. The foundational courses are the techniques and tools of a trade, so they are needed by everyone including project professionals. The third category of certifications is called the 'Specialist' certifications because the directly relate to the ability to offer PMO services. If a PMO service is planned then the PMO needs to have the capability to offer them. There are over 20 specialist courses at the time of writing. These courses are also needed by project team members as well.

What are contact hours and how can i reach Specialist level 1?

AIPMO uses the term 'contact hours' for its virtual courses. Contact hours include course instruction, time allocated for homework and team exercises. Every course has allotted contact hours and once you pass the course exam, they will be accredited to your account. Once you have reached the threshold you will be awarded the specialist level certification

What is the difference between IPMO-F, IPMO-P and IPMO-E

These three certifications are part of the PMO core certifications. IPMO-F (Foundation) is for the PMO and project team member and covers topics around working in a PMO, also working in a project team. It covers the lower part of the AIPMO Strategic Lifecycle framework-.

IPMO-P (Practitioner) is for the PMO manager, project manager senior PMO and project team member. Covers topics how to identify the need for a PMO, design, justify and build a PMO and its services.

IPMO-E (Expert) is not for everyone. It is the top certification for PMO directors and consultants who are managing, consulting or designing enterprise PMO topologies and PMO Service topologies.

I dont know which certification is right for me, how do i choose?

For now it is best to ask one of professionals so either call or chat online. They will be able to provide you expert advice to plan and advance your career

Are there any discounts if i take more than 1 course?

Short answer Yes. There are bundles shown on the website but also call to ask if you can get a special discount. If you bring others to the course then this will be also taken into consideration