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PMOs in Agile Environments

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CONTACT HOURS

16

COURSE TYPE

Live Virtual Course

CERTIFICATE

Issued by AIPMO

Course description

The word Agile is prevalent across all industries and levels of an organization. The course...
The word Agile is prevalent across all industries and levels of an organization. The course covers the motivation behind the use of Agile terminology and mindset in respect to organizational agility and value management.
The role the PMO is described relating to agile methods and integration into existing organization non-agile or hybrid methods. The course then describes agile techniques, terminology and how PMOs can play an integral role in being custodians for an Agile maturity model (which is covered). A glimpse into the future on topics such as AI, robotics and automation and their impact on Agile projects then leads to a discussion forum of the role of PMO in projects, programs and portfolios. Findings from AIPMO's Vision 2030 are then included to help understand how to position PMOs to maintain their impact over the next decade.

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.


Professional Development Advisor

Lilly Paunova

lilly@ipmoadvisory.com

+41 445188122

+41 782411961

The word Agile prevalent across all industries and levels of an organization. The course covers the motivation behind the use of Agile terminology and mindset in respect to organizational agility and value management. The role the PMO is described relating to agile methods and integration into existing organization non-agile or hybrid methods. The course then describes agile techniques, terminology and how PMOs can play an integral role in being custodians for an Agile maturity model (which is covered). A glimpse into the future on topics such as AI, robotics and automation and their impact on Agile projects then leads to a discussion forum of the role of PMO in projects, programs and portfolios. Findings from AIPMO’s Vision 2030 are then included to help understand how to position PMOs to maintain their impact over the next decade-.
0: Know why Organizational agility is important and how it impacts organizational performance
1. Understand the importance of PMOs supporting PPP using agile method, the challenges, and how PMOs can add value
2. Understand what exactly is an agile environment, the principles and how to align them with your PMO principles to lead and support
3. Learn how a PMO can add value using a framework approach to building and designing PMO services for an organization using agile methods across projects, programs and portfolios
4. Identify and assess the various roles a PMO can have in organization using agile methods and how it can use those roles to support and advise efficiently and effectively
5. Analyze PMO principles and assess how to define them for an agile environment
6. Learn and apply Agile techniques
7. Understand how the AIPMO Lifecycle framework incorporates both Agile and Agility concepts
8. Develop your own Agile Maturity model using a foundation of existing models
9. Understand the impact of new technologies such as AI on Agile project management
  • Project and program management professionals
  • PMO managers and team members who are involved in using agile methods
  • Consultants involved in supporting PPP and PMOs using both traditional and agile method
  • Subject matter experts and those responsible to lead organizational change

The Virtual training approach within AIPMO’s Learning Management includes:

•        Lecture

•        Team exercises, polls, breakout rooms

•        Group discussions on pertinent topics

•        Mini case study

•        Presentations and role play

•        Exam: 1 hour with 50 multiple choice questions

Module 1 Organizational agility
Module 2 Value management – driver for the Agile mindset
Module 3 Defining PMO and Agile
Module 4 Basic Scrum Sprint and ceremonies
Module 5 Agile techniques and approaches
Module 6 The Agile PMO and PMO for Agile teams
Module 7 Agile maturity models
Module 8 Futures: AI, robotics, automation and their impact on Agile projects
Module 9 Discussion module for open forum
Module 10 Retrospectives

16 Contact Hours

AIPMO uses the term ‘contact hours’ for its virtual courses. Contact hours include course instruction, time allocated for homework and team exercises. Course stated contact hours may vary slightly in practice, due to spontaneous exercises or special students requests.
  • The online exam is run by AIPMO and moderated by the instructor at the end of the course
  • Open book exam 50 multiple choice questions
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Attendees are notified by email of the results of the exam
  • On passing the exam the allocated AIPMO course contact hours will be credited to your specialist point count taking you closer your next specialist certification level

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

Professional Development Advisor

Lilly Paunova

lilly@ipmoadvisory.com

+41 445188122

+41 782411961

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