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Running Projects and PMO
in a Virtual Environment

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CONTACT HOURS

16

COURSE TYPE

Live Virtual Course

CERTIFICATE

Issued by AIPMO

Course description

Project success rates especially for complex projects are very low and this is for project teams...
Project success rates especially for complex projects are very low and this is for project teams who are working in a physical or hybrid environments.  Covid 19 is one of potentially several triggers that may require projects and/or PMOs to migrate to 100% virtual environments. If you are lucky you have worked with the project team and build trust and respect before your team have been virtualized. Other teams may not have this luxury, so individuals are placed into a team to meet collective deadlines. Some of the team members may be from suppliers, therefore introducing an added complexity of agency issues. This course provides a path to successfully prepare, migrate and run your project and PMO environment virtually. The course references  project and PMO success factors throughout the course as you apply AIPMO's migration framework to a virtual environment for projects and the PMOs. You will look at how to redesign the way projects are run to minimize the risk of failure due to the challenges of working virtually. The role the PMO is covered throughout the course. Topics such as methodologies, capabilities, techniques and online tools are covered. Soft factors such as leadership and culture are discussed which have a major impact on success. Governance, management and performance topics are also covered which are applied within a case study to migrate both a PMO and project environment to a virtual environment.

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 445188125

+41 782411961

COURSE DETAILS

Project success rates especially for complex projects are very low and this is for project teams who are working in a physical or hybrid environments.  Covid 19 is one of potentially several triggers that may require projects and/or PMOs to migrate to 100% virtual environments. If you are lucky you have worked with the project team and build trust and respect before your team have been virtualized. Other teams may not have this luxury, so individuals are placed into a team to meet collective deadlines. Some of the team members may be from suppliers, therefore introducing an added complexity of agency issues. This course provides a path to successfully prepare, migrate and run your project and PMO environment virtually. The course references  project and PMO success factors throughout the course as you apply AIPMO’s migration framework to a virtual environment for projects and the PMOs. You will look at how to redesign the way projects are run to minimize the risk of failure due to the challenges of working virtually. The role the PMO is covered throughout the course. Topics such as methodologies, capabilities, techniques and online tools are covered. Soft factors such as leadership and culture are discussed which have a major impact on success. Governance, management and performance topics are also covered which are applied within a case study to migrate both a PMO and project environment to a virtual environment.
Understand projects and PMOs in the context of organizational strategy
Know and apply project and PMO success factors in a virtual environment
Know how to design, prepare and move projects and PMOs into a virtual environment
Know which tools, techniques should be used to manage projects, programs and PMO virtually
Apply appropriate leadership styles conducing  to forming a inability virtual project culture
Know how to manage PMO and project teams virtually
Develop your own governance practices for virtual environments
Hints and tips from experts who are living in virtual project and PMO environments
Be one step closer to gaining your next AIPMO specialist level accreditation
PMO, project, program and portfolio managers
Team members of projects and PMOs
Functional managers
Anyone involved in project and operational teams

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 0 Introduction
Module 1 Overview of projects and PMOs and AIPMO’s strategic lifecycle framework
Module 2 Projects and PMOs’ success factors and maturity, in a virtual world
Module 3 Design/redesign projects and PMO to work virtually  (AIPMO’s migration framework)
Module 4 Project and PMO management methodologies optimized for a virtual environment
Module 5 Capability, capacity, skills, techniques and tools for virtual PMO’s and projects
Module 6 Leadership, management and culture considerations for virtual environments
Module 7 Managing virtual project/PMO teams and PMO/project performance
Module 8 PMO & PM governance in virtual world
Module 9 Case study to migrate a PMO and project environment to a virtual environment – using AIPMO migration framework

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.
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Mohammed Khalifa

Regionally recognized as a Portfolio, Program, Project Management, and PMO expert and a world-class speaker, Mohammed Khalifa possesses a combination of technical knowledge and broad-based business management skills, gained from more than twenty years of experience in strategic planning & business management. Mohamed has used internationally acclaimed standards to successfully manage complex projects. With a rich history of working with multinational companies, Mohammed has also gained
Regionally recognized as a Portfolio, Program, Project Management, and PMO expert and a world-class speaker, Mohammed Khalifa possesses a combination of technical knowledge and broad-based business management skills, gained from more than twenty years of experience in strategic planning & business management. Mohamed has used internationally acclaimed standards to successfully manage complex projects. With a rich history of working with multinational companies, Mohammed has also gained valuable experience in dealing with a culturally diverse workforce. Mohamed has managed and supported strategic planning and implementation in Singapore, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. He has worked across many sectors including IT, Research, Oil & Gas, Telecom and Government. Mohamed has developed, implemented and operated many Project/Program Management Offices (PMO), conducted OPM3 assessment and implement Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) MS Project 2007, 2010 and 2013. He has hands-on experience in automation of project planning, control, reporting and contract administration through Primavera / Microsoft Enterprise Project Management. Mohamed was the first certified Program Management Professional (PgMP), PMI certified Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), PMI certified Agile Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) and Organization Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) Assessor and Consultant in Kuwait. Mohamed participated as a Global Sustainability track Chair in PMI North America Global Congress in 2011 and in PMI EMEA Global Congress in 2012. Mohamed Khalifa is an aPRO Recognized Assessor from American Society for the Advanced Project Management. Mohamed Khalifa is PMI LMC Alumni in 2013

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 445188125

+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