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PMO Practitioner Training Course2024-06-24T00:10:44+01:00

PMO Practitioner Training Course

Authored by Wellingtone.
The only PMO courses Accredited by the APM.

APM Training Provider Accreditation

The 2-day Wellingtone PMO Practitioner training course is at the core of the Wellingtone PMO Academy, and lifts the lid on the complexities of the PMO & challenge to deliver value. It shines a light on the mechanics of successful PMOs with a syllabus covering everything from the PMO context to successful implementation and introduces delegates to the Wellingtone PMO Competence Framework and Maturity Model.

Co-authored by our internationally recognised PMO practitioners, Emma Arnaz Pemberton & Marisa Silva the PMO Practitioner course is designed for anyone who has a keen interest in PMOs, practitioners (new and existing) that are delivering, managing, implementing or transforming a PMO. It enables PMO people to develop their skills to bring a best in class PMO to the forefront of their organisation.

Training Course Aligns With APM, IPMA, and PMI

Practical Focus

Focuses on the practical application of best practice PMO principles including; defining mission, vision, values, and the PMO Service Catalogue to enable meaningful & immediate benefits for delegates.

Globally Recognised Course

Authored by Wellingtone and the only PMO training course to be Accredited by the APM that also aligns with PMI and IPMA.

Public and In-house Customised Courses

Available to book as a public course, this course can also be customised for your organisation aligning with your culture & PMO learning objectives.

PMO Practitioner Course Details & Agenda

The course syllabus is aligned to the Association for Project Management (APM) and Project Management Institute Bodies of Knowledge, which ensures we offer a balanced view of the project management profession’s many facets.

At the end of Day 2, delegates sit a 1-hour multiple-choice examination. Successful candidates are awarded a Wellingtone Accredible Certificate recognising their achievements. Following successful Accreditation as a PMO Practitioner, delegates gain access to the exclusive Wellingtone PMO Leader course.

  • The need for PMO

  • The operating environment

  • The P3 lifecycles

  • The PMO journey

  • The PMO people

  • The implementation lifecycle

  • The PMO as a service provider

  • The PMO value

  • The PMO maturity

  • The embedding of PMO

  • The PMO & organisational change

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Frequently Asked Questions

A certification will not prove that I am capable of running a PMO will it?2019-10-15T22:44:07+01:00

Just like having a driving license doesn’t necessarily make you a ‘good’ driver, this course ensures that those in the PMO profession are speaking the same language, working towards the same outcomes, and living the same principles. Those attending, will gain not just from the knowledge base of the course, but also from their peers.

All PMOs are different so how does this course deal with that?2019-10-15T22:44:02+01:00

This course acknowledges that there is no one answer for a PMO ‘type’, it consolidates the interpretations that are out there, and brings them together in a logical way to give delegates the broadest range of knowledge to be successful in their reality. It gives a wide perspective of the art of the possible with PMOs, and encourages critical thinking, and actionable ideas.

Can I claim this as Continuous Development Hours for APM, IPMA or PMI?2024-05-15T20:45:27+01:00
  • This is a PMI registered course so a PDU will be provided upon completion. The code will automatically input the hours studied across the Talent Triangle.
  • The APM will also accept this course as their CPD programme requires more than 35 hours every 12 months. As long as it is related to the project profession and in line with your role, you can use the opportunity to reflect on what you learned when submitting your CPD statement.
  • IPMA will accept this course as CDP. Up to 12 hours can be added to their recently launched CPD portal in your Profile section.
How practical is the course? How much of it is theory based?2019-10-15T22:48:57+01:00

The course is supported by theoretical grounds to provide the widest view of the industry possible. However, there are practical exercises throughout the two days including simulation, group and individual work, and discussion to ensure we accommodate different learning styles.

How will I be assessed?2019-10-15T22:49:04+01:00

We have developed a one-hour multiple choice assessment that is created from a randomly selected set of questions. These are scored by the training team, and a certificate is issued –
Pass rate: 60%
Distinction: over 80%

I’ve been in the PMO ‘game’ for a while, would this certification be good for me?2019-10-15T22:42:51+01:00

Yes, the course includes new and emerging, exciting content that covers not just the operational side of PMOs, but how you can improve your existing models, engagement, and people through an introduction to the Wellingtone PMO Maturity Model, PMO Principles and PMO Competence Framework.

Is PMO a Profession?2019-10-15T22:40:44+01:00

This question came up during our pilot course and generated a lot of discussion! The Oxford Dictionary definition of a profession is “a paid occupation that requires prolonged training, and a formal qualification”. When we add the complexity of the world of PMO, including the need for a specialist skillset, we came to the conclusion that it is in fact a PMO, albeit an emerging one, and up until now had little in terms of formal training.

Is this course a PMI or APM Qualification?2024-05-14T11:17:53+01:00

This course is Accredited by the APM. It has been independently reviewed and assessed for completeness, relevancy, and alignment to the latest Body of Knowledge, so it is classed as an APM certificate.

From a PMI perspective, it is registered with PMI and has been reviewed and accepted by PMI as representative of the industry’s needs, hence being awarded official PDU points.

It is important to note that although these are certificates with each of these associations (and, in some cases, IPMA), they are not the same as PMP or the PMQ.

Is this course a PMI or APM Qualification?2024-05-15T20:48:17+01:00

This course is Accredited by the APM. This means that it has been independently reviewed and assessed for completeness, relevancy, and alignment to the latest Body of Knowledge, so it is classed as an APM certificate.

From a PMI perspective, it is registered with PMI and has been reviewed and accepted by PMI as representative of the industry’s needs, hence being awarded official PDU points.

It is important to note that although these are certificates with each of these associations (and in some cases IPMA as well), they are not the same as PMP or the PMQ.

What if I can’t attend the Public course I booked?2023-10-18T12:51:47+01:00

You can cancel anytime up to 28 days before the course and request a full refund. More than 14 days before your course date you can postpone to a future date without charge. Sorry, but no-shows or cancellations within 14 days are not entitled to a refund as it’s too late for us to fill your space.

Why do we need a PMO Course?2019-10-15T22:32:42+01:00

Existing PMO qualifications are founded in knowledge-based assessments only. Given that most PMOs are involved in some sort of advice function, there is the expectation that someone with an appropriate qualification is ensuring that the advice they are given is sound and well founded. Thus, having a competencies-based assessment – similar to what currently happens with IPMA certifications –  provides a more relevant mechanism for assessing the suitability of an individual for a PMO role in line with the above and helps to define the career path for PMOs as well as to strengthen the notion of PMO as a profession.

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