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3-Day PMO Leader

3-Day PMO Leader2020-01-16T16:33:14+00:00
APM Accredited

Course Summary

Exclusively for our Wellingtone PMO Practitioners, this truly groundbreaking and innovative PMO Academy course is designed for those pioneering the PMO in their organisations, who want to venture into new and uncharted territory dealing with the most challenging aspects of leading a PMO.

This course pushes the boundaries of PMO Learning as it is the first of its kind with Project-based Learning at its core to encourage critical thinking and reflective practice over an extended period, supported by our PMO Specialists through regular mentoring sessions.

This course is aimed at experienced and passionate PMO Practitioners who want to be at the forefront of PMO theory and practice and make their PMOs critical to business. It focuses on the dark arts of PMOs, such as benefits realisation, resource and knowledge management, and it will expose delegates to the latest thinking and trends shaping the Future PMO.

Designed with impact at its heart to ensure that your PMO and organisation get solid return on investment through beneficial change.

Course Agenda & Assessment

  • The State of the PMO

  • Resource Management
  • Benefits Realisation Management
  • Knowledge Management Best Practices

  • Portfolio Selection and Prioritisation

  • Building the PMO Culture

  • Leading the PMO

  • The Future of PMO

  • PMO Consultation

This course is exclusively offered to Wellingtone PMO Practitioners.

Following two months of mentoring, the delegates will be asked to present their project back to the group and show their approach, progress, journey, and learnings.

At the end of day 2, successful candidates are awarded an APM Accredited certificate recognising their achievements.

Upcoming Courses

  • Date/Time Day 1: Wednesday 18th March 2020 | 09:30am – 4:30pm Day 2: Thursday 19th March 2020  | 09:30am – 4.30pm Day 3: Friday 20th March 2020  | 09:30am – 4.30pm Venue etc.venues 50-52 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1HL Price £1995 per delegate Cost includes:
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Refreshments
    • Training material
    • Regular mentoring with PMO Specialists
    • Certificate
    Further details on the course, including logistics for the day will be sent out around 3 weeks prior to the course. No pre-reading is required for this course.
"Project-based Learning is the way forward! Networking and bouncing ideas of others is super useful."
Business Operations Manager
Collinson Group
"I've particularly enjoyed being able to apply the learning to my own project and also the opportunity to learn from the challenges of others."
Lead PMO
Collinson Group
HarperCollins Publishers
"The course was very comprehensive and filled in gaps in knowledge. The practical project-based learning will be invaluable."
HarperCollins Publishers

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the mentoring sessions mandatory?2019-11-28T17:24:18+00:00

No, but they are highly recommended, since they will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, receive advisory, and ensure that you are progressing as per plan.

Are there any pre-requisites to attend?2019-11-28T17:28:46+00:00

We believe that it is important that we share the same understanding of PMOs, and therefore successful participation in the PMO Practitioner course is a pre-requisite for the PMO Leader course. However, the two courses can be booked together at a discounted rate through our PMO Academy to accelerate your PMO learning journey

Does the course accommodate different learning styles?2019-11-28T17:27:32+00:00

The course will involve some lecturing, but we will also have individual and teamwork exercises, there will be a case study that will accompany us throughout the course content, and fun and interactive games.

How much does it cost?2019-11-13T14:23:06+00:00

Public courses are costed at £1,995 and include training materials, lunch, refreshments throughout the day, as well as 90-days mentoring. In-house courses are available too.

How will I be assessed?2019-11-13T14:27:12+00:00

You will be assessed based on the impact you have delivered to your PMO and organisation as a result of the PMO Leader course. This approach addresses one of the key shortcomings of traditional training and is based in the Kirkpatrick model of evaluation:

Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation

In practical terms, this means no written, multiple-choice assessments or interviews but instead a critical review by your PMO Leader classmates on how you have implemented a certain approach/tool in responding to a specific PMO challenge. Your PMO challenge is explained at the beginning of the PMO course, a proposed plan is drafted and presented on the last day of the course, and after 90 days you will come back to present the results of your intervention to the class.

What is Project Based Learning?2019-11-28T17:26:54+00:00

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which delegates “gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.” (PBLWorks)

It demands commitment and you will need to use critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and various forms of communication to create high-quality work that will be used by your PMO and in your organisation.

What is the duration?2019-11-13T14:22:20+00:00

The course requires commitment. Although you will only need to be away from work for 3 days, the overall duration of the course includes a 90-days period of mentoring, followed by an on-site day in classroom (where appropriate), where you will present the results of your work to the class.

Who is the course aimed at?2019-11-13T14:15:10+00:00

Aimed at experienced and passionate PMO practitioners who want to be at the forefront of PMO theory and practice and make their PMOs critical to business. Typically, these would be individuals who have been working in a PMO management position for at least 5 years.

Case Studies

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