PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE Virtual MasterClass

Virtual Classroom

Format

All

Skill Level

2 Days

Duration

English

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Overview

Implement, energize and agilize your Project Management Office.

Spend two very practical, classroom or virtual classroom days equipping yourself with expert level knowledge to build or refresh a PMO. 

Project Management Offices give companies the ability to respond effectively to change and to implement their strategic driven projects effectively.

The PMO masterclass guides you on how to set up, implement, refresh and operate a PMO at all levels, from the IT project office to the enterprise portfolio office reporting to the CEO. The event covers all of the possible services (over 40 of them) that a PMO could offer, including project method development, portfolio management processes, and how your PMO can become your agile implementation and support centre, all based on current best practice thinking in PMO management.

Snap Tech International’s Masterclass series covers three key areas where organizations should maximise value from innovation and change. These are:

Structured and done well, these areas enable organizations to achieve the business agility needed to excel in todays world of dynamic change. Each two-day Masterclass is rich in practical knowledge gleaned from years of consulting and can be applied immediately to your enterprise. 

Snap Tech’s PMO MASTERCLASS is a virtually facilitated, interactive engagement structured around principles, techniques and practices upon which a successful project management office (PMO) depends.

The PMO Masterclass will teach you about practical, universally applicable guidance that will enable individuals and organizations to successfully establish, develop and run a PMO of any size.

What Is a PMO?

PMO is an acronym that stands for project management office. But, what does PMO really mean? It’s a group or department within the organization whose job is to define and maintain the standards for project management within that business.

Think of the project management office as the regulatory commission that is looking to standardize the execution of a project to maintain productivity. It offers guidance to projects and develops metrics on the practice of project management and its execution.

What Are the Functions of a PMO?

Project management offices have been around since the 1800s, though their function has evolved over time. They began as a type of national governance of the agricultural industry, and by 1939 they were beginning to be referred to as project management offices. What we know as a PMO today wasn’t in existence until the 1950s, and now they are a dynamic entity used to solve specific issues.

There is a range of control and influence that the PMO can have on the project. There are several different structure types:

  • Supportive, a consultative role
  • Controlling, requiring compliance
  • Directive, controlling and managing projects

In general most PMOs act as the backbone of a successful project management approach in any organization. They offer support and information. Most provide the following services to their organizations and projects.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

This course would be of interest to all individuals who contribute in various ways to the process of change management, including:

  1. Recognizing the need for change and defining that change
  2. Assessing the organization’s capability and capacity for change
  3. Acquiring resources, planning change and assessing its impact
  4. Equipping people with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes
  5. Communication & managing change projects and measuring change progress;
  6. Facilitating and/ or managing groups working on change initiatives
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Learning Path

  1. Organizational Context of a PMO
  2. Different PMO Models and structures
  3. Confidence to take on important change projects
  4. Roles and Responsibilities
  5. The Business Case for a PMO
  6. The Vision for a PMO
  7. The common risks to implementing a PMO and mitigating those risks
  8. PMO Functions and Services
  9. Implementing a PMO
  10. Introducing Agile thinking to a PMO
  1. Implement or re-energise any PMO
  2. Design and operate the services required by your PMO
  3. Do job descriptions for your PMO resources
  4. Measure and assess the services provided by the PMO
  5. Build a Portfolio Dashboard
  6. Make your PMO Agile
  7. Develop a business case, value proposition and a vision for your PMO

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