What is “Implementing a Project Management Office course” all about?
The reason organisations invest in projects and programmes is to realise benefits in terms of;
• increased revenue
• efficiency savings
• some tangible contribution to a strategic objective or business priority
• or because we have to – to meet a legal or regulatory requirement or to maintain business as usual
Yet reports from professional bodies, audit agencies and academic research consistently suggest that organisations in the public, private and 3rd sectors continue to struggle in demonstrating a return on their investments in change. The significance of this is even greater in the current economic climate where the failure to optimise benefits realisation may also put future initiatives at risk as investors lose confidence in the organisation’s ability to manage change. This in turn has obvious consequences for those employed in delivering and managing change, including those in the PMO.
A key benefit of having an integrated approach to PMO is that it will engender better definition and achievement of business objectives, ensuring consistent and reliable project delivery. It provides a value added service through a consultative, value added approach, assisting Work Packages to clarify and manage the scope of the project to ensure that project requirements are achieved in a timely fashion and within budget guidelines, performing a cost/benefit analysis of actions and initiatives.
This one-day session will provide attendees with an introduction to the Project Management Office concept and an overview of the models available including guidance regarding their application to the workplace.
Who is it for?
This short course is perfect for staff involved in the setting up of a Project Management Office, both at a strategic level as well as an operations level. Having knowledge of the different types of PMO models there are, the different benefits that they bring and the situations where they are most appropriate is crucial before you start work setting yours up. Also, having knowledge of the importance to your organisation, the ways to organise yourself and why your role has important ramifications for the rest of the business is so key to PMO staff.
What are the benefits?
This course has direct relevance to the APM Body of Knowledge 6 in the following sections:
3.2.1 Benefits Management
As with any project, having a clear and coherent strategy before you start, and having all team members working towards the same overriding goal gives a much greater chance of success. In this case, the benefits are realised by setting up your own, appropriate and well functioning Project Management Office. This in turn enables your organisation to realise the benefits of its projects. This itself then leads to more business-level objectives being achieved. A successful PMO delivers benefit to every part of a project-orientated business.
The 20|20 Business Insight open course schedule enables you to choose where and when you take your course. Simply choose from the list below and either book online through this website, or call our business support team (details at the bottom).
If you have a number of people from your organisation interested in a course then we can come to you. The benefits of in-house training is that the course can be contextualised to you. Your job titles, your terminology, your case-studies, your course. Contextualisation means increased understanding and application to your very specific organisational environment.