Portfolio, Programme, Project Office (P3O®) Practitioner

Upcoming Classes:

  • Dates: TBA        Location: TBA        Trainer: TBA

Course Description:

  • Establish, develop and maintain appropriate support structures to facilitate decision making, benefits realization and successful delivery of projects and programmes.
  • Assure that a joined-up set of outcomes and benefits is measured, managed, monitored and refined to ensure that optimal investment and strategic goals are achieved.
  • Deliver strategy, reduce benefits loss and deliver programmes and projects more effectively.
  • Provide assurance, coaching and mentoring to build a workforce capable of first-class programme and project delivery.
  • Protect revenue and spend while enhancing value for money.


The purpose of the foundation level is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O® guidance to interact effectively with, or act as an informed member of, an office within a P3O model. The foundation qualification is a pre-requisite for the practitioner qualification.


  • Ensure consistent delivery of projects and programmes and meet business objectives through effect use of resources.
  • Develop capability, capacity and risk models to suit the organizational maturity culture.
  • Help identify potential opportunities to be realized, exploited or enhanced as part of risk analysis.
  • Ensure that the strategies and performance requirements of your organization are realized via projects, programmes and operational business units.
  • Improve organizational accountability, decision making, transparency and visibility.

Course Outline:
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the P3O model and describe the differences between portfolio, programme and project Management.
  • State the key functions and services of a P3O.
  • Explain which P3O model is most appropriate to your organisation’s strategic objectives.
  • Know the arguments for establishing a P3O model and measuring its success.
  • Learn to measure the value that a P3O offers to an organisation.
  • Know the roles and responsibilities associated with a P3O service.
  • Describe the tools and techniques used by a P3O.
  • Understand and describe the relationships between strategy, portfolio, programme and project, and how these different relationships affect management issues.
  • Learn how to implement or revitalize a P3O.


  • In order to sit the P3O Practitioner examination you must have passed the P3O Foundation exam.

Exam Format:

  • Multiple choice
  • 75 questions per paper
  • 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
  • 60 minutes’ duration
  • Closed book.

What’s Included?

  • Classroom training from an Approved P3O Trainer
  • Official P3O manual
  • Accredited course materials including sample exam questions
  • P3O Foundation and Practitioner exams and Certificate
  • Lunch and refreshments daily

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