ORSYS formation
CONTACT - +33 (0)1 49 07 73 73
CONTACT - 📞 +33 (0)1 49 07 73 73    drapeau francais   drapeau anglais

Consult our trainings :

P3O®, Foundation, certification Training
Portfolio, Programme and Project Office

Hands-on course
points PDU
Duration : 3 days
Ref : PTO
Price  2021 : Contact us
  • Program
  • Participants / Prerequisite
  • Intra/Tailored

P3O® is a model for the implementation and management of a "project office" or PMO. This course will introduce you to the tools and techniques as well as associated implementation approach. It will allow you to obtain Foundation P3O® certification.

Learning objectives

  • 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
  • Improve organizational accountability, decision making, transparency and visibility


This course includes a 60 min certification exam. 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%, closed book.

Introduction to P3O®

  • Project management, program management, portfolios management. Definitions. Differences.
  • Context. Business strategy. Portfolio lifecycle, program and project.
  • P3O®, the support role.

Exchanges on the role of the P3O® support.

Why have a P3O®?

  • Opportunities and goals of a P3O®. Value creation of a P3O® in an organization.
  • The value matrix. Measure the success of projects and programs, as specified by P3O®.

Examples of relevant indicators for measuring success.

What is a P3O® model?

  • Organizational models. Permanent office, temporary and virtual office. The case of small organizations.
  • Functional areas.
  • Supported functions and services. Choice of organizational model and its integration.
  • Good practices of responsibility definition for each model. Model Maturity and evolution.

Choose a model from the context and goals of an organization.

The P3O® roles

  • Skills required of P3O® management and portfolio management team.
  • Recruiting officers.
  • The cross functional roles and specific management roles.

Réflexion collective
On a given situation, identify the best possible distribution of roles.

The P3O® tools and techniques

  • The terms of use of the tools.
  • Key strategic benefits and success factors for the development of tools.
  • Adaptation of tools at different levels.
  • Organization. The information portals and workshops. Human Resource Management.

Case study
Choosing appropriate tools.

P3O® implementation

  • Define the vision. Identify stakeholders.
  • Define the Blueprint: processes, organization decisions, tools, information flows.
  • Manage risks. The "temporary office" lifecycle.

Réflexion collective
Define the content of the Blueprint.


  • Summary of important points. Exam preparation. Questions.

P3O® Foundation exam.

Participants / Prerequisite

» Participants

Any member of an Portfolio, Programme and Project management Team, Support teams and offices and members of a Portfolio center of excellence.

» Prerequisite

There are no pre-requisites for this course, although a basic knowledge of PRINCE2® and/or MSP® are helpful.

Contact Informations

By checking this box, I certify that I have read and accepted the conditions for the use of my data regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You can at any time modify the use of your data and exercise your rights by sending an email to rgpd@orsys.fr
By checking this box, I agree to receive commercial and promotional communications from ORSYS Training*. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link included in our communications.

Book your place

Submit your request

Time schedule

Generally, courses take place from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30.
However, on the first day attendees are welcomed from 8:45, and there is a presentation of the session between 9:15 and 9:30.
The course itself begins at 9:30. For the 4- or 5-day hands-on courses, the sessions finish at 15:30 on the last day
linkedin orsys
twitter orsys
it! orsys
instagram orsys
pinterest orsys
facebook orsys
youtube orsys