Due to the lack of proper courses, the PMO professionals took project management courses like PMP and PRINCE 2 before. The certifications made them knowledgeable about compliance and delivery processes. However, those lacked the core project management office competencies, so the professionals learned the ropes mostly on the job. In this article at HotPMO, know how the industry is finally establishing some certifications for the PMO professionals.
Modernizing PMO Training
PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession report acknowledges the values the PMO role provides to an organization. Stakeholder management, cost control, and quality improvement are some of the benefits. In fact, 80% of successful companies have PMO. Following are the three certifications that you can take admission in:
- AXELOS—P3O: Portfolio, Program and Projects Offices is a cluster of guidelines that Office of Government Commerce, UK published. The new owner is AXELOS. The purpose was to assist enterprises that want to establish programs, programs, or portfolios for themselves. AXELOS conducts P3O certification in two levels—Foundation and Practitioner.
- BCS—PPSO: The 60-year-old British Computer Society has two certifications—PPSO Essentials and PPSO Advanced Practitioner. Program and Project Support Office Essentials (PPSO) is for entry-level professionals while the Advanced certification is for experienced project management office managers.
- AIPMO—IPMO: AIPMO is a federation of senior professionals that offers three certification levels—Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert. The body, in joint partnership with SBS Swiss Business School, also provides Masters and Doctorate courses.
Picking the Right Course
Project management office professionals must look at the value these courses are providing before taking up any. You can seek the help from Course Conductor that conducts independent researches on training courses and trainers. Upon receiving the certification, Courses Dojo will help you to track the certifications and share them with your employers. PMO Learning, established in the UK, are offering good project management office courses and specialized courses like Lean-Agile PMO course.
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