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P3O® Training and Exam – Foundation and Practitioner

 

  P3O® is a globally recognized best practice guidance for portfolio, programme and project offices management

  P3O® provides a  delivery support structure for all change within an organization

  The P3O® guidance enable individuals and organizations to establish, develop and maintain appropriate business support structures

  Continually improve and manage risk in line with business needs

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P3O® Foundation Training and Exam

Register for interactive classroom sessions and learn from qualified and accredited trainers

For only ₦200,000



P3O® Practitioner Training  and Exam

Register for interactive classroom sessions and learn from qualified and accredited trainers

For only ₦220,000

Enrol for a Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices  (P3O) Course

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P3O Foundation & Practitioner training and exam course Lagos Contact us! 5 Days ₦345,000 ENROL NOW

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What is P3O®?

The P3O® guidance is aligned to PRINCE2®, MSP®, and M_o_R® and brings together a set of principles, processes and techniques to facilitate effective portfolio, programme and project management through enablement, challenge and support structures.

This professional certification trains individuals and organizations to set up and maintain support for change initiatives of the organizations. It provides a framework for the design of structures to support an organization’s portfolio, programme and project offices.
The P3O is the guidance that enables organizations to build effective support structures by influencing the following key factors: the management team, anticipated outcomes and delivery of efficient portfolios, programmes, and project management.

History of P3O®

The history of P3O® can be traced to 2008 when the P3O guidance was founded by the UK Government’s  Office of Government Commerce (OGC) to help organizations build support structures for the management of their portfolios, programmes, and projects. The P3O® guidance helps organizations to align their portfolios, programmes, and projects with the business objectives.

In 2013, the P3O® guidance was updated to focus on the management offices at a smaller level and provides information on how these portfolio, programme and project offices can be implemented.

 

Where P3O® has been used

P3O® has been used and is available in the following regions and countries:

Africa, Argentina, Asia, Pacific, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Denmark, Dubai, Eastern Europe, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Middle East, New Zealand, North America, Nigeria, Norway, Papua, New Guinea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South America, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Some industries that have/are using P3O® include IT/ITES, Business Process Outsourcing, Government/Public Sector, Telecom, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Automobile, Education, Pharmaceuticals.

 

P3O® methodology/process model

The P3O® methodology/process model has to do with the designing and building of structures in order to ensure the efficiency of:

    Senior management decision making – These decisions include optimization of resources, risk management, implementation strategies, among others.

    Business outcomes and benefits- Identification and achievement of business objectives for portfolio, programme and project management.

    Delivery of project outputs- Ensuring the delivery of projects within time and budgetary limits.

 

P3O® exam prerequisites

The P3O® foundation qualification has no specific requirement. However, the Practitioner qualification course requires the Foundation certificate.

P3O® Qualification

The P3O® qualifications are designed to train individuals and organizations to set up and maintain support structures for portfolio, programmes and project management. There are two qualifications available:

    P3O Foundation qualification

    P3O Practitioner qualification

Let’s take each of this qualification one after the other and examine them for more details:

P3O® Foundation qualification

The objective of the Foundation course is to provide knowledge of the P3O model so that candidates can make informed decisions using the P3O guidance. Candidates will learn:

    The components of the P3O model

    Differences in management between portfolios, programmes, and projects.

    Types, tools, and techniques of the P3O model

    The factors that determine the specific P3O® model to be implemented

    The roles and responsibilities involved in the P3O® model

P3O Practitioner qualification

The Practitioner qualification requires the Foundation certificate and trains candidates towards the application of the P3O® model. Candidates will learn:

    How to design and implement any of the offices within the P3O® model

    The roles and functions of the offices in the P3O® model

    The P3O® tools and techniques and how to apply them

    How to strategically modify the P3O® model to suit business needs

    How to justify a P3O business case so as to gain approval.

    How to identify appropriate roles and responsibilities required for specific support structures.

Benefits of P3O®

The P3O certification course has tremendous benefits that we cannot cover all. These benefits can be classified into two categories which are:

    P3O course benefits for individuals

    P3O course benefits for organizations

 

P3O course benefits for individuals

    Aids an individual to develop the necessary skills for a career in any of the portfolios, programmes and project offices.

    Provides knowledge of the P3O model

    Improves the productivity of an individual

    Sharpens an individual’s decision-making skills and helps them organize their priorities

    Improves their ability to secure approval for specific programmes and projects

    Improves accuracy and timeliness of reports

 

P3O course benefits for organizations

    Helps organizations to set a standard of excellence

    Aids the maximizing of available resources in order to suit business objectives

    Enables top management to make strategic decisions and use resources effectively

    Aids the identification of the benefits of particular projects and programmes

    Helps an organization deliver projects within available resources, time and budgetary constraints.

P3O® Exam Format

P3O® Foundation

Prerequisites

  • There are no formal prerequisites. However, you are advised to receive training or self-study before taking the exam

Examination Format

  • •   </spanMultiple choice examination questions
  • •   75 questions – 70 live questions and five trial
  • •   60 minutes’ duration
  • •   35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
  • •   Closed book.

P3O® Practitioner Examination

Prerequisites

  • To take the P3O® Practitioner examination, individuals must hold a current P3O® Foundation certificate.

Examination Format

  • •   Objective testing
  • •   Four questions of 20 marks each – 80 marks in total
  • •   150 minutes’ duration
  • •   40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • •   Open book exam. Only the official printed hard copy of the Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices: P3O® guide is allowed.

Continuous credential requirement for P3O®

The Foundation certification requires no re-registration. But the P3O® Practitioner certification will expire after 5 years. In order to maintain your qualification and ensure there are no gaps in your Practitioner status, you should retake the P3O® Practitioner Exam before the expiry date.

Practitioner Re-Registration Examination

All P3O® Practitioners are required to sit an additional re-registration examination within three to five years of their original certification in order to retain their accreditation. Taking the re-registration examination also enables you to demonstrate your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and that your knowledge of P3O® remains current.

If you have only passed the Foundation examination, you are not required to re-register.

Examination Format

    • •   Two questions, with a scenario background and appendices
    • •   Each of the two questions is worth 20 marks
    • •   An overall score of 20 out of a possible 40 is required to pass – 50%
    • •   One hour 30 minutes’ duration
    • •   Open book exam. Only the official printed hard copy of the Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices: P3O® guide is allowed.

The P3O® Guidance

The guidance provides:

  • An Introduction to P3Os® – why, when and how to use P3O® models including the differences between portfolio, programmes and project environments and their requirements
  • Value of aP3O® – shows the benefits P3Os can bring to the organization including a business case, funding models and performance measures for establishing a P3O
  • Models – an overview of the different P3O® models with examples
  • Functions and techniques – details of the functions/services and techniques/tools used by units of a P3O® model.

What is the P3O® training (classroom) plus exam about?

The portfolio, programme and project offices (P3O®) training plus exam is an instructor-led classroom training after which you will sit the P3O® exam(s).

How does the training plus exam work for each level?

Typically the P3O® Foundation and Practitioner class last for 5 days altogether.

The P3O® Foundation lasts for the first 3 days after which, on the 4th day, you will sit the Foundation exam.

P3O®Practitioner lasts for 2 days. The class will start on the 4th day after which you will sit the Practitioner exam on the 5th day. However, if you see the need to brush up on your knowledge in P3O® Foundation, you can join the P3O® class from the 1st day.

NOTE: If you are not ready to sit the exam at the designated time after the training, you can defer your exam to a later date. However, when you are ready to take the exam, you need to notify us at least three working days before your proposed exam date.

What does the fee cover?

The following, among others, are included in the fee:
Pre-course material to familiarise you with the P3O® framework
〉 Printed training slides
〉 Notepad and pen for jotting
〉 Workbook for practice
〉 Bag to put training materials
〉 Instructor-led classroom training
〉 Examination
〉 Breakfast and lunch
〉 Course completion certificate
〉 Pre- and Post-course support

How often is the P3O® training held?

Please, refer to the training schedule above.

How do I register for the training as an individual?

To register for the training,  find the date you will like to attend the training on the training schedule above, then click on “ENROL NOW”. Fill in your details, and we will get in touch with you. You can also send us a mail, text message or call us to register for the training.

NOTE: your registration is not complete if you do not make payment. You can pay in full or in installments. If you choose to pay in installments, you are required to complete payment before the training starts.

How do I register for the training as an organisation?

To register members of your staff for the training, look for the training schedule above. On the date you will like to attend the training, click the “ENROL NOW” button.

Fill in your details, and we will get in contact you. You can as well send us a mail, text message, or call us to register for the training. In addition, you can send a purchase order to confirm that your delegates will be available.

Do you give discounts?

Our fees are already fully discounted, considering how much we charge and what the fee covers (Please, check ‘what does the fee cover?’), However, if you have up to 5 people, a discount may apply.

Can I pay for the training in installments?

Yes, you can. However, you are required to complete your payment before the training starts so that we can book the exam for you.

When is the latest time to make payment?

The latest time to make payment is today! Making a financial commitment is the only way to secure a space in any of our classes. In addition to this, when you make the commitment, we will grant you access to our P3O® pre-course; this is to enable you to study and practice in preparation for the class.

Can I miss a class?

We do not encourage our delegates to miss classes. However, If due to some unavoidable circumstances you miss a class, we have got you covered. Our trainers will be available to respond to your questions and put you through the sections you missed, provided you agree a time with the trainer.

What kind of certificate will I get from Harrybaker after the P3O® training?

You will get a course completion certificate.

What will I learn if I take the P3O® course?

What you will learn is detailed in the portfolio, programme and project offices (P3O®)syllabus.

Please, click here to gain access to the P3O® syllabus.

When does the training start each day?

The training starts at 8.30 am each day. If there is a change in the timing, we will inform you in the joining instruction.

When does the training end each day?

The training ends at 5.00 pm each day. If there is a change, we will inform you in the joining instruction.

What time shall I arrive at the training venue?

We advise that you arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before training starts.

What do I need to bring along to the training venue?

We provide training and writing materials such as notepad, pen, printed training slides, etc. In addition, we will give you a bag where you can put the training materials and other items. As a result, you do not have to bring any other thing.

Where do you hold the training?

We conduct training globally. However, our physical location is in Lagos. To hold a training session outside Lagos (within Nigeria), we require a minimum of 12 people. To conduct training outside Nigeria, we will have to agree on how it will work. Please note conducting a training outside Nigeria would definitely require more than 12 people.

Who will be my instructor?

See our lead instructor’s profile on this page

What kind of certificate will I get from the coordinating body?

If successful in the exam, you will get an electronic certificate from the coordinating body.

Can I get a document to help me get approval from my organisation?

Yes you can. At your request, we can provide you with documents such as; invoice, course enrolment letter, registration letter, etc. to fast-track the course registration process.

Which global exam does the training and exam fee cover?

The training fee covers the P3O® Foundation and/or Practitioner exam.

Please, see the About P3O®  section to learn more about the coordinating bodies.

Do you guide on exam registration?

We will book the exam for you. We are accredited by AXELOS and Peoplecert to conduct the P3O® training and exam.

Once we book the exam, you will receive a mail from Peoplecert to complete registration. Click here to see how to register for the exam with Peoplecert

What do I get before the training?

Once you make payment;
We will send you a pre-course material to study prior to the start date. This will help you get familiar with the terminologies and techniques used in the course.

We will also send you joining instruction which confirms your enrolment for the course. Apart from that, the joining instruction contains every other thing you need to know about the training.

What do I get after the training?

After the training, you will get:
Course completion certificate
〉 Ongoing support

Will I get an official P3O® manual?

No. To get your own copy of the portfolio, programme and project offices (P3O®) manual, you will have to buy it separately.

Is the training enough for me to pass the exam?

Yes, the training is enough to pas the exam, provided you do your part as we will do ours.

We structured our training in a unique way to help you understand the course.

Firstly, we will share with you our pre-course (before the training). The pre-course familiarises you with the definitions, concepts, terminologies used in P3O® to prepare you adequately for the class.

Secondly, you will attend our instructor-led classroom training which covers entire P3O® syllabus. During the training, we will give you printed training slides so that you can know where we are at any given point. We cherish “Learning by doing” and we strongly believe in this quote by Benjamin Franklin “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” As such, you will engage in group activities to put what you have learned to practice.

Moreover, our trainers avoid ‘death by PowerPoint’ by making use of flip charts and whiteboard to explain each concept. Also, they are ever-ready to answer your questions that may arise from your industry-specific or organization-specific scenarios, personal studies using the e-Learning, or what is being taught in class. Again, they can answer your questions because they are knowledgeable and experienced.

However, if after the training you are not comfortable sitting your exam, you can elect to defer it to a later date. All you have to do is to give us a notice of at least three days before your preferred exam date.

Why should I choose Harrybaker for this course?

Below highlights the reasons why you should choose us:

Global accreditation: We are accredited by AXELOS and PeopleCert to conduct the P3O® training and examination.

Pre-course access: Once you make a financial commitment towards the training, we will grant you access to our pre-course. Our This will familiarise you with the concept, terminologies, definitions, etc. in portfolio, programme and project office management which will be taught in class.

Expert and experienced trainers: Our trainers have a wealth of experience as trainers and as practitioners. It will interest you to know that our lead trainer will be handling our next P3O® training. He has over 12 years of experience in project management. Also, he has worked with reputable organizations both in Nigeria and Europe. Apart from this, he has trained thousands of professionals in Nigeria and beyond (places like the UK, Luxemburg, Czech, Finland, to name only a few). He is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner who has more than 10 other project-management-related qualifications in areas such as risk management, portfolio management, quality management, process improvement, change management, etc. His knowledge of these qualifications enables him to explain each concept with ease, as he knows how each concept interrelate. Apart from passing the P3O® exam, you will learn from his experience.

Engaging lectures: Our trainers make sure they avoid death by PowerPoint (they don’t just read PowerPoint slides). They make use of flip charts and whiteboards to explain each concept in a practical and understandable fashion.

Your involvement: We strongly believe in this quote by Benjamin Franklin which states: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”; To this end, we engage you in a series of group work and activities.

Room to ask questions: Our instructors are ever-ready to answer your questions. The questions could arise from your industry-specific or organization-specific scenarios, personal studies or what is being taught in class. Again, they can answer your questions because they are knowledgeable and experienced.

Networking opportunity: Due to the quality of our training, informed professionals choose us. You will have the chance to meet these professionals from different walks of life. This will, in turn, help you build your professional network.

Ongoing support: Our delegates are valuable to us all through, and even after the training.

How do I make payment for any of the learning options?

You can make payment in full or in installment via:
〉 Direct cash payment at the office
〉 Online transfer or Bank deposit to our corporate bank account:

Bank: First Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Account name: Harrybaker Training Institute
Account number: 2027165186
Branch: Lekki, Lagos

Can I get a refund after making payment?

Click here to see our refund policy.

Can I come to your office to make enquiries?

We ensure that we respond to all inquiries and specific questions in the best way we can. You can always reach us via phone calls, emails, chats, text messages, etc. As such, you may not have to come to our office to make inquiries.

However, if you still feel the need to come to our office, you can come on any day of the week during working hours. Should you want to come on a weekend, you need to inform us. This is to ensure someone is available to attend to you.

What support is available?

Tutor support
If there is any concept you find difficult to understand while studying, do not hesitate to reach us via support@harrybakertraining.com

Ongoing support
If you have any concerns or issues, feel free to let us know and we will be happy to help.

Are you accredited by the coordinating body?

Yes, we are accredited by AXELOS to conduct the P3O® Foundation and Practitioner training and exam

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Are you in need of clarification and/or customized training for your team or organization? Are you interested in getting quality training for your team at a discounted rate?
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Meet our trainer

Deji Ariyo

Lead trainer

Qualifications 

B.Sc, MBA [Cranfield], PRINCE2®, PMP®, ITIL® Expert, MSP®, MoP®, M_o_R®, P3O®, MoV®, PPS®, PMD Pro®, Certified Facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Certified).

Work Experience

Deji is a result-driven Project Director with over 17 years of delivering value to organizations such as: Murray international Group, BskyB, Vodafone, Charteris Plc, CDA Solutions, ChevronTexaco, Gateway Bank and UACN

He is also an international coach, mentor, consultant and trainer in Change Management, who has driven the skills and expertise in PPM (Portfolio, Programme, Project, Risk and Value Management) and ITSM (IT Service Management and Governance) for over 15 years.

Trusted by these fantastic organisations!

Recent customers’ success stories

The presentation was very explanatory and well-understood. Even with my little work experience in the field, I was still able to relate what I learnt in practical events; All thanks to Mr. Deji
JIMI BALOGUN
It was an enlightening and transformative experience. I am pleased with the quality of knowledge I  received from this training. I look forward to more interactions with HARRYBAKER.
ENITAN ODOGUN
I thoroughly enjoyed the training. The trainer is exceedingly knowledgeable, entertaining and very skilled at imparting knowledge. The HARRYBAKER team took very good care of us as well. Money well spent, I must say!
SINGTO SARO-WIWA
This is a great training institute that needs to be showcased! The knowledge I received was worth more than I paid for and I am satisfied that I was able to achieve all I set out to achieve from the training.
ODUDE ADEBUKUNOLA
The Lead Trainer -Deji is one of the excellent trainers I have seen. The training was delivered effectively and the method of delivery was excellent.
BHARAT SONI
The trainer is brilliant and exceptional. The experience was more practical and I have learned more than I expected.
ORIYOMI JOHN JOHNSON

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