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Professional Course
Virtual Classroom
5 days

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Project Management Office

Since project management offices began to appear in organisations over the last decade, project management practitioners and their organisations have been asking how to structure project management offices (PMOs) and what functions to assign them. This course addresses how to assess the need, design, implementation, and management of a Project Management Office (PMO) within your organisation.

You shall assess the strengths of running a successful PMO and learn how to establish a PMO which is appropriately positioned and aligned within the organisation. You will explore the various types of PMOs and the various functions and tasks that they undertake, and you will have the opportunity to find out why PMOs might perform below expectations, as well as learn how to improve the PMO performance.

Who should attend?

  • Senior project management professionals
  • Senior managers
  • Project directors
  • PMO staff
  • Managers of PMs.

Training content

Course content is as follows:


  • Projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Understanding project success
  • Quantifying project success
  • Project life cycles and product life cycles
  • Project management knowledge areas
  • Stakeholders and their roles
  • Functional, matrix, and project-related organizations
  • Program and portfolio
  • PMO
  • Defining a PMO and EPM
  • The importance of a PMO
  • Key characteristics of a PMO
  • Understanding PMO functions at the project and enterprise levels

PMO maturity levels

  • Defining maturity
  • Maturity models
  • Defining maturity metrics
  • Supporting an assessment process
  • Defining the to-be state
  • Analyzing gaps

Implementing a PMO

  • Establishing a PMO mandate
  • Committing to a PMO
  • Estimating and assigning resources
  • A roadmap to PMO maturity
  • Establishing processes and tools
  • Defining metrics and tools

Competence assessment and development

  • Understanding competence
  • Developing an assessment approach
  • Conducting a performance analysis

Supporting troubled projects

  • Establishing a control process
  • Identifying symptoms
  • Conducting performance assessment
  • Conducting rescues

Managing organisational project management assets

  • Establishing standards for information
  • Managing historical information
  • Automating collaboration
  • Reusing information
  • Incorporating best practices
  • Performing quality audits
  • Collecting lessons learned

Managing portfolios

  • Selecting the right projects
  • Reporting project and portfolio performance
  • Using a PPM tool
  • Managing staffing across the portfolio, managing risk, and reporting by exception

Developing and mentoring project managers

  • Structuring project management development
  • Establishing processes and tools
  • Mentoring project managers


  • Determining the governance strategy
  • Implementing and monitoring the governance approach

Why choose Leoron?

LEORON has worked with some of the largest companies in the World - but importantly we care about the individual. Through our Customer Happiness Team we ensure that everyone who attends a LEORON course has the support before, during and after to ensure their training needs are met.

We offer the highest level of training delivery, whether that be in our live-virtual training or in-classroom sessions, with our expert instructors guiding you through everything so that you’re left feeling assured and confident to utilize your new knowledge going forward.

About Leoron

LEORON Professional Development Institute

LEORON is the fastest growing global training institute in the World, having evolved over the past 11 years into a dominant training institute that offers a comprehensive set of training and development solutions to both individuals and businesses. Our locations...

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