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P3O Foundation

P3O Foundation

P3O is the Axelos standard for the design of decision-making processes regarding changes in organizations. P3O® provides a guideline for the design of portfolio, program, and project offices in organizations.

The P3O® Foundation course is an interactive, classroom-based learning experience. The course covers the curricula of both foundation and practitioner level. The P3O® Foundation level content provides you with 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. It enables you to successfully complete the associated P30 Foundation exam and achieve the qualification.

In this course, you will be prepared to successfully attempt the P3O® Foundation exam and learn how to implement or re-energize a P3O® model in their own organization.


Students at the P3O® Foundation level will be able to:

  • Define a high-level P3O® model and its component offices.
  • List the component offices in a P3O® model.
  • Differentiate between Portfolio, Program, and Project Management.
  • List the key functions and services of a P3O®.
  • List the reasons for establishing a P3O® model.
  • Compare different types of P3O® model.
  • List the factors that influence selection of the most appropriate P3O® model for an organization.
  • Define the processes to implement or re-energize a P3O®.


Perfil de los alumnos

P3O® Foundation qualification is targeted for professionals who:

  • Needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning P3O®.
  • Aspire to join a portfolio, program, or project office environment.
  • Are new to a portfolio, program, or project office environment.

16 PDUs from the Project Management Institute are obtained for attendance at this course

Requisitos previos

There are no formal prerequisites.

Contenidos del P3O Foundation

  1. Introduction to P3O®
    1. What is the purpose of P3O®?
    2. Definitions
    3. What are P3Os®
    4. Portfolio, programme and project lifecycles
    5. Governance and the P3O®
  2. Designing a P3O® Model
    1. Factors that affect the design
    2. Design considerations
    3. What functions and services should the P3O offer
    4. Roles and responsibilities
    5. Sizing and tailoring of the P3O model
  3. Why Have a P3O®
    1. How a P3O® adds value
    2. Maximizing that value
    3. Getting investment for the P3O®
    4. Overcoming common barriers
    5. Timescales
  4. How to Implement or Re-Energize a P3O®
    1. Implementation lifecycle for a permanent P3O®
      1. Identify
      2. Define
      3. Deliver
      4. Close
    2. Implementation lifecycle for a temporary programme or project office
      1. Organizational context
      2. Definition and implementation
      3. Running
      4. Closing
      5. Recycling
  5. How to Operate a P3O
    1. Overview of tools and techniques
    2. Benefits of using standard tools and techniques
    3. Critical success factors
    4. P3O® tools
    5. P3O® techniques


Se emitirá Certificado de Asistencia sólo a los alumnos con una asistencia superior al 75% y Diploma aprovechamiento si superan también la prueba de evaluación.

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