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PMO – Project Management Office

The purpose of the training is to qualify students in the PMO’s creation and implementation presenting the processes and best practices that have helped the organizations to increase the chances of success in your projects.

We will discuss the project manager and project team roles in the transition between the individual projects management and the project management conducted in a centralized manner. It will be discussed the importance of ensuring that aggregated projects and programs results are aligned with the strategic objectives of the organization’s project portfolio.

Training content

  • Distinguish projects from process
  • Understand the main features of a successful project manager
  • Decompose the project scope through the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Develop feasible schedules and identify the project's critical path
  • Identify and describe the project major risks (threats and opportunities)
  • Distinguish standards and quality requirements
  • Identify and resolve resource allocation problems
  • Develop effective reports to communicate the main points of the project
  • Identify the main changes sources for the project control execution
  • Reduce time through Compression and Fast Tracking method

Fact sheet

Estimated duration

16 hours

Number of participants

Minimum 20 students per class

Target audience

Project managers, project team members, sponsors and others stakeholders interested in the project management process.


Advanced project management knowledge.


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Provided by the contractor. Worldwide attendance.

Number of PDU Provided

16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) are the measuring units issued by the Project Management Institute for the credential holders.

Basic program

Projects Success and Failure

  • Project Management overview
  • Projects Success Reasons
  • Projects Major Failure causes
  • Project Management Myths

Organizational structures and their influences into the PMO creation

  • Functional structure
  • Weak matrix structure
  • Balanced matrix structure
  • Strong matrix structure
  • Projectized Structure

Project Management Office

  • Project Management Offices’ Functions and Profile
  • The several types of PMO: Individual, Departmental and Corporate
  • PMO and portfolio management

PMO’s Scope of work

  • GAP Analysis
  • Tactical PMO x Strategic PMO

PMO and Portfolio Management

  • The portfolio management benefits
  • Portfolio management tools and metrics
  • Organizational strategy
  • Corporate Governance

PMO and the project management maturity models

  • OPM3
  • PMMM
  • Simplified Kerzner
  • ESI Model
  • Berkley Model
  • Macrosolutions’ Model

Project Management Office Implementation

  • GAP Analysis
  • Process Flow Definition
  • Communication’s Flow and Models
  • Pilot Project and Proof of Concept
  • Results Assessment

PMO Planning and Administration

  • Identification of the company’s maturity level
  • Methodologies, software and standards selection
  • Metrics and results
  • Portfolio risks’ integrated management

Supported standards and methodologies

Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • PMBOK® Guide
  • PMI Practice Standard for Estimating
  • PMI Practice Standard for Configuration Management
  • PMI Practice Standard for Risk Management
  • PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure
  • PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling
  • PMI Standard for Portfolio Management
  • PMI Standard for Program Management
  • PMI Project Manager Development Competency Framework
  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)®
Axelos / UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
  • MSP (Managing Successful Programmes)
  • M_O_R (Management of Risks)
  • P3M3 (Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model)
  • MoP (Management of Portfolios)
  • MoV (Management of Value)
Scrum Alliance
  • Scrum Methodology
International Project Management Association (IPMA)
  • ICB® IPMA Competence Baseline