The APM Accredited PMO Practitioner training course covers the complexities of the PMO world and shines a light on the mechanics of successful PMOs. The syllabus covers the PMO context and introduces delegates to the Wellingtone PMO Competence Framework and Maturity Model, therefore it will also help PMO people to develop their skills to bring your unique and best in class PMO to the forefront of your organisation.
For Practitioners, by Practitioners.
APM Accredited Wellingtone PMO Practitioner Training Course
The two-day Wellingtone PMO Practitioner training course is Accredited by Association for Project Management, the Chartered Body for the Profession.
“The APM is pleased to recognise Wellingtone’s latest course aimed at those operating in PMOs; the first of its type in the UK. This is an excellent training course recommended for anyone wishing to develop their knowledge and competence in this important area of project management”
Rebecca Fox – Head of Commercial, APM
The course syllabus is aligned to the Association for Project Management (APM) Body of Knowledge 6th Edition which offers a balanced view across the many facets that relate to the project management profession.
The independent assessment assures delegates that the course is un-biased, inclusive, and relevant, in that it touches on current industry trends as well as established ways of working.
The PMO Practitioner course is designed for anyone who has a keen interest in PMOs, practitioners (new and existing) who are delivering, managing, implementing or transforming a PMO.
- The PMO Operating Environment
- The P3 Lifecycles
- The PMO Journey
- The PMO Identity
- The PMO Implementation Lifecycle
- The need for PMO
- The PMO as a Service Provider
- The PMO People
- The PMO Value
- The PMO Maturity
- The Embedding of PMO
- The PMO & Organisational Change
At the end of day two, delegates will undertake a 1-hour multiple choice assessment and successful candidates will be awarded a certificate.
For more information on the content of the PMO Practitioner course, you can download the full syllabus which highlights the alignment with the APM Body of Knowledge.
Have some questions about the course? Head to our FAQ page.
If you need to get approval from your organisation to attend, this article will help you have the conversation with your Manager.
Curious cat and still want to know more? Our research paper (because we have to get approval too!) that justified the need for this course is available for download.
“The course has provided me with ammunition to re-shape our PMO. Good source of references, too” Middlesex University
“The course was well structured and provided the right balance of information and activities. The Trainers were highly knowledgeable and made the learning enjoyable.” PMO Consultant
“A good course which helped me understand PMO and how to implement at my place of work. I have a great vision for PMO and where to go”Dun & Bradstreet
- Cost for Public Course | £695 per delegate; inclusive of course material, lunch, refreshments and certificate.
- Duration | 2-days between 09.30am – 4.30pm
In-house PMO Practitioner Course | Enquire for costs
If you have a group within your organisation looking to do this course, then an in-house course would be more cost-effective and beneficial for you.
The benefit of in-house is that our Trainer will spend time with you beforehand to understand your PMO environment, your challenges and successes so the course and exercises are somewhat tailored to the current maturity and goals of your organisation.
The Trainer provided us with an extremely informative two days in support of our continuing interest in building our PMO capability. It was greatly appreciated that they took the time in advance of our course to seek information on how best to tailor the content to our specific context in order for us to gain the most value. Highly engaging, enjoyable and thought-provoking!The Open University
Very informative training course. The exercises were relevant to my job role. The Presenter was excellent and extremely knowledgeable and engaging. They had great examples and stories too.
“Really useful to reflect on what we have done so far and what we need to move forward on our PMO journey.”
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Head of Programme Management
“It was a fantastic opportunity to take time as a team to discuss our way forward, and the questions and challenges given to us through the course were exactly what was needed to do this.”
Cardiff & Vale Health Board
Head of Continuous Service Improvement
“There were lots of really good things to take away and implement. The Trainers were great.”
Risk & Assurance Manager
“It was good to get validation that I’m on the right track and gain a clear and structured approach to my PMO implementation plan.”
Head of IT
“I enjoyed all of the exercises and thought the PMO service catalogue was especially interesting and useful.”
“The course was high level, which is what we needed and it gave us lots of interesting leads to research further.”
“Really opened my eyes to the breadth and depth of the PMO world. What a great two days; both practical and theory.”
Nuclear Programme Manager
The course changed my perception of what a PMO should be. I enjoyed the style of delivery.
Independent PMO Consultant
“The course was really informative. First course that I will have real take aways from. Lots to think about.”
The Ambassador Theatre Group
Property Operations Manager
“Lots of practical tools and exercises to do in the real world. Good to network and hear how other companies operate. There was a good mix of theory and practical in the course.”
Surrey County Council
“I now have a much fuller and improved understanding of the PMO journey and the confidence to make changes to ours in the workplace. Thank you.”
Education Development Trust
Senior Project Manager
“I enjoyed the real life examples that were given during the course and the provision of sources for further reading.”
“Emma and Marisa were very engaging and supported the slides with personal stories from their own careers so it wasn’t just theory.”
“Really inspired/encouraged ways to recognise gaps in our team and how we can implement change.”
The Manufacturing Technology Centre: MTC
PMO Team Member
“The exercises were great for keeping everyone engaged and really got the group thinking and actively working on things we can start doing straight away. There was a strong focus on PMO vs Project Management which Emma kept reinforcing. This helped to switch our mindset to PMO specific.”
“Good team work, plenty of feedback, easy to share information and exchange ideas.”
“Good balance between content and examples. The Trainer was brilliant.”
“Emma and Marisa explained everything technical and in easy-to-digest language. The stories and examples make ‘must remember’ points a lot easier.”
“Really good ideas and practices to drive a successful PMO implementation.”
“Working in PMO can be fun. It was a great course which brings practical knowledge about PMO”
“I have more of an understanding with ways a PMO can work – one size doesn’t fit all. The course was very interactive so it didn’t feel like classroom training.”
Black Country Consortium
PMO Team Lead
“Emma, the Trainer has completely changed my mindset on PMO and how it should be implemented. Thank you.”
“It was great to have something specific to PMO, I could really relate the learning to my current role.”
PMO Team Leader
“The course incorporated three learning methods; reading, listening and doing. It aligned to my ways of thinking but gave me confidence to take it back and implement it in the workplace. The Trainers and Coordinator were all incredible.”
“The PMO Practitioner is a well organised and wide ranging course which helps PMO Managers understand and identify how to improve their PMO performance. I liked the fact it gives wider context to the PMO through sharing industry best practice and the Trainers were highly engaging and knowledgeable.”
Experienced PMO Manager
“The Trainers were very engaging and helped relate information to me individually.”
“Amazing energy and engagement. Live environment examples helped with understanding the concepts. Relaxed atmosphere helped with knowledge intake ant retention.”
Good interaction and content. I liked the discussion sections and exercises.
Group PMO Director
Some really interesting ideas and it definitely provided some food for though which will help me in my role.
Performance Improvement Manager
This is the first course that did not equate project management with PMO. Good emphasis on inward looking and self-evaluation.
“Interactive and practical take-aways. Not just theory.”
“I have only been in the project world for a year. You guys have really shed some light for me.”
“Fantastic mix of delegates so each person had a valuable and different contribution. Two Presenters kept it fresh.”
Programme Delivery & Assurance Manager
“I really enjoyed the course, it makes me love PMO even more. I can’t wait to get back to my job and start to implement lots of the things that I have learnt.”
“I thought the slides were excellent and there is a lot of material that will help me develop my role.”
EFG Private Bank
Programme Management Office Manager
“I learnt a lot and will find all tools useful as I set up our PMO.”
Project Planner/Senior Manager
Thank you so much, I have taken so much away and feel prepared (although anxious) that I will able to create a PMO office. It was such a friendly and constructive atmosphere that I felt comfortable to expose my lack of experience and this allowed me to gain so much from the 2 days. It was all positive and so well delivered. I was engaged throughout and feel I could contact Wellingtone for further support and advice.
Portfolio Support Manager
The course was well-balanced, taking a lighthearted approach while maintaining emphasis on the subject mentioned. Explanations in plain English and training conducted by people who actually know what they’re talking about.
Programme PMO Manager
The course has given me a huge amount of insight to what can actually be achieved by having a PMO and there is a lot I can take away to try and gradually implement within my workplace. (Starting with asking ‘Why we actually exist’ and ‘What is expected from the PMO’)
Project Support Officer
I really enjoyed sharing experiences with other PMO Practitioners. The exercises, tools and examples were invaluable and thought-provoking. I will definitely be referring back to these again and again.
University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE)
IT Project Office Manager
I felt this course reinforced my understanding of the topic and has prepared me for my next role. Particularly as it’s likely to be within an Agile environment.
Total Technology Solutions Ltd
Transformation PMO Lead
A good course which helped me understand PMO and how to implement at my place of work. I have a great vision for PMO and where to go.
Dun & Bradstreet
The course has provided me with ammunition to re-shape our PMO. Good source of references, too.