Project Management Office (PMO): Essentials and Tactics

Guide for IT, PMP, ITIL, TOGAF, Agile & PRINCE2 in Order to Master the PMO and Excel in your Lifetime Career.
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Description

This professional development course covers the strategy, tactics, and processes needed in a Project Management Office (PMO).

What you will learn

In this course, we will learn how to setup and run a Project Management Office (PMO) that is based on the best practices, tools, techniques and templates used in PMBOK® and other popular project management best practices.

This is a rich, self-paced online development course that covers the identification of risks and delays, project resource conflicts, the theory of constraints, managing multiple projects, throughput, behavioral management and other critical areas that everyone involved in Project Management should master in order to deliver value to their organization.

** Many extra materials are available for download related to this course.

What are the requirements?

  • General knowledge in Project Management

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Advice on how to implement successfully a PMO.
  • Reduce waste by mastering portfolio, asset and resource management.
  • Enhance management prioritization.
  • Discover how executives think.
  • Inspire and advise executive in choosing the right EPM tool.
  • Establish PMO Inputs and Outputs.
  • Verify and Measure PMO results.
  • Integrate projects with strategic objectives.
  • Justify PMO roles and responsibilities.
  • Simplify the knowledge of project marketing.
  • Master the strategic planning process.
  • Explain why PMO implementation can fail.
  • Develop in detail the PMO concept.

What is the target audience?

  • Managers
  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Project Leader
  • Team Leader
  • This project is best suited for anyone working in a project team
  • Consultant
  • Professionals
  • Students
  • People who love to learn
  • Anyone who has ever wished they could learn more effectively
  • PMO
  • Developers
  • Database Administrators
  • Quality testers
  • Business Development Manager

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:39

Introducing the instructor biography, experience and education, as well as, the course objectives.

Instructor Name: Ramzi Abou Rahal

Education

  • Negotiation: Strategies, Tools, and Skills for Success (Harvard University).
  • MSc in Information Systems Management (University of Liverpool). 
  • Master in Systems Design and Project Leadership (Cornell University).

Certifications

  • PMP®: Project Management Professional
  • PMOC®: Project Management Office Certificate
  • PRINCE2®: Projects In Controlled Environment
  • ITIL®: Information Technology Infrastructure Library
  • OCA-JP: Oracle Certified Associate Java Programmer
Section 2: PMO stages
07:24

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. PMO introduction
  2. PMO functions (Reporting Structure, Themes, and Models)
05:49

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. The PMO did not define its value proposition.
  2. The PMO is not perceived as impacting project delivery abilities.
  3. The PMO is seen as a threat and authoritative.
  4. The PMO is too low in the management reporting structure.
  5. The PMO does not have buy-in from senior functional managers.
  6. Project management overhead.
  7. The PMO is micromanaging.
11:39

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Drive project cycle times down.
  2. Facilitate choosing the right project mix.
  3. Develop and maintain an executive cockpit, through key portfolios.
  4. Track and report progress (high-level).
  5. Mentoring.
  6. Tools.
  7. Help Desk.
  8. Methodology.
  9. Corrective action.
  10. Facilitate the Governance Board.
  11. Prioritization of the project portfolio.
  12. Help projects in trouble.
  13. Project management training.
  14. Marketing and communication.
  15. Archives.
02:27

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Three primary measurements for any projects.
  2. Throughput models.
15 questions

In this quiz, we will cover the materials in section 2 PMO stages.

Section 3: Strategic planning
05:27

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Introduction.
  2. Project Manager stress reasons.
  3. Symptoms of defective strategic planning.
  4. The root problems of strategic planning process.
04:04

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Where does Six Sigma fit in project management.
  2. Deming and Goldratt on Strategic Planning.
08:44

In this lecture, we will cover:

Eight major components of project management

  1. —Operations.
  2. —Finance and measurements.
  3. —Project Management Engineering.
  4. —Distribution and supply chain.
  5. —Marketing.
  6. —Sales.
  7. —Managing people.
  8. —Information technology.
04:28

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. 4x4 process overview.
  2. The first four days approach.
  3. The second four days approach.
05:52

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. The right marketing projects.
  2. Compelling marketing offer.
  3. Market segmentation.
03:20

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Role of the PMO in the long-term strategy.
  2. Identifying the factor for exponential improvement.
17 questions

In this quiz, we will cover the materials in section 3 Strategic Planning.

Section 4: Advanced PMO knowledge
06:39

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Management prioritization.
  2. Creating the prioritization process.
  3. Applying the prioritization process.
05:22

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. PMO executive project progress reporting.
  2. What else does an executive need to know about project progress?
  3. The impact of executive reviews on teams.
  4. Should priorities change?
07:28

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Minimum expectations are usually good enough.
  2. Delivery management.
  3. The Deming Workbench.
  4. Three compelling points to learn.
  5. How the PMO can help project teams.
07:35

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Understand today's project portfolio problems.
  2. The role of project portfolio management.
  3. The eight steps to successful portfolio management.
  4. Establishing the project portfolio report.
  5. Roles and responsibilities under project portfolio.
03:37

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Ongoing role of the PMO in resource portfolio management.
  2. Reducing waste of precious resources.
03:19

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Assets and goals.
04:39

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Project flow what is it?
  2. The critical chain steps to improve multi-project flow.
02:43

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Improve project management results.
04:49

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. PMO models.
05:29

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. PMO Executive.
  2. Project Portfolio Manager.
  3. Project Management Mentor.
  4. Project Management Tool Mentor.
  5. Help Desk Specialists.
  6. Resource Portfolio Manager.
  7. Methodology Specialist.
  8. Project Management Trainer.
  9. Data Administrator.
06:58

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Inputs.
  2. Outputs.
04:24

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Measuring the PMO.
  2. Individual and team measurements.
  3. Executive measurement.
03:44

In this lecture, we will cover:

  1. Choosing an EPM tool.
  2. Current EPM tools.
37 questions

In this quiz, we will cover the materials in section 4 Advanced PMO Knowledge.

Section 5: Bonus Section
Article

This is a bonus lecture that provides you access to all my remaining courses for 15 USD each.

You can also enroll in 8 FREE Courses from the list provided.

As well, we provide you the direct link to access our Facebook page. The Facebook page "Project Management Studio" is dedicated to help each other in project management.

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Instructor Biography

Ramzi Abou Rahal, Bestselling Udemy Instructor, 29+ Courses, 26,000+ Students

A Senior Project Manager under the Project Management Office (PMO) and an IT manager expert in project, program management, networking, security, hardware, software, AWS, TOGAF and architecture.

Educational Background

- Negotiation: Strategies, Tools, and Skills for Success from Harvard Law School (USA)

- Master in Systems Design and Project Leadership from Cornell University (USA)

- Master of Science (MSc) degree in Information Systems Management (ISM) from the University of Liverpool (UK)

- Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science from Notre Dame University (LB)

His master thesis is a proposal for a new specialized certificate in project management specific for IT software projects (PMP-IT).

Certification Background

1- PMO (Project Management Office Certified)

2- PMP® (Project Management Professional)

3- PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environment)

4- ITIL® (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)

5- OCA-JP (Oracle Certified Associate Java Programmer)

6- Introducing, Planning and Managing an Agile Software Development Project (SkillSoft)

7- SAP Sales Executive Qualification | SAP Business ByDesign ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

8- SAP Pre-sales Executive Qualification | SAP Business ByDesign ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

9- SAP Pre-sales Executive Qualification | SAP Cloud for Customer CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

10- SAP Sales Executive Qualification | SAP Cloud for Customer CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

11- SAP Sales Executive Qualification | SAP SuccessFactors HCM (Human Capital Management)

12- SAP Pre-sales Executive Qualification | SAP Cloud Applications HCM (Human Capital Management)

13- SAP Qualified Support Mobility Consultant

and many others...

Social Media and Blogs

- Admin of the Facebook Page: Project Management Studio

- Author of the blog on WordPress: ramziabourahal

- Author of the blog on Blogger: ramziabourahal

- Contributor to LinkedIn Pulse articles: Ramzi Abou Rahal

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