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BMC 333 Building the Project Management Office

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Course Description

As companies begin to see the need for structured and disciplined project management, they recognize advantages of developing a Project Management Office (PMO) in a consistent and intentional manner. This seminar introduces students to the function of the PMO, its benefits and the process of implementing the PMO into an organization’s structure. Learn how to position the PMO within an organization, gain support from senior management to ensure PMO longevity, and develop a PMO mandate. Students will identify typical PMO functions as well as the day-to-day roles of the PMO lead. Learners will also discuss strategies that lead to successful change management when building the PMO.

Course Details

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the functions and advantages of the Project Management Office. Explore methods of assessing organizational readiness before starting a PMO.
  • Build knowledge in navigating through resistance when implementing the PMO.
  • Gain tools on how to optimize the mechanics of a PMO.


Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 333 - 004 Building the Project Management Office  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Available
Class:   Wed 8:30AM - 5:00PM
30 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 1 Sessions
Hours: 7.50
Course Fees:   Flat fee non-credit    $385.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus: Downtown
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Emil Tarka
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

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  Section Notes:  

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is recommended that you pre-read or familiarize yourself with course materials prior to the course.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Students will be required to complete assignments during the week and may be asked to prepare a final assignment after the course has ended.

The instructor may choose to use Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning environment, to post the Course Outline and other course materials. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class. D2L may not be available before the start date of the course.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  

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