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)


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