P3O® Practitioner Course Overview 

The P3O® Practitioner Course is designed to elevate project, program, and portfolio management capabilities within organisations. Participants delve into advanced P3O® principles, methodologies, and best practices, gaining insights into establishing and managing a P3O® model effectively.  

By the course's conclusion, practitioners are equipped to lead the implementation of P3O® frameworks, optimising organisational performance, enhancing decision-making, and maximising value from investments across the project landscape. 

Prerequisites of the P3O® Practitioner Course 

Prior to attending this course, candidates must have passed the P3O® Foundation exam. 

Who should attend this P3O® Practitioner Course?  

This course is designed for professionals in project, programme or portfolio management.  

Course Structure 

This 2-day course will be divided into a two-part structure:  

  • The first day will cover the essential materials needed to understand Project, Programme & Portfolio Office (P3O)  
  • The second day will cover the essential materials needed to take the P3O® Practitioner Upgrade exam 
Learning Outcomes    

After completing this course, delegates will be able to: 

  • Have an in-depth knowledge on Portfolios, Projects & Programmes 
  • Manage Portfolios, Projects & Programmes relationships 
  • Gain the skills to identify barriers and overcome them 
  • Gain the skills to implement P3O into the organisation 

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P3O® Practitioner Course Outline 

Module 1: How to Implement or Re-Energise a P3O®?  

  • Permanent P3O® 
  • Implementation Lifecycle for a Permanent P3O® 
  • Identify Activity and Outputs 
  • Vision Statement 
  • Define Activities and Outputs 
  • Establish the Implementation Team 
  • Identify and Analyse Stakeholder 
  • Threats to Achieving the Blueprint 
  • Develop, Model, and Validate the Benefits 
  • Develop and Confirm the Business Case 
  • Plan Stage or Tranches of Delivery 
  • Project Dossier 
  • Deliver Activities and Outputs 
  • Closure Activities 
  • Post Implementation and Benefit Review 
  • Closure Outputs 
  • Temporary Office 
  • Implementation Lifecycle for a Temporary Programme or Project Office 
  • Established Timescales 
  • Internal Resources 
  • Implementation Lifecycle 
  • Definition and Implementation 
  • Closing Down a Temporary Office 

Module 2: How to Operate a P3O®?  

  • Overview of Tools and Techniques 
  • Which Tools and Techniques? 
  • Benefits of Standard Tools and Techniques 
  • Critical Success Factors 
  • P3O® Tools 
  • Enterprise PPM (EPM) Solutions and Selecting EPM Solutions 
  • P3O® Techniques 
  • Prioritisation and Optimisation 
  • Complexity Modelling 
  • Management Dashboard 
  • Knowledge Management 
  • Workshops 
  • Facilitation – Workshop Techniques 
  • Skills Development and Maintenance 
  • Business Process Swimlanes 
  • Capacity Planning 
  • P3O® Tools and Techniques 
  • Tailoring of Approaches 

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What ‘s Included

World-Class Training Sessions From Experienced Instructors

P3O® Certificate

P3O® exam


P3O® Practitioner Course Exam

Ways to take this course

Classroom Training

Face-to-face sessions led by expert instructors, fostering interactive learning experiences and collaboration among delegates.

Online Instructor-Led Training

Live virtual classes led by experienced trainers, offering real-time interaction and guidance for optimal learning outcomes.

Online Self-Paced Training

Flexible learning at your own pace, with access to comprehensive course materials and resources available anytime, anywhere.

On-Site Training

Customised courses delivered at your location, tailored to your specific needs and scheduling preferences.

P3O Practitioner Upgrade Calender



Delivery Methods

P3O Practitioner Upgrade


5th January 2024


6th January 2024

(2 days)


P3O Practitioner Upgrade


11th January 2024


12th January 2024

(2 days)


P3O Practitioner Upgrade


18th January 2024


19th January 2024

(2 days)


P3O Practitioner Upgrade


25th January 2024


26th January 2024

(2 days)


What do i get for £1975

  • 80 hours course
  • Immediate Access for 90 days
  • Mock exams
  • Exams included, taken online
  • Certificates on completion
  • Case studies
  • Exercise files
  • Personal performance tool
  • 24/7 Support
  • Suits a busy Lifestyle & Independent Learners
  • Train in the comfort of your home
  • Interactive course
  • Compatible on mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Scenario based learning
  • Bookmarking ability
  • Note taking facilities

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the P3O® Practitioner Course?

The P3O® Practitioner Course is designed to equip professionals with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to effectively implement and manage Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices (P3O®) within organisations.  

Who should attend the P3O® Practitioner Course?

This course is suitable for portfolio managers, programme managers, project managers, and individuals responsible for establishing or running P3O® offices.  

What are the prerequisites for taking the P3O® Practitioner Course?

Participants are required to have successfully completed the P3O® Foundation certification before enrolling in the Practitioner course.  

What topics are covered in the P3O® Practitioner Course?

The course covers advanced P3O® principles, functions, roles, tools, and techniques for implementing and managing P3O® models effectively.  

What is the duration of the P3O® Practitioner Course?

The course typically spans two to three days, including training sessions, workshops, and preparation for the Practitioner exam. 

What is the format of the P3O® Practitioner Exam?

The exam consists of 4 questions, worth 20 marks each, assessing candidates' ability to apply P3O® principles in practical situations.  

Is the P3O® Practitioner Certification internationally recognised?

Yes, the certification is recognised globally, demonstrating proficiency in advanced portfolio, programme, and project management practices. 

What are the benefits of obtaining the P3O® Practitioner Certification?

By obtaining the certification, professionals can demonstrate their expertise in establishing, managing, and improving P3O® models, leading to enhanced organisational performance and delivery capability.  

How can I prepare for the P3O® Practitioner Exam?

It's recommended to thoroughly review the P3O® Practitioner materials, participate in practical exercises and case studies, and take advantage of practice exams to ensure readiness for the exam. 

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