Creation of a project management office is rewarding, but never easy. However, there is an organization... Cheetah Learning... that can help you get on the fast track to creating an center of excellence for your PMO by training you to become a Certified PMO Developer. And best of all, if you use a code provided to me - “BRADCPD” - specifically for my readers to take advantage of, you'll get 10% off the course price.
A study done by the Project Management Institute (PMI) revealed that the longer a company had a PMO in place, the better their project success rates were. Their findings showed that 37% of companies that had a PMO for less than a year reported increased project success rates, and companies with a PMO for four years or more had a 65% increase in their project success rates.
Here are the course details for the Certified PMO Developer track...
Credit – 60 Cheetah Spots/Education Credits
Tuition – $2,195 USD
Start Date – The course is available online and you can start the course as soon as we receive full payment.
Duration – 60 hours. You can complete this course in less than two weeks (60 hours). However, we recognize that you may be juggling a career and family as well so we give you up to 12 weeks from the date you register to complete all the course activities.
Course Location – Online
Access – Instructions provided once payment is received and processed.
Course Material – In order to complete the course activities, you will need a copy of the PMBOK® Guide. All material you will need to do the activities is provided online.
If you don’t already have a copy of the PMBOK® Guide, PMI provides PMI members in good standing a digital copy. Simply go to www.pmi.org and log in with your PMI credentials to download a copy.
If you prefer to obtain a hard copy of the most current edition and/or do not wish to join PMI, you can purchase a copy when you click here.
What You’ll Learn...
This PMO certification course consists of five modules where you will follow the five Project Management Process Groups as defined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) to establish a PMO for your organization: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing.
- Learn the various types of PMOs and how to complete a feasibility study to define key Project Management problems and opportunities within the organization.
- Experience constructing a detailed business case by taking a step-by-step approach to investigate all of the alternative solutions to your business problem and then select the solution that best fits your organization and culture.
- Develop skills by creating a project charter providing comprehensive and convincing information supporting the project opportunity with an implementation plan for the PMO including required resources, timeline, costs for start-up, and initial operations.
- Learn to identify and communicate PMO objectives, roles, responsibilities, and structure that best fit your organization and culture.
- Develop skills by presenting the key Project Management challenges facing the organization and define how the PMO will address these challenges and request authorization to proceed with implementing a PMO for your organization.
- Be able to create a stakeholder register to identify and manage stakeholder expectations.
- Master the PMO planning process with a plan that includes all the elements of the project, including a baseline Project Management plan defining the project’s requirements, schedule, and budget.
- Be able to direct and manage the various technical and organizational interfaces that exist in the project to execute the work defined in the project plan.
- Learn how to track, review, and regulate the progress and performance of the project and fine tune ways to ensure proper finalization of all activities across all Project Management process groups to formally complete the project.