P3O® Foundation – Public or In-house

P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices) ensures consistent delivery of programmes and projects across an organisation. P3O is a set of principles, processes and techniques which facilitate effective portfolio, programme, and project management through enablement, challenge and support structures. P3O bridges the gap between strategy/policy makers and the project delivery arm of the organisation and Implementing P3O can greatly increase the project management effectiveness of the organisation.


Duration: 3 days

Public Course Cost:

Please view our searchable Calendar for prices.

P3O Package

Tanner James offers a package for those wishing to complete both P3O Foundation and Practitioner Levels. The package includes Foundation and Practitioner course attendance, course materials, P3O manual, both Foundation and Practitioner exams, catering and GST. This is the maximum discount available. Dates for the package are a combination of the Foundation and Practitioner dates listed in our training calendar.

You can book on our 5-day Foundation and Practitioner Package using our training calendar if you wish to attend the Foundation & Practitioner courses consecutively in the same week. The pricing is already discounted and no discount code is needed.

You can still access the package discount and split the foundation and practitioner courses over two or more months but both courses must be nominated at the time of booking. To split the Foundation and Practitioner and access the package discount. use our searchable Calendar, to find a suitable Foundation course and add it to your cart. Then find a suitable Practitioner course and add it to your cart. When you checkout, enter the discount code and the Package pricing will apply.

In-House Course Cost

Please contact us for pricing.. To deliver the full benefits of a tailored in-house course we require a minimum of 6 delegates while the maximum we can accommodate is 14.

About the Course

This hands-on three day course will provide you with a solid model for setting up and running your Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices. Case study sessions are used throughout this course to focus on the practical application of P3O principles, processes and techniques and reinforce learning. These case study sessions account for approximately 40% of the course.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Why have a P3O?
  • How does a P3O Model add value?
  • What is a P3O?
  • P3O Models
  • What functions and services should a P3O offer?
  • Integration of the P3O Model with the wider organisation
  • Roles and responsibilities within P3O
  • Sizing and tailoring of the P3O model
  • Maturity and evolution of the P3O model
  • Lifecycle to implement or re-energize a permanent P3O
  • Definition
  • Plan stages or tranches of delivery
  • Implementation or transition of new or enhanced P3O capability
  • Periodic reviews and lessons learned
  • Programme closure and post implementation/benefits review
  • Integration with business planning lifecycles
  • P3O Tools and Techniques
  • P3O Business Case
  • P3O Foundation Exam