In the world of projects the constraints of scope, time, cost and resources are always on the horizon.

By establishing a Project Management Office (PMO), organisations obtain an enabler to drive governance, monitor follow up of agreed actions, manage cost, and transparently report on progress and resource utilisation to drive timely corrective actions.

Hence, implementation of a PMO for projects, programmes and/or portfolios facilitates sound project delivery within time, budget and maximised resource utilisation. But how do you establish a successful PMO? What are the conditions and constraints? Where to look for and lookout for? What is the sequence in steps? And how does a PMO fit into the organisation?

This training covers the definitions and purpose of a PMO and provides templates for different project organisation models and functions.

pic_implementing_pmo1Based on existing and desired processes, participants determine what type of PMO best fits in a specific situation and organisation. Each participant will apply our maturity calculation model that helps them to determine what deployment steps need to be taken in their specific project environments. This maturity calculation model is free to be used after the training and participants may periodically re-determine maturity levels in their own organisations.


  • Understanding the functions, services and benefits of a PMO.
  • Being able to identify and apply the building blocks of a PMO.
  • Having insight in the maturity of the organization in relation to the potential need for, and implementation of, a PMO.
  • The use of a structured methodology to establish added value with a PMO.
  • Being able to determine what functions need to be implemented in a specific situation.
  • The ability to recommend change aspects to develop support for establishing a PMO.

This 2-day training has been developed for project staff that need to be able to organise project processes, and for managers that work in a project organization. Basic Project Management knowledge is required, such as PRINCE2 Foundation or IPMA level D.

The training is provided in-company. External location can be arranged upon request.


  • Functions and services of a PMO.
  • The Business Case of the PMO.
  • PMO positioning within the organisation.
  • Exercise: Maturity assessment for project environment.
  • Reporting techniques.
  • Tooling and templates.
  • Methodology for establishing a PMO.
  • PMO building blocks.
  • PMO stakeholder analysis
  • Organisation change aspects
  • Exercise: Plan of approach for establishing a PMO

Duration: 2 days
Group size: 4-8
Location: In-company or external venue
Price: from € 595,- per participant (excl. venue and/or catering, incl. materials)


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