ONLINE: Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) Foundation


P3O is the AXELOS standard for the design of decision-making processes regarding changes in organizations. P3O provides a guideline for the design of portfolio, programme, and project offices in organizations.

The P3O Foundation course is an interactive learning experience. The P3O Foundation-level content provides you with sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to interact effectively with, or act as an informed member of, an office within a P3O model. It enables you to successfully complete the associated P30 Foundation exam and achieve the qualification.

In this course, you will be prepared to successfully attempt the P3O Foundation exam and learn how to implement or re-energize a P3O model in their own organization.


  • Fast-track programme for those who want to achieve P3O Foundation qualification
  • Practical case study and scenarios
  • Attractive slides and course book

Note: This course may be purchased in conjunction with the 2-day P3O Practitioner course

Included in the purchase of the course is a copy of Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices: P3O – 2013 Edition (official manual from AXELOS) and one attempt at the official P3O Foundation certification exam.

This course is designed for:

P3O Foundation qualification is targeted for professionals who:

  • Need to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning P3O
  • Aspire to join a portfolio, programme, or project office environment.
  • Are new to a portfolio, programme, or project office environment
    • (Portfolio) Managers
    • Programme Directors
    • Consultants
    • Senior Members of a Portfolio, Programme, or Project Bureau

What you will learn

Individuals certified at the P3O Foundation level will be able to:

  • Define a high-level P3O model and its component offices
  • List the component offices in a P3O model
  • Differentiate between Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management
  • List the key functions and services of a P3O
  • List the reasons for establishing a P3O model
  • Compare different types of P3O models
  • List the factors that influence selection of the most appropriate P3O model for an organization
  • Define the processes to implement or re-energize a P3O

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