P3O® – Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices

P3O® (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices)

Learn how to establish, maintain and develop the right business strategies.

Take a P3O® certification if you wish to identify business results and advantages via programmes

NEW – ENTIRELY NEW COURSE at Mentorix! | Latest update of course materials: 2020 | Language: English

You will learn…

✔  What are Project-, Programme and Portfolio Offices (P3Os)

✔  Different operating models for a P3O

✔  Functions and Services provided by P3O

✔  Implementing, re-energizing and operating a P3O


There are no prerequisites for participating on this P3O course.

For whom is the course intended?

  • Leadership Teams planning to implement P3O/PMO
  • Project- og programme managers
  • Heads of PMO or similar looking for structure and inspiration
  • Team members working in a PMO and/or a Center of Excellence

Description of P3O®

A P3O is defined as a decision-enabling/delivery support structure for all business changes within an organization. A P3O is also known as a Portfolio Management Office (PMO) and is often established as one or more physical or virtual office that provide a mix of localized and/or centralized functions and services.

Benefits of establishing a P3O includes:

  • Informed senior management decision-making on factors including strategy, prioritization, risk management and optimization of resources in order to successfully deliver their business objectives (portfolio management)
  • Identification and realization of business outcomes and benefits via programmes
  • Successful delivery of project outputs that enable benefits within time, cost and quality restraints

Aims of the course

The purpose of P3O is to provide universally applicable guidance and support for all business change initiatives including programmes and projects as well as help keep an overview of the collective status and progress of the portfolio.

Methods of teaching

The course is based on independent studies via video-based e-learning. You are able to stream your lessons when and where it suits you and in whichever pace works for you. The combination of videos, quizzes, written exams and supplementary material will provide good support, both during and after the course.

About the teacher

Kenny Munck, accredited trainer in P3O®, MOP®, MSP®, PRINCE2®, M_o_R®, Managing Benefits and more.
Kenny has been heading and participating in many different programmes, projects and change initiatives and on almost all levels from team manager, project manager, program manager to being a member of steering groups and program committees. Besides running actual projects and programmes, Kenny specializes in helping organizations and leadership teams to implement good practices for running portfolio, programmes and projects.
He is known as an engaging and inspiring speaker who is able to help participants see possibilities instead of limitations.

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Mentorix er akkrediteret kursusudbyder af P3O fra PeopleCert

The price is excluding VAT

2 hours and 42 minutes of video
20-25 hours estimated study time
3 month access
Computer, tablet and mobile
Online exam
Official P3O manual
Proof of your certification

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Course content: P3O®

Get an overview of the purpose of the course and learn about the different terms and definitions. You will learn about life cycles in portfolio, program and project management and governance in P3O.

What are P3O?

A decision-enabling and support business model for alle business change within an organization.

P3O-model elements:

  • Organization Portfolio Office
  • Hub portfolio office
  • Programme office
  • Centre of excellence

2 videos – 6 min.

Add value with P3O

A chapter looks at the value of P3O and answers the questions ’How do I convince senior management of the value that a P30 can add to our organization? and How do I start the process of change?

  • How do P3O add value? Maximizing the value
  • Getting investment for the P3O
  • Overcoming common barriers
  • Timescales

6 videos – 33 min.

P3O model

This section explains how organizations can design an appropriate P3O model to implement portfolio, program and project office concepts and support processes through physical offices and typical roles and responsibilities.

  • Design Considerations for a P3O model
  • What functions and service should the P3O offer?
  • Roles and responsibilities within P3O
  • Sizing and tailoring of the P3O model

5 videos – 46 min.

How to implement a P3O

This chapter provides guidance on the best-practice approaches to programme and project delivery that are recommended to implement or re-energize the P30, with a particular focus on Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). You will also learn how to implement a temporary P3O.

7 videos – 64 min.

How to operate a P3O

This chapter looks at the operation of P3Os following implementation or re-energizing. It examines the key activities of maintaining a successful permanent P30 and the range of tools and techniques that can be used to support consistent delivery of functions and services across the organization.

3 videos – 24 min.

P3O® exam

  • Multiple choice eksamen
  • 70 questions
  • 35 marks required to pass (50%)
  • 1 hour duration
  • Closed book
  • Extra time for non-native language

When you are ready to take the exam, please send an email to: kursus@mentorix.dk with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Name of certification and language do you wish (e.g. P3O exam)
  • Other – Special needs such as request of extra time due to e.g. dyslexia

You will receive an e-mail from kursus@mentorix.dk within 2 work days and afterwards an e-mail from our exam provider PeopleCert, who will guide you further.
NOTE! Mails from PeopleCert can end in spam or junk mail, so please check here.

P3O exam is in English.

  • Webcam (Please bring a mirror if you have a built-in webcam in the computer so that the room can be checked before the exam starts)
  • Microphone
  • A room where you can be undisturbed while taking the exam
  • That you can present a valid photo ID (passport, driver’s license or other ID with photo and date of birth)

Our business partner offers an online exam, which means the exam is monitored online by a WebProctor. After your order, you will receive an email with the exam voucher from PeopleCert.
The email contains a link to create a profile at PeopleCert, voucher code and an attached guide. It is important that you read the instructions before you book your exam.

An exam voucher gives access to one exam. There are no further exam attempts included. The exam always take place on your own risk but are also a flexible solution for people with a tight schedule.
The exam is conducted in collaboration with a Greek exam organization called PeopleCert. They are solely responsible in relation to all support regarding this exam.


Phone: +45 43 31 49 67
(Note: they are English speaking even though it is a Danish phone number).
Email: customerservice@peoplecert.org

The ordered voucher cannot be returned as it was purchased specifically for you.

The voucher has an expiration date which is stated in the email from PeopleCert. You cannot use the voucher after this date – even if you have a good reason for not using the voucher. We recommend that you book your exam approx. 14 days before the desired date and that your exam is completed 30 days before the voucher expires.

The exam is technically conducted in English. There will be an English-speaking WebProctor who sits and monitors the exam along the way. You have the opportunity to talk and / or chat with your WebProctor before, during and after the exam. Under no circumstances should you be disturbed during the exam. No one else must be present, stick their head in the room, call you etc., during the exam. Also, make sure that the room doesn’t refer to P3O, project management or anything else (eg. posters, pictures etc.).

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2 hours and 42 minutes of video
20-25 hours estimated study time
12 month access
Computer, tablet and mobile
Online exam
Official P3O manual
Proof of your certification