How to Set Up or Optimize a PMO – The Hands-On Intensive Training Course with TPG Experts

At fixed dates, the training described below is offered in German language only. However, it is available as an individual company seminar in English at any time – please contact us if you would like to know more.

Click below for the dates and details of this public PMO training in German.

Seminarangebot in deutscher Sprache

Do you already have a Project Management Office which you would like to improve, or are you meant to establish a PMO at your company? If you are looking for a PMO training for your employees which will help you in both cases, you have come to the right place. Unleash the full potential of your PMO and convince your stakeholders – gain complete clarity on the further approach for your PMO in only 2 days with the PMO in-depth training!

  • Establish successful multi-project management: Regardless of whether you already have a PMO or wish to set one up, you will gain practical know-how about leading a strong PMO here.
  • Only knowledge that can be applied in practice: 2-day in-depth training by experts with practical experience and real know-how, as only this knowledge will show you how a PMO can run smoothly and where there will be pitfalls.
  • How to create benefits and also prove them: Proven step-by-step instructions will make you succeed in inspiring your stakeholders after the training and turn them into fans of your PMO.
  • PMO knowledge building without friction: Small groups, experienced instructors and a structured seminar design leave enough time for your questions and guarantee effective learning for your PMO success.

What You Will Be Able to after the 2-Day In-Depth PMO Training

  • You will be able to assess the types and functions of a PMO and make the right decisions for your company.
  • The expertise gained will enable you to judge which processes, method and tools will really bring your company forward.
  • Back at work, you will get started instantly with your goal in mind because the next steps and the appropriate solution approaches will be crystal clear to you.
  • You will know how to rate the current state of your multi-project and portfolio management using appropriate metrics.
  • You and your PMO will experience an extremely high level of acceptance due to effective measurement methods, because you can prove the benefits clearly with figures, data and facts.
  • Note: The topic of resources is only touched on in this training. For an extensive treatment of the subject, we advise German speakers to take part in our 1-day resource management training. (We do not currently offer this training in English.)

PDUs for Participants with PMP® Certificate

With the certificate of attendance for this seminar you can easily apply for 14 PDUs at PMI® for your recertification as PMP®.


With the knowledge about aligned and clear goals as well as the appropriate next steps, you will be on the right track to a permanently successful PMO after the intensive training course.

IN-DEPTH PMO TRAINING – CONTENTS IN DETAIL

  • What functions a PMO can have
  • What is expected from a PMO
  • How to set up a PMO step by step (organization, processes, methods, tools, etc.)
  • How to optimize the value of your PMO
  • How best to measure the PMO success and ensure sustainable PMO acceptance
  • How to reduce the risk of failing with your PMO

From the in-depth training, you take away checklists, recommendations for action and practical workshop results. This allows you to get started instantly at your company. 


A Few Topics from the PMO Training

Appropriate Organization

The PMO is the central hub for information and communication between the stakeholders. It ensures that the people from the individual areas work together more harmoniously in the interest of successful multi-project management. In this context, the right position of the PMO in the corporate hierarchy is very important for its ability to assert itself.

The Right Process Cycle

As part of the processes, you regularly prepare and conduct status, coordination and steering committee meetings. For this purpose, it is necessary to ensure information is prepared correctly and in good time. Purposeful decisions can only be made on a valid information basis. As a pace-setter, the PMO provides the right rhythm for all involved.

Simple Methods

The individual methods are to be defined by the PMO: from creating a project to high-level planning, prioritization, detailed planning and implementation through to closure and documentation of the Lessons Learned. In addition, training and coaching ensure that all participants understand and apply the methods properly.

Optimum Tools

It is important to have a tool environment for multi-project, portfolio and resource management which is integrated across all areas. This ensures that all roles receive the information and data they need for decisions and the efficient performance of their tasks. The PMO provides this environment and makes sure the users are trained and supported in their daily work.


Johann Strasser
Expert for PMO, Portfolio Management, Resource Management, etc.

Johann Strasser, a certified engineer, has been managing partner at TPG The Project Group since 2001. After many years as a development engineer in the automotive and energy sectors, Johann Strasser spent a decade as an independent trainer and consultant in the field of project management. During his tenure, he also served as project manager for software projects in the construction industry and provided scheduling and cost management support for large-scale construction projects.

At TPG, he applies his expertise in product development and consulting services for international clients. His special focus is on PMO, project portfolios, hybrid project management and resource management. For many years now, he has shared his knowledge through presentations, seminars, articles, and webinars.

Antje Lehmann-Benz, PMP, ATP Instructor, PMI-ACP, PSM Expert / Instructor for Agile Methods

Antje Lehmann-Benz is a project management instructor with a particular focus on agile issues, such as Scrum and PMI-ACP®, and software such as Atlassian Jira. In addition to teaching frameworks and theory, she is experienced in the use of agile games and practical exercises to reinforce the knowledge gained.

She has many years of training experience and looks back on more than 12 years of active experience in the project environment, also in agile environments with major enterprises, such as Infineon and Bosch.

 

Concentrated Competence to Increase Your Market Value

The Project Group has been an internationally active company of project management experts for over 20 years. We accompany customers from all industries on their way to the digitization and a higher degree of PM maturity. The focus is on consulting on methods, processes, and tools for agile, classic, and hybrid work as well as their implementation with various technologies.

TPG seminars offer you the opportunity to significantly improve your own practical know-how in a short time. Benefit from the knowledge of TPG Experts and increase your market value!

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