Consulting Frameworks Certification (CF-IPMO)

The master class certification for International Consulting Frameworks for Consultants, Project, Program, PMO managers, and senior team members covers every aspect of organizations from strategy to operations, including the world of project/program, PMOs, and portfolio management. Organizations are complex systems in their own right, so understanding the building blocks of an organization, including its value chain and operating environment, requires a mix of competencies, including the ability to design and build frameworks, concepts, and models.
Consulting professionals who have mastered the above will know what and how to focus on using multiple techniques to create immediate value. PMO professionals, managers, and project professionals are included in this group because they are the experts who really understand the PPM and PMO world.

They must be able to support the PPM and PMO teams to approach identifying the problem (sometimes through sense-making), structuring problems, developing concepts, frameworks, and models to ensure that the problem universe is fully understood. It is important that internal consulting (including external consultants) and “PMO consulting teams” work together on assignments that bridge strategy formation and execution. Professionals who need to resolve complex problems will likely cover the strategy formulation and operational side of the organization. However, PMO teams who cover every aspect of the PPM world are likely in the best position to offer a PMO consulting service because of in-depth knowledge of the PPM environment.


This hands-on course brings together the latest in international management consulting experience and academic research to give a consulting overview, and then deep dives into a sense-making/strategic problem-solving methodology that uses many frameworks, models, and concepts. The course then takes real problems from the course attendees or any topic that needs to be addressed and follows a framework development methodology to develop custom and hybrid frameworks.

This major and intensive part of the course uses techniques taken from the management consulting industry, such as framing problems, hypothesis creation, MECE issues, and decision trees. Techniques are taught on the course to ensure that the participants not only know how to apply them but when to apply them. Presentations are developed through an iterative process including giving tips on presentation techniques. As part of the course, consulting packs are developed using standard and custom frameworks, models, and techniques that are related to the industry of the attendees. Attendees work in teams and play different roles to come to the conclusion of the course where the final presentations are given to the group.


What You Need to Know


3 Days

Virtual: 24 Contact Hours




CF-IPMO Certificate

  • Explain the key aspects of the consulting industry and the types of situations when consulting is required
  • Know how to quickly frame complex problems and visualize them for presentation
  • Undertake framework development to reflect real environments
  • Apply many techniques in the context of problem-solving, framework development, analysis, presentations, and communications
  • Use a technique and framework register to increase knowledge in your organization
  • Undertake the creation of consulting packs to quick start consulting assignments
  • Know how to build consulting packs for your team, section, or organization
  • Consultants and professionals wishing to get into consulting
  • PMO/IT directors
  • PMO managers and PMO Core team members involved in consulting
  • Senior project/program management professionals
  • Managers and team leaders
  • Engineers and others involved complex problems
  • Any professional wishing to become more effective and be able to demonstrate it

The training approach includes:

  • Lecture
  • Team exercises
  • Group discussion on pertinent topics
  • Detailed case study
  • Presentations and role play
  • Personal coaching

• Problem solving and conceptual mindset
• 2 years or more consulting experience
• Ideally, 5 years plus project, program, and portfolio management and PMO management
• Degree, but ideally an MSc/MBA or higher

  • Exam score will be based on the framework built by the participants.Key Evaluation Parameters:
    1. Understanding the Problem (Weight: 15%)
    2. Research and Analysis (Weight: 5%)
    3. Approach to Create the Framework (Weight: 15%)
    4. Framework Structure and Components (Weight: 15%)
    5. Testing and Validation (Weight: 5%)
    6. Practical Application (Weight: 5%)
    7. Presentation and Communication (Weight: 20%)
    8. Critical Thinking and Innovation (Weight: 5%)
    9. Feedback and Improvement (Weight: 5%)
    10. Team work (Weight: 10%)

    Pass score: 60% or higher