Foundational Certifications

Foundational certification courses, as the name suggests, are courses that are the foundations on which the core PMO certifications are built on. These courses go into detail on techniques, methods, process, and frameworks. If you do not master the content of these courses, it will likely reduce the chance of succeeding in implementing the AIPMO strategic PMO framework in your organization. The content of these courses is also applicable to the project and operational world; therefore, it is an important personal asset throughout your career. The figure below shows the three blocks to the three foundational courses.

The three Foundational courses are as follows:

TT-IPMO (Techniques & Tools)

The Techniques and Tools foundational course is mainly focused on techniques that are subdivided into basic techniques, categories of techniques, and chains of techniques. This course is based on two years of research into the link between understanding and successfully applying techniques and project success. Why the term “techniques and tools” and not what is known today as “tools and techniques”? Because the origins of the term tools and techniques is from the trades. For project management and PMO management, it is all about techniques that are supported by tools. Hence, the focus is on techniques.

SC-IPMO (Services & Capabilities)

This certification course focuses on a pragmatic and practical approach to deliver a series of service principles, concepts, and AIPMO’s Service Lifecycle framework, which is used to develop your organization’s or client’s service topology, and service capabilities. This will give unique and new insights into a service-oriented view of one or more enterprise-wide PMOs.

CF-IPMO (Consulting Frameworks)

This hands-on course brings together the latest in international management consulting experience and academic research to give a consulting overview, 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.