The Methods and Techniques (MT-IPMO®) international certification is based on the upcoming book from AIPMO on “Project, Program, Portfolio and PMO Methods and Techniques” that focuses on PPM professionals and PMO professionals and other technique-driven professions to understand, for the first time, the important details behind “what exactly is a method and what is a technique.” The course explains that not all techniques are equal, and some are basic techniques, others are a chain of techniques (hereafter called chains), and the third type is called a category of techniques (hereafter called CATs). All exist within a hierarchy identified by AIPMO. To help in the understanding of the complexities of PPP techniques and methods, AIPMO has built a techniques and tools framework within their PMO Lifecycle Framework (see below). This framework guides the professionals to determine the following:
- What are Basic techniques, Chains, and CATs
- How they should be selected and adapted for one or more PPPs
- What are the considerations to carry out a pilot using one or more complex chains and CATs
- Implementing steps to apply, and use, the techniques including the tools to support them.
Certified MT-IPMO will have demonstrated, through a combination of formal training and competency assessment, that they have an in-depth understanding of the definitions, types, and structures of PPP and PMO techniques and methods. They know the practices including how to identify the need, select, adapt, pilot, implement, use, and improve techniques and methods while taking a holistic techniques and methods topology view across project types, the organization, and its partners.