P3O® Foundation

This is a three-day course, delivered as a classroom event and is designed for people who require a general level of P3O understanding. The training provides knowledge about best practice models to align their current portfolio, program or project office or centre of excellence.

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Target Audience

The course educates candidates on the constituents of a successful P3O® and enables individuals to contribute to an office or enterprise in a supporting role. This course delineates the fundamentals of the P3O® model, whilst enhancing knowledge of portfolio management.

  • Senior Managers
  • PM Office Members
  • Aspirant Project/Programme Managers
  • Senior Project/Programme Managers
  • The course would be of benefit to those aspiring to a more senior role
  • Individuals newly-appointed to portfolio, programme or project office roles or those wishing to gain formal qualifications after some support office experience.
P3O Foundation target group

You will learn

  • State the key functions and services of a P3O
  • Describe tools and techniques used by a P3O
  • Describe the purpose and major content of all roles
  • Describe the high-level P3O model and know the differences between Portfolio, Programme andProject Management

Graduate Successes

96% of managers confirmed that the course was able to streamline their work and  raise the best outputs.
97% is the evaluation of the  quality of trainers, teaching methodology and materials from our graduates.
98% of participants in  our project, program and portfolio management trainings recommend the course further.

Benefits for organizations

The purpose of P3O is to provide universally applicable guidance that will enable individuals and organizations to establish, develop and maintain appropriate business support structures.

The benefits of P3O are:

  • Successful delivery of project outputs that enable benefits within time, cost and quality restraints
  • Identification and realization of business outcomes and benefits via programme
  • 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)
P3O Business Benefits


Day 1
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09:00 – 10:30

Introduction, Overview

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:15

Why have a P3O ? – part 1

12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:45

Why have a P3O ? – part 2

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 16:15

Models and tailoring – part 1

16:15 – 17:00


  • Conclusion
  • Homework

Day 2
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09:00 – 10:30

Models and tailoring - part 2

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Roles and responsibilities

12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:45

How to operate – part 1

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 16:15

How to operate – part 2

16:15 – 17:00


  • Summary
  • Homework

Day 3
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09:00 – 10:30

Implement and re-energize – part 1

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Implement and re-energize – part 2

12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 17:00

P3O Foundation Exam Prep

P3O® builds on the references in PRINCE2®, MSP®, M_o_R® and MoP® to provide a source of information for organizations and individuals wishing to set up or maintain an effective delivery support office.

The final exam takes place online after the course. All candidates will receive an exam voucher to book the date of the final exam themselves.

  • Block duration 90 minutes
  • Hours 24 hours
  • Refreshments Yes
  • Exam Yes
  • Prerequisites

    The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to interact effectively with, or act as an informed member of, an office within a P3O model. Foundation is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certificate.


Eduard Pitka

Project & Program & Portfolio Auditor & Lead Trainer

Author of many practical materials and templates for these and other methodologies from the Best Management Practice portfolio - Axelos, awarded EXIN Platinum Partner

  • 2018 - P3M3 Assesor
  • 2014 - MoP Approved Trainer
  • 2010 - PRINCE2, MSP Approved Trainer
  • 2007 - Senior Project Manager / Consultant


P3O® Foundation | Axelos Accredited

Axelos / PeopleCert

All successful candidates will receive an official certificate by Axelos / PeopleCert

  • Electronic certificate from PeopleCert
  • The P3O® Axelos Foundation has a lifetime validity
  • The original is in English. Upon request, we will provide a certified expert translation
P3O Foundation certificate axelos peoplecert tayllorcox

Exam Format

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam (Axelos / PeopleCert)

The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to interact effectively with, or act as an informed member of, an office within a P3O model. The Foundation certification is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.

Examination Format

  • Closed book
  • 60 minutes
  • Multiple choice examination questions
  • 75 questions - 70 live questions and five trial
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
P3O exam zkouška

iOS & Android App

Download your application to your mobile before you attend the course. 

Free mobile app for managers. Interpretation and translation dictionary, audit tool. 

In addition to the Audit Tool for Personal Data Protection, you can use consolidated terms and definitions of thousands of managerial terms in the management of projects, programs, portfolios, risks, enterprise architecture, security and privacy, and more:

  • PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP®
  • MoR®, ISMS, GDPR, ZokB, P3O®
  • TOGAF®, ArchiMate®, ITIL &  ITSM
P3O aplikace axelos

Graduate ratings

Excellent review from 71 reviewers

What makes our references exceptional? They are not one-off events. Clients come back to us regularly.

  • Zdeněk Š.
  • 14.02.24
  • ČSOB

Výborný kurz, nemám co vytknout!

  • Ariadna A.
  • 29.11.23
  • Schaeffler CZ s.r.o.

Výnikající školitel pan Pitka. Má hodně znalostí a zkušeností. Uvítal bych více úloh a řešení business casů, ale to je asi spíše součástí Practitioner kurzu. Jinak dobrá práce! Děkuji uvidíme, ale rozhodně to nebyl poslední kurz :-)

  • Tadeáš V.
  • 27.09.23
  • Scania

Připravenost lektora na otázky z praxe byla skvělá, celkově výborný kurz.

  • Iva H.
  • 27.09.23
  • ČZU v Praze

Výborný kurz, nemám co vytknout.

  • GDPR Anonymizováno
  • 02.06.23

Výborný kurz, moc se mi líbil lektor.

  • Jiří K.
  • 01.02.23
  • Hlavní město Praha

Výborný kurz, nemám co vytknout.

  • Jan K.
  • 01.02.23
  • Hlavní město Praha

Výborný kurz s výborným lektorem.

  • Patrik P.
  • 01.02.23

Vše na výbornou, doporučuji.

  • Ondřej M.
  • 16.06.22

Perfektní příklady z praxe, výborné vysvětlení od školitele, super on-line i on-site výuka.

  • Radim Š.
  • 30.07.21
  • ČEZ

Kurz mi pomohl lepší orientaci v metodice P3O a dal tipy, jak zlepšit úroveň P3 od naší organizaci

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