P3O® Practitioner

The P3O® Practitioner Course provides an opportunity to apply the concepts of the P3O guidance to a scenario and prepares participants for the P3O Practitioner Examination.

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Target Audience

The qualification is aimed at those wanting to take an active role in any of the offices described in the P3O model. While it is particularly suited to candidates fulfilling the management, generic or functional roles described in Appendix A of the P3O guide, it will also be relevant others who see the P3O model as a framework for a career path.

  • Senior Managers
  • PM Office Members
  • Senior Project/Programme Managers
  • Individuals with key portfolio, programme or project office roles
Project Programme Portfolio


  • Pass the Practitioner exam
  • Best Practice in P3O® projects
  • Demonstrate their ability to plan the implementation of a P3O
  • Demonstrate their ability to define the business case to get senior management approval for the P3O

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 of P3O

Informed senior management decision making on strategic alignment, prioritization, risk management and optimization of resource to successfully deliver your business objectives (portfolio management)

Identification and realization of business outcomes and benefits via programmes

Successful delivery of project outputs that enable benefitsrealization, within time, cost and quality restraints.

P3O Business Benefits


Day 1
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09:00 – 10:30

Homework revision

P3O Practitioner - Sample Exam (PX11) – part II.

  • Questions and Answers
  • Comments, working with P3O Manual

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

P3O Practitioner - Sample Exam (PX11) – part III.

  • Questions and Answers
  • Comments, working with P3O Manual

12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 17:00

P3O Practitioner conclusion

  • Review knowledge
  • Best practice tips for exam

Day 2
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09:00 – 10:30

P3O®. Knowledge I. 

  • Why have a P3O?
  • Model, key functions
  • Overview (project, programme, portfolio…)

Working with manual (tabbing, structure..)

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

P3O® Knowledge II.

  • Models and tailoring
  • Roles and Responsibilities

12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:45

P3O® Knowledge III. 

  • How to Operate a P3O
  • Implement and re-energize

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:45

Exam structure & Timing

  • P3O Practitioner - Sample Exam (PX11) – part I.
  • Questions and Answers, comments, working with P3O Manual

16:45 – 17:00


This 2-day intensive course focuses on practical exercises. The scenarios concern the Portfolio, the Program and the Project Office (P3O®).

Tips, recommendations and instructional training led by an accredited trainer (Axelos) with extensive experience ends with the P3O® Practitioner certification exam.

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 16 hours
  • Refreshments Yes
  • Exam Yes
  • Prerequisites


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® Practititoner | Axelos Accredited

Axelos / PeopleCert

The P3O® certification scheme has been developed to offer two levels of certification, Foundation and Practitioner.

Our P3O® courses are fully accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS
  • The certificate is in electronic form
  • P3O® Practitioner Axelos is valid for 5 years
  • The original is in English. Upon request, we will provide a certified expert translation
P3O Practitioner axelos peoplecert

Examination Format

P3O Practitioner exam (Axelos / PeopleCert)

Upon successful completion of the exam and following confirmation of the results, the participants will receive a unique, secure and auditable electronic certificate from PeopleCert.


  • 2.5 h duration
  • Objective Test
  • 50% pass mark
  • 40 marks required to pass
  • Open book (P3O manual only)
Examination Format

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
  • TOGAF®, ArchiMate®, ITIL &  ITSM
iOS & Android App

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