Learnit Training
Course P3O® Foundation
  • Overview and coherence in the changing organization
  • View all current projects, programs and portfolios
  • Clear management information for better decision-making
  • Practically applicable within each organisation
  • Fits perfectly with MSP® and PRINCE2®

Create an overview in the changing organization? More coherence between programmes, projects and portfolios? Learn it in the 2-day Course P3O® Foundation of Learnit.

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Course P3O® Foundation

Overview and coherence in the changing organization

What is the biggest challenge for any organization in times of change? Keep track of all running programs, projects and portfolios. Create coherence in decision-making and generate unique management reports that give a clear picture of progress. The Project, programme and Portfolio Offices® or P3O® Foundation methodology includes best practices for optimal support of projects, programs and portfolios. The P3O® model provides a clear, comprehensive structure for project, programme and portfolio management. It can be implemented or revitalized within any organization. P3O® provides overview and coherence, and therefore has great added value for organizations that are constantly changing.

Content Training P3O® Foundation

Facilitating management optimally in their decision-making processes requires building up and securing the right knowledge. In the two-day training P3O® Foundation you will learn how to design and implement an integrated model of project, programme and portfolio offices. The aim of this model is to provide usable, tailor-made management information that brings more coherence to the decision-making process regarding the portfolio of changes. During the training P3O® Foundation we spend a lot of time on the P3O® model and the practical application within organisations. The method, principles, practical application and exam training are the pillars of this much-trained P3O® Foundation.

Spare parts

Day 1. Introduction P3O®

  • What is P3O®?
  • The P3O® Model: Concept and concepts
  • Added value of P3O® for your organization
  • Portfolio, programme and Project Management: differences, agreements and relationship
  • P3O® and Governance

To design a P3O® model:

  • P3O® Models
  • P3O® Office Structures
  • Center of Excellence (COE)
  • P3O® Roles

Day 2. Getting Started with the P3O® Framework

  • The P3O® Framework: Implementing or revitalising a P3O®
  • Performing a P3O®: Tools and Techniques
  • Multiple choice practice exam


The Training P3O® Foundation is intended for anyone interested in or involved in the delivery of programmes and projects, or formulating the organisation strategy from initiation to implementation. For example, members of management team, sponsors of change initiatives, managers and senior employees PMO, portfolio managers, program managers, project managers, line managers, executives and P3RM consultants.


The P3O® Foundation training course is highly interactive and offers room for discussion and reflection. We will work with a number of practical exercises and examples from the daily practice of the participants. This creates a better understanding of P3O® and its application in practice. The total study load is approximately 20 hours in addition to the training days. At the start of the training you will receive the textbook "P3O®" (version 2013) and a training folder. In addition, you will get access to our online learning environment and the online exam trainer. The training concludes with the official P3O® Foundation exam. The costs for the exam are included in the price.


At the end of the training P3O® Foundation:

  • You know what P3O is®.
  • You know the structure of the P3O® Framework and the concepts.
  • You know what the added value of P3O® is for your organization.
  • Do you know the differences and the relationship between portfolio, programme and project management.
  • Are you familiar with the impact of P3O® on governance.
  • You can name the differences models, structures and roles within P3O®.
  • You understand the principle of the linked office structures.
  • You can apply the principle of the linked office structures within your own work.
  • Are you able to set up a Center of Excellence (COE) using P3O®.
  • You can apply the P3O® framework to the change portfolio within your own organization.
  • You can contribute to the strategic decision-making process through a portfolio of projects and programmes.
  • Do you know the tools and techniques to perform a P3O®.
  • Are you well prepared for the official P3O® Foundation exam.

Prior knowledge

To participate in the Training P3O® Foundation You do not need specific prior knowledge. Basic knowledge of project management or program management is useful but not required.


The Training P3O® Foundation is competitively priced and is offered throughout the Netherlands. If desired, we can also take care of this training in-company or privately at your office. A real must for those who want an overview of what is happening in the organisation!

The training price is €1,100.00 (excl. VAT) per participant. This includes: handbook, training folder and package during the training days. Taking the exam (€179,00) is optional.

More information? Ask your question via info@learnit.nl or call us directly at + 31 20-636 91 79.


The training is provided by default in Dutch. The trainer controls the English language. English course material can be used. When registering at least 3 participants, the training can also be provided entirely in English.


Mentioned prices are per person, including course material. Lunch is included in the training on location.

On location Online
Duration 2 days 4 sessions
Price per day, excl. VAT € 550,- € 465,-
Total, incl. VAT € 1331,- € 1125,30


After completing the training, a LEARNIT certificate will be issued as proof of participation.


We organiseren deze training ook online. Hiervoor maken we gebruik van Webbex of Zoom. Inloggen met Skype is ook mogelijk. Op verzoek kan deze training ook met Microsoft Teams worden georganiseerd.

The training lasts 4 sessions of 3 hours, spread over 4 weeks.

  • Until one year after the training you can participate for free.
  • Against payment of the catering costs you can also participate in a classroom training.


The P3O® Foundation course has been assessed with an average of 8.4.

"An excellent training in a beautiful location. The personal approach of the trainer ensures that it is not boring. I've learned a lot from it."

"Good story, expert and inspiring, also a dose of humor."

"Very instructive. Attention was given to my learning objective and therefore the matter can be used even better in practice."

"Practically oriented and very applicable in practice. Nice combination of theory + practice."

"During this training, I have been given many tools that I can easily apply in practice."