Project Management Office

As organizations adopt project management practices, they recognize the need for careful definition, discipline, and deployment. This course focuses on establishing a project management office (PMO), a proven method of support and guidance in a project-based environment. Learn how to build a PMO that controls the project and helps managers and their teams deliver value—without introducing unnecessary bureaucracy.

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Course seats are reserved for diploma students until approximately two weeks before the program start date. To take this course individually, click on Register or Join Waitlist below.

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What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand the structure, role, and functions of a project management office (PMO)
  • Develop a framework for deploying a PMO, and tailoring it to an organization's requirements
  • Understand the steps for implementing a PMO, including measuring an organization's project management capability
  • Understand the facilities and resources the PMO must establish to help project managers succeed
  • Develop a framework for managing project managers

How will I learn?

Classes are during the day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at SFU Surrey. If you take this course as part of the Diploma in Applied Project Management, you will work with a cohort—a group of peers who share experiences, ideas, and knowledge. Expect to cover concepts through a combination of theory, best practices, real-world case studies, and networking opportunities. You may also take the course on its own if space is available.

You are expected to participate in exercises, group discussions, case studies, and presentations. There will also be reading and take home-assignments.

How will I be evaluated?

We evaluate this course on a pass/fail basis using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, individual or group projects, participation, and attendance. You must participate in discussions and activities and complete any assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

If you are part of the diploma program, you will receive A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) on the first day of the program.

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