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CMCS launches executive PMO training course

Course will help ops and project managers to establish and run PMOs

CMCS launches executive PMO training course
There is a growing need for PMOs to ensure the success of business, says Samman.

CMCS has launched an executive training program for organisations that want to launch project management offices (PMO).

The one-day ‘Blueprint for Constructing Your PMO' course is intended to help operations managers, project managers and other executives to understand PMO design and operations.

The course will cover the type of PMOs an organisation can build, including Strategic, IT, Engineering, Construction, Marketing, R&D, Innovation, and Legal as well how to construct and operate them. The course material is aligned with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) and fully applicable to other standards such as ISO 10006, ISO 21500 and Prince2.

CMCS said the move is in line with the UAE Government's announcement to launch a project for training and certifying over 500 public sector employees who are managing projects linked to the National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021. It also complements Saudi Vision 2030 which has stated the need for PMOs across all government sectors. 

Bassam Samman, CEO and Founder of CMCS, commented: "The PMO has emerged as a vital business unit that takes the responsibility for project deliveries and are critical to the success of project management functions. All GCC governments have realized their value and, therefore, are actively investing to get their management team certified as project management professionals. PMOs need Project Management Information System for real-time capturing of the projects, BIG DATA to enforce transparency, accountability and governance, and real-time single version of truth performance reporting. It not only enables project managers to capture lessons learned and knowledge gained from project delivery but also provide the means to achieve their strategic goals and desired vision.

"We at CMCS have thus launched an executive training program to address the current need for more PMOs. The course comprises all the modules required for an executive to sharpen his/her management skills and bring value to the organization through consistent and efficient delivery of projects. The short course is aligned with the PMO Setup Request for Proposals (RFP) and will be of great value for organizations that issue the RFPs, bid for them, and implement their scope of work when awarded the project," concluded Samman.

The first course will be held on 12th February at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Resort and Marina in Dubai, UAE and on 13th March in Abu Dhabi.

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