P3GP® Project Programme & Portfolio Governance Professional Virtual

Why should I take the P3GP virtual course?

The Project, Programme and Portfolio Governance Professional (P3GP®) certification & course provides the knowledge and understanding necessary to design, implement and operate effective and efficient governance arrangements for a project or programme, or your organization’s entire change portfolio.

It is applicable to projects, programmes and portfolios in all sectors including hard infrastructure, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and business change in both the private and public sectors. The course mirrors the book in being practical, pragmatic and adaptable to all P3 scenarios.

Who should attend this class?

Typical roles include:

• PMO and P3O practitioners, including portfolio, programme and project office staff
• Members of Executive Management Teams
• Executives accountable for project and programme outcomes, including Project Owners/Executives and SROs
• Portfolio Management Executives and Officers
• Project and Program Managers

What is included:

The course includes:

  • 2 days of virtual training from a P3G accredited instructor
  • Official Guide « Project Programme and Portfolio Governance – P3G » (paper)
  • Sample exam questions
  • P3G online exam (webcam required) + Certificate
  • 27 PDUs if you are a PMP

What will I learn:

  • The different treatment of Change versus Business as Usual governance structures in an organization
  • The importance and treatment of accountability and empowerment within P3G
  • The purpose and major responsibilities of key governance roles
  • How to effectively separate project decision making and stakeholder management and why
  • The importance of the Business Case from a P3G perspective
  • How to ensure the decision rights of various committees and decision makers are consistent and logical
  • The main components of an investment gating process and how it operates
  • The ways in which a governance framework can be scaled to meet the needs of projects and programmes of varying risk profile

What are the course prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for the course. You must work or have a good knowledge of project management You must complete approximately 3 hours of study before the course. We will provide you with all the reading material you need.

What are the course contents:

This course follows the P3GP syllabus from P3GQA.

Key Learning Points:

An introduction to P3G

  • A basic understanding of projects, programmes and portfolios
  • Concepts and benefits

Principle 1: Treat Change differently from Business as Usual

Principle 2: Ensure a single point of accountability for each project or programme

Principle 3: Business outcome accountability determines project or programme accountability

Principle 4: Support the person accountable for a project or programme with a governance board

Principle 5: Separate project and programme decision-making from stakeholder engagement

Principle 6: Align investments with strategic objectives

Principle 7: Maintain the business case

Principle 8: Design portfolio governance to drive investment outcomes

Principle 9: Ensure consistent and logical decision-making rights

Principle 10: Enable evidenced-based decision-making

Application of the principles: Implementation

  • Scaling governance to fit the needs
  • Practices and behaviours that impact board performance
  • Agile environments
  • P3G Maturity


Which exam is included in this course?

This course includes the P3GP certification exam.

P3GP exam

The exam is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of P3GP.

  • 50 multiple choice questions worth 2 points
  • Closed book exam
  • 90 minutes duration (1h30)
  • 50% needed to pass – 50 correct marks on 100

When is the exam taken?

On Day 1, we will send you the information for the prepaid exam. You will be able to schedule the exam on the portal.

A webcam is required to identify yourself to the invigilator with a photo ID, then you can take the exam online from home.

What are the technical requirements for the online exam?

A personal computer is recommended to avoid any technical issues. If you are using an office computer, make sure you have the access rights or IT support at the time of the exam. For the online proctored exam an interface needs to be installed. Administrative rights are therefore essential.

Exams can be taken on a recent MAC or PC with Windows. A webcam and working microphone (internal or external) are required. Also, you must install either the browser ‘Google Chrome’ or ‘Firefox’.

The online exam is not available on a tablet (Ipad) or Cellular phone at the moment.

How does the course prepare me for the exam?

The course follows the official P3GP syllabus. During the course, you practice with the latest exam paper.

Do I need ID for the Essentials for the P3G exam?

You must have a photographic ID with you. A driver’s license or passport is fine. A work ID, with photograph, is also acceptable.

How long does my qualification last?

The certificate is permanent. The certification does not have an expiration date, however, P3GQA reserves the right to impose new exam content if the release of a new updated guide materially changes the structure of the exam.

What happens if I don’t pass the exam?

If you don’t pass the exam you can do a re-sit for an additional fee.


What are the class hours?

The virtual P3GP course is given 2 days in a row and starts at 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.

See our schedule for more details.

How does the virtual class work?

You connect to the online platform (Zoom) and the instructor will deliver the course to you wherever you are. We ask that you keep your camera open as much as possible so that the trainer can get a good sense of how learning is evolving. Some time periods will be allocated for questions, interactive exercises, lunch and breaks.

I am not sure my computer is up to date for the online exam?

You can use the contact form to send us a message in advance. We will be able to verify if your computer meets the technical requirements.

What is the process for a proctored exam?

The exam authority has a strict procedure for online exams to ensure the security of the session. Some of them are:

You will be asked to be alone in a well-lit room with no background noise. The proctor will ask you to rotate your webcam in order to verify the area. Your desk must be clean of papers, books or notes. Glass walls and/or doors are prohibited unless they are covered. You will be asked to position yourself in a way that doors are behind you and visible to the proctor through the webcam.

You can use the contact form to send us a message in advance if you wish to obtain more information on the remote proctoring process.

How many PDUs do I get for this course?

PMPs can claim 27 PDUs at the PMI for the Essentials for PMO Administrators course. (5 Ways of working, 10 Power skills, 12 business acumen).

This P3GP® course is offered by ATO OKAZY Consulting.

P3GP® Project Programme & Portfolio Governance Professional Virtual