Portfolio, Program and Project Offices P3O®

Our globally certified and experienced P3O® professional services team, provides our clients with the modelling and methodologies to define, establish and deliver enterprise, portfolio, program and project management offices, in a more cost effective and efficient manner.

We are 100% independent, and AXELOS Global Best Practice certified, providing your organisation with the assurance – that we only deliver what is best for you!

What is the P3O and how does it work?

P3O® stands for Portfolio, Program and Projects Offices. P3O® is universally applicable guidance published by the UK Government, to guide organisations build support structures that enable the successful delivery of their portfolios of change programs and projects. P3O® describes the factors that influence designing and building the right structures to optimise:

  1. Senior management decision making: P3O® informs senior management on decisions that include strategic alignment, prioritisation, risk management and use of resources
  2. Business outcomes and benefits: P3O® ensures the identification and realisation of business outcomes and benefits via programs and projects
  3. Delivery of project outputs: P3O® plays an integral part in delivering projects within time, cost and quality constraints

By bringing together a set of roles, processes, functions, services and techniques, P3O® facilitates effective Portfolio, Program and Projects management through its enablement, challenge and support structures. These structures bridge the gap between the strategy, the policy makers and the delivery arm of the organisation.

What are the key benefits of P3O?

Industry best practices alignment

P3O® model and processes support and are aligned to PRINCE2®, MSP®, M_o_R®, and MoP®, bringing together a set of principles, processes and techniques to help the portfolio, program and project management offices provide a balanced portfolio of change and ensure consistent delivery of projects and programs across your organisation.


Flexible to your organisational needs

P30® models and it’s structures are a more flexible approach to supporting, controlling and assuring change initiatives, via EPMO’s and PMO’s. Because one-size does not fit all, your P3O® model is able to be matched by our team to your organisation’s maturity, situation, requirements, needs and/or aspirations.


Empowering excellence

P30® models provide the opportunity to incorporate and sustain, Centres of Excellence for organisations across all areas of portfolio, program and project delivery, which includes the setting of standards in delivery, reporting, and practices.

How we can deliver you a better 3P Office?

Certified and experienced P3O® Practitioners

PM Solutions Australia is proudly a certified consulting partner with AXELOS, which provides our clients with the assurance that their P30® is designed and delivered by industry leading P3O® practitioners. We have delivered portfolio, program and project offices for some of Australia’s largest organisations and have been recognised for this capability and professional standards applied for the AXELOS Consulting Partner status.

By supporting your teams and increasing efficiencies

Our consultants support our clients from the initial design stage, through to final handover and provide ongoing assurance, ensuring our clients have the control and decision-making information that they require. We enable organisations to increase efficiency across their portfolio of projects, enable improved project management and reporting while establishing a single point of truth for project scheduling and stakeholder, budget and risk management.

Through understanding organisational needs and maturity

We deliver outstanding P30® solutions by identifying client needs, including consideration of the “where you are”, and “where you want to be” and the constraints of your business case for implementing a successful P30® model. The PM Solutions Australia certified P3O® consultants develop P30® solutions to best meet our client’s business needs, which includes a full assessment of technical capabilities, requirements for information management and aligning systems and tools to meet business needs.

Providing controls and tools that are 100% scalable

Our team implements the controls and communications plans for successfully delivering our clients P3O®. We provide operational assurance by reviewing and measuring P3O® performance and capture the lessons learned, knowledge and innovation to champion and support an environment of continual project delivery improvement. Our approach to P3O® design (modeling), delivery, establishment, and management provides our clients with a scalable, adaptable portfolio, program or project office solution which commonly incorporate leading PPM tools, from simple off the shelf applications to fully integrated program and portfolio management tools, with the focus on managing project time, risk, and the P3O® model, depending on client requirements and business maturity levels.

Through value propositions (including outsourcing PMO's)

We are able to provide our clients with a value proposition of completely, or in part, outsourcing their existing PMO operations and accountabilities to our professional services team. This unique option, drives greater business efficiencies, by enabling our clients to focus on their core business areas, improve overall business initiatives outcomes and remove the costs associated with sustaining and managing an in-house, and often poorly equipped, culturally challenging and under utilised PMO’s and associated services. We deliver outstanding PMO solutions which deliver our clients:

  • Time-saving, standardised processes, and procedures – with supportive industry standard templates
  • Efficiency gains and continual improvement – leading to cost reductions
  • Single point of truth – giving you confidence in decision making

  • Real-time reporting on project schedules, cost, and risk in formats and detail to suit all of your business stakeholders
  • Automated performance measurement tools


PMO Optimisation Projects

From Australia’s largest P3O modelling engagement, to the project management of green houses in Fiji, integrated locker systems projects in the New Zealand Alps and whole-of-government ERP system program in Australia…our experience is hard to beat!

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3P Best Practices

PM Solutions Australia is an accredited AXELOS Consulting Partner and able to provide quality assured consulting services relating to the AXELOS best practice portfolio products including PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, MSP®, AgileSHIFT®, MoP®, P3O® and P3M3® Maturity Modelling. PM Solutions Australia constantly demonstrates their commitment to global best practices through its accreditation by AXELOS, with our customers confident in our credibility and authority to assess their business and practices areas.

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Portfolio Management Frameworks

Doing the right things and doing those things right!

A portfolio management framework, helps organisations make decisions about implementing the right changes to their business as usual activity via projects and programs. The portfolio management framework and portfolio management discipline, is not concerned with the detailed management of these projects and programs; rather, it approaches the management of change projects and programs from a strategic viewpoint.

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Portfolio Maturity

PM Solutions Australia provides portfolio maturity services as a certified P3M3® Consulting Partner.  These certifications allow our experienced P3M3® consultants to provide a quality assured assessment of the process employed, the competencies of people, the tools deployed and the management information used to manage and deliver improvements.

P3M3 allows an assessment of the process employed, the competencies of people, the tools deployed and the management of information used to manage and deliver improvements. This allows organisations to determine their strengths and weaknesses in delivering change.

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