Organizational Project Management (OPM) is defined as the execution of an organization's strategies through projects by combining the systems of portfolio management, program management, and project management.

OPM is based on the idea that there is a correlation between an organization’s capabilities in project, program, and portfolio management, and the organization’s effectiveness in implementing its strategy. The goal of an organization’s strategy is the translation of its vision and mission into specific actions that will deliver maximum value to its stakeholders, including donors and beneficiaries. Achieving the strategy ensures continued growth in development results and sustainable competitive advantage. This is especially true in today’s increasingly competitive global environment, where organizations are constantly seeking ways to improve their capabilities and performance in the delivery of their strategy.

The goal of OPM is to ensure that the organization is doing the right projects and that projects are doing the right things.

This is an advanced course on the concepts, process, and methods required to ensure that all projects and programs are aligned with the organization’s development goals. OPM is a flexible framework that facilitates the integration of all projects and programs to support the organization's development goals. This course is especially useful for anyone working in a development organization that is seeking to improve the delivery of project, program and ensure they are aligned with the strategic objectives, this course is particularly beneficial for organizations that do not have a unified project management approach and those in the process of improving or sustaining their current project management framework.

The course is based on the international standard from the Project Management Institute (PMI)


About this Course

This is a three-week long course; each week students will work on the activities and exercises required to meet the learning objectives. Participants require an average of one hour per day to complete the assigned activities. This course is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of project management concepts. Key topics of focus include integrated project management, program and portfolio management, the enterprise project management office, project knowledge management, organizational project governance, and enterprise risk management. 


This is the ideal course for those seeking to advance their understanding of project management and use OPM to achieve better performance, better results, continuous development, and achieve a competitive advantage. Course participants include: project directors, program managers, project supervisors, project managers, and projects staff wishing to increase their skills and knowledge to understand the advanced methods, processes, and techniques of project management. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums.


Upon successful completion of the Organizational Project Management online course participants will: Understand the benefits of alignment with organizational strategy. Identify best practices in managing programs and portfolios. Recognize the roles of the program and portfolio manager. Understand the process of managing project knowledge.


There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments.


The course fee is $150 and is due before the start of the course, you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts. Use the code 20OPM to obtain the 20% discount. We offer additional discounts for groups from development organizations. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course. If you have any questions, contact us at info@pm4dev Ref. eCourse OPM. For group discounts, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Course Content: 

Module 1
Lesson 1 – Integrated Project Management

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1.2.    Integrated Project Management
1.3.    Organizational Alignment
1.4.    Organizational Project Management Maturity Model

Lesson 2 – Program Management
2.1.    Introduction to Program Management
2.2.    The Five  Program Management Domains
2.3.    Managing the Program Cycle
2.4.    The Role of the Program Manager

Module 2
Lesson 3 – Portfolio Management

3.1.    Introduction to Portfolio Management?
3.2.    Portfolio Domains
3.3.    Portfolio Life Cycle
3.4.    The Role of the Portfolio Manager

Lesson 4 –  Enterprise PMO
4.1.    The Strategic PMO 
4.2.    PMO Functions
4.3.    PMO Frameworks
4.4.    PMO Maturity Levels

Module 3
Lesson 5 – Project Knowledge Management

5.1.    Introduction to Project Knowledge Management
5.2.    Project Knowledge Management Process Cycle
5.3.    Competency Development Framework
5.4.    Project Management Information Systems

Lesson 6 – Organizational Project Management
6.1.    OPM governance
6.2.    Enterprise Risk Management ERM
6.3.    Organizational Scorecard
6.4.    Implementing OPM

Course Information

  • Schedule. See the course schedule to select a date.
  • Fees. The course fee is USD$150 and is due before the start of the course.
  • Discount: Use code 20OPM to receive a 20% discount, only valid before the start of the course, for groups of three or more participants use the 30% discount code 30OPM.
  • Course Limit: The course is limited to 20 students per class.
  • Duration. The course is three weeks long and requires between 30-40 hours to complete it.
  • Materials. Course materials are available for download from the online course module page to allow for printing and review. 
  • Evaluation. It is required that participants complete all learning activities.
  • Credits. This course This course provides 15 PDUs (Professional Development Units)* or 35 contact hours.

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Course Certificate
All students that successfully complete the course will receive a completion certificate. The certificate is a demonstration that you have learned the core principles of Organizational Project Management; it is a valuable credential for your professional growth. Upon receiving your certificate, you will join a growing number of people who are building their competencies to increase their skills and knowledge to improve the quality of the projects they manage. The certificate is delivered worldwide via First Class Airmail. This course is part of the CDPM® certification program



PM4DEV is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.to issue professional development units (PDU's) for its project management training courses. Our instructors are experienced trainers and project managers who are PMP® certified. Our comprehensive courses in project management theory, fundamentals, principles and practices are designed around industry best practices and based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide). We are confident in our ability to provide comprehensive, practical courses that will enable you to further your project management education.

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PM4DEV is now a PMI Registered Educational Provider R.E.P. ID: 3969


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