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Management of Portfolios (MoP®)

eLearning: £1,140 inc. VAT

Access: eLearning and Online exam for 12 months at Foundation & Practitioner level

Includes: Official eBook (Manual)

Duration: 18 hours

Pre-Requisites: Previous experience of a Portfolio, Programme or Project Management environment

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In-House: £POA

Our In-House service offers the chance to have our course content delivered to you by one of our accredited and certified trainers either in your workplace or via a virtual event, over the duration of five days. For any further information, click the "More Information" button below or alternatively fill in the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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Course Introduction:

Portfolio Management is defined as a co-ordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that together enable the most effective balance of organisational change and business as usual.  Management of Portfolios (MoP®) approaches the management of change projects and programmes from a strategic viewpoint.  It provides an overview of all change activities including what is in the portfolio, what it is costing, what risks are faced, what progress is being made, and what the impact is on business as usual and the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Exam Information

MoP Foundation exam:

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 avaliable) -50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

MoP Practitoner exam:

  • Objective testing format
  • 4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per question - all question items will be worth 1 mark, making the total number of marks available per paper 80
  • 3 hours allowed
  • Open book exam (MoP guide only)
  • 40 marks required (out of 80 available) to pass - 50%.

Throughout the course, interwoven within the delivery of the theory and the practical examples of good practice, there is ongoing support and preparation for the examination.  We provide sample papers and worked exercises using a scenario/case study to help create situations which develop a delegate's understanding and recall of the material.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for any staff involved in Portfolio Management roles who wish to gain an understanding of best practice, as well as a qualification, for example:

  • Portfolio Sponsors, Owners and Company Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Directors
  • Portfolio Office Managers and support staff
  • Programme and Project Sponsors
  • Programme Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Operational Managers involved in portfolios and programmes

Module 1 - Introduction

This section covers:

  • An Introduction to Portfolio Management which includes:  Portfolio Management principles, definitions and delivery practices
  • The MoP® Examinations
  • The MoP® Manual
  • An overview of MoP® which includes: concept, context, objectives and definition

Module 2 - Portfolio Management Deployment

This section covers:

  • Approaches to Implementing Portfolio Management
  • The advantages of planned approaches
  • Seven steps for staged Implementation of Portfolio
  • Key factors to consider in Sustaining Progress
  • Assessing Portfolio Management Maturity
  • Assessing Portfolio Management
  • Benefits of Assessing the Impact of Portfolio Management

Module 3 - Strategic and Organisational Context

This section covers:

  • The Six Key Functions
  • Portfolio, Programme and Project Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business as Usual
  • Budgeting & Resource allocation
  • Strategic planning
  • Portfolio and Performance Management
  • Looking at the bigger picture

Module 4 - Portfolio Management Principles

This section covers:

  • Senior Management Commitment
  • Governance Alignment
  • Strategy Alignment 
  • Portfolio Office
  • Sources of Energy

Module 5 - Portfolio Definition Cycle

This section covers:

  • The "Understand" Practice
  • The "Categorise" Practice
  • The "Prioritise" Practice
  • The "Balance" Practice
  • The "Plan" Practice

Module 6 - Portfolio Delivery Cycle

This section covers:

  • Management Control
  • Benefits Management 
  • Financial Management
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Organisational Governance 
  • Resource Management

Module 7 - Roles and Documentation

This section covers:

  • Governance Roles
  • Portfolio Information, which includes:
  • Strategy
  • Delivery plan
  • Benefits management and realization and many more!

Module 8 - Portfolio  Management Principles 

This section covers:

  • Review of theory
  • Application to scenorios and real life
  • Examination preparation

Module 9 - The Portfolio Definition Cycle

This section covers:

  • Review of theory
  • Application to scenorios and real life
  • Examination preparation

Module 10 - The Portfolio Delivery Cycle

This section covers:

  • Review of theory
  • Application to scenorios and real life
  • Examination preparation

For any further enquires for this course, fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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