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Our MoP® Foundation & Practitioner training course will teach you:

  • Scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from programme and project management
  • Benefits from applying portfolio management
  • Context within which it operates
  • Principles upon which successful portfolio management is based
  • Approaches to implementation, the factors to consider in maintaining progress, and how to assess the success of portfolio management
  • Purposes of the portfolio management definition and delivery cycles and their component practices, and relevant techniques applicable to each practice
  • Purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents
  • Scope of key portfolio management roles

Our MoP® Foundation & Practitioner training course will cover the following topics:

Module 1: Overview

  • The definitions of portfolio and portfolio management
  • The portfolio management model and the relationship between the principles, cycles, practices and relevant techniques
  • The differences between portfolios and portfolio management on the one hand, and projects/project management and programmes/programme management on the other
  • The local circumstances that will affect how the MoP principles and practices will be adapted and how cost effective approaches can be adopted
  • The objectives and benefits of portfolio management

Module 2: Implement, Sustain & Measure

  • The three broad approaches to implementing portfolio management; when each approach to implementation is most relevant, the advantages of planned approaches to implementation
  • The benefits of assessing the impact of portfolio management
  • Seven steps (and their benefits) in a staged implementation of portfolio management
  • The factors to consider in sustaining progress
  • Approaches to assessing portfolio management maturity

Module 3: Strategic & Organisational Context

The 6 key functions/activities that portfolio management needs to coordinate with to achieve strategic objectives

Identify how portfolio management can:

  • Coordinate with Business As Usual, strategic planning, resource allocation and budgeting, project and programme management, performance management to deliver strategic objectives
  • Support effective corporate governance

Module 4: Portfolio Management Principles

The 5 principles upon which effective portfolio management is based

  • Senior management commitment
  • Governance alignment
  • Strategy alignment
  • Portfolio office
  • Energised change culture

Module 5: Portfolio Definition Cycle

The portfolio definition practices:

  • Understand
  • Categorize
  • Prioritize
  • Balance
  • Plan

Understand the terms and concepts relating to the portfolio definition cycle.
The techniques of:

  • Three point estimating and reference class forecasting
  • Driver-based strategic contribution analysis
  • Multi-criteria analysis
  • Decision conferencing
  • Clear line of sight

What is involved and the keys to success.

Module 6: Portfolio Delivery Cycle

The portfolio delivery practices:

  • Management control
  • Benefits management
  • Financial management
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Organizational governance
  • Resource management

The techniques of:

  • Management by exception
  • One version of the truth
  • Staged release of funding
  • Clear line of sight reporting
  • Champion-challenger model

What is involved, the main elements, and keys to success.

Module 7: Roles & Documentation

  • The purposes and responsibilities of the main portfolio management roles identified in MoP
  • The purposes of the main portfolio management documentation

Module 8: Practitioner Examination Overview

  • An overview of the MoP Practitioner exam - length, number and type of questions, etc

Module 9: Implement, Sustain & Measure

  • Identify appropriate approaches when implementing, sustaining, and measuring portfolio management for a given scenario
  • Analyse whether recommended approaches to implementing, sustaining, and measuring portfolio management have been undertaken appropriately in the context of a given scenario, with reasons

Module 10: Portfolio Definition Cycle

  • Apply and tailor the practices and techniques of the portfolio definition cycle to a scenario
  • Identify appropriate practices and techniques within the portfolio definition cycle
  • Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of portfolio definition practices and techniques to a scenario

Module 11: Portfolio Delivery Cycle

  • Apply and tailor the practices, techniques and responsibilities of the portfolio delivery cycle to a scenario
  • Identify appropriate practices and techniques within the portfolio delivery cycle
  • Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of portfolio delivery practices to a scenario
  • Analyse whether the approaches adopted are appropriate, with reasons, in a given scenario

Module 12: Roles & Documentation

  • Apply and tailor MoP to a scenario.
  • Identify appropriate application of the main portfolio management roles identified in MoP
  • Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of the syllabus area to a scenario.
  • Analyse whether, the specified roles have been involved appropriately, with reasons
  • Identify appropriate information, using typical contents, for inclusion in the relevant portfolio documentation
  • Analyse whether the portfolio documentation is fit for purpose, with reason

Our MoP® Foundation & Practitioner training course is suitable for:

  • Members of management boards and Directors of Change
  • Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)
  • Portfolio, Programme, Project, Business Change, and Benefits Managers
  • Business Case writers and project appraisers.

Our MoP® Foundation & Practitioner training course includes the following:

  • Full Materials
  • Comprehensive Course Workbook
  • MoP® Foundation Examination
  • MoP® Practitioner Examination

You should be able to demonstrate your ability to:

  • Define the business case to get senior management approval for portfolio management
  • Plan the implementation of portfolio management
  • Select and adapt MoP principles, practices and techniques to suit different organisational environments
  • Evaluate examples of MoP® information (including documents and role descriptions)
  • Analyse the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario

Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading and a mock examination. This evening work is an integral part of our MoP® Foundation & Practitioner training course and you should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities.

MoP® Foundation Examination:

  • 50 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • 40 Minutes
  • Closed-Book
  • 25 / 50 Correct Answers (50%) To Pass

MoP® Practitioner Examination:

  • 80 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • 3 Hours
  • Open-Book
  • 40 / 80 Correct Answers (50%) To Pass

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On the day of your exam, your Proctor will verify your ID. You are responsible for ensuring the ID used to register and take your exam is valid and acceptable. On your exam day, if you do not present valid and acceptable ID, or the First/Middle Name(s) and Last Name of your ID do not exactly match the name you used to register for your exam, you will not be allowed to test and will not be entitled to a refund. You will, however, be able to re-book your exam following the standard exam booking process. Your ID must:

  • Be current and valid – ID containing dates that have expired are not allowed.
  • Be an original, not a photocopy.
  • Include a recognisable photo of you.
  • Match the information you gave when you booked your online exam.
  • Be a government-issued national/state/province identity card that is recognized by the country in which you are a citizen or permanent resident.
  • Contain your Birthdate/Year.
  • Contain your First/Middle Name(s) and Last Name in English (Latin) characters.

Please Note: Electronic IDs will not be accepted.

From 01 January 2023: All PeopleCert / AXELOS certifications will need to be renewed after three years. You can do this by retaking the examination before the renewal date, collecting professional development points via MyAXELOS or taking further certifications before the renewal date. Previous certification holders will be given a grace period of six months to renew their certification, after which time they will be removed from the Successful Candidate Register (SCR).

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    From 01 January 2023: All PeopleCert / AXELOS certifications will need to be renewed after three years. You can do this by retaking the examination before the renewal date, collecting professional development points via MyAXELOS or taking further certifications before the renewal date. Previous certification holders will be given a grace period of six months to renew their certification, after which time they will be removed from the Successful Candidate Register (SCR).

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