MoP® Management of Portfolios Foundation

Portfolio management is a coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that enable an effective balance of organizational change and business as usual. Management of Portfolios (MoP®) approaches 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 organization’s strategic objectives.

Why take this MoP Management of Portfolios Foundation training?

The MoP qualification scheme has been developed to offer two levels of qualification, Foundation and Practitioner. The purpose of the MOP Management of Portfolios Foundation certification is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of portfolio management roles. The Foundation level is also a prerequisite for the Practitioner certification.  The course comprises a mixture of input sessions, group exercises and examination based practical work. During the course, students will undertake a number of mock examinations and gain feedback on the progress towards eventual success.

What you will learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to understand the principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles, responsibilities, documents and organizational context within which portfolio management operates. Specifically, to know and understand the:

  • 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.

Who should attend?

This qualification is aimed at those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realization. It is relevant to all those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives including: members of Management Boards and Directors of Change; Senior Responsible Owners (SROs); portfolio, programme, project, business change and benefits managers; and business case writers and project appraisers.

MoP​ Foundation certification

Upon successful completion of the training and examination, students will receive the ​ MoP Foundation certification.

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