Management of Portfolios (MoP) provides advice and examples of how to apply principles, practices, and techniques that together enable the most effective balance of organizational change and business as usual. Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of portfolio management, the course engages with the students to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of MoP.
The objective of the course is to prepare students for both the MoP Foundation and Practitioner level examinations. To confirm understanding of the MoP principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles and documentation. This will enable them to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of Portfolio Management roles. Specifically they will 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
The MoP Practitioner 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.
A successful Practitioner delegate should be able to apply and understand how to tailor MoP effectively. And, with suitable support, be able to advise on the implementation of appropriate practices, techniques, and apply the method to a live portfolio. Specifically, candidates should be able to demonstrate their 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 organizational environments
- Evaluate examples of MoP information (including documents and role descriptions)
- Analyze the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario
The MoP Foundation exam consists of:
- 50 multiple choice questions
- 40 minutes
- Candidates require a minimum of 25 correct answers (50%) to pass.
The Foundation exam is marked and provisional results are given to all candidates before the end of the third day. Successful Foundation candidates will be given the opportunity to sit the MoP practitioner examination in the morning of the last day of the course. The MoP practitioner exam consists of:
- 80 multiple choice questions
- 3 hours
- Candidates require a minimum of 40 correct answers (50%) to pass.
The Practitioner paper is marked by the PeopleCert with results normally released two weeks afterwards. You must bring photographic identification on exam days (passport, driving license or student card) as it is an examination requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams.
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