Management of Portfolios (MOP) Foundation

Portfolio Management (MoP®) helps organisations to take decisions on the right changes to make to their way of doing business. The changes are then introduced through programmes and projects.

Description

Portfolio Management (MoP®) helps organisations to take decisions on the right changes to make to their way of doing business. The changes are then introduced through programmes and projects.

MoP Foundation course provides participants a knowledge of MoP method that enables them to work with it in an effective way or within a work team, by applying this method.

Portfolio Management according to MoP can be successfully used inside specific Management departments or functions of an organisation such as "IT Portfolio". Generally, the best results are obtained when it is used by Top-Tier Management to manage the transformation and change of the whole organisation.

Portfolio Management according to MoP poses the following basic questions:

  • Are we doing the right things?
  • Are we doing them in the right way?
  • Above all, are we getting all the predicted benefits from the changes we are introducing?

Portfolio Management MoP helps to increase the probability of giving a positive answer to these base questions and it does so by managing two cycles: Portfolio definition and supply.

 

On Completion

  • Know and understand the scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from programme and project management
  • Know and understand the benefits from applying portfolio management
  • Know and understand the context within which it operates
  • Know and understand the principles upon which successful portfolio management is based
  • Know and understand approaches to implementation, the factors to consider in maintaining progress, and how to assess the success of portfolio management
  • Know and understand purposes of the portfolio management definition and delivery cycles and their component practices, and relevant techniques applicable to each practice
  • Know and understand purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents
  • Know and understand scope of key portfolio management roles.
  • Pass the MoP Foundation exam

Who should attend?

  • Those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realization.
  • 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.
  • The course would be of benefit to those aspiring to a more senior role.

Prerequisites:

None

Will I earn PDUs or CPD units?

Yes, 14 PDUs

Exam Content:

MoP Foundation examination:

  • 40 minutes
  • 50 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

Topics:

The MoP® Foundation Course covers the entire syllabus of MoP Foundation level and prepares participants for the MoP Foundation Examination. This level aims to measure whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of portfolio management roles.
To this end they need to show they understand the principles and terminology of the guide.

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