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MoP - Management of Portfolios Foundation Online with Exam Guarantee

Overview

The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that 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.

The Management of Portfolios (MoP) guidance provides advice and examples of how to apply principles, practices and techniques which help to optimise an organisation’s investment in change, alongside its business as usual (BAU) work. MoP helps organisations to answer a fundamental question:

Are we sure this investment is right for us and how will it contribute to our strategic objectives?

Investment is the key word because portfolio management is about investing in the right change initiatives and implementing them correctly. MoP achieves this by ensuring that:

  • The programmes and projects undertaken are prioritised in terms of their contribution to the organisation’s strategic objectives and overall level of risk
  • Programmes and projects are managed consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery
  • Benefits realisation is maximised to provide the greatest return (in terms of strategic contribution and efficiency savings) from the investment made

This accredited MoP Foundation e-learning covers all of the foundation qualification syllabus topics of the MoP guidance. 

DURATION

The course takes approximately 12 hours to complete which is equivalent to a three-day workshop.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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;
  • Business case writers
  • Project appraisers

What's Included

  • 12 months online access to our accredited MoP Foundation course
  • MoP Foundation exam: valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exam must be taken online via remote proctor
  • Full tutor support
  • MoP Foundation exam simulator

Optional extras 

  • Official MoP manual

DURATION OF ACCESS

12 months access to the Foundation e-learning.

MoP Foundation online demo

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The Foundation level qualification measures understanding of the principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles, responsibilities, documents and organizational context within which portfolio management operates. Specifically by the end of the course you should 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

WHAT'S COVERED?

Introduction

  • The purpose and structure of the course
  • The format and style of the MoP examination

Introduction to MoP

  • Introduction to or description of:
  • MoP as part of a suite of Best Practice Management products
  • Definitions of the terms Project, Programme and Portfolio
  • Descriptions of the terms Project, Programme a Portfolio Management
  • The differences between Projects, Programme and Portfolios
  • The principles of MoP and the ‘lite touch’ techniques
  • The two Portfolio cycles and the definition and delivery practices
  • The need to tailor the MoP guidance to suit your organisation
  • The objectives and benefits of Portfolio Management

Strategic and organisational context

  • The relationship between Portfolio Management and the other functions or activities with which it must coordinate

Roles and documentation

  • MoP roles and responsibilities, documents and the contents

MoP Principles

  • Description of the MoP principles and the keys to the success of each

Implement , sustain, measure

  • The three approaches to implementation of MoP
  • Key factors in implementing and sustaining progress
  • Assessing maturity and impact on the organisation
  • Organisational energy

Definition cycle

  • Explanation of the five definition practices

Delivery cycle

  • Explanation of the seven delivery practices

MoP Foundation examination technique

  • How to approach the MoP examination

MoP Foundation examination simulator

  • Featuring timed sample questions in the style of the MoP examination

Exam

  • Multiple choice examination questions
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes’ duration
  • Closed book

Exam Guarantee

We're so confident that you'll pass your Foundation exam first time that we offer an Exam Guarantee for this Foundation e-learning course. If you don't pass, then we will allow you take the exam a second time, at no extra cost, as long as it is within three months of taking your original exam.

Are there any conditions related to the Exam Guarantee?

Provided that you have completed the e-learning in full and that you have passed the exam simulator with a pass mark of 80%, you will be entitled to a free resit. You will have been advised whether you have passed or failed the exam simulator at the time of taking, as it is included within your e-learning. If you're not sure, don't worry, contact us and we will be happy to check for you.

If I need to use my Exam Guarantee or I have any further questions, who should I contact?

Please email us and we will be happy to assist you.

Accredited MoP® training is provided by ILX Group plc - London, accredited by PeopleCert. 

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