Management of Portfolios (MoP®) Certification Training

The MoP® framework gives portfolio and programme managers the principles and practices needed to achieve effective portfolio management across their organisations.

Management of Portfolios (MoP) training helps organisations ensure that they are doing the right projects and programmes to underpin their strategy. Portfolio management is about investing in the right changes, implementing them effectively and realising all the benefits. It is the essential thread that pulls together and coordinates strategic planning, investment appraisal and project and programme management.

We offer this professionally recognised MoP qualification, accredited by APMG International, as an
in-company course, providing training to meet your organisation’s specific needs, at a time and location convenient to you.

We also offer non-accredited short courses.

MoP in-company courses

Training to meet your specific needs

By choosing in-company training, you ensure that this training takes full account of your existing project, programme and portfolio management approach. For instance if MSP® is a dominant part of your processes, you may wish this to have a stronger focus within your training.

Where a course is designed solely for your organisation, senior executives and portfolio managers will be able to work with current challenges during the course, to apply the guidance straightaway.

In-company training:

  • Offers you the convenience of choosing when and where the training takes place
  • Minimises travel and accommodation overheads and can be more cost-effective
  • Allows your teams to work with their actual project examples, discuss their specific challenges and find solutions together
  • We get to know your ways of working and methods, before the course begins
  • Post-course support includes follow-ups to review progress
  • You can run this 4 day programme in the most convenient way for you, either over consecutive days or split into separate modules
  • You can select either the full certification course, or shorter bespoke non-accredited options.

What to do next?

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What the course covers

MoP defines portfolio management as: ‘A coordinated collection of strategic processes and
decisions that together enable the most effective balance of organisational change and
business as usual.’

This APMG accredited course will enable you to:

  • Consider different approaches for implementing and sustaining effective portfolio
    management
  • Design appropriate steps for a staged implementation of portfolio management
  • Co-ordinate portfolio management with key corporate functions
  • Establish suitable portfolio governance and clarify key roles and responsibilities
  • Provide a consistent approach for effective and efficient delivery across the whole portfolio
  • Ensure change projects and programmes are prioritised according to their strategic value
  • Develop a strategy to sustain progress and measure benefits from portfolio management

MoP is closely aligned to the programme and project management methodologies outlined in
MSP® and PRINCE2®.

What's included

  • Course materials (including electronic versions)
  • Access to our course support app
  • Pre-course guide
  • Official course text book
  • Exam fees and sample exam papers
  • Stationery
  • Pre and post-course support

Gaining the qualification

MoP Foundation level exam

  • Tests knowledge and understanding
  • Takes place on afternoon of second day
  • Multiple-choice format and closed book
  • 40 minutes duration, with 50 questions
  • Pass mark 50%

Delegates need to have achieved the Foundation level certification to go on to the Practitioner level.

MoP Practitioner level exam

  • Tests application of theory to a given scenario
  • Takes place on afternoon of fourth day
  • Multiple-choice format and open book
  • 3 hours duration, with 80 questions
  • Pass mark 50%

Why choose us?

  • Limited class sizes – maximum number is 12
  • We have a track record of outstanding pass rates
  • Our focus is on your needs, making the course relevant and practical so you get greater value for your investment
  • Our innovative and experiential learning approach facilitates learning that will stretch and challenge you, whilst keeping it enjoyable and fun
  • We ‘walk the talk’, all our trainers have ‘real world’ practical experience and a rich mix of expertise, so they can relate the theory to your issues and wider organisational context
  • Exceptional customer service, before, during and after the course
  • Clear pricing – no hidden costs

What our delegates say

"We set out to implement a new framework for project governance, that would give us the flexibility to manage all of our projects, and that is what we achieved. As a result of the training provided, our project and programme managers are clear on what is required of them, are able to apply the framework, regardless of whether the teams are using Agile approaches, or traditional waterfall models." Business Programme Manager