MoP® training course

MoP certification

Course overview

The MoP framework gives portfolio and programme managers the principles and practices needed to achieve effective portfolio management across their organisation. Management of Portfolios training provides the vital link that pulls together and co-ordinates strategic planning, investment appraisal and project and programme management.

This Foundation and Practitioner certification provides valuable guidance on implementing a consistent and transparent approach for effective decision making about which projects to run and which to stop, to ensure effective resource utilisation, a balanced organisational risk profile and the most efficient route for achieving strategic objectives.

MoP is a globally recognised certification accredited by AXELOS and is closely aligned to the programme and project management methodologies outlined in MSP® and PRINCE2®.

MoP certification content

The following areas are covered during this course

  • Portfolio management overview
  • The organisational context within which portfolio management operates
  • The principles that enable effective portfolio management
  • The Portfolio Definition Cycle and 5 constituent practices
  • The Portfolio Delivery Cycle and 7 constituent practices
  • Key portfolio roles and documentation
  • Approaches for implementing and sustaining portfolio management
  • Assessing portfolio management maturity
  • Co-ordination of portfolio management with key corporate functions
  • Designing and evaluating approaches to portfolio governance
  • Designing a strategy to sustain progress from portfolio management
  • Techniques that facilitate strategic alignment even where strategic measures are not clearly defined

MoP course information

Who is it for?
Foundation level
  • MoP Foundation is suitable for professionals involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realisation
  • The certification is also valuable to 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, as well as business case writers and project appraisers


Practitioner level
  • The MoP Practitioner Certification is suitable for individuals who want to demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge and understanding to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyse portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation to a scenario situation
  • To take the MoP Practitioner examination, you must hold a current MoP Foundation certificate
What will I learn?

MoP 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.
This MoP accredited certification will help you to:

  • Ensure change projects and programmes are prioritised according to their strategic value
  • Provide a consistent approach for effective and efficient delivery across the whole portfolio
  • Target full benefits, in terms of strategic contribution and efficiency savings, from the investment made
  • Ensure successful delivery in terms of time, quality, budget and benefits realisation
  • Improve engagement and communication between senior management and staff
  • Prioritise programmes and projects in terms of their contribution to your organisation’s strategic objectives and overall level of risk
How will I benefit?
  • As an individual taking the course, this framework will help ensure high quality delivery of outcomes and benefits across the portfolio
  • You will have increased confidence to communicate and engage senior management and staff
  • Resource allocation will become more efficient and based on an informed portfolio view
  • You will be able to demonstrate that programmes and projects are being prioritised most effectively for the delivery of the organisation’s goals
  • As part of organisational development, investment in projects and programmes can be made within the context of strategic goals
  • You will gain the confidence that underperforming projects and programmes, or those with benefits that are being generated elsewhere, can be identified and dealt with
  • By gaining an effective overview across the organisation, processes can be enhanced and overall coordination improved
  • Where resources are tight, they can be allocated to align with strategic priorities
  • Corporate governance can be improved, together with risk management and contingency planning


Implementing MoP can help organisations:
  • Ensure the projects and programmes provide the greatest financial benefits and contribution to strategic objectives
  • Remove redundant or duplicate programmes and projects
  • Manage resources more effectively
  • Enhance transparency, accountability and corporate governance
  • Achieve the best return from the total investment in change programmes and projects
  • Improve engagement and communication between relevant stakeholders, in understanding and meeting organisational needs and expectations and in communicating strategic objectives
  • Identify and prioritise the various initiatives, such as programmes or projects within the portfolio
Exam structure
MoP Foundation level exam
  • Multiple-choice format and closed book
  • 40 minutes duration, with 50 questions
  • Pass mark 50%
  • Takes place on the afternoon of the third day
    You need to have achieved the Foundation level certification to go on to the Practitioner level certification


MoP Practitioner level exam
  • Multiple-choice format and open book
  • 3 hours duration, with 80 questions
  • Pass mark 50%
  • Takes place on the morning of the fifth day

Included in your MoP training

Management of Portfolios handbook
  • The course textbook Management of Portfolios
  • Pre-course support and study guide
  • Course materials
  • Examination fees
  • Post-course support
  • You can run this programme in the most convenient way for your organisation, either over consecutive days or split into separate modules.

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