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MoP® training Teaching you the fundamental skills needed to be a successful portfolio manager
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Course type: Classroom
Duration: 2 days
Delivery: Classroom
Included: MoP Practitioner Exam
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MoP® Practitioner classroom

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate As Usual (BAU) work. The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyse portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation to a given scenario.

About the course

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

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm that you have sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyse portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation to a scenario situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable support, be able to advise on the implementation of appropriate practices and techniques, and apply the method to a live portfolio, but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual expertise, the complexity of the portfolio, and the support provided will also influence the impact the Practitioner can achieve.

Duration

This a two-day classroom course.

Pre-requisites

In order to sit the Practitioner exam you must have passed the MoP Foundation qualification.

Learning objectives

By the end of the course you should be able to apply and understand how to tailor MoP effectively.  Specifically you should be able to demonstrate your 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)
  • analyse the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario

This is an intensive two-day course that includes the following:

  • All accompanying course material
  • The cost of the MoP Practitioner examination (the exam is taken on the last day of the course)
  • Refreshments will also be provided throughout the duration of your training

Important : Please note you will require a copy of the official MoP manual for the MoP Practitioner course and exam. This is not included in the cost of the course. Should you wish to purchase the manual you can add it to your shopping cart once you have selected your chosen date.

What's covered?

Introduction and the Practitioner examination overview

Implement, sustain and measure

  • strategic and organizational context
  • portfolio management principles
  • portfolio delivery cycle
  • organizational governance

Portfolio definition cycle

  • portfolio management principle (strategy alignment) 

Portfolio delivery cycle

  • all practices except organizational governance

Roles and documentation

Practitioner Examination

Target audience

This certification 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 and project appraisers

Important note regarding pre-course

There is mandatory online pre-course work that must be undertaken prior to attending this course. It is expected that it will take approximately three hours to complete. You will be sent full instructions with a link to the online pre course within 48 hours of your confirmed booking. In addition, whilst attending your course there will also be some examination preparation evening work.

Review the technical requirements for the online learning here.

  • Objective testing format
  • Four questions per paper with 20 marks available per question - all question items will be worth one mark, making the total number of marks available per paper 80
  • Three hours allowed Open book exam (MoP guide only)
  • 40 marks required (out of 80 available) to pass - 50%

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