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To be successful, organisations must evolve, and this means improving how they run their business on a daily basis (business as usual) and adapting to emerging demands and expectations. Portfolio Management helps organisations make decisions about implementing the right changes to business as usual. These changes are then delivered via projects and programmes.

This Management of Portfolios (MoP®) course approaches the management of change projects and programmes from a strategic viewpoint. It provides an overview of all change activities including what is in the portfolio, what it is costing, what risks are faced, what progress is being made, and what the impact is on business as usual and the organisation’s strategic objectives. It also prepares candidates for the MoP Foundation and Practitioner certification.

The benefits of MoP for organisations include:

  • Improved strategic contribution – more of the ‘right’ projects are undertaken
  • Removal of redundant, duplicate and low value adding projects and programmes
  • More effective implementation of projects and programmes via management of constraints, risks and dependencies
  • More efficient utilisation of scarce resources including skilled project/programme managers
  • Improved accountability and corporate governance

About this Course

Foundation Course Objectives

The Foundation course provides an understanding of:

  • The Portfolio Management cycles, practices and techniques and the organisational context within which they operate
  • Effective approaches to investment identification, categorisation, prioritisation and selection
  • How project and programme success can be enhanced by adopting a Portfolio perspective to delivery

The course also provides the participant with an opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of Portfolio Management roles
  • Consolidate learnings through practical activities and practice exam questions

Practitioner Course Objectives

The Practitioner course prepares participants to undertake and pass the MoP Practitioner Exam.  The Practitioner level qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MoP to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyse portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation to a scenario situation.

Please note that the Practitioner course is an examination preparation course and focuses on the application of the Management of Portfolios to prepare candidates for the Practitioner examination.

How this Course is Delivered

Course Summary

At Foundation level, the course helps participants to:

  • Understand the purpose and context of MoP
  • Implement, sustain and measure portfolio management
  • Explain the strategic and organisational context
  • Identify the principles of portfolio management
  • Describe the Portfolio Definition and Delivery Cycles
  • Recognise the vital role and responsibilities
  • Identify essential documentation
  • Review of all examination syllabus areas
  • Practice MoP Foundation Exam Questions

At Practitioner level, the course helps participants to review of all examination syllabus areas including:

  • Overview
  • Implement, Sustain and Measure
  • Strategic and Organisational Context
  • Portfolio Management Principles
  • Portfolio Definition Cycle
  • Portfolio Delivery Cycle
  • Roles and Documentation
  • Practice MoP Practitioner Exam Questions

Outcomes & Certification Eligibility

Foundation Certification

By completing the MoP Foundation Course, participants will have sufficient knowledge to sit the MoP Foundation Exam, which consists of:

  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • 50% pass mark (25/50)
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Multiple-choice format
  • Closed book

Foundation Exam: is undertaken on the afternoon of day 3 of the Foundation course

Practitioner Certification

By completing the MoP Practitioner course, participants will have sufficient knowledge to sit the MoP Practitioner Exam.

Please note: a pass in the Foundation exam is a prerequisite to sitting the Practitioner exam.

The exam consists of:

  • 3 hours duration
  • Based on a scenario
  • A total of 4 questions containing 20 question lines, each of which attracts 1 mark, giving a total of 80 marks
  • The pass mark is 40 (50%)

Practitioner Exam: is undertaken on the afternoon of day 2 of the Practitioner course

PeopleCert administers the MoP examination scheme. PM-Partners is an accredited partner of PeopleCert (Partner ID: 3800).

Course Prerequisites


To gain the greatest benefit from participation in this course, attendees should have an interest and/or role in delivering programmes and projects, and organisational strategy from inception to delivery.

There is no pre-course work required for the Foundation course.


To be eligible to sit the MoP Practitioner exam, participants must have obtained a pass in the MoP Foundation exam.

Course Dates


There are currently no dates scheduled. Please contact us today for future availability.



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