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Management of Portfolios (MoP) Foundation


Price is per online user of this course. Applicable VAT will be added.

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.

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. 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


See below for further information.

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Course Overview


  • 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 and 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

Target Audience

This training and 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 realisation. 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
  • Business Process Owner


This Management of Portfolios e-learning will lead to improved understanding of:

  • The portfolio management cycles, practices and techniques and the organisational context within which they operate; – Effective approaches to understanding, categorising, prioritising, balancing and planning; and – How project and programme success can be enhanced by adopting a portfolio perspective to delivery
  • The 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

Exam Details

The MoP exam can be taken by remote proctor.  The  exam is taken online, using a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection. At the agreed time candidates connect with a proctor who will invigilate their exam live.  The cost for the exam is an additional £210 plus VAT.

When you are ready to sit the exam please contact us and we will direct you accordingly.

NOTE:  Examination must be taken with 12 months of purchase of this course.


For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected]

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