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Course Management of Portfolios (MoP®) Foundation and Practitioner
  • Public Scheduled Price£2695 +VAT
  • Course Duration5 Days
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Overview
Management of Portfolios (MoP) provides advice and examples of how to apply principles, practices, and techniques that together enable the most effective balance of organisational change and business as usual. Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of portfolio management, the course engages with the students to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of MoP.

Prerequisites
    • A successful Practitioner delegate should be able to apply and understand how to tailor MoP effectively. And, with suitable support, be able to advise on the implementation of appropriate practices, techniques, and apply the method to a live portfolio. Specifically candidates should be able to demonstrate their 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 organisational environments
      • Evaluate examples of MoP information (including documents and role descriptions)
      • Analyze the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario

      Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading and a mock examination. This evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities.
Objectives
    • The objective of the course is to prepare students for both the MoP Foundation and Practitioner level examinations. To confirm understanding of the MoP principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles and documentation. This will enable them to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of Portfolio Management roles. Specifically they will know and understand the:

      Scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from programme and project management
      Benefits from applying portfolio management
      Context within which it operates
      Principles upon which successful portfolio management is based
      Approaches to implementation, the factors to consider in maintaining progress, and how to assess the success of portfolio management
      Purposes of the portfolio management definition and delivery cycles and their component practices, and relevant techniques applicable to each practice
      Purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents
      Scope of key portfolio management roles
Certification
Proof of identification
If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

Reasonable Adjustments Policy
The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise IT Training Solutions and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the policy.

The Examinations
All delegates will be given the opportunity to sit the MoP Foundation examination in the late afternoon of the third day of the course. The MoP Foundation exam consists of:
50 multiple choice questions
40 minutes
Closed-book
Candidates require a minimum of 25 correct answers (50%) to pass.

The Foundation exam is marked and provisional results are given to all candidates before the end of the third day.

Successful Foundation candidates will be given the opportunity to sit the MoP practitioner examination in the morning of the last day of the course. The MoP practitioner exam consists of:

80 multiple choice questions
3 hours
open-book
Candidates require a minimum of 40 correct answers (50%) to pass.

The Practitioner paper is marked and results normally release two weeks afters.

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Target Audience
    • The MoP Practitioner 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 and project appraisers.
What's included
    • Exam fees
    • For courses held on our premises, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Lunch is not provided, however, there is a wide variety of eateries within a short walk of the centre.
Course Content
    • Overview
      The definitions of portfolio and portfolio management
      The portfolio management model and the relationship between the principles, cycles, practices and relevant techniques
      The differences between portfolios and portfolio management on the one hand, and projects/project management and programmes/programme management on the other
      The local circumstances that will affect how the MoP principles and practices will be adapted and how cost effective approaches can be adopted
      The objectives and benefits of portfolio management
    • Implement, sustain and measure
      The three broad approaches to implementing portfolio management; when each approach to implementation is most relevant, the advantages of planned approaches to implementation
      The benefits of assessing the impact of portfolio management
      Seven steps (and their benefits) in a staged implementation of portfolio management
      The factors to consider in sustaining progress
      Approaches to assessing portfolio management maturity
    • Strategic and organizational context
      The 6 key functions/activities that portfolio management needs to coordinate with to achieve strategic objectives
      Identify how portfolio management can:
      Coordinate with Business As Usual, strategic planning, resource allocation and budgeting, project and programme management, performance management to deliver strategic objectives
      Support effective corporate governance
    • Portfolio management principles
      The 5 principles upon which effective portfolio management is based
      Senior management commitment
      Governance alignment
      Strategy alignment
      Portfolio office
      Energised change culture
    • Portfolio definition cycle
      The portfolio definition practices:
      Understand
      Categorize
      Prioritize
      Balance
      Plan

      Understand the terms and concepts relating to the portfolio definition cycle. The techniques of:
      Three point estimating and reference class forecasting
      Driver-based strategic contribution analysis
      Multi-criteria analysis
      Decision conferencing
      Clear line of sight

      What is involved and the keys to success.
    • Portfolio delivery cycle
      The portfolio delivery practices:
      Management control
      Benefits management
      Financial management
      Risk management
      Stakeholder engagement
      Organizational governance
      Resource management

      The techniques of:
      Management by exception
      One version of the truth
      Staged release of funding
      Clear line of sight reporting
      Champion-challenger model

      What is involved, the main elements, and keys to success.
    • Roles and documentation
      The purposes and responsibilities of the main portfolio management roles identified in MoP
      The purposes of the main portfolio management documentation
    • Practitioner Examination Overview
      An overview of the MoP Practitioner exam - length, number and type of questions, etc
    • Implement, sustain and measure
      Identify appropriate approaches when implementing, sustaining, and measuring portfolio management for a given scenario
      Analyse whether recommended approaches to implementing, sustaining, and measuring portfolio management have been undertaken appropriately in the context of a given scenario, with reasons
    • Portfolio definition cycle
      Apply and tailor the practices and techniques of the portfolio definition cycle to a scenario
      Identify appropriate practices and techniques within the portfolio definition cycle
      Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of portfolio definition practices and techniques to a scenario
    • Portfolio delivery cycle
      Apply and tailor the practices, techniques and responsibilities of the portfolio delivery cycle to a scenario
      Identify appropriate practices and techniques within the portfolio delivery cycle
      Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of portfolio delivery practices to a scenario
      Analyse whether the approaches adopted are appropriate, with reasons, in a given scenario
    • Roles and documentation
      Apply and tailor MoP to a scenario.
      Identify appropriate application of the main portfolio management roles identified in MoP
      Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of the syllabus area to a scenario.
      Analyse whether, the specified roles have been involved appropriately, with reasons
      Identify appropriate information, using typical contents, for inclusion in the relevant portfolio documentation
      Analyse whether the portfolio documentation is fit for purpose, with reason

 

Course Dates

 

IT Training Solutions Ltd
Oakville, 14 Durham Road West, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AU
0191 377 8377
ittrainingsolutions.co.uk

Printed: 21 Apr 19

 

 

 

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