Management of Portfolios Foundation and Practitioner — A 5 day course

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Synopsis

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™.

This five day course includes the Foundation exam on day 3 and the Practitioner exam on day 5.

Objectives

The objective of the course is to prepare students for both the MoP Foundation and Practitioner level examinations. Also 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:

Contents

Overview

Implement, sustain and measure

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:

Portfolio management principles

The 5 principles upon which effective portfolio management is based

Portfolio definition cycle

The portfolio definition practices:

Understand the terms and concepts relating to the portfolio definition cycle. The techniques of:

What is involved and the keys to success

Portfolio delivery cycle

The portfolio delivery practices:

The techniques of:

What is involved, the main elements, and keys to success

Roles and documentation

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 12 April 2017, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Birmingham — £1895 (+VAT)

Bristol — £1895 (+VAT)

Edinburgh — £1895 (+VAT)

Leeds — £1895 (+VAT)

London — £1895 (+VAT)

Manchester — £1895 (+VAT)

Suitable For

The MoP™ Foundation 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:

Prerequisites

A successful Practitioner candidate 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 and techniques and apply the method to a live portfolio. Specifically candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to:

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.

Examination

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.

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:

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 afternoon of the last day of the course. The MoP™ practitioner exam consists of:

The Practitioner paper is marked by the APMG with results normally released 2-3 weeks after the course.