About this course

Course type Performance
Course code PBPMOPP
Duration 2 Days

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.

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

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Exam(s) included

Prerequisites

  • Candidates must hold the MOP Foundation Certificate.

Essential Prerequisites

Proof of prerequisites MUST be produced on the day of the exam to the trainer.

Acceptable forms of prerequisite confirmation are as follows:
  • A copy of the candidates examination certificate
  • Confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register. You will need to provide the full SCR number (registration/candidate number located on your certificate).

Delegates without evidence of the prerequisites will NOT be permitted to sit the exam. For any queries on this please email prereqs@qa.com

Delegates whose pre-requisite was taken with BCS simply need to inform QA of this information prior to the exam event. Evidence will not need to be provided on the day of the exam.

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 in the evening on these activities.

Please note: You must bring signed photo ID with you on any BCS exam (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam.

BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email exam.admin@qa.com or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.

Delegates will learn how to

The objective of the course is to prepare students for the MoP Practitioner level examination. To confirm understanding of the MoP™ principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles and documentation. 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 delegates 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.

Outline

Module 1 Examination Overview

  • An overview of the MoP Practitioner exam - length, number and type of questions, etc

Module 2 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

Module 3 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

Module 4 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

Module 5 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 reasons

Examination

All delegates will be given the opportunity to sit the MoP Practitioner examination in the morning of the second 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.

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Performance

2 Days

Duration
MoP
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom

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