PMO practitioners have chosen MoP because they’re working at a portfolio level – within a Portfolio Management Office or an Enterprise PMO (ePMO). In this type of role, it is important to understand how portfolio management determines which projects and programmes an organisation decides to do and when.

There’s long been a saying that portfolio management is about doing the right projects and project management is about doing the projects right.

For PMO practitioners with minimal experience in portfolio management, the Foundation level is the place to start.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the training and certification, you will have gained knowledge of:

  • The scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from programme and
    project management
  • The benefits from applying portfolio management and the context within which it operates
  • The 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
  • The purposes of the portfolio management definition and delivery cycles and their component
    practices, and relevant techniques applicable to each practice
  • The purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents
  • The scope of key portfolio management roles.

Pre-Requisites

  • No previous experience or knowledge required

Learning Approach

  • Classroom based
  • Lectures
  • Team exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Exam
    • Multiple choice examination questions
    • 50 questions
    • 60 minutes’ duration
    • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
    • Closed book.

Course Logistics

  • Classroom training – 3 days
  • Location – Central London / Zoom virtual classroom
  • Price – £1175 + VAT / £895 + VAT

Pre-Reading

There is some pre-reading required for this course. It should take 2 hours to complete. There is also some advised further reading.

Certification

On successful completion of the course and examination, course delegates will be certified as MoP® Foundation accredited

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Meet the Instructors

Michelle Rowland

Michelle is a recognized expert in project, programme and portfolio management (PPM). She has reviewed many books on the topic and has made a significant contribution to the development of many qualifications.

Michelle has been teaching MoP for nearly 10 years, and was chief examiner for MoP for over 2 years prior to becoming lead examiner for AXELOS ProPath including MoP in 2021.

Learning Approaches

Public Classroom Training

Your course will take place in a training venue with the exam taken at your convenience using your online exam voucher.

You’ll receive:

  • The PMO Learning MoP Foundation workbook
  • Pre-course material
  • Past examination papers
  • Examination

Virtual Classroom Training

Virtual classroom training takes place with a live instructor throughout the online course and you will be learning alongside other virtual learners – you’ll be able to see and hear them too!

All you need for virtual classroom training is a decent broadband connection, a webcam and a microphone [Test your setup here]

You’ll receive:

  • The PMO Learning MoP Foundation workbook
  • Pre-course material
  • Past examination papers
  • Examination voucher [find out how it works] (valid for 12 months)

 

The MoP® Foundation level course is specifically for:

  • Those new to working in portfolios
  • Those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles including investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realization
  • Those working as members of Management Boards and Directors of Change; Senior Responsible Owners (SROs); Portfolio, Programme, Project, Business Change and Benefits managers; and business case writers and project appraisers.
  • For PMO practitioners with minimal experience in portfolio management, the Foundation level is the place to start.

The MoP® Foundation Certification is considered to be the entry-level training and certification for those working in a Portfolio Management Office.

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

In the course, learners will:

  •  The scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from programme and project
    management
  • The benefits from applying portfolio management and the context within which it operates
  • The principles 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
  • The purposes of the portfolio management definition and delivery cycles and their component practices, and relevant techniques applicable to each practice
  • The purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents
  • The scope of key portfolio management roles

If you’ve completed the MoP® Foundation, then there are a few ways you can continue your training.

If you want to carry on with MoP® certifications, then your next step is MoP® Practitioner. There is the option to carry out MoP Foundation and Practitioner training all within the same week.

If you’re looking for something more specific to your organisation, whether it’s implementing Agile or getting a grip on Benefits Management, browse our specialist courses.

Find Out More About the Virtual Classroom Exam

You’ll sit your MoP® Foundation exam with Peoplecert. Peoplecert are the providers of the online MoP® Foundation exam.

We’ll issue you with a voucher and all you need to do is book your examination time slot. You can choose to do the exam when it suits you – same day or later. There are lots of times available – including in the evening.

You’ll do the exam at your own PC and log in to the testing environment.

Find out more about how it works:

[Read more about exams by online proctoring from Peoplecert]

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