The Management of Portfolios (MoP) course is focused on portfolio level project management – sometimes referred to as Project Portfolio Management.

Like PRINCE2 and Managing Successful Programmes, the course comes in two levels – Foundation and Practitioner.

Why should I take the course?

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. For the more experienced, and especially those working in PMO management, the Practitioner level should also be undertaken.

For a PMO practitioner, it is important to understand some of the key themes such as investment appraisals, business case development and portfolio prioritisation.

MoP is particularly useful if you are setting up a Portfolio Office or organisation-wide PMO and are looking for best practice to inform your approach to implementation.

You have two options, take the MoP Foundation or take both the Foundation and Practitioner together.

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How do I take this course?

This course is provided via eLearning. You will receive login details to access the course materials and lessons, you then take the course, learning at your own pace.

The price also includes the exam. An exam voucher will be issued to you and you can take the exam whenever you are ready. Exams are proctored, which means they can be booked and carried out remotely. You will need a PC/laptop with webcam in order to take the exam. Instructions on how to book your exam will be sent to you.

To get the ball rolling, enrol on the course and start learning today.

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Should I take Foundation and Practitioner?

It depends. For the more senior PMO practitioners it is advised that you would complete both levels – especially if your role is focused on setting up and running the Portfolio Management Office or Enterprise level PMO.

The Foundation level is fine if you’re currently working as a PMO Analyst within a Portfolio Office, the Practitioner can be carried out later in your career.

For more information take a look at the MoP information from AXELOS

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Is MoP well recognised?

Yes, it’s the most well-known certification there is that focuses on portfolio management and coming from AXELOS it is a certification that is recognised.

Many PMO practitioners opt to complete MoP if they are specifically working in portfolio level PMOs.

They often do this course alongside P3O.

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I'm not working in a PMO, why should I do this course?

The MoP course is also popular with practitioners working at a senior level within a delivery organisation.

Roles such as Programme Manager, Head of Project Management and Portfolio Manager are also frequent learners on this course.

If you’re interested in learning more about organisational project management – this course is a perfect fit.

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