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MoP®: Principles, Practices, and Procedures

The Management of Portfolios MoP ® guidance provides advice & examples of how to apply principles, practices, and techniques that help optimize an organization’s investment in change alongside its Business as Usual (BAU) work.

19 Jun 2022

5 Days

35 Hours


This course includes:

  • Interactive Training Method
  • 100+ Practice Questions
  • Certified Trainer
  • Convenient Delivery Option
  • 24/7 Learner Support
  • Content Designed by Industry Experts

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What to Expect From This Course

Who Needs this Course

Delivery Method

Exam Details

What to Expect From This Course

MoP® is closely aligned with PRINCE2 and MSP. It helps senior executives and decision-makers to understand how portfolio management can maximize return on investment, and start and sustain transformation.

MoP® (Management of Portfolios) is comprised of principles, techniques, and practices that will assist your organization in the successful adoption of portfolio management.


  • The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of portfolio management roles.


  • The Practitioner certification allows you to demonstrate an understanding of how to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyse portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation in a practical context.
  • You will be able to advise on the implementation of appropriate practices and techniques, and apply the method to a live portfolio.

Who Needs this Course

The Management of Portfolios MoP® course is aimed at those involved in a range of formal & informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision-making, project and program delivery, and benefits realization. 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


Delivery Method

Online Training

  • 5 Days
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Practice Test
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • Material language will be in English

Exam Details

Exam Prerequisite


  • None


To take the MoP Practitioner examination, you must hold a current MoP Foundation certificate.


Exam Format


  • Multiple choice examination questions
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes’ duration
  • Closed book.


  • Objective testing format
  • Four questions per paper with 20 marks available per question - all question items will be worth one mark, making the total number of marks available per paper 80
  • 40 marks required (out of 80 available) to pass - 50%.
  • Open book exam. Candidates may use the official printed hard copy of the Management of Portfolios guide. The manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.


You must pass the Foundation exam before the Portfolio Management Practitioner exam, either on the same day or separately. If you have previously passed the Foundation exam, you qualify to sit the Practitioner exam without needing to re-sit the Foundation.

If you sit the Portfolio Management Foundation exam only, and pass, you will receive a Foundation examination certificate. However, if you sit both the Management of Portfolios Foundation and Practitioner exams on the same day, and pass both, you will receive a Practitioner examination certificate only.

Course Outline

  • Introduction about portfolio management
  • Portfolio management definitions
  • The portfolio management model
  • The benefits of portfolio management
  • Portfolio management misconceptions
  • Portfolio management and strategic and business planning
  • Portfolio management and budgeting and resource allocation
  • Portfolio management and program and project management
  • Portfolio management and performance management
  • Portfolio management and corporate governance
  • Portfolio management and corporate functions
  • Introducing the portfolio management principles
  • Portfolio management principle 1: senior management commitment
  • Portfolio management principle 2: governance alignment
  • Portfolio management principle 3: strategy alignment
  • Portfolio management principle 4: portfolio office
  • Portfolio management principle 5: energized change culture
  • Introduction to the portfolio management cycles
  • Why do organizations implement portfolio management?
  • If there is no defined start, how should portfolio management be implemented?
  • Planned vs Ad-hoc Approaches
  • How is progress sustained?
  • Why do organizational energy link the portfolio management cycles?
  • portfolio management cycles
  • Portfolio definition cycle
  • Portfolio delivery cycle
  • Portfolio management practice 1: understand
  • Portfolio management practice 2: categorize
  • Portfolio management practice 3: prioritize
  • Portfolio management practice 4: balance
  • Portfolio management practice 5: plan
  • Portfolio management practice 6: management control
  • Portfolio management practice 7: benefits management
  • Portfolio management practice 8: financial management
  • Portfolio management practice 9: risk management
  • Portfolio management practice 10: stakeholder engagement
  • Portfolio management practice 11: organizational governance
  • Portfolio management practice 12: resource management

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