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Portfolio management is defined as a coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that together enable the most effective balance of organizational change and business as usual.

Management of Portfolios (MoP®) approaches the management of change projects and programmes from a strategic viewpoint. It provides an overview of all change activities including what is in the portfolio, what it is costing, what risks are faced, what progress is being made, and what the impact is on business as usual and the organization’s strategic objectives

Objective testing
4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per question - all question items will be worth 1 mark,
making the total number of marks available per paper 80
40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
Trainer pass mark 66% (33/50)
3 hours duration
Open book exam (MoP guide only).

The exam formats are as follows:

The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm 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 Foundation level is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.

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

The purpose of the Practitioner certification is to confirm you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyse portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation to a scenario situation. You should, with suitable support, be able to advise on the implementation of appropriate practices and techniques, and apply the method to a live portfolio, but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Your individual expertise, the complexity of the portfolio, and the support provided will also influence the impact the Practitioner can achieve.



MoP benefits for individuals:

An improved understanding of:
•The Portfolio Management cycles, practices and techniques and the organisational context within which they operate;
•Effective approaches to investment identification, categorisation, prioritisation and selection;
•How project and programme success can be enhanced by adopting a Portfolio perspective to delivery.
•The opportunity to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of Portfolio Management roles.

MoP benefits for organizations:

•Improved strategic contribution - more of the ‘right’ projects are undertaken.
•Removal of redundant, duplicate and low value adding projects and programmes.
•More effective implementation of projects and programmes via management of constraints, risks and dependencies.
•More efficient utilisation of scarce resources including skilled project/programme managers.
•Greater benefits realisation.
•Improved accountability and corporate governance.