MoP® Combined Foundation and Practitioner

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In this MoP Foundation & Practitioner Course participants will learn the key aspects of the Management of Portfolios (MoP) methodology. MoP helps organizations ensure if the investments…

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Certificate MoP® Combined Foundation and Practitioner
Duration 3 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Languages English

What is included in MoP® Combined Foundation and Practitioner

Course Description

In this MoP Foundation & Practitioner Course participants will learn the key aspects of the Management of Portfolios (MoP) methodology. MoP helps organizations ensure if the investments are done in the right change initiatives and implementing them correctly. This is achieved by:

  • Prioritizing the programs and projects in terms of their contribution to the organization’s strategic objectives and overall level of risk.
  • Managing the programs and projects consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery.
  • Maximizing the benefit by providing the greatest return from the investment made.

Course Information

Certification: MoP® Combined Foundation and Practitioner

Duration: 3 Days

Domain: Project and Program Management

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor: PEOPLECERT

Available Languages: English

Purchase Options:


  • Those aimed at those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and program delivery, and benefits realization.
  • Those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives.
  • Experienced portfolio managers, managing large and complex portfolios of change initiatives.
  • Members of portfolio offices and senior managers (e.g., financial managers, quality managers)  involved in setting strategic goals and giving direction to the organization’s portfolio of changes.


Learning Objectives

Individuals certified at the MoP Foundation level will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • Define the scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from program and project management.
  • List the benefits of applying portfolio management.
  • Explain the context it operates in.
  • List the principles successful portfolio management is based on.
  • List the different approaches to implement MoP.
  • List the factors to maintain progress and how to assess the success of portfolio management.
  • State the purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents.
  • Define the scope of key portfolio management roles.

 Individuals certified at the MoP Practitioner level will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • Defining the business case to get senior management approval for portfolio management.
  • Planning the implementation of portfolio management.
  • Selecting and adapting MoP principles, practices, and techniques to suit different organizational environments.
  • Evaluating examples of MoP information including documents and role descriptions.
  • Analyzing the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario.

Course Outline


Pre-Course Reading Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
MoP Scenario Introduction Recap Recap
Background of the methodology Roles and responsibilities Designing and setting up the Portfolio office
The MoP Principles:

  • Senior Management Commitment
  • Governance Alignment
  • Strategy Alignment
  • Portfolio Office
  • Energized Change Culture
The MoP Delivery cycle:

  • Management control
  • Benefits management
  • Financial management
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Organizational governance
  • Resource management
Overview of P3O and P3M3, including smaller case studies
The MoP definition cycle The MoP framework Implementing and customizing the MoP model
Sample Foundation exam Sample Practitioner exam

Available Courseware For MoP® Combined Foundation and Practitioner


Instructor Package

Includes a slide deck suitable for Classroom and Virtual Classroom delivery, instructor notes to guide the trainer through the course delivery, and a version of the Coursebook.


Learner Coursebook

Coursebook with all the relevant information required for the learner to take and pass the exam.


Course Agenda

Sample agendas for running successful Classroom, Virtual Classroom, or Blended Classroom sessions.

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