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Management of Portfolios (MoP®)

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Management of Portfolios offers guidance on management of change projects and programmes. It provides an overview of portfolio management, including the principles, techniques and practices alongside an organisation’s ‘business as usual' work.  This is another product from the AXELOS range. It is closely aligned to the programme and project management methodologies outlined in MSP® and PRINCE2®, but focuses on the management of the change that is delivered by formalized project and programme management, rather than the individual initiatives.

The course is suitable for

  • Strategic decision makers
  • Directors and vice presidents of business units
  • Senior management teams
  • Benefit managers
  • Consultants and contractors
  • Project and Program/Programme Managers
  • PMO Managers and their teams.


There are no official pre-requisites, however it is aimed at a senior executive level and those capable of making decisions at a strategic level. We recommend all delegates, regardless of their experience, take advantage of our pre-course study materials.


Portfolio Management (MoP) is structured around five flexible principles within which the two cycles and the 12 portfolio  management practices exist. Unlike most methods, all portfolio management principles, cycles and practices are used at the same time albeit at varying levels of intensity, depending on the organization and  the environment in which it works.


  • Expect to learn how to implement the 5 principles of portfolio management, to gain senior management commitment and to ensure an energized change culture.


  • Foundation exam - closed book, objective multiple choice examination with 50 questions in 40 minutes; 50% to pass.
  • Practitioner exam - restricted open book; objective examination with four questions in three hours; 50% to pass.

MoP Foundation Level - 2 day - 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.

MoP Practitioner Level - 2 day - 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.

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  • Confident delivery and subject matter expertise
    Frankly excellent. Sarah Ross presented with so much energy that it kept the momentum of learning going, even through the hard stuff. Without her instruction I don't think I would have passed
    Matthew Bourne
    Commercial and Marina Operations Coordinator
  • Difficult concepts made easy
    The trainer was amazing. Really vibrant and engaging and willing to go above and beyond. Fantastic at explaining concepts that were difficult to understand
    Kirsty Irvine
    Aurora Energy

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