MoP® Practitioner

Portfolio management is a coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that enable an effective balance of organizational change and business as usual. Management of Portfolios (MoP®) approaches 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.

Course description:

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyze portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation to a scenario situation.

A successful Practitioner candidate 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. Their individual expertise, the complexity of the portfolio, and the support provided will also influence the impact the Practitioner can achieve.

Course objectives:

Candidates should be able to apply and understand how to tailor MoP effectively. Specifically candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to:

  • define the business case to get senior management approval for portfolio management
  • plan the implementation of portfolio management
  • select and adapt MoP principles, practices and techniques to suit different organizationalenvironments
  • evaluate examples of MoP information (including documents and role descriptions) analyse the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario.


This qualification is aimed at those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme 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


An MOP Foundation certificate is required and some experience in managing portfolio’s.

Course outline:

  • Introduction to Portfolio Management

    Introduction to Portfolio Management, Course objectives, MOP Qualification, Target Audience, Exam Overview, The Practitioner exam, The MOP Syllabus

    Practical Exercises
    Sources of organizational Energy, Organizational energy states, Activity sequencing, Categorization/segmentation, Financial Appraisal, Multi criteria analysis, Portfolio Definition Cycle, Risk Management, MOP roles, MOP documents

    Group discussion
    Barriers to implementation, 3 Implementation approaches, Governance and alignment, Portfolio definition, Portfolio delivery, Implement, sustain and measure

    Exam preperation

  • The exam is will take place at the end of the course on onsite classroom courses

    For Virtual courses we will send out a voucher that gives you access to an online exam. This can be booked and taken home monitored by a proctor via camera. More information about the exam rules will be send from PeopleCert.

    Exam details:

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

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