Any organisation or individual seeking to develop their skills in effective Portfolio Management. The course is suitable for senior managers and decision makers, practitioners involved with programme/project management (PPM) and change management, staff working in programme and project support offices.Download Course Outline
Management of Portfolios (MoP®) complements the suite of related PPM guidance developed by Best Management Practice to help organizations and individuals to use Best Practice to manage projects, programmes and services consistently and effectively.
MoP® focuses on strategic investment decision-making and integrates seamlessly with all other best practice methodologies. It is highlighted throughout MoP® that whilst portfolio management will be more effective where robust programme and project management (PPM) exists, this is not a prerequisite
There is, however one exception; the need for some form of P3O® or Portfolio Office model (either physical or virtual) that provides portfolio information to senior management is mandated. Where required, SPOCE can combine this briefing with an overview of P3O® (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices).
The key objectives of the MoP® Practitioner course are:
What Does The Course Cover?
An excellent overview of the Management of Portfolios Guidance and includes the following topics:
What Is The Course Approach?
During the course, delegates will have the opportunity to try out the application of their existing MoP® knowledge to a typical scenario and objective tests
The course consists of practical sessions, delivered by an APM Group approved trainer with practical experience of portfolio, programme and project management
This course guides the application of MoP®, it is not intended to provide grounding in the guidance itself, which would have been covered in the Foundation course and exam
- This 2 day event covers exam topics relevant to the MoP® Practitioner syllabus, including the following:
- Introduction to Preparation for the Practitioner Examination
- Examination Format and Question Styles
- Examination Procedure; Strategy; Hints & Tips
- Typical topics for preparation and individual practical work include:
The actual topics covered may be varied by the Event Manager to reflect current and topical examination questions and to reflect the needs of the delegate group.
This course includes Course Materials, Practitioner Exam & Refreshments. *Manual not included* please bring your own copy from the Foundation course, if you dont have it then contact us for purchase options.
The Practitioner Exam will be held towards the end of the second day.
What examinations are taken on the course?
The Practitioner Examination lasts 3 hours and consists of 4 main questions. Each main question will comprise 4 to 6 part questions. Each main question will be awarded a maximum of 20 marks, giving a total of 80 marks. You need to achieve 50% (40 marks) to pass this paper.
MoP® Practitioner Exam:The exam is an 'open-book' examination. Candidates may make use of the Management of Portfolios
manual only. No other material can be used.
Please remember to bring your Manual with you for the course and the open book practitioner exam
SPOCE delivers accredited training courses across the country. The following is a list of SPOCE's training venues. Residential accommodation (A) can be arranged at our Bournemouth venue. Refreshments (R) are provided at all venues. Lunch (L) is also provided at all venues except London.
Birmingham (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - Strathallan, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9RY
Bournemouth - West Cliff (A,L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - West Cliff, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5JS
Bournemouth - East Cliff (A,L,R) - Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AN
Bournemouth - Best Western Royale (A,L,R) - The Best Western Hotel Royale, 16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3EQ
Bournemouth - The Cumberland(A,L,R) - The Cumberland, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AF
Bournemouth - The Suncliff (A,L,R) - The Suncliff Hotel, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AG
Bournemouth - The Trouville Hotel (A,L,R) - The Trouville Hotel, 5-7 Priory Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5DH
Brighton (L,R) - Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront, 137 King’s Road, Brighton, B1 2JF
Bristol (L,R) - Arnos Manor Hotel, 470 Bath Road, Avon, Bristol, BS4 3HQ
Cardiff (L,R) - Jurys Inn Cardiff, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3DN
Cambridge (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel Cambridge, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU
Canterbury (L,R) - Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, 36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DU
Coventry (L,R) - The Welcome Centre, 47 Parkside, Coventry CV1 2HG
Exeter (L,R) - Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Exeter EX1 3RN
Fleet (L,R) - GBS Corporate, Ancells Business Park, Oakmere, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2UT
Leeds (L,R) - Mercure Leeds, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 8AG
Leicester (L,R) - Devonshire Place, 78 London Rd, Leicester LE2 0RA
Liverpool (L,R) - Jurys Inn, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN
London (R) - SPOCE, 2nd Floor, New London House, 6 London Street, London, EC3R 7LP
London (R) - ITIL - SPOCE, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YF
Manchester (L,R) - Trafford Hall Hotel, 23 Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PE
Milton Keynes (L,R) - Hotel Novotel Milton Keynes, Saxon St, Heelands, Milton Keynes MK13 7RA
Newcastle (L,R) - Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead, Hawks Road, Gateshead Quays, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE8 3AD
Nottingham (L,R) - Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3SS
Norwich (L,R) - Mercure Norwich Hotel, 121-131 Boundary Road, Norwich, NR3 2BA
Oxford (L,R) - Oxford Milton Hill House, Steventon, Abingdon, Oxford, OX13 6AF
Portsmouth (L,R) - Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, St Helens Parade, Portsmouth, PO4 0RN
Plymouth (L,R) - Future Inn Plymouth, 1 William Prance Road, Plymouth International Business Park, PL6 5ZD
Reading (L,R) - Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, Bath Rd, Calcot, Reading RG31 7QN
Sheffield (L,R) - Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel, Blonk Street, Sheffield, S1 2AU
Southampton (L,R) - Lancaster Court, Barnes Wallis Road, Fareham, Hampshire. PO15 5TU
Southampton (L,R) - The Learning Centre, 14 Annealing Close, Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 9PX
Stoke-on-Trent (L,R) - Quality Hotel Stoke, 66 Trinity Street, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 5NB
Swansea (L,R) - Mercure Swansea, Phoenix Way, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA7 9EG
York (L,R) - Hotel 53, 53 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PL