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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.

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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).

Course Objectives

The key objectives of the MoP® Practitioner course are:

  • To provide Delegates with an overall understanding of the principles and practices in MoP® that enable individuals and organizations (large or small) to successfully introduce or re-energise Portfolio Management approaches
  • To understand the strategic context of portfolio, programme and project management

What Does The Course Cover?

An excellent overview of the Management of Portfolios Guidance and includes the following topics:

  • Introduction To The MoP® Guidance: An introductory session to set the scene. The MoP® Principles, along with the Portfolio Definition and Portfolio Delivery life cycle practices will be identified and briefly explained. The benefits of introducing MoP® will also be covered
  • MoP® Principles: Senior Management Commitment; Governance Alignment; Strategy Alignment; Portfolio Office; Energized Change Culture
  • MoP® Portfolio Definition Life-cycle: Understand the Portfolio scope; Categorize change initiatives; Prioritize change initiatives based on agreed measures; Balance the Portfolio in terms of timing, risk, resource, business impact and contribution to strategic objectives; Plan - create a portfolio strategy and delivery plan.
  • MoP® Portfolio Delivery Life-cycle: Management Control; Benefits Management; Financial Management; Risk Management; Stakeholder Engagement; Organizational Governance; Resource Management

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

Course Content

- 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:

  • MoP® Strategic and Organisation Context
  • MoP® Principles
  • MoP® Portfolio Management Cycles and Roles (Definition Cycle & Delivery Cycle)
  • MoP® Portfolio Management Framework

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

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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.

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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

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