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MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner

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Name MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner
DescriptionManagement of Portfolios (MoP™) provides advice and examples of how to apply principles, practices, and techniques that together enable the most effective balance of organisational change and business as usual. Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of portfolio management, the course engages with the students to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of MoP™. Who is this course for? The MoP™ Practitioner 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 realisation. 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 appraisers. Course pre-reading and preparation Candidates will have to have passed the Foundation exam before attempting the Practitioner exam. Whilst there is no prescribed reading list for the qualification, it is assumed that delegates are familiar with Office of Government Commerce (OGC) Best Practice Guidance together with any internal Project and Programme Management framework used by their organisation. Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading and a mock examination. This evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend 2 hours in the evening on these activities. Prerequisites Candidates will have to have passed the Foundation exam before attempting the Practitioner exam. Delegates will learn how to What will the course enable you to do? The objective of the course is to prepare students for the MoP Practitioner level examination. To confirm understanding of the MoP™ principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles and documentation. A successful Practitioner candidate should be able to apply and understand how to tailor MoP effectively. And, with suitable support, be able to advise on the implementation of appropriate practices, techniques, and apply the method to a live portfolio. 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 organisational environments Evaluate examples of MoP information (including documents and role descriptions) Analyze the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario.
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Leeds
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£649.00 +vat
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Overview

Management of Portfolios (MoP) provides advice and examples of how to apply principles, practices, and techniques that together enable the most effective balance of organisational change and business as usual. Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of portfolio management, the course engages with the students to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of MoP.

Target Audience

The MoP Practitioner 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 realisation. 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 appraisers

Learning Objectives

The objective of the course is to prepare students for the MoP Practitioner level examination. To confirm understanding of the MoP™ principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles and documentation. A successful Practitioner delegate should be able to apply and understand how to tailor MoP effectively. And, with suitable support, be able to advise on the implementation of appropriate practices, techniques, and apply the method to a live portfolio. Specifically delegates 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 organisational environments
  • Evaluate examples of MoP information (including documents and role descriptions)
  • Analyze the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario.

Pre-Requisites

Candidates must hold the MOP Foundation Certificate.

Essential Prerequisites

Proof of prerequisites MUST be produced on the day of the exam to the trainer.

Acceptable forms of prerequisite confirmation are as follows:

  • A copy of the candidates examination certificate
  • Confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register. You will need to provide the full SCR number (registration/candidate number located on your certificate).

Delegates without evidence of the prerequisites will NOT be permitted to sit the exam. For any queries on this please contact us.

Course Content

Module 1 Examination Overview

  • An overview of the MoP Practitioner exam - length, number and type of questions, etc

Module 2 Implement, sustain and measure

  • Identify appropriate approaches when implementing, sustaining, and measuring portfolio management for a given scenario
  • Analyse whether recommended approaches to implementing, sustaining, and measuring portfolio management have been undertaken appropriately in the context of a given scenario, with reasons

Module 3 Portfolio definition cycle

  • Apply and tailor the practices and techniques of the portfolio definition cycle to a scenario
  • Identify appropriate practices and techniques within the portfolio definition cycle
  • Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of portfolio definition practices and techniques to a scenario

Module 4 Portfolio delivery cycle

  • Apply and tailor the practices, techniques and responsibilities of the portfolio delivery cycle to a scenario
  • Identify appropriate practices and techniques within the portfolio delivery cycle
  • Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of portfolio delivery practices to a scenario
  • Analyse whether the approaches adopted are appropriate, with reasons, in a given scenario

Module 5 Roles and documentation

  • Apply and tailor MoP to a scenario.
  • Identify appropriate application of the main portfolio management roles identified in MoP
  • Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of the syllabus area to a scenario.
  • Analyse whether, the specified roles have been involved appropriately, with reasons
  • Identify appropriate information, using typical contents, for inclusion in the relevant portfolio documentation
  • Analyse whether the portfolio documentation is fit for purpose, with reasons

Leeds - Brown Lane

Description:

Facilities include: 
  • easy access from main communications routes.
  • on-site car parking.
  • spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms.
  • on-site examination testing.
  • hot and cold drinks available, plus snacks.
  • choice of lunch options.
  • newspapers and magazines available in break-out areas.
  • free telephone and Internet access.
  • widescreen TV, with Sky, in break-out areas.
  • choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby

Location:

Islington House
Brown Lane West
Leeds
LS12 6BD

 

Directions:

By Car:

From North
Exit A1 near Wetherby and follow the A58 signposted Leeds for approximately 12 miles. Cross the outer ring road and proceed a further 3 miles to a major intersection on the outskirts of Leeds. Follow signs towards M621, joining Leeds inner ring road and proceed through a tunnel as far as the Armley Gyratory roundabout. Keep in the left hand lane and take the first exit signposted A58/A62. Take next left turn signposted A58/A62 and pass Readmans store on the left. Take 4th exit from the next roundabout (effectively a South 90 degree right turn!). Follow a short stretch of dual carriageway to the next roundabout, turning right and climbing alongside railway arches on left. At the next roundabout turn left, signposted A58, then turn left into Brown Lane West (‘Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ are on your right). The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

From South
Follow M1 which becomes M621 and leave M621 at junction 1, signposted A6110 (Leeds Outer Ring Road). At roundabout take 3rd exit, signposted Pudsey, Bradford and Airport, passing under M621, then immediately select right hand lane to turn right at next set of traffic lights, following signs for A62 Leeds. Proceed straight over the next mini-roundabout with new enterprise park on right and look for the ’Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ on the left and the ‘Next’ building on right (after 600 metres). Turn right into Brown Lane West opposite the Leeds Climbing Wall. The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

From East
Exit M62 at junction 28 (A653) and follow signs for Leeds. Pass straight over 2 roundabouts, passing the White Rose Centre on left. Join Leeds ring road (A6110) and proceed straight over another roundabout and then straight through traffic lights (‘City West’ business centre with PC World and B & Q on left). Join main roundabout and take 2nd exit (straight over and signposted Pudsey, Bradford and Airport) then immediately select right hand lane to turn right at set of traffic lights, following signs for A62 Leeds. Proceed straight over next mini-roundabout with new enterprise park on right and look for the ’Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ on the left and the ‘Next’ building on right (after 600 metres). Turn right into Brown Lane West opposite the Leeds Climbing Wall. The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

From West
Exit M62 at junction 27 following M621 to junction 1. Take first exit from roundabout (A6110) then immediately select right hand lane to turn right at next set of traffic lights, following signs for A62 Leeds. Proceed straight over next mini-roundabout with new enterprise park on right and look for the ‘Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ on the left and ‘Next’ building on right (after 600 metres). Turn right into Brown Lane West opposite the Leeds Climbing Wall. The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

By Rail:

Leeds central station is a 10 minute taxi ride or 45 minute walk

By Air:

Leeds/Bradford airport is approximately 45 minutes by car

All delegates will be given the opportunity to sit the MoP Practitioner examination in the morning of the second day of the course. The MoP Practitioner exam consists of:

  • 80 multiple choice questions
  • 3 hours
  • open-book
  • Candidates require a minimum of 40 correct answers (50%) to pass.

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Accredited MOP® training is provided by QA Limited, accredited by PeopleCert. 

Proof of identification

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

Reasonable Adjustments Policy

The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise us and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the policy.

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