M_o_P® Foundation

Why should you attend?

The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of portfolio management roles. The Foundation certification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.

Who should attend?

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; and business case writers and project appraisers.

Learning objectives

  • How to scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from programme and project management.
  • The benefits from applying portfolio management.
  • The context within which it operates.
  • The principles upon which successful portfolio management is based.
  • The approaches to implementation, the factors to consider in mantaining progress, and how toassess the success of portfolio management.
  • The purposes of the portfolio management definition and delivery cycles and their componentpractices, and relevant techniques applicable to each practice.
  • The purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents.
  • The scope of key portfolio management roles.

Educational approach

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on the material which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam



Exam Format:

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

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