MoP® Foundation

Get familiar with basic concepts of MoP® to work as a member of portfolio office


Management of Portfolios (MoP®) helps organisations to manage projects and programmes effectively. At the core of Portfolio Management approach exists the need to find the right programmes as well as projects to make sure that the organisational goals are achieved. MoP® comprises of set of principles and other best practices. MoP® allow private and public sector organisations of all sizes to make use of portfolio management practices. Organisations that make use of MoP® principles and practices can see great benefits in less time. In MSP Training MoP® Foundation course get a complete understanding of various methods and exercises that can be applied.       

  • MoP Foundation course makes sure that the delegates get the sufficient knowledge about MoP

  • Understand about the MoP® principles, practices and techniques

  • Get complete understanding of portfolio management

  • MoP Foundation act as a prerequisite to the MoP Practitioner

  • Our trainers are highly experienced and MoP certified professionals

  • MSP Training offers MoP Foundation course at an affordable price


  • MoP® Foundation course has no prerequisites. However, it is recommended to have read and agreed to the terms and conditions of examination institute.
  • Knowing working within project and programme environment can be beneficial
  • Working as a project manager or programme manager
  • Previous experience of working in a role of senior management, executive and leadership
  • Before taking the exam, the acceptance of these terms and conditions will be confirmed.


MoP® Foundation course is suitable for the delegates involved in various activities related to Portfolio Management and its roles in decision making, delivering projects and programmes and understand the benefits.

Delegates responsible for the selection and delivery of change initiatives that include project managers, Senior Responsible Owners (SRO's), Members of the management boards, Directors of change, project appraisers and business case writers.


  • Understand about the portfolio management
  • Understand difference between project and programmme management
  • Learn to implement and understand the factors that associate with the maintenance of progress
  • Understand the purpose of portfolio management and its delivery cycles
  • Know the techniques that can be used in each practice
  • Understand the scope of major portfolio management roles

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Management of Portfolios (MoP®) provides examples of methods to apply the MoP® principles, practices and techniques that help to enhance the investment of an organisation along with BAU. MoP allows organisations to answer various questions related to investment because investment is the major aspect. Portfolio Management is about making use of investment and resources available in a correct way.  

Major purpose of MoP Foundation Certification is to make sure that the candidate has gained enough understanding of MoP principles and practices. The delegate can work as a part of Portfolio Office or in any Portfolio Management Roles. MoP® Foundation Certification also act as a prerequisite for Practitioner certification.  MSP Training offers Management of Portfolios (MoP®) course to help delegates understand every aspect of Portfolio Management. Our trainers are highly qualified and well certified to help delegates understand each concept thoroughly.


The format of MoP® Foundation examination:

  • There are multiple choice examination questions
  • Number of questions per paper is 50
  • To clear the exam 25 marks are required that is 50%
  • Duration of the exam is 40 minutes
  • It is a closed book examination


Introduction to Portfolio Management

  • Definition of Portfolio Management
  • Definition of Portfolio
  • Overview of Portfolio principles

Portfolio Management Model

  • Define Portfolio Management Model
  • Relation between principles, practices, cycles and other techniques
  • Various portfolio definition practices
  • Portfolio delivery practices
  • Terms and concepts of portfolio management
  • Objectives
  • Benefits and limitations
  • Benefits of assessing portfolio management impact
  • Measure portfolio management

5 Major functions of Portfolio Management

  • Senior management
  • Governance alignment
  • Strategy Alignment
  • Portfolio Office
  • Energized Change Culture

Various techniques

  • Multi-criteria analysis
  • Decision conferencing
  • Multi-criteria analysis
  • Three-point estimating
  • Reference class forecasting
  • Clear line of sight planning

Portfolio delivery cycle

Portfolio delivery practices

  • Management control
  • Benefits management
  • Financial management
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Organizational governance
  • Resource management
  • Terms and concepts of portfolio delivery cycle

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Components of MoP

Various Components of MoP