Portfolio management can be described as a decision making process that focuses on controlling an effective balance of projects and/or programmes and enabling maximum value from these investments.
Though this discipline has been practised for many years, very few standards have been developed to provide a best practice approach to support portfolio management.
Following consultation with a broad group of international stakeholders, in 2011 the MoP® – Management of Portfolios guide was released and quickly adopted by dozens of organisations across the globe. Today MoP is seen as a leading portfolio management standard and certification, applied by portfolio managers and portfolio offices across a diverse range of organisation types.
The MoP guide describes principles, practices, techniques and roles for effective project and programme portfolio management. The MoP practices are defined in two cycles: Portfolio Definition and Portfolio Delivery, as show below.
The Portfolio Definition cycle describes 5 practices for outlining and planning the portfolio, they are: understand, categorise, prioritise, balance and plan.
The Portfolio Delivery cycle describes 7 practices aimed at ensuring successful delivery of the portfolio, they are: management control, benefits management, financial management, risk management, stakeholder engagement, organisational governance and resource management.
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