Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

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Develops the learning delivered at Foundation level to Practitioner level application. Application to complex scenarios as defined by the APM Group more in-depth analysis of the issues associated with the application of MoP®.

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20 Sep 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Excellent course & tutor - Well executed so can't say any real areas for improvemet.


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18 Sep 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

No concerns or suggestions.


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18 Sep 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Less flipping from between different literatures.


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18 Sep 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Lots of information! Exercises worked very well, would be good to have more of those included during the workshop days.


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17 Sep 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Concise and suportive with no issues


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09 Sep 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

More relevance/examples to our organisation and more group activities would help learning. Hot & noisy at times.


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09 Sep 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Day 1 structure could be paced better with exercises/activities. Relevant anecdotal experience to illuminate. Some areas have lack of applicability or fullness - eg roles/documents. Food repetitive. Air quality/conditioning could be better.


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09 Sep 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Day 1 could be paced better to include activities and excercises. Trainer used relevant anecdotal experience to explain. Some areas lacked fullness i.e. roles and documents. Good was repetative and air quality / air conditioning could be better


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07 Sep 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

External examples of who did something well and how, as an alternative to pitfalls.


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02 Aug 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Exercises could have been more interactive with flipcharts. The venue was a little small.


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02 Aug 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Very organised. Well structured knowledgeable trainer. Very experienced and knowledgeable. Small room bit cold.


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28 Jul 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Very good. Very professional and able to provide numerous examples.


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26 Jul 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Real experiences helps the course comes "alive". Longer time to prepare for exam would be useful so it's not rushed, would be useful. But that’s a personal style and didn’t impact on the results.


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26 Jul 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Well ran course. Quite a lot to take in but useful. Well structured and meaningful. Knowledgeable and approchable. Great overview of the way to manage portfolios. The course is fit for purpose and comfortable.


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26 Jul 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Well delivered course


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26 Jul 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Good pace, good examples. Puts Portfolio Mgt into contact.


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26 Jul 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Some examples of key docs such as a Strategy document would be useful. Very good course with good examples.


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26 Jul 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Very good communication before hand. There was a lot to cram into short space of time. The course was all about passing the exam. The trainer made it interesting.


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19 Jun 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

It would be useful to highlight the use of syllabus


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19 Jun 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Perhaps more interaction, case studies and team work would help


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02 Jun 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Could be improved by more illustrations, graphs, colour. Real world examples using our organisation would be useful. The room was quite small for number of attendees


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02 Jun 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Book has a lot of text and lacks diagrams. The use of aids would help embed understanding break-out sessions. Trainer was very knowledgable. Improved understanding & developed new info.


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02 Jun 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Felt on Day 1 that we kept to the "script" and didn't have time to explore difficult aspects - e.g the value driver technique.


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02 Jun 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Include how Portfolio Management will be deployed across our business


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02 Jun 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

More real world examples needed


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02 Jun 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Quite cramped room


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02 Jun 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Day one felt like a lot of trainer led info. It may have been useful to have had some exercises to break up the day. (more like days 2+3)


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03 Mar 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Sometimes the group was disruptive which made it difficult.


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03 Mar 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Clearly the trainer had spent the full week training. There was a reluctance to explain/take time to understand the content. Not sure enough time was given to truly cover the material in enough detail when the foundation course was 4 moths previous.


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03 Mar 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Expected more training in a Practitioner course. I appreciated it's a national standard but much different to Prince2, MSP advanced, ITIL, Six Sigma etc. Feels like I did an exam technique course.


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02 Mar 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Send case study in advance as pre reading. Not enough teaching on how to apply the method so more time is needed to embed learning.


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02 Mar 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Would of liked to work through some examples of plan production/portfolio.


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02 Mar 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

There were issues with the exam context


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02 Mar 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Table/Slides should show techniques in relation to the practices


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27 Feb 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

More "how does this apply in my organisation" Less studying to pass exam.


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27 Feb 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Good prep for the course. The trainer kept engagement up during the course. A portfolio on a page diagram would be help


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27 Feb 2017

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27 Feb 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Lots of material to cover in the time. 3rd morning was a struggle to take in new information. Engaging & very knowledgeable.


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27 Feb 2017


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

More pratical applications/examples versus the theory.


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16 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Very knowledgeable, with real world examples.


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16 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Course was at times quickly delivered. A lot of content to get through in the time.


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16 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Maybe more interaction.


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16 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

More time for interaction/reflection of learning back in work place possible add on to Foundation training.


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14 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Very good venue & communications. Book arrived in good time. Good slides that made following the book easier. Alan was very personable and had very in-depth knowledge & experience to answer any questions. Very good room & food.


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14 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Too much information on the afternoon of day 2. Use the full three days, too much information on afternoon of day 2, dur to drive to finish early on day 3.


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14 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Very knowledgeable trainer who gave understanding/insight and good foundation to more forward. Send the material before to read with the test papers/exercises.


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07 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

This has been one of the best training courses I have had in 25 years of working with our organisation. Alan was very engaging through out and took the time to explain. Venue was too cold.


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07 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Good tutor. Exercises were well prompted but time consuming. Slides and book made revision more difficult. Good tutor, knowledgeable. I think I need to roll this out to my department. 2 days out of 3 the venue was cold.


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07 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Day 1 would benefit for bring broken up by activities/exercises.


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07 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Course was very intense and difficult on occasion, for someone without prior knowledge to keep up. Trainer was very knowledgeable on the subject. Regarding the venue, suggest different menu choices to avoid afternoon crash!


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07 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

The temperature control in the room was difficult


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07 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

May be useful to show some examples of completed documents i.e blueprint, strategy. Wealth of knowledge and experience!


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07 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Mix of presentation and practical's over 2 days rather than just 2nd day. Very knowledgeable trainer. Lots of food for thought to take back. Cold for 1st 2 days of course.


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07 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Very engaging trainer that knows his stuff with practical back up experience. Course met my objectives.


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07 Nov 2016

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02 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Good level of previous experience. 2nd larger room much better.


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02 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

It would be useful to re-cap the key learning from each day and re-cap prior to exam also to cement learning.


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02 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Lighting room & projection not as good as other venue.


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02 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Good to get text book in advance. The picture slides in the file too grey & hard to read. Good delivery & handling of the group. May be more practice at handling the question types would be useful


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02 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Some confusion with course arrangements e.g. start time. Good balance of slides + discussion. Good input from course attendees. Liked the use of examples and from Nick's experience of applying this i.e not just theory.


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02 Nov 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Excellent examples discussed to illustrate points. Larger room for days 2 and 3 helped.


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02 May 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

I would like to see the techniques in MoP improve


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11 Mar 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Better teaching facilities (classroom)


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03 Mar 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Spot on! Experience counts! Excellent trainer.


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02 Feb 2016


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Nick adds value beyond the exam revision + techniques but to our actual practice.


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03 Aug 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Some issues around management of the group dynamic in early part of the training. Lack of IT access was a problem


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03 Jun 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

I am seeking new opportunities and this certification will surley help. I will use the knowledge in the new job I will get very soon.


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02 Jun 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

The presentational style was too much a verbatim representation of what was in the book


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01 Jun 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Chairs and food need to improve


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31 May 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Slides and print needs revision with more images. Trainer has broad range of experience with real life examples. Excellent view from the venue, could use AC.


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30 May 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Trainer used good examples, course was excellent; however ventilation was an issue.


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27 May 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Less focus on the exam and more focus on the practical use of the dicipline


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03 May 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

More opportunity to discuss application & scenarios to ensure knowledge & deeper understanding


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03 Apr 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

A good balance of necessary theory & life experience


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03 Apr 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

The trainer was highly knowledgeable & very patient


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03 Apr 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Some of it wasn't used - it would have been better just to focus on the reading. Keep us on track and was very pleasant of distractions and offtrack interuptions. Very useful because the other participants are part of the same organisation / partner organisations.


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03 Apr 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

More room to write the answer please


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03 Apr 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Perhaps a email reminder a week before the course. Perhaps firmer management of participants who displayed low self-awareness


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03 Apr 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Would have been ideal to have separate scenarios etc.


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03 Apr 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

Would have been nice to have completed the two test papers prior to exam (by extra homework) spoken to Alan about this.


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03 Apr 2013


Course Name : Management of Portfolios® Practitioner & Foundation

More interactive sessions, group work needed


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Qualification name: Practitioner