All About Management of Value (MoV®) Guide, Trainings and Certifications

Management of Value (MoV®) is all about maximizing value in line with the programme and project objectives and key stakeholders requirements.

Management of Value (MoV) gives universally applicable guidance to enhance and maximize value for organizations, taking account of, and reconciling, differing stakeholder priorities, their wants and their needs, organizational priorities, and the optimum use of resources. In short, it provides the means for delivering the best value for money possible, within the constraints of the environment within which the organization is operating.

Management of Value joins the Best Management Practice suite of guides aimed at improving performance for those involved in managing portfolios, programmes and projects in the public and private sectors, known as the PPM (Portfolio, Programme and Project Management) guides. It is equally relevant to improving operational efficiencies.

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The Context and History of Management of Value (MoV®)

When delivering projects, whether as part of a wider programme or stand alone, the key objective is to ensure that the expected outputs are delivered in full and realization of expected benefits is achieved. However, this cannot be allowed to occur at any cost. The resources needed to deliver the project outputs have to be used as efficiently as possible. This is an expectation for all types of project, whether those are in public or private sector. At the programme level, the overall strategic outcome needs to be delivered most effectively within an acceptable timeframe. Similarly at the portfolio level, it is essential that an organization is able to express its priorities in terms of what will add most value to the organization, so that the programmes and projects can be aligned to deliver according to these priorities. These demands essentially translate into having the ability to deliver value for money at all levels.

This is where value management plays a critical role in facilitating organizational survival and growth – by better coordinating investment (of resources) in programmes and projects, improving the management of risk, encouraging collaborative working and by providing accurate, timely information that enhances management decision-making.

MoV brings together a set of principles, processes and techniques to enhance and deliver best value for businesses and end users alike. Ernest Shackleton once said ‘Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.’ With this in mind, it is important to distinguish between wants and needs. One must be clear of the results one need as opposed to those one only want. It must be ensured that energy is expanded on the needful and not on the wish list. Only then will we truly derive the best value for the resources expended.

The first MoV guide was published in 2010 and was primarily aimed at senior executives and decision makers. The current version of MoV Guide published in 2015 has since become a widely accepted guidance for implementing Value Management within public and private sectors successfully and is aimed at:

  • Management and staff in an organization wishing to acquire an understanding of MoV, whether MoV is already embedded in their organization or not.
  • The PPM community, for whom the guide is aimed at those involved in directing, managing, supporting and delivering portfolios, programmes and projects. This includes senior management, programme managers, project managers, change managers and Project and Programme Office staff and their sponsors.
  • Those who apply the methods in other PPM guides to build on and enhance the activities to maximise value and delivery of benefits.
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What is Value?

  • Management of Value (MoV®) defines value as:
    • The benefits delivered in proportion to the resources put into acquiring them.

The Management of Value (MoV) Handbook

  • The MoV® Study Guide (2015 Edition)
    • Defines full content of MoV
    • Is definitive source for all MoV exams
    • Supports training and exams
    • Can be used only in Practitioner exam (open book exam)
  • Structure of the handbook:
    • 7 Chapters
    • 4 Appendix
    • 153 Pages
Management of Value Handbook

MoV and Management of Portfolios (MoP®)

  • Both address the concern of how to:
    • do the ‘right’ projects, in programmes, in the context of organization’s strategic objectives.
    • do the projects and programmes ‘correctly’ in terms of achieving delivery and benefits at a collective level
  • MoP encompasses consideration of the principles upon which effective portfolio management is based:
    • The key practices in the portfolio definition and delivery cycles
    • Guidance on how to implement portfolio management
    • Sustained progress in a wide variety of organizations
  • MoV provide a means to articulate and organization’s value priorities to inform decision-making. It also informs the development of strategy.
Management of Value and Managing Successful Programmes

MoV and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®)

  • MSP provides a framework to enable the achievement of high-quality change outcomes and benefits that fundamentally affect the way that organizations work.
  • One of the core themes of MSP is that a programme must add more value than that provided by the sum of its constituent projects and major activities.
  • MoV enhances the methods available under MSP to add value across all constituent projects in the programme, so that higher performance is achieved.

MoV and PRINCE2®

  • PRINCE2 is a structured methods to help effective project management via clearly defined products.
  • Key themes that feature throughout PRINCE2 are:
    • the need to deliver measurable benefits that are aligned to an organization’s objectives and strategy
    • the management of cost, and quality.
  • MoV offers proven methods of maximizing the benefits, maintaining or enhancing quality whilst minimising unnecessary cost.
  • MoV compliments PRINCE2 in that while PRINCE2 focuses on definition and delivery of products, MoV concentrate on identification of functions and the required outcomes from programmes or projects and generation of improved solutions, thereby justifying decisions about products and adding value.

7 MoV PRINCIPLES for Effective Value Management

  1. Principle-1: Align with organizational objectives
  2. Principle-2: Focus on functions and required outcomes
  3. Principle-3: Balance the variables to maximise value
  4. Principle-4: Apply throughout the investment decision
  5. Principle-5: Tailor to suit the project
  6. Principle-6: Learn from experience and improve
  7. Principle-7: Assign clear roles and responsibilities and build a supportive culture.

The Management of Value (MoV) Processes

MoV activities change as a project evolves from inception, or start-up, to use (business as usual) in line with the issues to be addressed, so that outputs at each stage support the project’s progress.

Here is the list of 7 MoV processes:

  1. Frame the programme or project
  2. Gather information
  3. Analyse information
  4. Process information
  5. Evaluate and select
  6. Develop value-improving proposals
  7. Implement and share outputs

Management of Value (MoV) Techniques

Management of Value (MoV) recommends the use of following techniques in the processes:

  1. Function Analysis System Technique
  2. Value Trees
  3. Value Profiling
  4. Simple Multi-Atribute Rating Technique
  5. Value Index
  6. Value Metrics
  7. Value for Money Ratio
  8. Function Cost Analysis
  9. Cost/ Worth (Cost to Function)
  10. Value Engineering/ Analysis

Management of Value (MoV) Approach To Implementation

Management of Value (MoV) recommends following step-wise approach to implementation:

  1. Plan the MoV activities
  2. Understand and articulate value
  3. Prioritize value
  4. Improve value
  5. Quantify value
  6. Value Metrics
  7. Monitor improvements in value
  8. Learn lessons

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Objectives of Management of Value (MoV)

Why Management of Value (MoV)?

  1. Management of value (MoV):
    1. Enables more efficient delivery by employing fewer resources and using these resources to better effect
    2. Provides a means to define objectives and scope clearly in terms of the organization’s and user(s) short and long-term needs
    3. Supports decision-making based upon maximizing value for money
    4. Encourages innovation that is well-aligned to the organization’s goals
    5. Facilitates optimal balance between investment and long-term operating expenditure
    6. Enables effective consideration and engagement of stakeholders and end users and reconciles their differing needs
    7. Promotes sustainable decision-making, based on adding value, by addressing both monetary and non-monetary factors.

Benefits of Management of Value (MoV)

By focusing on efficiency, effectiveness and economy, MoV delivers following benefits:

  1. Deliver more of the right things
  2. Reduce the cost of delivery
  3. Encourage more effective use of available resources.
Benefits of Portfolio Management
Management of Value (MoV) Training and Certification

MoV Trainings and Certifications

Management of Value (MoV) certification trainings are provided by PeopleCert's Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) across the globe. Tecknologia is also a PeopleCert Accredited Training Organization (ATO) offering Management of Value (MoV) certification trainings across the globe and in various formats.

Certification Level Course Duration (Virtual Classroom) Course Duration (Classroom) Certificate Valid for
MoV Foundation 2 Days 3 Days 3 Years
MoV Practitioner 2 Days 2 Days 3 Years
MoV Foundation & Practitioner 4 Days 5 Days As above

Click on the links for certification levels to explore the pre-requisites, exams and other details.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Management of Value (MoV)

Management of Value (MoV®) is helped by principles, processes, and techniques that will help organization optimize the benefits of their portfolios, programmes, and projects. Management of Value (MoV) explains how to use resources as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Prices vary depending on the mode of delivery, location, deliverables and the quality of training delivery. Typically Management of Value online training costs between £1700 and £2500.

Following are the pass marks details for Management of Value (MoV) exams:

  • MoV Foundation: 50% (25 correct answers out of total 50 questions).
  • MoV Practitioner: 50% (40 correct answers out of total 80 questions).

Management of Value qualifications have helped thousands of professionals globally enhance their skills and achieve their professional ambitions. Professionals holding MoV accreditation stand a better chance of being invited for an interview and definitely stand a better chance being offered a role afterwards.

MoV can be a very valuable addition to the list of professional qualifications and accreditations which can help achieve professional growth within organisations, without a need to switch jobs/ employers.

Management of Value (MoV) has been, in the past, and is very much relevant today for managing change across the organisations via mega programmes and projects.

Management of Value (MoV) certification is aimed at members of offices within a P3O model or anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning MoV and those wishing to pursue higher level certifications.

Beginners lucky to be working in any of the Portfolio, Programme or Project offices will find this certification to be very beneficial.

While MoV certification exams are hard, there is not rocket science involved and anyone with correct level of attention, training and devotion can definitely achieve success in the exams.

MoV foundation pass rate remains around 90% and MoV practitioner pass rate is around 75% globally, in first attempt. There are training organisations selling false promises of close to 100% success rate in both exams, caution is advised with such organisations.

It is absolutely possible to achieve MoV exam(s) success while relying on self study. However, high standard MoV training can accelerate the process, along with exam success probability, for sure.

Management of Value (MoV) Foundation and Practitioner certifications are considered to be professional qualifications only. These qualifications are widely recognised and sought after globally, however, they are not the same as a college or university degree. Some quarters believe that MoV Practitioner qualification is equivalent to UK NQF 5/6 - Tecknologia has no grounds to confirm this.

There is no negative marking in MoV exams. No marks are deducted for a wrong answer.

Both MoV Foundation and Practitioner certifications have validity of 3 years from issuance date. Candidate must retake both exams within 3 years to maintain their certifications. Alternatively, candidates can log Continuous Professional Development points (CPDs) over three years, via paid PeopleCert membership, to maintain certifications.

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