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Managing Benefits™ Foundation & Practitioner

Managing Benefits™ Foundation & Practitioner

Teaching you how to identify the measurable benefits you need to deliver

 

The Managing Benefits framework provides organisations with guidance on how to focus on what measurable benefits they need to deliver to satisfy the strategic objectives of the organisation. This allows them to focus limited resources on the most beneficial activities.

 

The purpose of the Managing Benefits guidance and certification scheme is to provide managers and practitioners from multiple disciplines, working in a variety of organisations, with generally applicable guidance encompassing benefits management principles, practices and techniques.

 

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The reason organizations invest in change is to realize benefits, yet it is estimated that around two thirds of projects fail to realize those benefits, because the benefits are not being correctly forecasted, measured or managed to successful delivery.

Purpose of benefits management

 

Benefits management is the common thread between programme and project delivery and successful change management. The approach to programme, project and change management needs to be benefit driven to ensure maximum value from the investment in change.

 

 

This course guides you both the Foundation and Practitioner elements of the Managing Benefits qualification fully preparing you for both examinations which are taken during the course. The Foundation level aims to measure whether you have understood the benefits management principles, practices, techniques, roles, responsibilities and documents. Whereas the Practitioner level aims to confirm whether you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the guidance in a scenario situation.

 

This is an intensive 4-day course leading to the Managing Benefits Foundation exam on day two and the Practitioner examination on day four.

 

 

 

 

 

By the end of the Foundation element of the course you should be able to understand and describe the following:

 

  • Definitions, scope and objectives of benefits management, barriers to its effective practice, and the key success characteristics
  • Principles upon which successful approaches to benefits management are based
  • Five practices contained within the benefits management cycle and relevant techniques applicable to each practice
  • Scope of key roles and responsibilities for benefits management and the typical contents of the main benefits management documentation
  • Approaches to implementation and the factors to consider in sustaining progress.

 

 

By attending the Practitioner element of the course you will learn:

 

  • Planning the implementation of benefits management, select appropriate strategies to sustain and measure progress.
  • Selecting and adapt principles, practices and techniques to suit different organizational environments.
  • Identifying activities that should be undertaken during each of the practices of the Benefits Management Cycle together with the accountabilities and responsibilities of each of the defined roles.
  • Evaluating examples of benefits management information (documents).
  • Analysing the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario.

 

 

 

 

 

This is an intensive 4-day instructor-led classroom course, providing all you need to pass the APMG-International Managing Benefits™ Foundation and Practitioner exam:

 

  • All accompanying course material
  • The official manual
  • The cost of the Managing Benefits Foundation and Practitioner exam

 

Refreshments will also be provided throughout the duration of your training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The target audience includes all those with a role in ensuring best use of funds by maximising the benefits realised from change initiatives. This multi-disciplinary group includes:

 

  • Change leaders (e.g. senior responsible owners and directors of change)
  • Change initiators (e.g. strategic planners and policy leads)
  • Change appraisers and evaluators (e.g. business case developers and project appraisers)
  • Change implementers/enablers (e.g. portfolio, programme and project managers)
  • Change support staff (e.g. portfolio, programme and project office staff)

 

 

The examination formats are as follows:

 

 

Foundation

 

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

 

 

Practitioner

 

  • Objective testing
  • 8 questions per paper with 10 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 2 and a half hours duration
  • Open book exam (Managing Benefits guide only)

 

 

 

 

 

“This is a very useful training course and every manager should take this course!
Benefit Management is not ‘someone else’s problem’ as often is the case… Anyone, whatever their role, who cares whether a project/programme/investment succeeds or fails should do this course.”

 

Susanne Björkman