Managing Benefits Practitioner

Realising projects’ intended benefits

The APMG Managing Benefits practitioner course is applicable for use in projects, as well as for wider business change activities, and is suitable for a diverse range of business professionals to help your organisation maximise the impact of effective benefits management.
This course from APMG consolidates existing guidance on benefits management into one place, while expanding on the specific practices and techniques aimed at optimizing benefits realization.

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2 Days
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Purpose of this course

You will learn how to apply and tailor the Managing Benefits guidance in a scenario situation, using the benefits management principles, practices, techniques, roles & documents. These include:
•    Forecasting realistic benefits to produce business cases which address business issues and objectives and provide a route to measure success.
•    Outlining costs and benefits to drive business objectives.

Who is this course for

•    Change leaders e.g. Senior Responsible Owners, members of Management Boards and Directors of Change.
•    Change initiators e.g. strategic planners and policy leads.
•    Change appraisers and evaluators e.g. finance professionals and economists, business case writers, auditors and project appraisers.
•    Change implementers/enablers e.g. Portfolio, Programme and Project Managers.
•    Change support e.g. Portfolio, Programme.

You will learn how to

•    Plan the implementation of benefits management, select appropriate strategies to sustain and measure progress.

•    Select and adapt principles, practices and techniques to suit different organizational environments.

•    Identify 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.

•    Evaluate examples of benefits management information (documents).

•    Analyse the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario.

Benefits for your organisation

Having certified Benefits Management practitioners embedded in your organisation will enable your business to demonstrate more efficient and effective practices through better use of available resources. 
It will also enhance an organization's ability to retain motivated and skilled change management staff as well as attracting investors.

Benefits for you as an individual

As a certified Benefits Management practitioner you will be in an ideal position to facilitate an organization-wide understanding of the benefits a project or programme will produce and be able to measure when they are realized.
In addition to this you will be able to implement methods, including knowledge of management accountancy, behavioural finance, psychology, neuro-science and systems thinking in your projects and any future benefits management activities.

  • Overview of Benefits Management
  • Benefits Management Principles
  • Understand the Identify & Quantify Practice
  • Understand the Value & Appraise Practice
  • Understand the Plan practice
  • Understand the Realize practice
  • Understand the Review Practice
  • Portfolio Based Benefits Management
  • Understand different approaches to Implementing and sustaining benefits management

In order to take the practitioner course you will need to have passed the foundation exam.

More about the exam

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 ½ hours duration
Open book exam (Managing Benefits guide only)