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Benefits Management is a concept that many organisations today struggle with. Who should be accountable for benefits, including their realisation? Often benefits are seen as the domain of project management. It is not usually during the project that benefits are realised – generally it is after the project has been delivered, once the deliverables of that project have been embedded into the business and operational use that we hope to see benefits accruing. This may be months (or even years) after the closure of the project.
This course, based on the APMG guide Managing Benefits, focuses on the management of benefits from change initiatives that are delivered via formalised project and programme management methods. Collectively these initiatives form the organisation’s change portfolio.
The Foundation course provides comprehensive instruction and hands-on practice to embed concepts and techniques presented. This course will enable participants to:
The Practitioner course prepares participants to undertake the Managing Benefits Practitioner Examination. The Practitioner level qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the managing benefits guidance to apply and tailor it to a given scenario situation.
The course also includes review, consolidation of concepts and exam questions for the Practitioner level certification.
Note: The Practitioner course is an examination preparation course and focuses on the application of Managing Benefits to prepare candidates for the Practitioner examination.
At Foundation level, the course helps participants to:
The Practitioner course builds on the Foundation course and focuses reviewing syllabus areas, including:
Trainers of this course will use a practical delivery approach to provide participants with a ‘hands-on’, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience. Understanding and recall techniques will be used to provide participants with a solid comprehension of Managing Benefits.
Courses are facilitated by our expert team and can be conducted onsite, at our premises or virtually. All courses can be customised to suit your requirements.
Materials: A comprehensive participant handbook and the Managing Benefits publication is provided for the Foundation course.
A participant handbook is provided to Practitioner participants.
The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of benefits management principles, practices and techniques to work effectively in a range of benefits management roles.
The course includes the Managing Benefits Foundation exam which consists of:
Classroom training: the exam is taken on the afternoon of day 3 of the Foundation course.
Virtual training: online proctored exam taken after the course. See below for details.
By completing the Practitioner course, you will have sufficient knowledge to sit the Managing Benefits Practitioner exam which consists of:
Classroom training: please note the exam is taken on the afternoon of day 2 of the course, and papers sent away for scoring.
Taking your virtual exam
On the last day of your Foundation or Practitioner virtual course, you will receive a link to register for the APMG candidate portal to book your exam. You have 6 months to sit the exam online. Please check availability when making your booking.
Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® are eligible to earn PDUs for their participation in this course as follows:
Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/ CPPM/ CPPD) are eligible to earn CPDs as follows:
There is no pre-course work or prerequisites for the Managing Benefits Foundation course. It is recommended that participants have experience with change initiatives and an interest in exploring benefits management principles, practices, techniques, roles and responsibilities and documents.
To be eligible to sit the Managing Benefits Practitioner exam, participants must have obtained a pass in the Managing Benefits Foundation exam (25 or more out of 50).
Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.
Melbourne courses are held at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.
You can learn more about our virtual delivery here.
Yes. Simply select ‘invoice’ from the payment options during the checkout process and one of our consultants will be in contact to organise payment.
Yes. The Foundation and Practitioner exams are undertaken on the final day of each course. Upon passing the exams you will be certified.
Yes. The exam fee is included in the course cost.
Note: You must have completed and passed the Foundation exam as a prerequisite to sitting the Practitioner exam.
Yes. Managing Benefits Foundation and Managing Benefits Practitioner can be purchased together as a package at a discounted rate.
This course is designed for all those with a role in ensuring best use of funds by maximising the benefits realised from change initiatives.
This multi-disciplinary group includes:
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