The purpose of the APMG International 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. This is an APMG International guidance and has been carefully designed to complement existing Best Practice in portfolio, programme and project management such as PRINCE2®, MSP®, P3O® & MoP®. It consolidates existing guidance on benefits management into one place, while expanding on the specific practices and techniques aimed at optimizing benefits realization. Project and Programme management experience is not required for this training.
The course is suitable for
There are no official pre-requisites for the foundation level. A pass in the foundation level is required to sit the practitioner exam.
The Managing Benefits training provides an overview of benefits management - what it is, the case for doing it, and some common misconceptions that can limit its effectiveness in practice; descriptions of the seven principles upon which successful approaches to benefits management are built, and examples of how they can be/have been applied in practice; guidance on how to apply benefits management at a portfolio level, as well as at an individual project or programme level; details of the five practices in the Benefits Management Cycle and examples of how they can be/have been applied in practice; and advice on how to get started in implementing effective benefits management practices and sustain progress.
Benefits are not simply just one aspect of project and programme management (PPM) - rather, they are the rationale for the investment of taxpayers’ and shareholders’ funds in change initiatives.
This certification is based on the official guidance "A Senior Manager's Guide to Managing Benefits" (2nd Edition).
Managing Benefits Foundation Level - 3 day -
Foundation level aims to measure whether a candidate understands the benefits management principles, practices, techniques, roles, responsibilities and documents, specifically to know and understand the:
Managing Benefits Practitioner Level - 2 day -
Practitioner level aims to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the guidance in a scenario situation. Specifically candidates should be able to: