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Managing Benefits Foundation and Practitioner Course Outline

Module 1: Overview

  • Definitions of Benefits, Benefits Management, and Related Terms
  • Objectives of Benefits Management
  • Benefits Management Model
  • Factors that Influence How the Benefits Management Practices will be Applied
  • Value and Value Management
  • Value Management Techniques
  • Value for Money
  • Barriers to Effective Benefits Management
  • KSCs of Effective Benefits Management
  • Organisational Context within which Benefits Management Operates

Module 2: Principles

  • Benefits Management Principles
    • Align Benefits with Strategy Driver-Based Analysis
    • Start with the End in Mind (SWTEIM)
    • Utilise Successful Delivery Methods
    • Integrate Benefits with Performance Management
    • Apply Effective Governance
    • Develop a Value Culture

Module 3: Identify and Quantify

  • Objective and Scope of the Identify and Quantify Practice
  • Identifying Strategic Drivers and Investment Objectives
  • Identifying Benefits
  • Quantifying Benefits of Problems and Solutions

Module 4: Value and Appraise

  • Objective and Scope
  • Valuing Benefits in Monetary Terms
  • Valuing Non-Financial Benefits in Monetary Terms
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • DCF Calculations
  • Adjusting for Risk
  • Real Options Analysis
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Multi-Criteria Analysis

Module 5: Plan

  • Objectives and Scope
  • Themes
  • Elements
    • Benefits Validation
    • Benefits Prioritisation - Approaches
    • Managing Pre-Transition Activity
    • Selecting Appropriate Benefit Measures
    • Managing Benefit Threats and Opportunities
    • Planning Effective Stakeholder Engagement
    • Initiative-Level Benefits Management Documentation
  • Key (Initiative-Level) Benefits Management Roles

Module 6: Realise

  • Objective
  • Scope
  • Themes
  • Realise Element
    • Transition and Post-Transition
    • Objectives of Tracking and Reporting
    • Winning Hearts as well as Minds

Module 7: Review

  • Objectives
  • Scope
  • Practice Review
    • Initiative and Independent Benefit Reviews
    • OGC Gateway™ Reviews
    • Cognitive Biases Affecting Post-Implementation Reviews
    • Evaluating Performance

Module 8: Portfolio-Based Application

  • Objectives and Scope
  • Elements
    • Benefits Eligibility Framework
    • BRP Including Portfolio-Level Threats and Opportunities
    • Managing Benefits Post-Initiative Closure
    • Tracking and Reporting Benefits Realisation at a Portfolio Level
    • Benefits Documentation
    • Key Roles
  • Implement and Sustain
  • Broad Approaches to Implementation
  • Advantages of Planned Approaches to Implementation
  • Steps in Implementation

Module 9: Scenario Questions

  • Principles
  • Identify and Quantify
  • Value and Appraise
  • Plan
  • Realise
  • Review
  • Portfolio-Based Application
  • Implement and Sustain

Module 10: Exercise

  • Principle
  • Benefits Mapping
  • Techniques to Address the Bias or Issue
  • Benefits Categorisation
  • Investment Appraisal and Portfolio Prioritisation
  • Realise Practice
  • Taking Action on Variances
  • Developing a Value Culture
  • Portfolio-Level Documents and Roles

Module 11: Group Discussion

  • Causes of Success and Failure
  • Benefits Mapping
  • Linking Benefits to Strategy
  • Behavioural Implications of Setting Targets
  • Value Culture
  • Investment and Options Appraisal
  • Benefits Reporting

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Who should attend this Managing Benefits™ Foundation and Practitioner Course?

This Managing Benefits™ Foundation and Practitioner Training Course is designed to provide a detailed understanding of principles, practices, and techniques involved in Benefits Management. This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Change Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Senior Executives
  • Team Leaders
  • Finance Professionals

Prerequisites of the Managing Benefits™ Foundation and Practitioner Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this combined training course. However, to continue to the Practitioner section of the course, candidates must successfully pass the Managing Benefits™ Foundation Examination.

Managing Benefits Foundation and Practitioner Course Overview

Managing Benefits™ Foundation and Practitioner is a combined training course, which covers both Foundation and Practitioner content. The first part of this course will focus on the Foundation section, which provides delegates with a fundamental understanding of Managing Benefits principles, approaches, roles, responsibilities, and procedures. The Managing Benefits guidance that delegates will work with will allow them to acknowledge current programme, project, and portfolio management policies, and will enable them to comprehend benefits management so that the wider organisation goals are considered. Delegates will need to take a Foundation examination at the end of the Foundation teaching section.

The second part of this integrated training course will concentrate on the Practitioner material. The Practitioner segment will confirm whether the delegate possesses sufficient knowledge of Managing Benefits to adopt and apply it to real scenarios. Throughout this section of the course, delegates will have to determine solutions to example problems that may arise in the workplace. Roles and responsibilities will also be explored, as in realistic terms, delegates will need to identify what tasks need to be completed by what member of staff, hence the Practitioner course allows them to practice this. Delegates will also need to take a Practitioner exam to gain the overall certification. 

APMG International Managing Benefits™. APMG International Managing Benefits is a trademark of The APM Group Limited. All rights reserved.

We recommend Managing Benefits manual (ISBN No: TSOMAN2014BEN) prior to the course to accompany your learning. But it is not included in course fees. 

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What's included in this Managing Benefits™ Foundation and Practitioner Training Course?

  • Managing Benefits™ Foundation Examination
  • Managing Benefits™ Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Managing Benefits™ Foundation Certificate
  • Managing Benefits™ Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Managing Benefits Foundation Exam Information

The Managing Benefits™ Foundation Exam is designed to assess an individual's understanding of the key concepts, principles, and practices related to managing benefits within organisations. The Managing Benefits™ Foundation exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 50 (each question is worth 1 mark) 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 50%, or 25/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed Book 

Managing Benefits Practitioner Exam Information

The Managing Benefits™ Practitioner Exam is designed to assess a candidate's ability to apply the principles, practices, and techniques of benefits management in a practical context. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Type of Questions: Objective Questions 
  • Total Questions: 8 (each question is worth 10 marks) 
  • Number of Marks: 80 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 50%, or 40/80 Marks 
  • Duration: 150 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Open Book

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Managing Benefits™ Foundation & Practitioner FAQs


This Managing Benefits training course is suitable for Managers and Practitioners from a vast range of disciplines and organisation types; hence it is a widely applicable certification to have.
Yes, the exam is included with the Managing Benefits Foundation and Practitioner training course.
Yes, Managing Benefits Foundation and Practitioner is accredited by APMG (Accrediting Professional Managers Globally).
Yes, these courses can be studied individually. If you are interested, please visit our Managing Benefits Foundation and Managing Benefits Practitioner course pages.
The price for Managing Benefits™ Foundation & Practitioner certification in Australia starts from AUD7595
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Managing Benefits™ Foundation & Practitioner.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Trusted & Approved

Our Managing Benefits® training courses are accredited by APMG


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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