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APMG-International Managing Benefits™ Foundation Classroom

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.

Course overview

About the course

The Foundation level aims to measure whether you understand the principles, practices, techniques, roles, responsibilities and documents of benefits management. 

 

Duration

This is an intensive three-day instructor-led classroom course, providing all you need to pass the APMG-International Managing Benefits Foundation exam.

By the end 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.
  • What is benefits management?
  • The benefits management principles
  • The benefits management cycle
  • Identify & quantify practice
  • Value & appraise practice
  • Plan practice
  • Realize practice
  • Review practices
  • Portfolio-based benefits management
  • Implementing & sustaining progress

 

 

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

  • All accompanying course material
  • The official manual
  • The cost of the Foundation exam (taken on the last day of the course).

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

Optional extra

  • Pass Protect exam insurance - A cost effective solution, providing insurance and peace of mind if things don’t go to plan with your first exam attempt. For more information and terms and conditions click here

The exam format for the Managing Benefits Foundation qualification is as follows:

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

The target audience includes all those with a role in ensuring best use of funds by maximizing 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)

Pre-course

There is some mandatory pre-course reading that must be undertaken prior to attending this course. It will be issued with your joining instructions approximately two weeks prior to course commencement. Please ensure you allow time to complete this in full prior to your attendance , it is expected that it will take approximately four hours to complete. In addition, whilst attending your course there will also be some examination preparation evening work.

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