This course is based on the APMG Guide “Managing Benefits™” and includes the Foundation Certificate examination.
“Managing Benefits” is a new guidance developed by APMG as a component of a comprehensive Best Practice Framework set which includes PRINCE2®, MSP®, P3O® & MoP®.
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.
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.
Managing Benefits 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 optimising benefits realisation.
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:
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:
This programme 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:
It is a multiple-choice, closed-book format exam composed of 50 questions. Candidates have 40 minutes to complete the exam and must achieve 25/50 correct answers (50%) to pass.
It is a 2.5 hour, objective-testing format exam composed of 8 questions with 10 marks available per question. Candidates must score at least 40/80 (50%) to pass. This is a Open book exam (Managing Benefits guide only).