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Managing Benefits™ Course

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Managing Benefits provides a guide to managers and practitioners from multiple disciplines working in a wide variety of organisations and in all sectors. Its generally applicable guidance encompasses the principles, practices and techniques of benefits management.

What is Managing Benefits?

Managing Benefits provides a guide to managers and practitioners from multiple disciplines working in a wide variety of organisations and in all sectors. Its generally applicable guidance encompasses the principles, practices and techniques of benefits management.

The Managing Benefits guidance includes an overview of benefits management, description of its 7 principles and an explanation of the 5 practices in the Benefits Management Cycle.

Course Outcomes

The Managing Benefits Foundation and Practitioner Course is a Benefits Management guide intended to assist managers and practitioners and their organisations.

Upon course completion, participants will have:

  • An understanding of benefits management, what it is and the case for doing it.
  • An understanding of the 7 principles upon which successful approaches to benefits management are built.
  • An understanding of the 5 practices that form the Benefits Management Cycle.
  • An understanding of how to apply benefits management at portfolio, project and programme level.
  • An understanding of how to get started in implementing effective benefits management practices and how to sustain progress.

Benefits

Benefits to the Individual

  • Improved career prospects through a globally-recognised certification
  • With sufficient practice and review, the participants should be able to apply Managing Benefits to their own portfolio, project or programme environment

Benefits to the Organisation

  • Enhanced competence of Managers and Practitioners contributing to more successful implementation of Benefits Management across the organisation.

Recommended for

  • Change Leaders such as Senior Responsible Owners and Directors of Change.
  • Change Initiators such as Strategic Planners and Policy Leads.
  • Change Appraisers and Evaluators such as Business Case Writers and Appraisers.
  • Change Implementers/Enablers such as Portfolio, Programme and Project Managers and Business Change Managers.

Change Support Staff such as Portfolio, Programme and Project Office Staff including Benefits

Certification Levels

Foundation level
Delivered over three days, Managing Benefits is a blend of course participation, audio-visual presentations, and case studies. Evening work and study is required.

Practitioner level
Delivered over two days, the Managing Benefits Practitioner Course is the practical extension of the Foundation course. Participants are challenged to apply their learning while revising Foundation course topics and preparing for a comprehensive, scenario-based exam.

Course Content

  • What is Benefits Management
  • Benefits Management Principles
  • The Benefits Management Cycle
  • Benefits Management Cycle
    • Practice 1 (Identify and Quantify)
  • Benefits Management Cycle
    • Practice 2 (Value and Appraise)
  • Benefits Management Cycle
    • Practice 3 (Plan)
  • Benefits Management Cycle
    • Practice 4 (Realise)
  • Benefits Management Cycle
    • Practice 5 (Review)
  • Portfolio Based Benefits Management
  • Implementing and sustaining progress
  • Foundation and / or Practitioner examination

Course Includes

  • Professional Delivery by an Accredited MetaPM Managing Benefits Training Consultant
  • Managing Benefits Manual
  • Managing Benefits Foundation and / or Practitioner examinations
  • MetaPM Managing Benefits Course materials
  • Refreshments
  • Successful Foundation & Practitioner exam candidates receive certificates from the Accrediting Body and are listed on the APM Group website.

Course Delivery

Our Managing Benefits courses are delivered publicly around Australia, and can be tailored for in-house delivery at your organisation for groups of 6 or more.

To Register

Upcoming course dates are listed on the right of this page.

Or, view our course complete course schedule here: Course Schedule

Individual and multiple attendee registrations can be made online.

To enquire about in-house courses please contact Melanie Holland, Practice Director – MetaPM Learning, on 1800 800 436 or email mholland@metapm.com.au