Managing Benefits - Foundation and Practitioner

Managing Benefits

Benefits is the reason for all your projects, programmes and portfolio.  New products and capabilities are need to produce measurable improvements, aligned to your strategic objectives.  But the evidence shows that benefits are either:

  • Not being measured
  • Not being realized or, worst:
  • Deliberately mis-stated

The National Audit Office found that "two thirds of projects... are completed late, over budget or do not deliver the outcomes expected" and that "the track record of project delivery in the private sector is equally mixed"  There is a need for improvement - effective benefits management, based on sound principles and practices, is part of the answer.

How do I get trained in Managing Benefits?

Advantage Learning delivers the official APMG Managing Benefits course and exams

Contact Paul Atkin on 0131 668 2445 or email

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Managing Benefits enhances your qualifications in PRINCE2, MSP or MoP with skills to accurately forecast, plan and realize real improvements for your organization.   In today's economy the need to do this to maximum effect cannot be overstated so Managing Benefits is highly appropriate to ensure that your organization returns the maximum amount on its investment in projects, programmes and the portfolio

Managing Benefits training

Managing Benefits training is available at the Foundation and Practitioner levels.  The course can be taken as a 3 day Foundation or combined 5 day, Foundation and Practitioner event.

Who should get trained?

Managing Benefits is for all staff involved in the planning, assessment and realization of benefits.  Typical job roles would include:

  • Executives who form the Portfolio Direction Group / Investment Committee or Progress Groups
  • Senior Responsible Owners and Programme Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Benefits Managers and Benefits Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Portfolio, Programme or Project Office staff

What will I learn?

In addition to the 7 principles and 5 practices of benefits management you'll also look at techniques such as investment logic mapping, benefits vizualization and social return on investment.  Examples will include Bristol City Council, the Australian Government, NASA and Standard Chartered Bank.  You'll also see and be able to apply templates for role descriptions, a skills and competencies log and a benefits management healthcheck for your organization

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