Managing Benefits Practitioner
The course is relevant to all sectors and types of project or programme, or what the Managing Benefits guide refers to as 'change initiatives'.
The target audience includes all those with a role in ensuring best use of funds by maximizing the benefits realized from change initiatives.
This multi-disciplinary group includes:-
- Change leaders (e.g. senior responsible owners & 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 & project managers)
- Change support staff (e.g. portfolio, programme & project office staff)
- Business Case writers and project appraisers
Managing Benefits provides managers and practitioners from multiple disciplines, working in a wide variety of organisations, with generally applicable guidance encompassing benefits management principles, practices and techniques that enable organisations to optimise the return from their investments in change.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Although there are no prerequisites to attending this course, students should be familiar with the basic concepts and language of business change. Students have to attain a pass at Foundation level to continue the course and sit the Practitioner exam.
Training Course Content
The Foundation part of the course aims to enable participants to understand the benefits management principles, practices, techniques, roles, responsibilities, and documents. Specifically to know and understand the:
- 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
- Key elements of portfolio-based benefits management
- Scope of key roles and responsibilities for benefits management and the typical contents of the main benefits management documentation
- The various approaches to implementation and the factors to consider in sustaining progress
The Practitioner level element aims to enable Participants to apply and understand how to tailor Managing Benefits effectively. Specifically candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to:
- Plan the implementation of benefits management, select appropriate strategies to sustain and measure progress
- Select and adapt the principles, practices and techniques to suit different organisational contexts
- Apply activities that should be undertaken during each of the practices of the Benefits Management Cycle together with the accountabilities and responsibilities of each of the defined roles
- Evaluate examples of benefits management information (documents)
- Analyse the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario
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