Managing Benefits Foundation and Practitioner

5 Day Course
Code PBPMBFP

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Overview

Provides managers and practitioners from multiple disciplines, working in a wide variety of organizations, with generally applicable guidance encompassing benefits management principles, practices and techniques that enable organizations to optimize the return from their investments in change.

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Modules

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Module One: Overview, What is Benefits Management? (1 topic)

  • Defines the terminology used, what is meant by benefits and benefits management; review the track record of change initiatives in terms of benefits realisation; cognitive biases affecting benefits management; and the objectives of benefits management.

Module Two: The Benefits Management Principles (9 topics)

  • Discusses the seven enabling factors or principles that represent the solid foundations upon which effective benefits management is built. They are:
  • Align benefits with strategy
  • Start with the end in mind
  • Utilise successful delivery methods
  • Integrate benefits with performance management
  • Manage benefits from a portfolio perspective
  • Apply effective governance
  • Develop a value culture

Module Three: The Benefits Management Cycle (2 topics)

  • Introduces the Benefits Management Cycle, the organizational context in which it operates, and the constituent practices addressed in the next five modules. This module also addresses the barriers to, and the Key Success Characteristics of, effective approaches to benefits management. It also provides an overview of the main benefits management roles, responsibilities and documentation.

Module Four: Benefits Management Practice 1 - Identify & Quantify (2 topics)

  • The objective of this first practice is to lay the basis for informed options analysis, investment appraisal, and portfolio prioritisation. We shall discuss various approaches to identifying benefits including: benefits discovery workshops, benefits mapping and customer insight, as well as forecasting benefits. As well as problems typically faced and appropriate solutions.

Module Five: Benefits Management Practice 2 - Value & Appraise (2 topics)

  • Once identified and quantified we look at why organizations value benefits in monetary terms; various approaches to valuing non-financial benefits in monetary terms; the main approaches to initiative appraisal cost-benefit, real options, cost-effectiveness and multi-criteria analysis; and the role of value management techniques.

Module Six: Benefits Management Practice 3 - Plan (3 topics)

  • Planning covers approaches to validating benefits; prioritizing benefits; managing the pre-transition phase; selecting benefits measures; benefits risk and opportunity management; planning effective stakeholder engagement; and an overview of the main initiative-level benefits management documentation used in planning for benefits realization, and who prepares and maintains them.

Module Seven: Benefits Management Practice 4 - Realize (3 topics)

  • Benefits seldom just happen, there needs to be transition management; tracking and reporting, including surveys; and approaches to effective stakeholder engagement to win hearts as well as minds, and so deliver the behavioural change upon which benefits realization is often dependent.

Module Eight: Benefits Management Practice 5 - Review (2 topics)

  • The final practice looks at the importance of review as a basis for learning and continuous improvement before, during and after the initiative.

Module Nine: Portfolio-based application of Benefits Management (3 topics)

  • Addresses why portfolio-based benefits management is so important and its main elements.

Module Ten: Implementing and sustaining progress (2 topics)

  • Successful benefits management is embedded into the culture of organisation. In this module we look at how to get started with implementing benefits management, and how to sustain progress, including measuring impact and maturity.

Practitioner part of the event

Module One: Practitioner Exam Overview (1 topic)

  • Explains the format and expected content of the exam. Working as a group, we present and discuss typical questions in each of the possible question styles.

Module Two: The Benefits Management Principles (9 topics)

  • Discusses the application of the seven enabling factors or principles that represent the solid foundations upon which effective benefits management is built. Additionally we shall analyse and distinguish between their appropriate and inappropriate use in a given scenario situations. The principals are:
  • Align benefits with strategy
  • Start with the end in mind
  • Utilise successful delivery methods
  • Integrate benefits with performance management
  • Manage benefits from a portfolio perspective
  • Apply effective governance
  • Develop a value culture

Module Three: Benefits Management Practice 1 - Identify & Quantify (4 topics)

  • The objective of this first practice is to lay the basis for informed options analysis, investment appraisal, and portfolio prioritisation.
  • We shall discuss various approaches to identifying benefits including: benefits discovery workshops, benefits mapping and customer insight, as well as forecasting benefits. Additionally we shall look at some of the problems, issues, and fallacies typically faced and appropriate solutions.

Module Four: Benefits Management Practice 2 - Value & Appraise (1 topic)

  • Once identified and quantified we look at why organizations value benefits in monetary terms; various approaches to valuing non-financial benefits in monetary terms; the main approaches to initiative appraisal cost-benefit, real options, cost-effectiveness and multi-criteria analysis; and the role of value management techniques. Here we shall do practical exercises to check understanding of the application of the various techniques.

Module Five: Benefits Management Practice 3 - Plan (1 topic)

  • Planning covers approaches to validating benefits; prioritizing benefits; managing the pre-transition phase; selecting benefits measures; benefits risk and opportunity management; planning effective stakeholder engagement; and an overview of the main initiative-level benefits management documentation used in planning for benefits realization, and who prepares and maintains them. We shall discuss the various roles, responsibilities, and documentation required of a sound benefits management environment.

Module Six: Benefits Management Practice 4 - Realize (1 topic)

  • Benefits seldom just happen, there needs to be transition management; tracking and reporting, including surveys; and approaches to effective stakeholder engagement to win hearts as well as minds, and so deliver the behavioural change upon which benefits realization is often dependent.

Module Seven: Benefits Management Practice 5 - Review (1 topic)

  • The final practice looks at the importance of review as a basis for learning and continuous improvement before, during and after the initiative.

Module Eight: Portfolio-based application of Benefits Management (1 topic)

  • Addresses why portfolio-based benefits management is so important and its main elements. The portfolio is a permanent function within organisations and manages benefits before and after change initiatives, as well as their individual and collective performance.

Module Nine: Implementing and sustaining progress (1 topic)

  • Successful benefits management is embedded into the culture of organisation. In this module we look at how to get started with implementing benefits management, and how to sustain progress, including measuring impact and maturity.

Prerequisites

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. You will be provided with pre-course reading approximately two weeks prior to attending the course. This pre-reading is expected to take approximately five hours to complete. Your learning starts with this pre-reading, so please ensure you can complete the pre-course activities in full prior to attending. If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course, please contact your Account Manager or the QA Examination Administration team on +44 (0)1793 696273 or [email protected] Delegates will be presented with a copy of the official Managing Benefits manual on day 1 of the course.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.

Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
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Birmingham ETC (Maple)
5 Days $2,648
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PBPMBFP 5 Days $2,648
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Manchester (Oxford St)
5 Days $2,648

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