Managing Benefits™ Foundation Online

Why should I take the Managing Benefits Foundation Online course?

Online e-learning gives you a convenient and cost-effective route to Managing Benefits certification. You can fit the study around your own schedule and continue to work while you add Managing Benefits to your qualifications in your own time. Our material is developed by experts and fully accredited.

Benefits realization is the reason your organization spends money on projects and programs. Until Managing Benefits there was no systematic, multi-disciplinary guidance to show you how to do this effectively and in detail. Managing Benefits aims to help organizations address the problem of demonstrating return on investments. It provides managers and practitioners from multiple disciplines, working in a variety of organizations, with generally applicable guidance encompassing benefits management principles, practices and techniques.

Can I see a Demo of your Managing Benefits Online Learning?

Yes. Request a Managing Benefits demo and we’ll set you up with a preview so you can try out the system first.

Who should take this e-learning course?

The Managing Benefits Foundation course is designed for anyone requiring an introduction to the role of ensuring that the organization makes best use of investments by maximizing the benefits from projects, programs and the portfolio. This will include:

  • Senior responsible owners & directors of change.
  • Strategic planners and policy leads.
  • Business case developers and project appraisers.
  • Portfolio, Programme & Project Managers.
  • Portfolio, Programme & Project Office staff

What is included:

The course includes:

  • 1-year access to our accredited MSP e-Learning material
  • Official manual: “Managing Benefits”
  • Sample exam questions
  • Dashboard and Module reporting so you can track your progress
  • Managing Benefits Foundation exam online (webcam required) + Certificate
  • 16 PDUs if you are a PMP

What will I learn:

  • Definitions, scope and objectives of benefits management, barriers to its effective practice, and the key success characteristics.
  • 7 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.
  • Scope of key roles and responsibilities for benefits management and the typical contents of the main benefits management documentation.
  • Approaches to implementation and the factors to consider in sustaining progress

What are the course prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. Experience in project, portfolio or program management is beneficial.

What are the course contents:

This is the APMG-International Managing Benefits Foundation course. It covers the Managing Benefits syllabus to Foundation level.

Key Learning Points:

What is Benefits Management and why do we need it?

  • Definitions – benefits and benefits management
  • Value and value management
  • Why do we need benefits management?
  • Objectives of benefits management

Barriers to success

  • Common misconceptions about benefits realization
  • The knowing – doing gap
  • Cognitive bias
  • Organizational pressures

Benefits Management Principles

  • Align benefits with strategy
  • Start with the end in mind
  • Utilize successful delivery methods
  • Integrate benefits with performance measurement
  • Management benefits from a portfolio perspective
  • Apply effective governance
  • Develop a value culture

Benefits Management cycle

  • The benefits managements cycle
  • Integrating benefits into the wider organizational context
  • Key success characteristics
  • Key roles, responsibilities and documentation

Benefits Management practices

  • Identify & Quantify
  • Value & Appraise
  • Plan – 4 themes that underpin benefits planning
  • Realize – transition, tracking and optimizing benefits
  • Review – initiative led and independent reviews

Portfolio based Benefits Management

  • The scope of portfolio-based benefits management
  • Key documentation and roles

Applying Benefits Management techniques

  • Reference class forecasting / Delphi technique / Probability based forecasting
  • Driver based analysis
  • Investment logic mapping
  • Benefits map
  • Benefits eligibility rules
  • Customer insight
  • Multi-criteria analysis

Tools and templates

  • Benefits management skills and competencies log
  • Benefits logic map
  • Managing benefits health check assessment


Which exam is included in this course?

This course includes the Managing Benefits Foundation exam.

Managing Benefits Foundation exam

The Managing Benefits Foundation exam is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of Managing Benefits

  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • Closed book exam
  • 40 minutes duration
  • 50% needed to pass – 25 correct marks

When is the exam taken?

When you are ready to take the exam, we will send you a prepaid voucher. You will be able to schedule the exams in the portal anytime you want 24/7. A webcam is required to identify yourself to the proctor with a photographic ID and then you can do the exam online from home.

What’s the best way to prepare for the Managing Benefits Foundation exam?

Set your exam date first. Then work towards it. The material takes 15 hours study to get you to Foundation level. So, work out how long that is going to take you and then book the exams. This way you have a clear target to aim at. This will help you stay on schedule.

Do I need ID for the Managing Benefits exam?

You must have a photographic ID with you. A driver’s license or passport is fine. A work ID, with photograph, is also acceptable.

How long does my Managing Benefits Foundation qualification last?

The Managing Benefits Foundation qualification is permanent. You will receive a lifetime certificate.

What happens if I don’t pass the Managing Benefits exam?

If you don’t pass a Managing Benefits exam you can do a re-sit. We will send you a new voucher code for an additional fee.

Can I just take the Managing Benefits exam with you?

Sorry, no. We are an Accredited Training Organization for Managing Benefits, so we are not permitted to offer just exams.


How many hours of study are required to pass the exams?

You need about 15 hours study to get ready for the Foundation exam.

I am thinking about buying the Managing Benefits manual and self-studying?

If you are doing this for cost reasons, it’s a mistake. Our e-learning package includes everything and is built to save you money and trouble. Our fully accredited e-learning package includes online lessons, the latest practice exam questions, shipping, examination costs and proctor fees. There is nothing else to pay and you have a higher chance of passing your Managing Benefits exam.

How many PDUs do I get for this course?

PMPs can claim 16 PDUs at the PMI for the Managing Benefits Foundation Online course. (6 Technical PDUs, 3 Leadership PDUs, 7 Strategic PDUs).

APMG International Managing Benefits™ is a trademark of The APM Group Limited. All rights reserved. The APMG International Managing Benefits and Swirl Device is a trademark of The APM Group Limited, used under permission of The APM Group Limited. All rights reserved.
The Online version of this course is offered by Training Bytesize, an Accredited Training Organisation of The APM Group Ltd.

Managing Benefits™ Foundation Online

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April 2020

Managing Benefits™ Foundation Online

April 1, 2020 - April 2, 2021
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Managing Benefits™ Online is a convenient and cost-effective route to gaining benefits realization skills. Get certified at your own pace with e-learning. Includes: 1-year access to accredited e-learning, manual, 1 online exam 24/7 (webcam required).

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