Business Change and Benefits Realisation

How to write a problem statement

By Kevin Lonergan | August 11, 2021 |

Drafting problem statements for Business Cases Why do we need one? When developing a business case, it is common to include a problem statement or similar.  It should be the starting point for many business cases. Sadly, far too many business cases do not contain a clear problem statement or even none at all (1).…


How to set Smart Objectives

By Kevin Lonergan | March 28, 2016 |

Setting Smart Project Objectives – An Example All projects, especially ‘business projects’ benefit a great deal from having crystal clear objectives. However, no matter how obvious this statement may seem they are often far from clear or even plain wrong.  ‘SMART objectives’ also helps with this question but in the world of projects, this discussion can…


Why Benefits Realisation is not Return on Investment!

By Kevin Lonergan | May 15, 2015 |

Why defining ‘benefits realisation’ through ‘investments’ does real damage: Benefits Realisation is a new concept, having only come about in the last decade or so. As such its application and definition are not yet mature. It is applicable to all aspects of public and private sector activity where any form of change is being sought that is…


Why it should be called ‘benefits realisation’

By Kevin Lonergan | April 22, 2015 |

What we call things really matters and here is why: Over the past decade the topic of benefits realisation has emerged and is gaining much interest.  In some circles it is being referred to as benefits management. We do not agree with this and here’s why. The goal of the concept is to provide real focus on, and…


Benefits Realisation – context drives the terminology

By Kevin Lonergan | April 14, 2015 |

This is not semantics: it is critical to delivering benefits There are discussions on LinkedIn etc around the slow rate of take-up of benefits realisation and why this may be.  Some argue the language does not help and may contribute towards the rate of take up. Within these discussions some are suggesting what it could be…


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