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Benefits Realisation Training | 1 Day Course | Accredited Provider

Delivery: On-site and Instructor-led Online

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UK’s first Benefits Realisation training course: proven one day course

“Benefits realisation” brings structure, clarity and accountability to the expected beneficial outcomes of business change. As a topic/skill, it is not yet mature in many organisations.

We have the UK’s longest running course (2003) and prove every month that it does not take 3/5 days to cover this topic. The feedback here shows that in one day it is totally possible to deliver a course that provides real practical help. Including ideas that you will be able to put to immediate use.

We deliver the course every month in all sectors. Public, not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

Using your projects as the basis of the whole course

We do this within all of the practical sessions.  This achieves the best possible learning outcome.

What if you use Agile?

This whole course fits perfectly with Agile approaches.

Course Objectives

Benefits realisation is a hugely valuable process. However, it is not mature, or well understood in many organisations, even today.

This course will demonstrate:

  • how to link pipeline planning in Portfolios to strategy via benefits;
  • why far too many Business Cases don’t contain real benefits (and many projects fail to deliver them);
  • how to communicate project benefits in a crystal clear manner via a one-page business case;
  • how to select the right measures.
  • how to develop a benefits realisation framework in your organisation.

The course is highly practical and we encourage delegates to bring extracts from business cases from their organisation to use in all practical exercises and workshops.

Course Duration

1 day 

Delivery Style

The course is interactive and highly practical using workshops throughout to build the key elements of a business case and a benefits realisation plan, based on a project from your own business.

SessionAgenda:
Overview
  • How to define legitimate benefits in business
  • What is Benefits Management?
  • The Benefits Realisation & Management Framework
  • Poor 'rules' that really hurt this process
  • Relationship to key processes
  • Structuring benefits within portfolios, programmes and projects
  • Presenting and bringing clarity to key data in programmes & projects
  • Linking strategy to projects and vice versa
  • Benefits Life-cycle and Responsibilities
  • Identification and Structuring
  • Planning
  • Realisation: maximising and managing
  • Organisation - inside and outside the core project team
  • Key responsibilities across the whole process - including benefit owners
  • Identification
  • Differentiating between outcomes and benefits (and why this is key)
  • Identifying benefits of real value to all stakeholders
  • Effective methods of identification and those to avoid
  • Business Cases
  • The "one-page" Business Case
  • Describing any business problem using crystal clear simple language
  • Structuring Goals, Objectives, Outcomes and Benefits
  • Categories of benefits: cashable, efficiencies, tangible and intangible
  • Simplifying & improving the presentation of Business Cases
  • Planning
  • How to develop the Benefits Realisation Plan
  • Defining & Scoping required changes
  • Defining the measurement plan
  • Developing the resistance management plan
  • Responsibilities during this and following phases
  • Relationship to project and programme life-cycles
  • Measurement
  • The biggest challenge to measures - how to overcome this
  • Analysing financial and tangible (non-financial) measures
  • The 4 primary financial measures
  • Analysing benefits for measures
  • Realisation
  • Simple and effective 'tools'
  • Benefits Mapping - a hugely useful strategic tool
  • Reviews and responsibilities
  • Relationship to Portfolios
  • Developing a Benefits driven Portfolio
  • Following this courseyou will be able to define a Framework in your business and participate in its implementation and use

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    Sample delegate feedback:

    We can prove these are all real and recent
    “ I wanted to once again thank you for the excellent course delivered yesterday – it was a masterclass in Benefits Realisation."

    "I found it extremely useful, you really made me think.”

    “I really enjoyed the course and got a lot from it. The trainer, Kevin, was fantastic.”

    "You kept us fully engaged throughout the whole day - excellent session."

    "Thanks again for a great session with our team. I know I came away with several useful nuggets that I want to apply straight away."

    “I loved it, I’ve got a lot to think about”

    “... exactly what I needed at this point in time”

    “I’ve come away with several golden nuggets”

    "Thank you for a really engaging and interesting training session on BRM"

    "Many thanks for the very good and helpful course yesterday. Nigel and I both agreed that the content was really well presented, and helped to consolidate a lot of elements for us which we will be able to put to immediate use"

    "The course was a resounding success and the team have already started to look at things in a completely different way"

    "Many thanks, I found the course both interesting and enjoyable, it's as if you've shone some light on what seemed to be a dark art. I now feel we have a framework which will allow us to progress with our benefits processes in a more structured and logical manner. I will have no hesitations in recommending your course to my colleagues"

    "Very worthwhile course, clarified the scope, activity (and associated work to implement a BM approach) - we will definitely use the course to influence our future work"

    "Thank you, I found the course very useful and now feel I have the tools and understanding to progress this element of our Programme. Wish me luck!"

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