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Benefits Realisation Training - One Day Course - Accredited Provider

Delivery Methods: Classroom, On-site and Online

This course can be taken through any of the following:

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

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 at the foot of this page shows that in one day it is totally possible to deliver a one-day course that provides real practical help which can be put into immediate use.

Who is the course applicable to? What if we use Agile?

We deliver the course every month in organisations in all sectors: public, not-for-profit and commercial sectors. This course fits perfectly with Agile approaches.

We also have a coaching session for Executives.

Course Objectives

Benefits realisation is a hugely valuable process especially when organisations are looking to ensure there is a clear link between projects and business strategy or priorities.

This course will demonstrate:

  • how to drive the selection of projects through strategic aims, together with ensuring that real contribution to strategy is achieved by projects;
  • why many Business Cases don’t contain real benefits (and projects fail to deliver them);
  • the difference between cashable, tangible and intangible benefits and the 4 types of financial benefits;
  • how to communicate project benefits in a crystal clear manner via a one-page business case;
  • how to analyse benefits and select the right measures.

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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