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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.

See delegate feedback at the foot of this page

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;
  • how to develop the foundations for change and business improvement;
  • why many Business Cases don’t contain real benefits (and projects fail to deliver them);
  • how to communicate project benefits in a crystal clear manner – something that is rarely done;
  • how to develop benefits realisation plans including measurement during the realisation phase.

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.

  • 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
  • Outcome and dependency analysis
  • Business Cases
  • The "one-page" Business Case
  • Describing any business problem using crystal clear simple language
  • Structuring Goals, Objectives, Outcomes and Benefits
  • Quantifying benefits
  • Improving the presentation of Business Cases to decision makers
  • 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
  • Measures and their motivation
  • Decision making guidance
  • 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

    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 the 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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