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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 longest running 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 course that provides real practical help which can be put into immediate use.

Course Objectives

Benefits realisation brings a new level of thinking to projects and is a hugely valuable process.

This course uses a number of case studies to demonstrate:

  • why many Business Cases don’t contain real benefits (and projects fail to deliver them) and how to reverse this;
  • the difference between Benefits and Outcomes and why this is key;
  • how to structure the data clearly within both programmes and projects;
  • how to communicate any project around its benefits – 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.

See delegate feedback at the foot of this page

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.

Session Agenda:
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
  • Structuring key data in programmes & projects & bringing clarity to both
  • 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 Business Goals, Objectives, Outcomes and 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 course you 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
    “ I found it extremely useful, really made me think ”

    “ I’ve come away with several golden nuggets ”

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

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

    " 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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