We thought it would be a good idea to revisit some of the guiding principles that underpin the world of portfolio, programme and project management. In a world of information overload, it is very easy to lose sight of what matters, so this is the first in a series of posts that we revisit to remind about some core concepts.
In this article, we revisit benefits management, which is still one of the most mysterious disciplines in the world of transformation. Benefits appear like magic when the business case is being written. With earnest consideration and challenge, even more mysteriously, they seem to disappear as soon as the business is signed off and people get down to the real business of delivering stuff, probably never returning to the sticky subject of benefits and why the change was initiated in the first place.
We’ve pulled together some of what we have found to be guiding principles which may increase your chances of achieving your benefits delivery.
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In this short vodcast (from our partners at CC Learning in Brisbane) David Griffiths, a trainer at CC Learning, talks about Managing Benefits™. Specifically he discusses why we invest in projects and programs, optimism bias and strategic misrepresentation. Benefits.
We hope you find it useful
This is part of their ‘Latte Experience’ series that each covers, within three minutes, a topic about portfolio, program and projects in an informal, relaxed way. Visit and subscribe to their YouTube channel http://YouTube.com/users/CCLearningExperience.
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During our work to support organisations deliver benefits driven change, maturity assessments and adopting programme management, we have become aware of a number of underpinning principles that are common amongst organisations that are successful.
Please click here for the guiding principles of benefits management
If you would like to access a free knowledge nugget about Benefits Management, then this is for you.
Rod Sowden talks about how Benefits Management should be approached, some of the pitfalls to be avoided, and how Managing Successful Programmes guidance can be best used to deliver your benefit.
It is drawn from our MSP® pre-course course package and the lead author for MSP® 2011, Rod Sowden introduces the concepts and explains how benefits management works in programmes and projects.
To access the free podcast, click here
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HMRC have selected the Aspire Academy to provide their I-Learning service for Benefits Management, which we will be providing as part of a managed service.
Our course provides around 10 hours of extended learning on benefits management concepts and provides the foundation knowledge for the C4CM Benefit Management qualification