Benefits Management SIG

"Benefits management is the identification, definition, planning, tracking and realisation of business benefits." 
APM Body of Knowledge, 6th edition, section 3.2.1


Welcome to the APM Benefits Management Specific Interest Group (SIG) website. The SIG was established in May 2009 for the benefit of members, the APM and the professional in general.

The Benefits Management SIG has members across the UK as well as globally. SIG membership includes numerous individuals from outside the traditional project and programme management profession - a fact which belies its ability to influence change.

About us

The SIG addresses the need for professionalism in benefits realisation, ensuring that projects and programmes deliver their intended value. APM Competence Framework scope now includes project, programme and portfolio organisational capabilities and incorporates a benefits realisation competence area. APM recognises the important synergistic relationship between benefits-driven change and the wider P3M community.

Our mission

To be a recognised driving force and source of leadership in developing and nurturing a community of benefits management practitioners and stakeholders, facilitating collaboration and sharing of information on proven and emergent practice.

Our strategic objectives

  1. BM mindset and culture organisationally embedded across P3M life cycles.
  2. Documented and disseminated proven best practice.
  3. Strengthened, growing community of BM practitioners and stakeholders.
  4. Increased collaborative working with SIGs, branches and external bodies.
  5. Focus on value creation as well as delivery.
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The SIG’s vision is to develop and promote benefits realisation as a core driver of successful project, programme, portfolio and change management. We aim to do this by:

  • supporting project, programme, portfolio, PMO and other business professionals with a strong interest in benefits realisation through knowledge sharing and the opportunity to network;
  • becoming the recognised source and portal for the development and dissemination of knowledge on benefits realisation globally;
  • becoming pre-eminent for our contribution to thought leadership on alignment of benefits realisation, change management and business strategy;
  • providing standards and guidelines for benefits realisation;
  • building partnerships with businesses and other professional groups with a strong interest in benefits management.

Organisations will move beyond a delivery culture to one focused on value, one which recognises the need to embed a benefits mindset in all business practices throughout the life-cycle of investments and resulting assets.


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John Thorp CMC, I.S.P., ITCP
Claire Dellar

The APM Benefits Summit 2017

Realising Benefits in a Changing World

Date: 22 June 2017

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: Holiday Inn London-Kensington, London

The programme for the APM Benefits Management Summit 2017, #apmbmsummit, has been organised around four related themes:

  • Organisational Transformation
  • The Business Case
  • Portfolio Management
  • Working with Partners

Early bird ends at 11:55pm on Friday, 21 April 2017

Book your place today

The Summit will provide delegates with many unique and proven insights and perspectives to successfully plan and realise benefits including:

  • Ensuring that multiple initiatives contribute to strategy.
  • Providing real data to budget holders to make sound investment decisions.
  • Improving benefits identification and engagement with stakeholders.
  • Enabling organisations to ensure that their changes are wholly beneficial.
  • Responding to Agile ways of project initiation and delivery.
  • Enabling enterprise working using common benefits frameworks.

Delegates will also get the opportunity to network with global experts, proven practitioners and enthusiasts.

Lots of value, lots of benefits and opportunities!

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