The APM Benefits Summit 2017

Realising Benefits in a Changing World

The programme for the APM Benefits Management Summit 2017, held on 22 June 2017, was organised around four related themes:

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

The Summit provided 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 also had the opportunity to network with global experts, proven practitioners and enthusiasts.


Time activity title and speaker

09:45 Key note      Transforming government through transformation projects, Tony Meggs, Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)
10:15 Presentation Enhancing performance in complex projects through collaboration, David Hawkins, Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW)
10:50 Presentation From ambition to delivery - don’t just do something, stand there and think!, Joseph Lowe, HM Treasury

11:45 Case study 1 Implementing a benefits-led approach to portfolio management at the MPS, Penny Chalton and Thomas Coleman, Deloitte
12:10 Case study 2 Using risk information to enhance partner relationships, Will Foulds, Redstone Risk Ltd
12:35 Case study 3 In scoping programmes, is using the “T” word a constraint to successful delivery? Ian Clark, Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)

14:00 Workshop 1 Portfolio and benefits management framework development,Simon Darby, APM Portfolio Management SIG and Neil White, APM Benefits Management SIG Chair
14:00 Workshop 2 Thinking systematically about benefits, Andrew Gray and David Liversidge, BMT Hi-Q Sigma
14:00 Workshop 3 Pessimists, realists and liars: why benefits forecasts are always wrong, Claire Dellar, NHS Digital

15:15 Workshop 4 Value and benefits management: optimising benefits when affordability is an issue - as it always is!, Steve Parker, GHD Ltd and APM Value Management SIG
15:15 Workshop 5 Benefits driven organisational transformation, Carlos Serra, Independent Researcher/Author
15:15 Workshop 6 Creating order out of chaos: new generation tool for strategic planning, Merron Simpson, New NHS Alliance

16:20 Closing Key Note Show me the benefits! optimising the return on investment in projects & programs, Steve Jenner, Portfolio Solutions; Author, Practitioner, Trainer
16:55 Final remarks and close APM Benefits Management SIG

Sponsored by:

Hyde Park Solutions Ltd (HPS) is a specialist Portfolio, Programme and Project Management consultancy established in 2007.
HPS Consultants work with their clients to develop and implement PfM OPPM solutions for even the most complex of PfM challenges. 
HPS understands the value and importance of the end to end life cycle of investments and projects this allows HPS to enable blue chip organisations to make better informed strategic decisions when selecting their project investment, and tactical decisions in managing their programme and project challenges.
HPS is Oracle’s Primavera Gold Partner of choice for Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management (OPPM) installations.
HPS is also an Oracle Primavera Gold Partner with recognised expertise in Primavera P6, Unifier, Risk Analysis and Analytics and most importantly their integration between each other and other vendor’s software applications to provide a total solution for PfM challenges.


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