20 August 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central 36 Cambridge Street GLASGOW LANARKSHIRE G2 3HN

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Benefits management -Ensuring the change is effective

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central, 36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN

The presentation will use real-world examples and a benefits management model to demonstrate how projects and programmes would be better-served by viewing them as investments, whose success will be measured through the benefits observed in the future.

One of the most difficult, yet important, questions regarding projects is "What advantages will this project create for the investors and key stakeholders?" Projects and programs should be treated as investments. This means that the focus of projects should move from the traditional project-based triple constraints (time–cost–quality) towards some of the more fundamental questions:

•     What is the purpose of this investment?
•     What are the specific advantages expected?
•     Are these benefits worth the investment?

This presentation will provide a discussion of the advantages of focusing on the benefits and how this can support the decision-making process. A model will be presented which covers processes addressing the strategic elements of benefits realization which will commit and engage stakeholders together with a new perspective.

Covering an area of program and project management that is rapidly becoming more widely valued, this presentation blends theory with practical experience to present a clear process flow to managing the benefits life cycle. 

The need for this to become common practice is evident in the failure of projects to create sustainable change which creates a return on the investment.

Kenn Dolan is the author of "Implementing Project and Program Benefits Management", which was published by Taylor and Francis in 2018.

Kenn is a recognised expert in benefits realisation management, stakeholder engagement and portfolio, programme and project management and the application of best practices. Kenn has extensive experience advising clients across five continents.
As an in-demand management consultant and public speaker, Kenn has influenced the implementation of best practices in programme and project management to improve performance and maturity within organisations within the financial, IT, defence, resources, construction and public sectors.

He has coached and mentored senior executives in over 20 countries.

A gifted and popular educator and trainer, Kenn is passionate about the distillation of programme and project management attitudes and skills into the broader community ensuring that these powerful techniques permeate as many investment opportunities as possible.

Kenn has been honoured as:
Fellow PMI Australia
Fellow PMI Adelaide South Australia Chapter
Fellow of the Australian Computer Society
PMI Chapter Award for Leadership 2014

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.


APM Body of Knowledge reference

Section Description
1.1.1 Project management
1.1.2 Programme management
1.1.3 Portfolio management
3.2.1 Benefits management

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