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1 May 2018
Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre John Henry Brookes Building Oxofrd Brookes University Gipsy Lane Oxford 0X3 0BP OXFORD OXFORDSHIRE 0X3 0BP
  • 2018-05-01 18:00:00 2018-05-01 20:00:00 Europe/London Commissioning for Impact. Think PRUB! Please make sure to book onto this event via the apm website. Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP   Oxford Brookes University

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Commissioning for Impact. Think PRUB!

Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP

Organisations continue to struggle with their strategies and to achieve value from programmes. Even when they have a strategy development process, plans and projects rarely have the impact that was promised.

The strategy development and validation model developed by Phil Driver addresses the struggle of organisations to realise their strategy, replacing endless projects that don’t quite seem to deliver what the end user needs with an easy-to-understand, implementable methodology that can be validated with evidence.

In his book “Validating Strategies” Phil shows how managers can define, test and communicate strategies clearly. The model at the heart of this book - Organisations run Projects that produce Results and enable people to Use them to create Benefits (PRUB) - provides an intuitive approach that links strategic planning and validation to project and programme management to create, validate, and implement strategies and then demonstrate impact.

In his new book “OpenStrategies Commissioning. From Woe to Flow”, Phil shows how to apply PRUB-Thinking to the project commissioning and procurement activities so that the benefits promised in the business case are traceable through the project definition process, commissioning, contract and delivery. Delegates will learn about how to validate their strategies and demonstrate to stakeholders, taxpayers and shareholders that they are delivering value.

Phil Driver brings together the worlds of strategy and project management and in so doing, guides organisations to develop, validate and implement portfolios of projects that meet the strategic needs of organisations and their customers.

Phil is founder and CEO of OpenStrategies Ltd (Christchurch, NZ). His background in science and engineering management led to his involvement in large-scale industry-sector strategies. That in turn led to his developing an in-depth understanding of the challenges of even larger scale,

public sector strategies. The OpenStrategies system then evolved through more than a decade of intense engagement with many public and private sector organisations.

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

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Benefits management

Business Case

Stakeholder engagement

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