24 January 2019
The Mount Business Centre 2 Woodstock Link BELFAST BT6 8DD
  • 2019-01-24 18:00:00 2019-01-24 20:00:00 Europe/London Implementing a framework to maximise value from organisational change Don't forget to book your place on the APM website The Mount Business Centre, 2 Woodstock Link, BELFAST, BT6 8DD   The Mount

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Implementing a framework to maximise value from organisational change

The Mount Business Centre, 2 Woodstock Link, BELFAST, BT6 8DD

Effective Benefits Management (BM) is key to maximising benefits from an organisation’s investment in project and programme delivery. A BM framework describes the principles, governance, lifecycle, activities and products that enable this to happen.

APM Benefits Management Specific Interest Group (SIG) is working to co-create useful knowledge products, on behalf of members, including a ‘how-to guide’ for developing an effective BM framework.

‘Organisations with high BM maturity have a 50% edge in goal attainment. And, as all strategic change happens through projects and programmes, it is crucial that a project’s benefits are sustainable, if its strategic initiatives are to succeed over the long term.’ (PMI Pulse of the Profession, 2016)

BM is a key topic in the APM Body of Knowledge, BoK6, a core competence in APM Competency Framework, and in the Infrastructure and Project Authority (IPA) Project Delivery Capability Framework.

APM defines BM as ‘the identification, definition, planning, tracking and realisation of benefits.’ The BM life-cycle starts before, and ends after, project and programme delivery. Arguably, it is more likely to be effective when introduced at portfolio, or enterprise-level, and sponsored and led by the C-Suite.

BM is common sense, but not common practice; there is a ‘knowing - doing gap!’ So, how are we to make necessary improvements in this important area?

Our handy ‘how-to guide’ will explain how to develop, implement and sustain a BM framework that is closely aligned to organisational context. It will be based on good practice and draw on the knowledge, experience and generous contributions of an energetic BM community of practice.

This interactive presentation is designed to stimulate thinking and share knowledge, experience and collective wisdom. We might even enjoy some ‘Ah-ha’ moments together.

We plan to use Mentimeter, and therefore attendees are encouraged to bring along their phones, tablets or laptops.

We will address the following questions:

  • Why does my organisation need a BM framework?
  • What is a BM framework and what are the functions of its component parts?
  • How do I develop, implement and sustain an effective BM framework?
  • What challenges should I anticipate; and how do I overcome them?
  • Where can I learn more - resources and communities of practice?

Neil White
Neil is a practising benefit and change manager and has a Master’s Degree in Change Management, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics & Computer science.

He is keen to see Change Management thinking and learning better leveraged in the organisational change space. Neil has been published in the APM Project Magazine and delivered many presentations at APM’s Branch and SIG events.

Merv Wyeth
Merv is the UK Service Delivery Partner of Amplify - an enterprise software solution for benefits-led portfolio management.

Previously, during a 25-year police service career, he performed a mix of operational and support roles including PPM and business change. In early 2009, he joined APM to satisfy his passion for benefits management. He is former Co-Chair of APM Benefits Management SIG and a fellow of the APM.

Merv co-facilitates the Benefits Management Specialist Group Business Case Practitioner Forum in the GovPDC network on K-Hub.

Please note: Employees of Corporate Partners and Affiliates please email to book your place free of charge. (Free for this event only)

This event is suitable for professionals with up to an intermediate level of experience.

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



APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition reference

Section Description

Portfolio management


Learning and development


Benefits management

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