2011 Postgraduate student award
Posted by APM on 23rd Aug 2011
Paul Summers (pictured right, receiving his award from SIG Chairman Peter Glynne), a PhD student from the University of Portsmouth has been announced as the winner of the SIGs 2011 postgraduate student award. Paul is also a corporate programme manager with Portsmouth City Council, responsible for leading project management performance across the organisation. His paper entitled Benefits management: the keystone of project management considers the question can benefits management be used as a driver to improve project management? It considers the experience within a UK unitary local authority.
Commenting on the award, Peter Glynne, Chairman of the Benefits Management SIG said, Im delighted that Pauls paper focuses on a key aspect of benefits realisation the link to continual improvement in project management performance. The reality is that project delivery and benefits realisation are inextricably one with many successful organisations integrating them into a single approach to managing the implementation of change.
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How to optimise our investment in change initiatives and achieve business benefits - particularly when applied as a complete package.
We need to improve the way we integrate benefits management into what we do, if we are going to make a real difference. The one focus which could offer us a sustained view of where we are going and how we are doing, is that of the benefits.