Benefit Fraud - APM Keynote Presentation & AGM

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Posted by APM on 19th May 2010

Chairman of the Association for Project Managements Yorkshire and North Lincolnshires branch, Philip Smelt has announce that the Keynote AGM presentation will feature not one but two leading advocates of benefits realisation Stephen Jenner and Peter Glynne.

Research shows that many organisations still struggle to demonstrate a return on their investments in change. Addressing this calls for a three-pronged approach ensuring we are clear about the anticipated benefits from an investment; going beyond hurdle rates of return to capturing all forms of potential value; and active management to exceed the forecast. The challenge starts with the business case failing projects and programmes dont have brilliant business cases, and the evidence shows that too often they contain assumptions that masquerade as facts. Stephen will outline the research evidence, the possible explanations, and solutions which call for a radically different approach to the way organisations approach the realisation of benefits from their investments in change.

Stephen Jenner designed, implemented and operated the Criminal Justice System Information Technology approach to portfolio and benefits management which won the 2007 Civil Service financial management award and which has been recognised internationally. He was described by the UK Government CIO, as the rottweiller of benefits management and he is the author of, Realising Benefits from Government ICT Investment- a fools errand? and Transforming Government and Public Services with Project Portfolio Management. Stephen has been a member of the UK Senior Civil Service since 1999. From mid 2006 to 2008 he was Director of Criminal Justice IT, one of the largest IT enabled business change programs in Europe. He is now advising on the development of Portfolio Management for the Cabinet Office and leading research into Benefits Management for the Office of Government Commerce. Stephen runs Masterclasses in Portfolio and Benefits Management and is a regular speaker at international conferences and writer on the subjects of portfolio and benefits management.

Peter Glynne is founder/Chair of the APM Specific Interest Group (SIG) in Benefits Management, Treasurer of the London Branch and a member of the Audit and Performance Review Committee. He has over 18 years experience in project and programme management with over ten years in the Public Sector. Peter is on secondment to the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) from Deloitte where he led benefits management across the UK Programme Leadership practice. He previously held the role of Head of the Reform Delivery Unit in the Northern Ireland Civil Service where he had responsibility for leading portfolio management across a multi-billion pound reform programme. Peter is a fellow of the APM, holds a Masters Degree in Project Management and is a qualified Chartered Secretary. He has authored numerous papers and articles on benefits management.

So please come along and join us at Leeds Metropolitan University on 19th May 2010 at 6pm. See our website for further details.

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