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Commissioning for impact, think PRUB!

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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.


On Wednesday 2 May, Phil Driver presented in London at a Benefits Management SIG evening event.

In his book Validating Strategies: Linking Projects and Results to Uses and Benefits, Phil shows how managers can define, test and communicate strategies clearly. The model at the heart of this book is PRUB :-

‘Organisations run Projects to produce Results which customers and citizens Use 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 has very kindly allowed his presented slides from his visit to be made available for viewing, and these are now on Slideshare.
Also shared is his summary of Chapter 13.


The audience engaged in a poll survey during the evening, their responses are below.
This is still open, and after engaging with the presentation, you are welcome to submit your responses.






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