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This webinar content is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience.
Benefit Map - The What, Why and How of this very valuable benefits realisation management tool

On Monday 18 December the Benefits Management SIG gave a webinar on introducing benefits mapping, presented by Judge Matharu. In the context of benefits management someone recently commented that a benefit map was the most valuable tool they had come across, but is often misunderstood and/or misused.

For Judge it is the most valuable tool in the benefits management toolkit which can provide a huge amount of value - if done correctly.

In this webinar, he covered the essentials of a benefit map:

  1. What is it? Addressing the key principles of a benefit map and what it looks like?
  2. Why do you need it? Considering the key insights and value you can get from a benefit map (and there are loads!)
  3. How do you create it? There are different approaches to developing a map depending on your context and he looked at each of these.

At the end of the content the audience came away with the knowledge, and hopefully an urge, to go and create their first benefit map!

Judge Matharu is an experienced benefit realisation practitioner with over 10 years of real world insight. During this time, his frustration at the lack of accessible information and tools to implement benefits management led to his book Practical Benefit Realisation Management published in 2015.

In addition to being an active practitioner, he presents and provides training with a focus on real world 'how to' especially from the perspective of an individual 'change initiative' (project, programme or whatever you might call it).

Sarah Harries is a long-standing member of the Benefits Management SIG committee who has over 12 years experience in benefits management within the private and public sectors. She now specialises in setting up and increasing benefits management capability at an organisational level and has done this for several organisations including Openreach and HS2. She is a massive fan of benefits mapping.

Judge has very kindly allowed his presented material to be made available for viewing.
The slides on Slideshare and the webinar recording on YouTube is now available in our APM resources area and also embedded below for reference.

Questions raised during the recording have been reviewed and together with the responses are published below.


This webinar content is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience.





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  1. Piney Crispin
    Piney Crispin 09 February 2018, 12:09 PM

    Judge, I have a question. In your example, each node only contributed to a single destination. Is this a restriction you always apply, or was it just for the purpose of simplifying the example? With thanks