Delivering Value via Project Portfolio Management

Attend a Full Day Executive Level Briefing Conducted by One of the World's Leading Subject Matter Experts on the Value Management Office Concept MR STEPHEN JENNER!
Author & Chief Examiner for APMG Managing Benefits and Management of Portfolios Best Practice Guidance

A Practical Hands-On workshop that Incorporates the Latest Evidence & Best Practice Examples from Around the World, Group Discussions, Role Play and Group Exercises.

February 4, 2013

Cliftons Melbourne
February 7, 2013

Cliftons Sydney
February 8, 2013

Cliftons Perth
8:30 AMRegistration Starts
9:00 AMWelcome & Introduction
9:15 AMThe Case for a VMO — need for activity versus benefits-led change
10:00 AMAnalysis and Challenge — Group Exercise
11:15 AMCharacteristics of a successful PMO and PMO leader
11:45 PMAssessing Strategic Contribution and Achievability
12:45 PMLunch (provided)
1:15 PMWhat is Value and Value Management?
2:00 PMEffective Decision Making
3:00 PMAnalysis and Support — Group Exercise
4:30 PMRoadmap to VMO Maturity
5:00 PMClose


Steve is Author and Chief Examiner for both the APMG Managing Benefits and the Cabinet Office Management of Portfolios best practice guidance. Infamously described by the UK Government CIO as, "the Rottweiler of benefits management", Steve Jenner designed, implemented and operated the multi-agency Criminal Justice IT Portfolio which has become the model for Benefits Management adopted by the UK Government. The CJIT approach to Portfolio & Benefits Management has been recognised internationally (in reports to the OECD and European Commission and in a case-study published by Gartner) and won the 2007 Civil Service Financial Management Award. Steve was the leading advisor on Portfolio and Benefits Management for the British Cabinet Office as part of the Transformational Government agenda and led benefits management activity for the pan-government Service Transformation programme.

Contact us to bring 3 delegates for the price of 2 (applies to standard booking fee.)

Portfolio Management Offices (PMOs) continue to be a 'hot topic' worldwide and yet evidence paints a poor picture of their effectiveness – only recently it has been reported that, "solid empirical evidence for the positive impact of multi-project PMOs on performance is still lacking." Perhaps not unsurprisingly therefore, many PMOs have a short lifespan.

The root cause of the problem is, in many cases, due to an 'activity' rather than a 'results' or benefits focus. The solution lies in shifting from a PMO with a delivery focus, to a Value Management Office (VMO) where the primary focus is on value and optimizing strategic contribution from the available resources.

The recently published 'Managing Benefits' from APMG-International endorses this approach and provides outline guidance on how this can be achieved. This course takes the next step by providing participants (this is crucial – they are participants not attendees) with practical experience in applying the key skills that underpin a successful VMO – decision-making, analysis, challenge and support.

You will gain insight into the latest thinking and the results of research into the concept of a Value Management Office what really works in realising benefits and delivering value. At the end of this workshop, participants will:
  • Know how a VMO can provide a portfolio-wide and full business change lifecycle focus on benefits and value management
  • Be able to design a VMO that represents a centre of excellence in benefits and value management
  • Understand how a VMO can be an effective advocate for changing hearts and minds towards value and benefits realisation
  • Understand the active role of the VMO in combining robust scrutiny with a proactive search for value across the organisation
  • Understand the high level roadmap for achieving Value Management Office Maturity
  • Have an awareness of the need for appropriate Benefits Management processes at Portfolio level

The workshop is directed at anyone with an interest in, and commitment to, improving the realisation of value and benefits from change.
  • PMO Managers and staff
  • Project & Programme Professionals
  • Business Change Managers
  • Benefits Realization Managers
  • Chief Executives and Board Members
  • Operational Management
  • Investment Appraisal & Portfolio Prioritization staff

No previous knowledge of value or benefits management is required other than a commitment to making a difference.


Excellent (5/5), So professional, speaker was unbelievably knowledgeable and knows what he is talking about" - KW, Executive Officer, Landgate, Perth 2012

"One of the most interesting and informative courses I have ever attended." - GM, Manager Business Change Project Office, Water Corporation, Melbourne 2012

"Would highly recommend this workshop as it's very practical, full of experience based examples and engaging stories." - DL, Project Management Consultant, Revolution IT, Sydney 2012

"Meet my expectations, was very informative and thought provoking. Great insight drawing upon many examples. Very engaging presenter." - KM, Manager Project Finance, BUPA, Melbourne 2012

"Workshop was really eye-opening and I gained some really useful insights." - VF, Project Manager, Neilson, Sydney 2012

"Would recommend this workshop to anyone wanting initate and engage the business on the benefits journey." - MB, Portfolio Planning Manager, BUPA, Melbourne, 2012

February 4, 2013

Cliftons Melbourne
February 7, 2013

Cliftons Sydney
February 8, 2013

Cliftons Perth

Participants will receive a free copy of the Executive Guide to Management of Value authored by the UK Office of Govern-ment Commerce.

Lunch is also included in the package.


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