Project Management

Strategic Benefits Realization: Optimizing Value through Programs, Portfolios and Organizational Change Management

Author: Craig Letavec, PgMP, MSP, PMP

Topics: Governance

ISBN: 978-1-60427-093-8

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This book also addresses important considerations in organizational change management, providing insights on leveraging key principles to guide successful implementation of the business change required to realize benefits through project and program work. Leveraging benefits realization management at the business portfolio level is covered as well. This book is ideal for organizations beginning to implement benefits realization management and those that wish to mature existing practices.

Strategic Benefits Realization provides a practical approach to implementing benefits realization management in organizations that is aligned to PMI’s Standard for Program Management and other global standards, and is presented in the context of program and portfolio management. The guidance offered supports effective governance and execution management to deliver business value.

Key Features:

  • Provides guidance for organizations seeking to implement benefits realization management principles within both project and program management environments
  • Describes the complete benefits realization life cycle from initial business case development and benefits identification through transition and preparation for sustaining benefits
  • Reviews organizational change management principles and supplies practical guidance for leading business change
  • Details critical benefits realization management roles and offers advice for selecting key leaders
  • Focuses on the establishment of key performance indicators and measurement systems to quantitatively manage benefits realization
  • Explains the role of governance in benefits realization management and provides guidance for program management offices and governance bodies for effectively supporting benefits realization management in organizations
  • Includes a focus on the application of benefits realization management at the portfolio level
  • Aligned with global program management standards including the Project Management Institute’s Standard for Program Management
  • WAV offers downloadable sample tools and templates to support implementation — available from the Web Added ValueTM Download Resource Center at

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