The final article in our series addresses setting benefits owners up for success. This is essential because the only value derived from a project comes post-implementation, and the busy people responsible for sustaining the benefits need clear roles and simple procedures. Putting that together allows a last chance to resolve any remaining hiccups.
Lessons Learned is one of the worst oxymorons in the project management profession. This webinar will cover many of the common challenges experienced with the implementation of lessons learned practices and will provide some practical ideas on how to gain greater value from this critical practice.
We all struggle with the concept of uncertainty, but it does not deter us from trying from planning the unplannable. This webinar will focus on developing project teams with the ability to share and collaborate turning ambiguity from a deficit to a vehicle that allows your assignee's to produce added-value deliverables. We start this webinar by describing the current situation in how disjointed teams directly contribute to project failure. The effectiveness of a games model, through use of project-based simulation, is then characterized. The basis of this webinar is then illustrated through a number of situational real-life exercises performed. Lastly, we discuss the expectations of this approach, listing some of the lurking pitfalls of this method.
In the context of benefits management a comment was recently made that a benefit map was the most valuable tool, but is often misunderstood and/or misused. Benefits maps can be the most valuable tool in the benefits management toolkit which can provide a huge amount of value - if done correctly.
You might have noticed that there is more and more chatter about ‘Benefits’, ‘Benefits Management’ or ‘Benefits Realization Management’ and several thoughts may have gone through your mind. This webinar will explore what Benefits Realization Management is and why it is important.
As the organizations become more mature in launching projects and designing programs, the key question remains is – did we get the value for the change initiatives we manage? If not, how to go about enhancing it?
Do you find yourself thinking that this benefits management stuff just seems really complicated and you’re not sure what to do? Then this webinar is for you!
This blog will look at the practice of benefits realization and how it applies to both Program Management and the overall Portfolio, Program, Project Methodology (as well as Business Analysis and Organizational Change Management)
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Large projects often require tracking by work streams. Work streams are the progressive completion of tasks by a specific group or project team. For example, the work streams for a manufacturing facility may include engineering, drafting, procurement, fabrication, quality control and shipping.
This tool tracks progress against proposed benefits for all project benefit metrics. It compares commitments/projections made in business cases with the actual outcomes. If your projects have purely objective metrics and you monitor performance over a fixed time period, you may wish to repurpose this template into Excel to take advantage of the calculation ability. For subjective metrics and/or variable time periods, this Word version provides more flexibility and easier tracking.
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Unfortunately, not all projects successfully deliver what they set out to achieve. The harsh reality is that some projects end up being cancelled. In this article, the author explores why some projects should be cancelled, identifying two main categories of cancellation—and how they should be handled.
A new program can be a confusing time for your team and stakeholders. What’s the program all about? How will we know that we have delivered? At this stage, the end goal may be as little as a vaguely defined strategic intention. Here are seven ways to make sure your program vision sticks.
This is the fifth of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. Here we address creating benefits realization strategies. This helps ensure clarity around post-implementation roles, engages impacted functions by involving them in determining monitoring strategies, and facilitates post-implementation monitoring and review processes.
When program management is born in a business, circumstances are seldom ideal . Yet when it occurs, businesses realize that program management's many benefits are just what is needed to fight the competition.
This is the fourth of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. Here we address communicating a powerful benefits message.
This is the third of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. Here we address justifying project funding and resourcing on strategic value. This helps organizations demonstrate accountability, shows that the executive leadership team is walking its talk, and keeps the focus on initiatives that offer the greatest value.
This is the second of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. In the BRM discipline, projects and programs are aligned with strategic objectives to generate verifiable value. This happens through three stages: benefits identification, benefits realization and benefits sustainment.
In order to maintain and increase efficiency from operations, it’s critical that mature financial services organizations drive transformational change through innovation. This article shares a few key themes that need to be addressed before, during and after the implementation of a robotics process automation initiative in a financial services setting.
This is the first of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance.
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