Benefit Realisation Management: A Practical Guide to Achieving Benefits Through Change

Benefit Realisation Management: A Practical Guide to Achieving Benefits Through Change

by Gerald Bradley

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Gerald Bradley's Benefit Realisation Management is a highly practical guide to using measures to track performance throughout a programme's life; enabling you to eliminate wasted investment, realise more benefits and realise them earlier.The benefits realisation management methodology fits closely with existing programme and project management approaches such as MSP and Prince 2, making it appropriate for both public and private sector environments. If you are investing heavily in change management, IT infrastructure or project working, then this book is a must-read that will justify its price many times over.The Second Edition includes new material on portfolio management along with new case studies and, in contrast to the original edition, has been printed in four-colour.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409458760
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Gerald Bradley has been pioneering and developing the thinking on benefit realisation for 20 years. He founded Sigma as a consultancy and training organisation to focus exclusively on Benefit Realisation Management. During the past 20 years the company has had the opportunity, under Gerald's leadership, to develop and refine the concepts and the practicalities of benefit realisation, through application to a wide variety of large projects and programmes for major organisations from both public and private sectors. Gerald's ideas and experience have had considerable impact on both business and academic thinking and he is now regarded as one of the leading experts in the field.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part I Fundamentals and Foundations of Benefit Realisation: Today's biggest challenge; Stakeholders; Benefit realisation; Overview of benefit realisation management (BRM); Project and programme fundamentals; Some key benefit realisation management (BRM) roles and responsibilities; Planning and preparing for success. Part II The Application of BRM to Programmes and Projects: Vision and objectives; Benefits; Measures; Identifying and assessing benefit dependencies – changes; Structuring change delivery; Valuing, assessing and optimising the whole investment; The time for action – change management; Benefit tracking and reporting; Risks and issues; Governance, programme assurance and gateways; Benefit realisation management (BRM)-related documents; The benefit realisation plan (BRP); The stakeholder management strategy and plan; The blueprint; The business case; The change/benefit realisation management (BRM) process. Part III The Application of Benefit Realisation Management (BRM) to Portfolio Management: Maintaining an optimum change portfolio. Part IV Embedding Benefit Realisation Management (BRM) within an Organisation: Prerequisites – culture and leadership; Dangers of giving financial values to non-cashable benefits; How benefit realisation management (BRM) fits with other approaches; Requirements for software to support the process; Case examples; In a nutshell; Bibliography; Index.

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