Relocated from MSP blog at https://www.synesthesia.co.uk/msp/2006/10/17/mod-approach-to-benefits-realisation-management/
Update 1: As Nick Spargo points out in the comments these links are now dead. If anyone can point to the modern equivalent, that would be appreciated.
Update 2: Matthew Davis points to https://www.aof.mod.uk/, but the specific link he posts is now dead.
A series of documents from the UK Directorate for Defence Acquisition about Benefits Realisation Management
BENEFITS REALISATION MANAGEMENT – “All you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask” [Word] Example benefits strategy [Word] Example of a populated benefits model [Powerpoint] Example of an initial benefits brief [Powerpoint] Example of analysis tools [Excel] Example of a benefits ranking model [Excel] Example of a Benefits Profile [Word] Example “Measures and Owners” brief [Powerpoint] Template for capturing measures and owners [Word] Simple Benefits Tracking Document [Word] Summary of Comments made on this post in original location
Via Brad Appleton‘s excellent post of links to Agile Programme Management resources, a paper on Combining Agile Methods with Stage-Gate Project Management.
Based on studies in three engineering companies, the conclusion is that are benefits from both the management and engineering perspective.
Agile method add microplanning and day-to-day control to the stage-gate methods Engineering teams felt more in control of their work Stage-gate approach improves ability of agile methods to interact with other engineering teams, other functions (such as marketing) and senior management.
I spent last week on the Managing Successful Programmes course.
The trainers were good, the group size was good (9 of us), and the other delegates were an interesting and friendly bunch from a range of industries. Between us we covered print, broadcast and online media, telecomms, manufacturing, software, and a couple of flavours of consultancy.
I’d recommend this course to anyone who was interested in MSP – the training is well-adapted for adult learning, and has a clear emphasis on providing the skills to get through the exams.