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PRINCE2 2017 edition

PRINCE2 2017 framework While the PRINCE2 method has not substantially altered, the PRINCE2 2017 textbook is quite a different beast. Some training companies have been surprised at the level of effort required to bring their training courses into line with

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Adapting Business Strategy

Philip Evans has a bold prediction for the future of business strategy.  Adapt or die is what his TED talk is about. Former business strategies are rapidly becoming obsolete.  The value chain is no longer applicable.  Vertical integration is moving

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Benefits, Planning and Projects in History

Proving project management is truly an old undertaking and that planning is always necessary I was interested to read an extract in the book Scotland The Autobiography (Edited by Rosemary Goring – Published by the Penguin Group 2007). The book

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Leveraging Benefits

The first commercial flight to the International Space Station and the Mars Rover landing – these kinds of accomplishments always have applications far beyond the projects themselves.  Felix Baumgartner, December 2012

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Effort & Investment

Effort and investment in implementing benefits management gives an organisation little in terms of a direct return for that investment. It is only the impact and influence of those benefits management disciplines and behaviours in your business operations, project and

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16 questions when making investment decisions.

The Victorian Government’s Investment Management team have developed a checklist of 16Questions that can be used when making investment decisions. The questions can be used to evaluate a business case for any investment  regardless of size or whether it is a business

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Benefits are only part of the value equation

I had another of those discussions today – that value is the same thing as benefits. They are not the same thing. You need benefits information to determine value. You cannot determine value or make value based decisions without benefits information, HOWEVER benefits alone

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Benefits from going Euro

News (Benefits Institute) “The predictions of the Euro-sceptics have proved entirely correct.  The Euro is a calamitous project.  Exactly as foretold, the one-size-fits-all monetary policy has become a lethal engine…”  Boris Johnson, Mayor of London 4 December 2012

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