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benefits realisation: 12 reasons why projects fail

You might think that with a good business case and a delivered project, the benefits realisation would be a natural flow-on.  There are many reasons why is this not the case and why benefits have to be closely managed. Twelve of

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AXELOS has announced that as from 1 October 2016 it will no longer be necessary to hold the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification to become accredited in PRINCE2 Agile.  Instead, candidates will only be required to hold any of the following: PRINCE2

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Protecting ROI

Boosting Business Benefits is a collection of articles and short essays devoted to ensuring benefits realisation from projects. Read more…

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Cost-benefits of sporting events

Thinking about the cost-benefits of sporting events…Just looking at sports-related spending alone, the cost of the Sydney Olympics was $4.2B. The London Olympics have been estimated at $14.8B. The equivalent figures for the winter olympics in Sochi are more than

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Phoenix Schemes and Adaptive Frameworks

An example On 29 October 2012, the ACT Magistrates Court ordered Adaptive Frameworks Management Group Pty Ltd to pay debts and costs amounting to $74K to P3 Practices. Adaptive Frameworks Management Group Pty Ltd traded as Adaptive Frameworks. On 31

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Funding public programs

Rather than looking at funding cuts or selling off government enterprises, the focus could be on “more for less.”  A lot of money is wasted on expensive programs with poor outcomes. Introduce some quality into outcomes as well as the

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‘A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.’ Lao Tzu

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Evaluating major government programs

See the Benefits Institute’s post on the factors impacting a more results-driven approach by governments or read the article in the July/August edition of The Atlantic

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Lowy Poll

We have just had the results of the annual Lowy institute poll. The 2013 Lowy Institute Poll is a nationally representative survey of 1,002 Australian adults conducted by telephone from 4 to 20 March 2013. Really, how valuable is this

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Is manufacturing dead?

Why do some companies succeed and others fail? While Ford is closing, Kimberley Clark Australia is performing at a global level. It’s too easy to say manufacturing is in trouble. Success depends on effective strategy and business models, an innovative/adaptive

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