Public sector organisations are constantly carrying out a wide range of projects, from improving service delivery to streamlining internal processes.

In order to secure buy-in from key stakeholders for these projects and make sure they demonstrate value for money; it is essential that you embed return on investment analysis techniques into your project plans.

Attend this virtual Demonstrating Value and Return on Investment training course to learn how to understand benefits management; examine and apply different appraisal techniques; communicate value for money to senior stakeholders and refine your financial analysis.

Led by project management expert Steve Browne, this highly interactive course covers how to identify the risks and all the benefits of a fit-for-purpose approach to Return on Investment. Take back ROI analysis techniques to your organisation to appraise projects and improve the value they bring.

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About the Chair: Steve Browne

Steve started as a computer programmer, working for a subsidiary of Nat West bank, before taking on a role in pre-sales consultancy and client training both in the UK and internationally.

He became involved in Project Management in the 1980’s while working for a services company. Two spells as a company director saw Steve develop a strong interest in formal methods. A return to full time project management included a series of increasingly complex projects and led to programme and portfolio management roles. He has worked with both on-shore and off-shore teams to deliver change on behalf of his clients.

His interest in training has continued throughout his career and was a tutor on a multi-national’s Global Project Management Excellence initiative. He has been a full time trainer since January 2008, predominantly delivering PRINCE2, APMP, PMP and Agile Project Management courses.

Steve has worked for a broad range of clients including Nationwide Building Society, The Post Office, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Environment Agency, Hoover, Corus, British Airways and bmi British Midland as well as a number of banks, local authorities and housing associations.

09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • The Chair will discuss delegate experiences to identify personal objectives for the day and tailor the course to specific requirements
10:00 - 11:00

An Introduction to Return on Investment Analysis and Benefits Management

  • Understand what a benefit is
  • Defining benefits
  • The difference between outcomes, capabilities and objectives
  • Identifying benefits
  • The relationship between project management, change management and benefits management

The importance of benefits management

  • What is involved
  • The benefits cycle
  • Who needs to be involved
  • Benefits throughout the project lifecycle
  • Benefits mapping
11:00 - 11:15

Break

11:15 - 12:45

Examining Different Appraisal Techniques

  • Financial
  • Payback period
  • Net presence value
  • Internal rate of return
  • Cost, Benefit, Risk analysis
  • Non-financial
  • Quantifying non-financial benefits
  • Proxy indicators
  • Leading indicators
  • Using existing measures
  • Tracking on a benefits map
12.45 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 13:45

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
13:45 - 14:30

Communicating Value for Money

  • How to define value for money
  • Defining success criteria for your organisation
  • Different ways of communicating benefits at different stages of a lifecycle
14:30 - 14:45

Afternoon Break

14:45 - 16:00

Refining Your Financial Analysis through the Lifecycle

  • Revising the business case through the lifecycle
  • The five-case model and their benefits
  • The lifecycle of the five-case model
  • Toolkit: Confidence and attribution
  • Optimism bias discounting based on reference classes
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways

Steve Browne

Project Management Consultant, AgilePM Accredited Trainer

Steve started as a computer programmer, working for a subsidiary of Nat West bank, before taking on a role in…

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Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

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Q: I can no longer attend the course, can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com with the replacement's details.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee.

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A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio visual support and WI-FI.

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