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The development of a benefits realisation management process to drive successful programmes and projects

Sapountzis, S, Harris, KA and Kagioglou, M 2008, The development of a benefits realisation management process to drive successful programmes and projects , in: “Project Management Advances, Training & Certification in the Mediterranean”, 29 - 31 May 2008, Chios Island, Greece.

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Abstract

Traditionally major capital investment programmes and projects are measured on their success in relation to cost, quality and time of delivery, and not in relation to the benefits or impact that they have delivered. Benefits Realisation is emerging as one of the methods to assist organisations to manage the whole life cycle of programmes and projects. The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) based in the UK is undertaking a research project in Benefits Realisation aiming to develop a process/framework that will meet the demands above in conjunction with promoting continuous improvement and organisational learning. The methodology used is based on an action research approach; combining findings from a literature review and case studies within UK’s primary healthcare sector. This paper investigates the developments so far in Benefits Realisation Management and focuses on the requirements to manage change and benefits in a joint approach to deliver the necessary outputs on time, to quality and cost without failing to realise the benefits of the change. The aim of the paper is to demonstrate the need for benefits driven programme/project management and the importance of identifying the level of involvement, contribution and manage expectations of all stakeholders throughout the process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: PM-04 - 4th SCPM & 1st IPMA/MedNet Conference
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Stelios Sapountzis
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 10:01
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:14
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18400

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