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Benefits Dependency Network



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Benefits Dependency Network Benefits Dependency Network Presentation Transcript

  • Benefits Dependency Network
  • Agenda
    • The criticality of objectives
    • The impact of explicit and implicit drivers
    • The effective BDN
    • Use a worked example to demonstrate its application
  • What is a benefit?
    • Improve
    • Increase
    • Reduce
    • Eliminate
    • Stop
    An advantageous change realised from the transformation of resources to deliver new or improved value adding activity A benefit is a result that a stakeholder perceives to be of value.
  • Objectives - Why Trafalgar?
    • A) Destroy the French fleet and remove the threat of invasion
    • B) Use up the old gunpowder before its sell-by date
  • Blueprint - Endgame
    • The game ends when:
    • You are checkmated, or
    • My King is in g3, my Queen is in c5, etc….
  • Benefits Selection
    • Defining the Enabler 
    • Objective analysis 
    • Context / Limiting Factors 
    • Benefits analysis 
    • Business activity analysis 
    • Benefits realisation planning 
    • Execute the benefits realisation plan 
    • Benefits Review
  • This is manageable
  • This is not
  • Spot the objectives Put these items into a Benefits Dependency Network. Sort them into: Activities Benefits Objectives Drivers
  • Spot the objectives
  • Phraseology matters
    • Means – what you use
    • Ways – what you do
    • Ends – What you want
  • What drives the drivers?
    • Programme objective becomes project driver
    • Project objective becomes workstream driver
  • Setting some boundaries
    • Decide the limits of your responsibility
  • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Who are the key stakeholders?
    • What will they gain/lose?
    • What impact will they have upon your objectives?
  • Observations
    • Lack of radical change
      • SMART implies small - strategic objectives get de-scoped
      • BM to validate / justify existing plans
      • Inappropriate benefits
    • BDN helps rationalisation
      • The amount of activity required to deliver each benefit
      • The validity of projects mapped to strategic objectives
      • Re-defined objectives
    • Iteration works
  • Discussion