Benefits realisation for our possible future development & research projects Staff development session 14th July 2009
Outputs versus Outcomes Types of benefits: Producing things/services/documentation Developing ourselves professionally Developing collaboration Improved planning and management Improved knowledge of what’s going on Improved approach to being informed Improved image for our institutions Small steps versus Institutional change
How do we actually ‘realise’ these benefits (both short-term and longer-term) ? Consider this quote from JISC Institutional Innovation Programme:
Taken from http://jisc-ssbr.net/elgg/pg/file/inin/read/165/view-gallery-benefits-realisation-phase-2-call Benefits realisation activities are focussed on the validation and transfer to non-native institutional contexts, and building upon outputs developed by innovation projects in order to embed them in their intended (and other) communities, thereby helping to ensure that they are useful, usable and used by users. This requires a good understanding of target stakeholder groups and a need to engage these groups early in the process.
The benefits realisation activities will involve two “stages” of activities.
Stage One – project anchored The first stage (Phase 1x) will engage individual projects OR clusters of projects within or across thematic areas; key stakeholders and national bodies across the sector; institutions external to the programme (non-natives); to collate and package outputs, build capacity in the sector and validate outputs in non-native institutions
Stage two – anchored in non-native institutions and stakeholder communities The second stage (Phase 2x) will seek to build on the success of the projects and the stage one benefits realisation activities, by inviting non-native institutions and stakeholder bodies to engage with a selection of the most successful/promising/mature ideas emerging from the Institutional Innovation programme.
Three categories of benefits realisation: Synthesis / packaging Capacity building Increase uptake What should we do ???????