How realistic are your benefits predictions?

We are all used to seeing business plans with lists of mouth watering benefits predicted for the project - but how realistic are they? ¬†Have they been through a serious scrutiny? I catagorise benefits in the following ways: Green -¬†Green means that there is a high level of confidence and empirical evidence that the benefit … Continue reading How realistic are your benefits predictions?

Why do so many projects fail to deliver the benefits claimed?

In a previous job, I was involved in writing business cases and when I was asked to write the first one, I discovered that the organisation had no formal methodology for writing one and so I researched the area and developed a method of writing a business case with a clear, and realistic benefits realisation … Continue reading Why do so many projects fail to deliver the benefits claimed?