Universities can improve the way that benefits realization is properly embedded at the planning stage of projects.
So said Paul Wilson of Provelio in his recent post. Building on a study commissioned by Hefce, Paul now offers four key topics for consideration: evidence based decisions, critical challenge, zero investment thinking, and leadership not management.
1. Evidence based decisions
In our research for the 'Guide to the Realisation of Strategic Change and Beneﬁts: A challenge to current thinking and practice 2011', commissioned by Hefce, we made a few interesting observations about how data are used in project planning :