Actionable guideline

Showing value

Are you facing difficulties to show how you realize the benefits of your program?

Here follow typical symptoms:

  • Business case structure: modified during the project?
  • Benefits follow-up: time-consuming?
  • Communicated benefits coming out of the project: misbelief from some stakeholders?

Scheduling efficiently

Are you facing difficulties to plan your projects at the appropriate level of details to address the various needs of your stakeholders ? As a result, do you face any of the following symptoms:

Implementing a useful dashboard

Are you facing difficulties to assess the health of your projects ? Here follow a few symptoms that you may recognize:

  • Cost/ Benefits analysis: the condom or kleenex syndrome

Cost/Benefits of the project are calculated once at the beginning of the project but never revisited afterwards

projects are never canceled when their return on investment changes

Question: can we spend 500kEuros more on the project?

“sure, now that we have started we can’t stop it”

… for how much in additional savings per year ?

Resource planning

Are you facing difficulties to get the right resources at the right time ? Well, you are certainly not the only one. Here follow a number of typical symptoms:

  • Initial planning: mere wishes ?

Can you see like in the graph below that the resource usage plan shifts forward over time ?

  • Budgets and actuals: hide and seek !

How often does your budget matches the actual effort ?

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