BENEFITS PLANNING AND REALISATION

Gear up With All the Essential Skills to Deliver Successful Business Benefits

  • 3 day expert led classroom training
  • Available as private or in-house course
  • South Africa, Africa and International
  • Minimum class size of 5 people
  • 21 professional development hours
  • Training options from R11950

Giving You All the necessary Skills for Benefits delivery

You'll learn how to apply the process and techniques used to plan, manage and realise business benefits to support successful business change programmes within your organisation.

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the context for benefits management and delivery
  • Define and employ a practical benefits management process
  • Identify the organisational drivers and illustrate the potential benefits
  • Classify the business benefits and quantify/qualify their contribution
  • Model a benefits dependency network to analyse their inter-relationships
  • Plan for business benefits delivery and build the business case
  • Develop the financial case by undertaking an investment appraisal
  • Recognise the need for stakeholder and change management
  • Explain the tasks needed to implement a benefits management approach
  • Predict likely future issues in the realisation of business benefits
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting
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Partnership with AssistKD
Awarded IIBA endorsement

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

Why This Course?

Digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution is fundamentally changing the way organisations operate today. 

Whether it is Cloud, Agile, Data, AI, Automation, Robotics or any other technology, managing benefits in order to enable their realisation is a critical skill for people working in all aspects of the business change lifecycle.

And this course is designed to help you do exactly that.

Covering all the key approaches you need to know, you'll learn how to plan for business benefits in a way that that enables your organisation to optimise the return from their investments in change.

Is This Course for Me?

This course is for anyone and everyone who's seeking to improve their agile business analysis knowledge, skills and abilities.

Business People

  • Domain Experts
  • Business Managers
  • Product Owners

Change People

  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers

 Analysis People

  • Business Analysts
  • Process Analysts
  • Systems Analysts

IT People

  • System Architects
  • Developers
  • Test Analysts

What Will I Learn?

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to the three days.

Rationale for business analysis step
MODULE 1

The Context for Benefits Management

  • Issues with the delivery of IT and benefits realisation
  • Dissatisfaction with current approaches to benefits delivery
  • Characteristics of a benefits management approach
  • Value and the value proposition
  • Value chains and value networks - external value chain analysis, internal value chain analysis, alternative value change configurations
Strategic analysis in context step
MODULE 2

The Benefits Management Lifecycle

  • The rationale for benefits management
  • The origins of the benefits management approach and process
  • An overview of the benefits management process: identifying and structuring benefits, planning benefits realisation, executing the benefits plan, reviewing and evaluate the results, establishing the potential for further benefits
Project approach to business analysis step
MODULE 3

Identifying Drivers and Benefits

  • The why: identifying business and organisational drivers
  • Establishing investment objectives
  • Linking business benefits to drivers
  • The what: the business benefits - business owners and change owners
  • The how: the benefits dependency network - business changes, enabling changes and IS/IT enablers
  • Measurements and ownership
  • Benefits and change template
Understanding the business situation step
MODULE 4

Building the Business Case

  • The rationale of the business case
  • A structure for analysing and describing benefits - observable benefits, measurable benefits, quantifiable benefits, financial benefits
  • Quantifying the benefits and overcoming the 'measurable to quantifiable' barrier
  • Financial benefits - cost reductions, revenue increases
  • Investment appraisal - payback, discounted cash flow/net present value, internal rate of return
  • Risk assessment
  • Completing the business case
Analysing business perspectives step
MODULE 5

Stakeholder and Change Management

  • Assessing the feasibility of achieving the benefits
  • Stakeholder analysis and management techniques - power and influence, and benefits and change
  • From stakeholder analysis to stakeholder management action
  • Completing the benefits plan
  • Approaches to managing change
  • Matching management approach with stakeholder behaviours
  • Change management strategies
Modelling the business activities step
MODULE 6

Implementing a Benefits Management Approach

  • Rationale for introducing benefits management
  • Initiating and managing a benefits-driven project
  • Roles within benefits management - the project sponsor, the business project manager, the project management office
  • Benefits management workshops
  • The benefits plan and the project plan
  • Reviewing and evaluating results - benefits review meeting
  • Establishing potential for further benefits
  • Monitoring the benefits after implementation - embedding the benefits, disaggregating benefits
  • maturity model for organisational benefits
Making the business case step
MODULE 7

The Future of Benefits Management

  • Characteristics of the benefits management approach
  • Using benefits management to formulate and implement strategy
  • Incorporating benefits management into strategic thinking
  • Future trends in IS/IT and their implications for benefits management
Meet your trainer Joe Newbert

Meet your facilitator

Joe Newbert

For over 20 years, across 5 continents, and on 100+ projects Joe Newbert has helped individuals and organisations leverage the benefits of good practices in business analysis, solution delivery and change management.

A seasoned international conference speaker, Joe was instrumental in the development of he IIBA® Business Analysis Competency Model and actively serves as Non-Executive Director on the IIBA-SA Strategy Board.

What Our Customers Say

Over one hundred 5 star reviews!

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Tiwonge Mkandawire Project Development Specialist

You'll become better and smarter...

This course will help you to become better at understanding stakeholder needs and smarter at facilitating consensus, practically. Great value for money.

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Paulo Conde Senior Business Analyst

Everything was spot on...

Everything in the course was spot on, and I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools. Get into your stakeholder’s shoes!

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Jeanette Venter Project Manager

All that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Everything covered in the course will help me guide my business stakeholders to take the right decisions, plus all that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 stars

How Much Is This?

Choose your own path, and save 20% with the professional bundle!

Basic

R7500

Just sit the exam

  • BCS examination
  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours

Essentials

R11950

Gear up with the core skills

  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS examination

Professional

R19450

R15560

Get international certification

  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS examination 

Prices are in ZAR and exclude VAT payable at 15%.

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You'll get more than just a certificate

The specific structure of this course prepares you successfully for the BCS exam while you develop key skills that you can apply straightaway in your role when you get back to the office.

Learn to put all the theory we teach you into practice with our qualified facilitators, who draw on their vast real-world experience to bring the course modules to life.

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You'll receive personalised guidance

We do more than just show you information. We keep our classes small to allow time for group discussion and one-on-one interaction, giving you all the support you need.

Packed with plenty of of individual exercises and small group case study exercises with worked solutions, each day ensures you put into practice your new knowledge and learnings.

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You'll get everything that you need

Enjoy delicious lunches and refreshments all on us, whilst you share conversations with like-minded people over lunch in a relaxed environment to further develop your career.

Get your hands on our famous goody bag when you book your first course. Packed with business analysis tools – all tailored to support you during the course and when you get back to the office.

Our sought-after exclusive goody bag full of business analyst tools
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You'll learn with remarkable materials

Designed for use both during the course and in the workplace, our manuals cover everything you need - including case studies, revision notes, and sample exams.

Following the training you'll receive our ‘Key Learning’ emails and complimentary Alumni forums access to help you retain your learnings and pick-up on things you might have forgotten.

But Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Participants routinely commend the combination of rich content, skilled facilitation and practical insights

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You'll become better and smarter...

This course will help you to become better at understanding stakeholder needs and smarter at facilitating consensus, practically. Great value for money.

Tiwonge Mkandawire Project Development Specialist
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It will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects

The course put so many business analysis techniques into perspective, guiding practical knowledge of when to use what and it will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects.

Abeda Essop Business Analyst
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I had lots of AHA! moments

The course facilitator was exceptional and I had lots of AHA! moments, especially the many strategic techniques which I will be using straight away when I get back to the office.

Petrus Morobi Senior Business Analyst
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I will use all the models and techniques presented

Yes! This course has a great flow of a business analyst's world and gives so many practical skills that I can take back and use immediately. #ThinkBeforeDo

Ashvitha Singh Business Analyst
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This course gave me incredible value

By providing new perspectives on tasks I already do and adding many new tools to my arsenal, that I can apply in my day to day activities, this course gave me incredible value.

Melanie Cross Business Analyst
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All that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Everything covered in the course will help me guide my business stakeholders to take the right decisions, plus all that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Jeanette Venter Project Manager
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Everything was spot on...

Everything in the course was spot on, and I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools. Get into your stakeholder’s shoes!

Paulo Conde Senior Business Analyst
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

I'm ready to gear up with all the essential skills of strategic business analysis.

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