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Project Benefit Realisation and Project Management

The 6Q Governance Approach

Young, Raymond C. / Zerjav, Vedran


1. Auflage Oktober 2021
144 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-36788-8
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Dispels the confusion between project management success and project success, showing how project sponsors can govern their projects to succeed in delivering the strategic benefits originally envisaged

Project management success does not automatically lead to project success. Many large projects fail to live up to expectations, with between half and two-thirds of large projects either failing to deliver or delivering few strategic benefits. Traditional project management resources focus on delivering a project on time and on budget, yet they fail to supply top managers, many of whom find themselves in the role of accidental project sponsors, with guidance on how to govern their projects to succeed.

Project Benefit Realisation and Project Management: The 6Q Governance Approach bridges the strategy to performance gap by providing boards, senior managers and project sponsors with the six critical questions necessary to diagnose the health of any project. Presenting a systematic framework developed from research cases of successful and unsuccessful projects in various types of organisations, this practical guide enables those in top management to determine if their strategy or policy is on track and to assess whether a project is likely to deliver the expected benefits. The text features real-world examples illustrating how concepts can be applied to different types of projects in engineering, construction, information technology, business transformation and many others. This must-have guide is designed to help top managers and other stakeholders:
* Clarify the link between business outcomes, benefits, and strategy to evaluate where effort should be directed
* Assess how much behavioural change is required to effectively implement strategy and realise desired benefits
* Select a project sponsor committed to influencing key stakeholders to make necessary changes and intercede to resolve issues as they arise
* Establish how success will be measured before a project begins, to gauge sponsor commitment and ensure project goals are not changed to match whatever is achieved
* Ask if the right culture is in place to ensure all relevant information is being reported
* Determine teams' ability to adapt and change plans in response to issues arising in the project
* Monitor if the project is on track to realising the benefits and have a process in place to cancel failing projects

Project Benefit Realisation and Project Management: The 6Q Governance Approach is an indispensable volume for board members, project sponsors, project advisors and those in senior positions who find themselves in the role of accidental project sponsors.

List of Illustrations

Preface 5

I. Introduction 6

The Board, Governance and Projects 6

Key Concepts 9

II. How to Govern Projects: 6 Questions

Q1. What is the desired outcome?

War Story - Lying to the Board

How to know whether Q1 has been addressed adequately

Q2. How much change?

Q3. Sponsor

Case Study - SkyHigh

Q4. Success Measures

Case Study - TechMedia


Q5. The right project culture

Case Study - The Agency

Q6. Monitoring

Case Study - TechMedia (contd. from p26)

III. Tools and Techniques

Q1 Strategy - Diagnostic Toolkit

Case: A 'routine' project failure at TechServ

Q2 Change - Tools and techniques

Stakeholder Analysis

Business Process Mapping

Results Chain or Logic Model

Influencer Analysis

Case Study - The Agency

Q4 Measurement - Tools and techniques

Q6 Monitoring - tools and techniques

IV. Further insight

When do you ask each 6Q Governance(TM) question?

The best guidance available

V. The Future of Project Management and Governance

Where do we go from here?

The history and the future of project management


Appendix 1 - TechMedia


Appendix 3 -THE AGENCY


About the Authors

Raymond Young is an international authority in the area of project governance, a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, former director of ISACA (Sydney) and a founding member of the committee that developed the governance standards AS8016 and ISO38500. He is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of NSW - Canberra and has an adjunct position at the University of Sydney and has a decade of management consulting experience, culminating in a CIO role at Fujitsu Australia.

Vedran Zerjav is a research associate at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management at UCL in London, focusing on business model innovation and infrastructure project management, prior to which he was involved in projects at Stanford University, University of Twente, and Vienna University of Technology. Before joining academia full-time, Vedran worked for a boutique consultancy specializing in project management for public sector clients.