Public sector organisations are constantly carrying out a wide range of projects but cannot do so without securing buy-in from key stakeholders.

And making sure these projects demonstrate Value for Money (VFM) has become an essential aspect for obtaining support in the current climate, where effectiveness matters the most. By embedding Return on Investment analysis techniques into your projects, demonstrate their success when reporting your results.

Attend this virtual Demonstrating Value and Return on Investment training course to understand benefits management; examine and apply different appraisal techniques; communicate value for money to senior stakeholders; refine your financial analysis; and have an overall positive impact on organizational performance.

Led by project management expert Steve Browne, this highly interactive course covers identifying the risks and the benefits of a fit-for-purpose approach to Return on Investment (ROI). Take back ROI analysis techniques to your organisation to appraise projects, improve their value, and achieve good results.

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Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will be using Zoom to deliver this training course.

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Steve Browne
Project Management Consultant, AgilePM Accredited Trainer

Steve started as a computer programmer, working for a subsidiary of Nat West bank, before taking on a role in pre-sales consultancy and client training both in the UK and internationally.

He became involved in Project Management in the 1980’s while working for a services company. Two spells as a company director saw Steve develop a strong interest in formal methods. A return to full time project management included a series of increasingly complex projects and led to programme and portfolio management roles. He has worked with both on-shore and off-shore teams to deliver change ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about different appraisal techniques and which works best for your project
  • Understand who needs to be involved in the appraisal process
  • Efficiently communicate the findings of a value for money analysis to senior management and project teams
  • Refine your financial analysis for the whole project lifecycle
  • Discover how to quantify non-financial benefits to determine the success of a project
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • The Chair will discuss delegate experiences to identify personal objectives for the day and tailor the course to specific requirements
  • Breakout rooms will be used for delegates to introduce each other
10:00 - 11:00

An Introduction to Return on Investment Analysis and Benefits Management

  • Understand and defining what a benefit is
  • The difference between outcomes, capabilities and objectives
  • Identifying benefits
  • The relationship between project management, change management and benefits management
  • The importance of benefits management
  • What is involved
  • The benefits cycle
  • Who needs to be involved
  • Benefits throughout the project lifecycle
  • Benefits mapping
11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:45

Examining Different Appraisal Techniques

  • Financial technique
  • Payback period
  • Net presence value
  • Internal rate of return
  • Cost, Benefit, Risk analysis
  • Non-financial and quantifying non-financial benefits
  • Proxy and Leading indicators
  • Using existing measures
  • Tracking on a benefits map
12.45 - 13:30


13:30 - 13:45

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
13:45 - 14:30

Communicating Value for Money

  • How to define value for money
  • Defining success criteria for your organisation
  • Different ways of communicating benefits at different stages of a lifecycle
14:30 - 14:45

Afternoon Break

14:45 - 16:00

Refining Your Financial Analysis through the Lifecycle

  • Revising the business case through the lifecycle
  • The five-case model and their benefits
  • The lifecycle of the five-case model
  • Toolkit: Confidence and attribution
  • Optimism bias discounting based on reference classes
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways


Central Government & Agencies

Delegate Price
£495 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health

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£445 + VAT


Delegate Price
£445 + VAT

Private Sector

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£595 + VAT