VALUE CREATION IN PROJECTS AND TRANSFORMATIONS

Learn to master the most central skills for ensuring value creation – and make faster and better decisions.

Experience shows that many projects and transformations often do not create the value that was expected when they were launched. The consequence is a waste of resources and opportunities – as well as large financial losses.

Target group

The Masterclass is a must-have for anyone working on transformations and projects – whether you are in an agile environment, located centrally or decentralized, or working on construction, IT, change or business projects.

In the Masterclass you will learn

  • To master the disciplines of Business Cases, Benefit Realization and Portfolio Management, which are absolutely central to the success of transformations and projects.
  • To create certainty that the resources are used on the right projects – and the planned benefits are realized.
  • To ensure realistic decision-making – with a focus on leadership, change and value creation.

Why is it important?

  • You will be able to make faster and better decisions – before launch and during implementation – both in regard to the individual project and across a portfolio.
  • With greater certainty, you can act and communicate more realistically.
  • The organization benefits from focusing on the right projects and focusing on the results.

An efficient and flexible upskilling:
A comprehensive content is disseminated online in an intense course.
The course is offered in both Danish and English.
If you cannot participate on one of the dates, the module can be transferred to the next month.

  • Price: 470 EUR VAT excl.
  • Online on Zoom, link will follow
  • Teachers: 
Henrik Faarup, Jes Mejlby Jørgensen
  • Module 1: 9.00 – 12.00, Module 2 og 3: 9.00 – 11.00
Online Masterclass

The Masterclass is the new generation of Faarup & Partners courses within Business Cases, Benefit Realization and Portfolio Management – which has been offered for more than 10 years, and have had over 1,000 participants from more than 300 companies. In the Masterclass, all the best from these courses is packed into an overall course, which also has been updated with new cases and insights.

Instructors

Ensuring value creation in projects and transformations is the DNA of Faarup & Partners, and the company is among the most experienced specialists in the field. Your instructors are senior partners, and they have both professional, practical and top management experience from large companies:

Henrik Faarup is the founder and managing partner of Faarup & Partners since 2002, and advises large companies at a strategic and tactical level in leading projects and transformations. He was previously director of Capgemini for 15 years. He is an engineer from the Danish Technical University and has a Graduate Diploma in Organization from Copenhagen Business School.

Jes Mejlby Jørgensen has been a senior partner since 2006. He advises in Digital Leadership and Sourcing, and has taught several hundred participants in Business Cases and Benefit Realization. He has more than 30 years of management experience from international companies, including 20 years as CIO of the ISS. He has a Graduate Diploma in Organization from Copenhagen Business School.

Structure

The Masterclass is structured in 3 modules:

  • Module 1: REALISTIC DECISION BASIS
  • Module 2: BENEFITS REALIZATION
  • Module 3: THE RIGHT PROJECTS

Learning objectives

For each of the 3 modules, the following learning objectives have been defined:

Module 1: REALISTIC DECISION BASIS

  • Can build a credible Business Case
  • Can identify and work with benefits
  • Can use best-practice estimation and forecasting techniques
  • Can work with sensitivity and risk analysis.

Module 2: BENEFITS REALIZATION

  • Can identify and plan the changes that are needed for the benefits to be realized
  • Can ensure involvement and ownership of relevant stakeholders
  • Can prepare a benefit realization plan and keep keep it updated.

Module 3: THE RIGHT PROJECTS

  • Can ensure transparency and create an overview of a portfolio of projects – as a basis for prioritization
  • Can convey and argue why a project is the right one
  • Can create a plan for implementation and anchoring of the tools and concepts learned in the masterclass

Content and program

Module 1: REALISTIC DECISION BASIS, Monday

  • Introduction to the Masterclass
  • Basic elements of the Business Case
  • Anchoring and scope
  • Business goals and benefits
  • Estimation and forecasting
  • The cost model
  • Analysis
  • Process, tools and result

Module 2: BENEFITS REALIZATION, Wednesday

  • Introduction to Benefits Realization
  • Concept and tools
  • Changes and actions
  • Measurement
  • Anchoring and leadership
  • The Benefit Realization Plan

Modul 3: THE RIGHT PROJECT, Friday

  • Introduction to Portfolio Management
  • A systematic process
  • Project overview
  • Link to strategy
  • Portfolio analyzes
  • Communication
  • Governance
  • Implementation and anchoring

Form

The curriculum consists of an interaction of short theory presentations, group discussions, film clips and a number of concrete exercises. The course is based on practical examples and includes the participants’ individual experiences.

Documentation

A special website is created for each event, where you can access the course documents: Presentations with concepts, models and a toolbox with examples of solutions. Furthermore, templates with generic presentations and spreadsheets for assessments and analysis, as well as film clips, results of exercises, articles, list of participants and references.

Do you have a question?

Contact one of the teachers:

Henrik Faarup
Jes Mejlby Jørgensen