Realizing Value from Investments and Projects Cohort Program

Organizations are under intense pressure to change the way they do business to lower costs, deliver more and exploit new means of communication and technology.  The potential is incredible.  Yet balanced against this is the sober reality that many projects fail to deliver their promised benefits.  This is because, while we have become adept at focusing on project management, we fail to focus on the value to be delivered from the project or investment itself.  We lack the tools and models to understand how investments become business value.

This live online series of five  2.5-hour seminars addresses that gap.  It will provide you with models to define and communicate value, understand how value is created from investment decisions, and tools to communicate value for both individual investments/projects and portfolios of past or future investments.  It will place these models in context of existing management and governance functions. 

*Please note that this cohort program will require some work outside of class hours.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Engage organization and make the hard decisions

  • Create real and lasting alignment across the organization

  • Tie investments to organizational strategy

  • Kill projects early if they are not going to deliver as expected

  • Provide predictable results from projects allowing firm business plans to be made

  • Organizational and function leaders and managers responsible for exploiting new investments and/or technology
  • Financial leaders and middle managers seeking to understand the value arising from investments and strategic alignment of projects
  • All IT executives and projects leaders
  • Auditors looking to identify value arising from past or recent investments/projects

Rob Collins is a technology executive with more than 40 years experience.   Along with Dr. Gerald Grant of the Sprott School of Business, he is the author of "The Value Imperative:  Harvesting Value from your IT Initiatives". Rob was Transitional CIO for the City of Ottawa where he was brought in to change that organization’s approach to IT. Rob spent twenty years with Cognos, Inc., including roles as product line Vice-President and Chief Information Officer.  He has consulted with organizations throughout North America. 

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Realizing Value from Investments and Projects Cohort Program
February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 2021
9:00 - 11:30
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