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What are Project Benefits? | Video

What are Project Benefits? | Video

Project benefits are the reason we do projects. Deliverables are only of any use to the extent that they also realize benefits.

So, what are Project Benefits?

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Project benefits are the reason we do projects.

Deliverables are only of any use to the extent that they also realize benefits. Benefits are measurable improvements that are the outcome of a change your project creates. And your stakeholders must see them as positive.

So, products or deliverables are the tangible or experiential outputs from your project. These lead to changes in the real world – outcomes. And, if your stakeholders see those changes as good, they are benefits.

Examples of Project benefits

Financial benefits like:

  • Cost savings
  • Enhanced revenue
  • Advancing of receipts

Non-financial benefits like:

  • Compliance with regulation or legislation
  • Better levels of customer care
  • Reduced staff absences and increased motivation

Net Benefit

Net benefit is the total benefit minus total cost. Also, we sometimes call this ‘value’.

Planned and Emergent Benefits

  • Some benefits are planned – you anticipate them
  • Others are emergent – they arise from your work, but we did not expect them.

Disbenefits

And some benefits are negative – or ‘disbenefits’. That is, your stakeholders perceive them to be a bad outcome.

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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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