Grappling with the Problem of Benefits Realisation

Date/Time: 11 May 2011, 18:00 for 18:30 until 20:30 (maximum)

Location: BCS London Office

Speaker: Peter Simons of the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants


The vexed issue of how to realise the benefits of investment in IT projects has been with us since the early days of mainstream computing. IT projects are very often seen as over running on time and budget while under delivering on promised benefits. How can this issue be addressed and how can the Management Accounting community help improve the situation? This session looks at the issues and invites input from yourselves on your own experiences. To that end, it is intended as a discussion session rather than delivering a prescriptive solution.

Speaker Profile:

Peter SimonsPeter Simons works with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Education team. He worked with Bank of Ireland until 2002. His CIMA qualification had enabled him to achieve career progression through roles in strategy, corporate lending, credit management and marketing to become a member of the bank's senior management team in London. Peter then worked for four years as the Managing Director of a small, 50 employee business before joining CIMA as a technical specialist in 2006. Peter’s main areas of interest are performance management, the future of business and the future of the finance function and implications for management accountants.

Benefits realisation presentation (PDF)