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Set the strategic direction for your organisation, programme or project and track progress toward your goals with the Psoda benefits realisation tool.

  • Develop a benefits map that gives you an overview of your project benefits.
  • Define your key performance indicators (measurements) for each benefit.
  • Automatically aggregate sub-benefits to calculate the achieved value of a benefit.
  • Track and plot achieved values against the target value over time.
  • Link benefits from a sub-project or project into a programme-level benefit.
  • Add comments or assumptions on each benefit.
  • View the overall status of the benefits map.

Who uses it?

  • Management teams to set the strategic direction of their organisation, programme or project and to monitor progress toward the end goals.

Screenshot: Benefits table

This table shows linked benefits from the Logistics and IT programmes. The achieved value (or current value) of these two benefits are added together to automatically calculate the current value benefit.

Colour coding lets you quickly check the status of your benefits. In this example, the target was to reduce electricity usage to 1000kWh, but it has reached 900kWh amber-colour coding indicates the benefit has been over-achieved, and shows an extension over 100%.

Screenshot of the project dashboard.

Screenshot: Benefits map

You can also visualise your benefits in a map. The map shows the benefits (red/orange/green circles), initiatives (blue rectangles) and assumptions (yellow hexagons) and their relationships (the lines with arrows).

The benefits on the map are colour coded to indicate their progress from red (0% complete) through orange (50%) to green (100%).

The grey arrows in the map show where benefits have been linked in, for example from a programme or project.

If you have the right permissions you can move the benefits, initiatives and assumptions around on the map. You can also zoom in or out using the red slider on the right-hand side of the map.

Screenshot of the project dashboard.

Aggregation

Sometimes it is possible to directly calculate a benefit's current value based on the values of its sub-benefits. This is called aggregation.

There are a number of different ways to aggregate:

AggregationDescription
NoneNo aggregation, i.e. this benefits current value is entered manually
CountCount the number of sub-benefits
SumSum together the current values of all the sub-benefits
AverageCalculate the average of the current values of all the sub-benefits
MinimumCalculate the minimum of the current values of all the sub-benefits
MaximumCalculate the maximum of the current values of all the sub-benefits
MultiplyMultiply together the current values of all the sub-benefits
ExpressionAn expression can be used to perform an arbitrary calculation on the values of the sub-benefits to determine the current value for a benefit.

Linking benefits

Benefits can be linked together to form additional networks, for example linking a project-level benefit as a sub-benefit to a programme-level benefit. The linked benefits can then participate in any aggregation calculations.

Assumptions

Assumptions can be added as notes to benefits. You can also add a workflow to regularly review these assumptions.


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