Benefits Realisation & Benefits Owners

Every project needs to be supported by a robust business case showing the benefits. In central government we have a five case model for business cases set by the HM Treasury Green Book. Each case sets out the benefits that Continue reading Benefits Realisation & Benefits Owners

Negotiation 101 – Understanding Brexit Negotiations

Negotiation 101 isn’t a direct comment on the Brexit negotiations, but I’ve written it this week as a bit of background for all those commenting on the Brexit negotiations that don’t seem to have any clue whatsoever about how one Continue reading Negotiation 101 – Understanding Brexit Negotiations

Civil Service Live 2016

view from the window at Civil Service Live 2016

Yesterday I attended some sessions at Civil Service Live 2016 in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in central London. The QEIICC is next door to my office, so I didn’t spend the whole day there. Some meetings were arranged Continue reading Civil Service Live 2016

Media Bias? Or something else?

We seem to hear allegations of media bias on a regular basis these days. Anytime an interest group isn’t getting the glowing coverage they feel that they so richly deserve we hear the shout ‘media bias!’ The thing is, I Continue reading Media Bias? Or something else?

Article 50 – How do we Brexit?

After the referendum there’s been a lot of speculation on how we invoke Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon. Article 50 (see below) is the provision for a member state to leave the EU.  Article 50 Here is Article 50 Continue reading Article 50 – How do we Brexit?