Investment decision making

Delivering enduring change

Solving sticky problems

Building capability

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Support for investment decision making

Organisations are faced with many choices about where to invest regarding infrastructure, technology and/or change.

Targeting and managing your investments in new or enhanced capabilities is critical if you want to be confident your organisation will be able to deliver on its strategic vision.

Our team includes three of the country’s most experienced Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) facilitators and a range of consultants with considerable experience in investment management.

Sound Governance

Good portfolio, programme and project governance matters if you’re serious about achieving strategic goals. We can help lift your governance capability by:

  • Facilitating expert-led governance clinics for portfolios, programmes, and projects.
  • Joining your governance board to provide an expert, independent and challenging perspective to the group, or the Chair.

Read more about our governance support here.

Portfolio Management

Successful portfolio management ensures investment decision making is founded on good business intelligence. Getting portfolio management right isn’t about imposing a set of processes and functions; it’s about embedding a way of thinking. This takes time.

We can help to design, implement, and embed a portfolio approach that works best for you.

Investment Logic Mapping

Capturing and agreeing on the case for change for an investment is challenging. An Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) process can help to clarify the business problems and the expected benefits up front, before you start to think about solutions.

Our team includes some of New Zealand’s most experienced accredited ILM facilitators. Read more about the value of an ILM here and watch Karen explaining the ILM here.  

Using the outputs of the ILM workshops we can also develop a Strategic Case on a Page, which captures the richness of the investment story and the case for change. It can be used as a communication tool for a wide audience and support investment prioritisation. See examples and read more about the Strategic Case on a Page here.

Business Case Development

A good business case makes decision maker’s lives easier. It clearly lays out the compelling case for change and a robust implementation approach, supported by sound thinking and stakeholder support.

Many organisations struggle to find the right skills or sufficient resources internally to develop business cases confidently and well. Our experienced team includes consultants trained in the Treasury-endorsed Better Business Case methodology which is mandatory for high risk and/or large scale public sector business cases.

Click here for more on our Business Case capability.

Programme and project review

An independent, expert view is critical to the integrity of any review process. We can help with:

  • Governance reviews
  • Post implementation reviews
  • Programme reviews

Work we’ve done

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What people have to say

They are really good at thinking processes - whether it's a business case, either at the start of a project, or a piece of work embedded into a big project....if it requires somebody to step back and think about the thinking that is required then TB is great. You can rely on them to apply the right thinking and get it done.

- Tier 2 Manager, NZ Public Sector

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