Archive for 2016

Walsall Healthcare NHS

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust deploys PM3

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London, UK, December 12th 2016 – Bestoutcome, the leading project, portfolio management (PPM) software company, is pleased to announce the roll-out of its PM3 project, portfolio management tool by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has over 400 projects and programmes that need to be delivered including a Cost Improvement Programme (CIP).  These […]

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How can the NHS cut interim rates and maintain quality?

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It’s a tricky topic and the cause of much debate: how does the NHS get better value from its Contractors without simply going the cheapest option? Resident PMO expert, David Walton, takes a look at some of the NHS Procurement challenges and shares some methods from the private sector that have reduced costs whilst adding […]

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3 ways contractor timesheets improve project management

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Although widely disliked, contractor timesheets are on often overlooked tool for developing leaner, smarter and more effective ways of managing your programmes and projects. In this blog, our resident PMO expert David Walton looks at 3 core ways in which timesheets can be used to improve your PMO. I’m always surprised how the mention of […]

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Using the right toolset on Cost Improvement Programmes

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The level of change in the NHS is increasing and many programmes that Trusts need to deliver are Cost Improvement Programmes (CIPS). A (CIP) is the identification of schemes to increase efficiency/ or reduce expenditure. CIPs can include both recurrent (year on year) and non-recurrent (one-off) savings. For each CIP scheme, a Quality Impact Assessment […]

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East Surrey NHS CCG deploying Bestoutcome PM3

NHS East Surrey CCG deploys PM3

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London, UK, September 8th 2016 – Bestoutcome, the leading project, portfolio management (PPM) software company, is pleased to announce the roll-out of its PM3 project, portfolio management tool by NHS East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). NHS East Surrey CCG has initiated a number of programmes including a Transformation Programme and a Quality, Innovation, Productivity […]

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4 critical reasons why timesheets should never be ‘culturally unacceptable’

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Ever wonder how timesheets could improve your organisation’s productivity? Worried that introducing them could lead to mutiny? Our PMO expert, David Walton, gives his take on 20 years of timesheet experience and lists the Top 4 reasons why your team should embrace them for the positive benefits they can bring. We have worked at many […]

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Five steps to choosing the right PMO tool

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Do you find that the level of change in organisations keeps increasing? And that such change initiatives are often transformational programmes where the outcomes are critical for the organisation? To function effectively we need to have the right people and resources, and of course the right tools. But where do you begin? In this blog, […]

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Trying to implement change in the NHS with the wrong tools

Project tools don’t cut it! Why you need the right tools for NHS Transformational Programmes

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Understandably, there is still reluctance to spend money on PMO and programme tools when budgets in the NHS are tight. But, says PMO expert David Walton, when it comes to STP and CIP, the potential prize of these programmes means that a late delivery or a missed outcome will far exceed the cost of a […]

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Making a business case for PMO tools within the NHS

How to make a business case for professional PMO and Programme Management Tools in the NHS

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With the NHS under increasing pressure to deliver more and more change under ever increasing scrutiny, our PMO expert, David Walton, explains how to make the business case for introducing transformational programme management tools into your PMO, and dramatically increasing the odds of success for you and the NHS. In the NHS, there is drive […]

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Passing a Prince 2 or PMP exam

Does Passing a Prince2 or PMP exam improve Project Delivery?

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Are you thinking of doing the PRINCE2 certification? Contemplating sending your consultants off to obtain a similar qualification such as PMP? Our PPM Expert, David Walton, maker of our world class suite of PMO Tools such as PM3time and PM3, gives his take on qualifications vs mentoring and discusses how he thinks organisations are missing […]

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