Archive for 2017

is your PMO a cost or profit centre

PMO Maturity – Is your PMO a Cost centre or a Profit Centre?

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PMO Maturity & the Project Failure Landscape Over the last 20+ years I’ve tracked the overall competency of organisations to deliver projects successfully and to sum it up we are still basically treading water, so I started to take a keen interest in PMO Maturity.  According to the Standish Chaos Report of 2013, only 10% […]

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Bestoutcome Ltd Expands its UK Sales Operation

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London, UK 18th August 2017. Bestoutcome Ltd, the leading project, portfolio management (PPM) software company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Project Collaboration Software & Services specialist Nick Bradshaw who will be heading up the Sales Operation to drive continued growth and client success. Bestoutcome has built a solid reputation in the project, portfolio […]

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excel Vs time sheet software

Why Excel is NOT the right tool for Resource Managers

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Excel – Easy at first, but soon unmanageable One of the single biggest challenges facing IT Resource/Planning Managers in a PMO is understanding resource capacity, demand and cost. To be a successful Resource/Planning Manager, you need to have a clear view of the upcoming project demand, capacity and availability along with detailed resource needs (location, […]

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Project Failure

Project Failure? You know it’s hitting the buffers when….

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Project Failure – how do you spot a failing project? Our in-house PMO expert, David Walton shares his top 3 crucial considerations that allow him to identify when a project is at risk and likely to end in project failure. These critical factors will help you spot the early warnings before it’s too late. So […]

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10 Common Sense tips on how to Plan a Project

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Struggling to Understand how to Plan a Project? Are you struggling to understand how to plan a project that keeps you and your team on target? In this blog, our resident PMO expert David Walton, shares his extensive experience on project planning using a simple, but effective, 10-step technique that will guarantee you deliver your […]

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NHS Benefits Realisation

Benefits Realisation; why some NHS organisations are way ahead in delivering programmes that realise benefits and cost savings.

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In this blog, our resident PMO expert David Walton, gives his take on why the NHS is leading the way when it comes to benefits realisation. NHS PMOs ahead on benefits realisation Most people in the UK are complimentary about the NHS in terms of treatment of patients. They are often less complimentary about any […]

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Timesheet software waltham forest

London Borough of Waltham Forest deploys PM3time, Bestoutcome’s Timesheet Software

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London, UK, May 2nd 2017 – Bestoutcome, the leading project, portfolio management (PPM) software company, is pleased to announce the roll-out of its pm3time, timesheet software application, by the London Borough of Waltham Forest PM3time is one of the UK’s leading Timesheet Software Solutions After an extensive evaluation and a number of demonstrations, London Borough of […]

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NHS CIP QIPP

NHS CIP QIPP – Stop reinventing the wheel and save money!

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NHS CIP QIPP We have been working in the NHS for over 6 years and it is, as everyone knows, an organization that needs to save money and do more with less, a significant challenge for leaders, this is why the NHS have created NHS CIP QIPP. NHS Trusts have to embark on a Cost […]

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PMO Best Practice

PMO Best Practice – What is the point of a PMO?

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PMO Best Practice Is your PMO a vital cog in a well-oiled machine or do you spend time wondering what it is that they actually do? In this blog post our PMO Best Practice expert David Walton gives his take on how to make sure you run are running a ‘value adding’, rather than ‘administrative’, […]

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timesheet analysis

One in five people waste 1/3rd of their work day; improve staff productivity with simple timesheet analysis.

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Timesheet analysis can be used to drive real & lasting improvement According to a recent survey, time-wasting at work in the UK is a huge problem. Over 80% of us admit to wasting some time and 1 in 5 actually waste a third of their entire day, every day. Our PMO expert, David Walton, has […]

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