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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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Who Should the Portfolio Office Report to?

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We are currently doing a PMO transformation at a large retail client based in London. They have had a very traditional PMO in place for a number of years. When I say traditional PMO, I mean one which is focused on reporting and timesheets. It is not fit for purpose and senior management are querying […]

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How timesheet systems drive profitability for consultancies

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I have run a consultancy, Bestoutcome, for over 15 years and before that I worked for one of the big 4 consultancies, PwC. Consultancies are in essence a simple business; you sell people for a given rate per day or per hour, if you are lucky. All consultancies need to work out a utilisation rate […]

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Time tracking software; what you need to know to make it work in your organisation

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I admit that time tracking software is not the most riveting of topics, but time tracking software is an important system that helps with project costing, forecasting, control of contractors and even prevention of timesheet fraud. So, if you have decided that you need to upgrade from Excel timesheets or need new timesheet tracking software, […]

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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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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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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 NHS Transformational Programmes including STP and CIP, the potential prize of these programmes means that a late delivery or a missed outcome will far exceed […]

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