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Bestoutcome announce the launch of PM3 Cloud (PPM Tool) including an enhanced Benefits Module

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Bestoutcome, the leading project, portfolio management (PPM) software company, is pleased to announce the launch of its new 100% cloud based PPM tool, PM3 Cloud.

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Productivity in the UK – How the British workforce compares in 2017

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In these times of great uncertainty, just how geared up are we for the big changes ahead? We’ve broken down the basics of British business productivity to help you understand just how efficient the UK currently is.

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

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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.

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Why Excel is NOT the right tool for Resource Managers

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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, skills, rates).

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Project Failure

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

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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.

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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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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 – 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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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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