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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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West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust deploys PM3

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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 PMO tool, PM3  by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has over 100 projects and programmes that need to be delivered including a Cost Improvement Programme (CIP). These […]

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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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Stop, look up, and breathe; how to thrive in the NHS environment

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How do you break the daily cycle of urgency and find time to look ahead? With so much change in the NHS, you could be finding the day-to-day ‘hamster wheel’ overwhelming. Our guest writer Rita Symons (BSc, MSc, PCert.), writes about the necessity of allowing space to focus, and offers guidance on how to not only survive but thrive in the NHS today.

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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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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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