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How to control IT project budgets (Cash or Accrual Accounting)

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As a project manager you are under great pressure to deliver your project on budget, on time and to scope and quality. This article has been written by our in-house PMO expert, David Walton, and gives you some easy-to-implement tricks and tips gleaned from many years experience across industries as diverse and complex as BP, […]

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Why a permanently green RAG status should scream ‘you’ve got a big problem on your hands’!?

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If you manage large scale IT projects or change programmes you have to read this. Each year hundreds of projects fail because of inadequate transparency and a culture of fear. Don’t let the next one be yours! Our in-house PMO expert, David Walton, takes you through the perils that lurk behind those green lights, showing you what to look out for and why you should avoid them in the first place.

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Did an obsession with the lowest tender price help sink Carillion?

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A colleague recently reviewed a large IT programme for a Government department that had gone way over budget, in both of time and money. What was extraordinary – or maybe not – was the fact that the original bid that won was 50% lower than the other two bids. The final cost after a two […]

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5 steps to making your PPM Tool Stick in 2018

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Implementing a good PPM tool is well-worth the investment, if you can make it stick! Our PMO expert, David Walton, shows you how to get your team embracing their new PPM tool as a better way of working.

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PM3 Cloud Tour

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PM3 has been redeveloped on to a 100% Cloud based platform. No software is required on the desktop. To access PM3 Cloud you only need a tablet, PC, internet connection and a browser.

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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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MDU Deploys Bestoutcome’s Project, Portfolio Management (PPM) System, PM3

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Bestoutcome, the leading project, portfolio management (PPM) software company, is pleased to announce the roll-out of its PPM system, PM3, by the MDU.

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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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