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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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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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NHS East Surrey CCG deploys PM3

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London, UK, September 8th 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 NHS East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). NHS East Surrey CCG has initiated a number of programmes including a Transformation Programme and a Quality, Innovation, Productivity […]

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