Portfolio

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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Our PM3 project management tool gives the detail that Excel can't

PM3 release 10.4 now available

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We are pleased to announce that the latest version of PM3 is now available, including powerful new functionality for Action Logs and notifications. Other highlights include: Action Logs Notifications Lessons Learnt Improved Gantt Charts Importing costs from PM3time New reports Take a tour of our PMO Tool PM3 If you want to find out more […]

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Why project managers need a PMO Tool

Why some Project Managers don’t want to use a PPM tool and why they should!

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A recent client of ours who had been using PM3, our Project, Portfolio Management (PPM) tool, complained that some project managers did not want to use a PPM tool as they did not see what benefit they got. Virtually every PPM vendor gets this response at some stage. I’d like to explain why this comment […]

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Why a Portfolio is like an iTunes playlist!

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For those of you who read my blogs, you will know that Bestoutcome has developed a PPM tool, PM3, to manage Projects, Portfolio and Programmes.  Our background is in managing large projects and programmes and our tool, PM3, is designed by practitioners for practitioners. One of the strengths of PM3 is its ability to manage […]

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20:20 webinars – “Change overload and how to avoid it”

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Join us for a 20-minute webinar on the 20th of the month, starting at 14:00 UK time. Change overload and how to avoid it These days it feels like everything we get asked to do is top-priority. But how do you prioritise when everything is top-priority, and what happens when the list of top-priority changes […]

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Press Release : Wolseley Inc chooses PM3 and PM3time

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Bestoutcome, the leading project portfolio management software company, is pleased to announce the rollout of its PM3 project portfolio management tool and PM3time time management tool by Wolesley Inc in Canada. Wolseley Canada is the country’s leading national distributor of plumbing, hydronic, HVAC/R and PVF products and solutions to professional contractors, retailers, and industrial users. […]

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Our PM3 project management tool gives the detail that Excel can't

PM3 release 10.3 now available

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We are pleased to announce that the latest version of PM3 is now available, including powerful new functionality for managing Change Impact on the organisation and avoiding resource overload. Other highlights include: Increased user customisation options Simpler management of plans Weekly resource management Improved flexibility of finances New reports Take a tour of our PMO Tool […]

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NHS

How do you cut NHS Contractor Costs? Only by proper resource management

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Over the last week the National Press has been full of stories of high charges to the NHS for agency staff. Headlines talk of locums earning up to £400,000 and staffing agencies making a fortune. Hyperbole aside, it is true that the NHS spends a lot of its budget on temporary workers whether they are […]

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When PPM tools get too big for effective PMO

Is big PPM dead? Why PMOs are turning away from the giant players

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Recently we exhibited our PPM tool, PM3, at the PMO conference in London. It was a good conference that had over 250 people attending and 5 PPM vendors, including us, exhibiting. When an interested PMO professional asked to see a demo of PM3, I always ask if they are already using a tool.  What struck […]

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How to transform your PMO from box-tickers to value adders

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Many organisations are waking up to the fact that a PMO is a critical part of their governance organisation. They are essential to help ensure portfolios are being delivered so that the benefits and desired outcomes are achieved. At Bestoutcome we see PMOs as a hub where they maintain one version of the truth on […]

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