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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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A ticking clock tracking time

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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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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Making a business case for PMO tools within the NHS

How to make a business case for professional PMO and Programme Management Tools in the NHS

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With the NHS under increasing pressure to deliver more and more change under ever increasing scrutiny, our PMO expert, David Walton, explains how to make the business case for introducing transformational programme management tools into your PMO, and dramatically increasing the odds of success for you and the NHS. In the NHS, there is drive […]

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Passing a Prince 2 or PMP exam

Does Passing a Prince2 or PMP exam improve Project Delivery?

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Are you thinking of doing the PRINCE2 certification? Contemplating sending your consultants off to obtain a similar qualification such as PMP? Our PPM Expert, David Walton, maker of our world class suite of PMO Tools such as PM3time and PM3, gives his take on qualifications vs mentoring and discusses how he thinks organisations are missing […]

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Storing personal timesheet data outside the EEU could land you in jail like this man

If your timesheet data is stored outside the EU, it could land you in Jail!

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What? How on earth can a timesheet system land me in Jail? The answer is that if your timesheet data contains personal data (and it probably does) then you must conform to the Data Protection Act (DPA) (1998), says PMO Change Delivery expert David Walton.  Many UK businesses choose a cloud based timesheet system online. […]

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How Boring Timesheets Improve Profitability

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Timesheets may often be seen as boring and dull, but selecting the right timesheet tool cuts costs and improves profitability. I’m sure you’ll agree that there is nothing boring or dull about that! I recently read the funny story of the Spanish worker who went on sick leave for 6 years on full pay but […]

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cut costs without pain

2 Ways Organisations can do more with less: PMO Tips

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The papers are full of falling stock markets, rising debt and a looming recession. It may be time to look at ways of being more efficient. Having worked in both the public and private sectors, there are two easy ways that all organisations can save money. Step 1: Consultant and Contractor Costs Some companies where […]

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4 Steps to Select the Right Timesheet System

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There are many organisations where a timesheet system is perceived as ‘Big Brother’ and it’s very hard to get buy-in to using timesheets. Even in organisations that do not have this strong aversion, it is important to select the right timesheet system which meets the needs of both staff (timesheet users) and managers (using the […]

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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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