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 400 projects and programmes represent an important and sizeable investment for the Trust and were being managed using Excel and MS Project. To ensure proper governance and more effective reporting, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, launched a comprehensive tender to select a PMO tool to manage their portfolio.

After an extensive evaluation of the market and a number of demonstrations, Walsall Selected Bestoutcome’s, PM3 tool.

Daren Fradgley, Director of Strategy and Transformation, says: “We selected PM3 because of its ease of use and the high quality reports generated from the system. PM3 is used widely in the NHS and this was another factor.”

David Walton, Managing Director of Bestoutcome says: “We work with many NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We are familiar with the types of projects and the specific requirements of the NHS, e.g. quality gates, Quality Impact Assessments (QIA) and the NHS 5×5 Risk matrix. PM3 is very configurable and we worked with Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust to configure PM3 for the Trust’s requirements.”

Daren added: “Like many Trusts we are running a Cost Improvement Programme (CIP) and it was important we were able to track cost savings against our targets. Bestoutcome added a benefits tracker report to PM3 and we can now run benefits trackers and dashboards showing clearly the cost savings against target for each CIP scheme and the overall programme.

The portfolio functionality in PM3 is powerful enabling us to report easily on any combination of projects and programmes. This was not possible using Excel and PowerPoint. We estimate that we have saved 5 days of project manager effort per week as previously they would be spending a lot of time producing reports. Now PM3 does this for them and they can concentrate on delivering their projects.”

About Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides local general hospital and community services to around 260,000 people in Walsall and the surrounding areas.

Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof. The £170 million development of our Pleck Road site was completed in 2010 and the continued up-grading of existing areas ensures the Trust has state of the art operating theatres, treatment areas and equipment.

The Trust provides high quality, friendly and effective community health services from some 60 sites including health centres and GP surgeries.

About Bestoutcome

Bestoutcome specialises in Portfolio, Programme and Project Management, always focusing on the overall outcome to ensure successful business change. Bestouctome’s flagship PPM tool, PM3 has been used in the NHS since 2007. There are now over 20 NHS organisations using PM3 to manage and control their projects.

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