Archive for 2015

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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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PM Today June 2015

Bestoutcome NHS Case Study featured in Project Manager Today

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We are pleased to report that PM3, the preferred NHS PMO tool used by numerous NHS Trusts’ PMOs across the UK, has been featured in the leading Project and Programme Management magazine Project Manager Today in a detailed NHS case study. The detailed case study describes how Margaret Armstrong, the PMO Manager at NHS Warrington […]

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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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Key Take Aways from the PMO Conference

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There was a tremendous buzz around Whitehall Court yesterday morning, with delegates eagerly awaiting the opening of the first PMO Conference in London. And they weren’t disappointed. A full day’s programme of expert speakers, client experiences, discussion panels and supplier demonstrations ensured that this was a day well spent for PMO professionals. The fact this […]

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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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When is a Red RAG Status a good thing?

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We are all familiar with Dashboards and using Red Amber and Green (RAG) statuses to show the ‘health’ of a project, programme or portfolio. Using RAGS is a really useful and visual away of informing stakeholders on the state of their initiatives.                 Some organisations use one overall […]

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Bestoutcome sponsors PMO Conference

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Bestoutcome is sponsoring the forthcoming PMO Conference in London on 11th June – which will provide practitioners with insights, tips, networking opportunities and presentations, to acknowledge the challenges faced by PMOs and their organisations. David Walton, Director, says ‘Bestoutcome understands the range of issues faced by PMOs and we’re keen to be involved in this […]

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PMO's often head in the wrong direction

What PMOs should do – but don’t!

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In previous blogs, I have talked about the need for PMOs to become value-adding PMOs instead of the admin, box ticking PMOs that are so often are present in organisations. I think you know the admin obsessed PMOs whose main job seems to be producing reports and chasing missing timesheets. While these activities need to […]

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