Archive for 2015

The Change Challenge Mug

Change Challenge Update – ‘Project Challenge’ show

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Over 30 people took the Change Challenge on our stand at the March Project Challenge show in Birmingham. The Change Challenge involved assessing just how ready your business is to take on more change, by using the newly-developed ReadinessPoint™ app which has been built by our partner Complexus based on our popular iPhone and iPad […]

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How project stage gates work to protect your project

How to manage your projects like your own investments? Quality Gates

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Review progress and benefits case at project stage gates I first came across project stage gates / toll gates or quality gates about 12 years ago when running a transformation programme for a large retailer. It was part of their standard project process. Since then almost every client that we have worked with has used […]

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PM3 is an ideal PPM PMO tool for retailers

Why Retailers need an easy to use and straightforward PPM / PMO tool

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I have worked almost exclusively with Retailers for the last 15 years and I’ve run many change programmes for them including: Ecommerce, Head Office Transformation and POS replacement. Retailers like to think of themselves as different from other sectors. And, while there are of course similarities to other sectors, there are some differences. There is […]

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Change Overload – and how to avoid it

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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 just keeps growing? This is the modern equivalent of the “straw that broke the camel’s back”, and we’re seeing more and more clients becoming overloaded with change. In […]

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How to reduce hospitality staff turnover

Reduce Hospitality Staff Turnover by Managing Change more effectively

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The Hospitality Sector operates in a very competitive environment. Every high street and out of town shopping centre has many restaurants and pubs competing for customers.   The large chains of restaurants are having to up their game which is resulting in many hospitality change projects being initiated by Head Office. These projects take many […]

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Take the change challenge at project change 2015

Take the Change Challenge at Project Challenge 2015

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Don’t be a mug: take the Change Challenge.. At the leading project and programme management show this week in Birmingham, UK, ‘Project Challenge’, Bestoutcome is offering delegates the opportunity to take the Change Challenge – using a newly-developed app designed to assess the change readiness of an organisation.  The app uses a simple set of […]

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Bestoutcome appoints new Principal Consultant

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We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Mawson as Principal Consultant. Mike joins the Bestoutcome team having previously worked as an independent consultant, in multiple industry sectors and on a wide variety of programmes. The majority of Mike’s recent work has been in delivering programmes around eCommerce and cloud-based technologies for clients that have […]

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How to avoid the mastermind approach to project management

Project Stage Gates can help the NHS control Project costs

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The NHS is spending serious amounts of money on key projects that are designed to improve the service, deliver services more efficiently or reduce costs. Whoever wins the next election, the number of projects that the NHS will undertake is likely to increase not decrease. It is very important, therefore, that money is NOT wasted […]

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

NHS Warning! Project management via spreadsheets is bad for your health!

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The NHS, and particularly how much it costs the country to run, is almost constantly in the news. As a result, there are huge pressures on managers to deliver programmes efficiently and ensure that projects do not overrun. Many Care Commissioning Groups and Trusts are running a multitude of projects from the large QIPP programmes […]

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Change Overload

How to avoid Change Overload

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It is hardly big news but the level of change is increasing. Any organisation that sits on its laurels, does not invest in new ways of working or new technology may suddenly find itself being outshone by its competitors. Change can take many forms: new business processes, departmental reorganization, mergers and, of course, new technology. […]

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