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Why RAGS are useless without a road to green

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Your project/programme highlight reports may include Red, Amber, Green (RAG) ratings. But without a RAGS road to green they won’t deliver the business benefits you seek. Most project and programme highlight reports include one or more Red, Amber, Green (RAG) ratings. These can signify the health of the project and also report on key aspects […]

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How Many RAGS do you use?

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Most project and programme highlight reports include one or more Red, Amber, Green (RAGS) ratings. These can signify the health of the project and also report on key aspects of the project, e.g. How committed are the stakeholders, or is the team motivated and performing? These ‘sub-RAGS’ are a good way of ensuring that key […]

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PPM tools; techniques to get your team to love them!

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In this blog, our in-house PMO expert, David Walton, shares more tricks and tips to get your team in the right mindset to realise the enormous benefits that a PMO tool can bring.

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PM3time; the UK timesheet software that speaks to Xero

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Does your timesheet software speak to Xero? It won’t be the most exciting subject your team discusses this year. In fact, it’s only a subject that should come up when something has either gone wrong or isn’t working properly. Yet as the world of work becomes increasingly complex, and that shows no sign of stopping, […]

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NHS Health Education England select PM3 as their Enterprise PPM tool

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London, UK, January 2nd, 2019 – Bestoutcome, the leading project, portfolio management (PPM) software company, is pleased to announce the roll-out of its PM3 project, portfolio management tool by NHS Health Education England Health Education England (HEE) initially selected PM3 as their portfolio and project management solution in 2015 to support having an efficient centralised […]

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Why Rolling Wave Planning is an efficient way to plan your projects and programmes

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Why use Rolling Wave Planning? Because there are some major problems with planning in detail for many months in advance. We look at what they are here and why it makes sense in the long run to adopt a more nimble approach.

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Why You need Beautiful PPM Software to make it Stick!

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Why is beautiful PPM software essential to making your investment stick? Our in-house PMO expert David Walton explains in 3 minute read.

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Why Excel Could be the Most Expensive PMO Tool on the Market

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Looking for an expensive PMO tool? Well, have you ever used a PMO tool that has been designed and built internally on Excel? In this blog, our in-house PMO expert David Walton highlights the serious limitations of relying on Excel as a PMO or PPM tool, and describes why you should advise against it wherever you can.

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Why You Need a PMO with Attitude!

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Why would you want a PMO with attitude? In his latest blog, PMO expert David Walton explains what a well-supported PMO can achieve if it’s backed by senior management and lists all the benefits it can deliver to your organisation. I’m sure you, like me, have come across many PMOs that are seen by project […]

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5 Big Questions to Ask Before Choosing a PPM Tool

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Choosing a PPM Tool can be a fraught and challenging process. Getting it right requires forethought, but if you haven’t used one before, how can you be sure that you are asking the right questions? In our latest blog, resident PMO expert David Walton shares his top 5 big questions you should always ask when choosing a PMO tool.

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