Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust deploys PM3

London, UK, March 28th – Bestoutcome, the leading project, portfolio management (PPM) software company, is pleased to announce the roll-out of its PM3 project, portfolio management tool by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has a range of strategic programmes and transformational projects that need to be delivered including the Cost Improvement Programme (CIP). These projects and programmes were being managed using Excel. To ensure proper governance and more effective reporting, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust reviewed the market in order to select a PMO tool to manage their portfolio. After an extensive evaluation, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust selected Bestoutcome’s PM3 tool.

Jackie Davenport, Head of Transformation, said: “We selected PM3 because of its ease of use and the powerful reporting engine that allows you to automatically send reports to key stakeholders. Its portfolio capability allows us to group our schemes and initiatives into different portfolios for reporting which helps increase our efficiency, ensure we track delivery more effectively and saves our staff time. PM3 is used widely in the NHS and this was another factor.”

David Walton, Managing Director of Bestoutcome said: “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 Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust to configure PM3 for the Trust’s requirements.”

Jackie added: “ 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. It takes seconds to group projects into portfolios and was taking longer in Excel. Now PM3 does this for them it frees up more time for project managers to focus on implementation.”

About: Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is responsible for delivering a wide range of community health services across Hertfordshire, ranging from health visiting and school nursing for children and young people, to district nursing, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children.

The Trust staff work closely with colleagues in the NHS, social care, education, charities and local government to personalise care and support people to maintain their independence for as long as possible.
For more information about HCT contact HCT Communications on 01707 388148 or visit www.hct.nhs.uk.

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