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NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG select PM3 as their PPM tool
12th July 2018 – Jack Watson, London, UK
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 Sandwell & West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group.
NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG is leading on a range on large scale transformation projects. The central PMO had a requirement to further embed their processes through technology, whilst also driving some reporting standards and streamlining current manual processes.
After an extensive evaluation and several demonstrations, NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG selected Bestoutcome’s, PM3 tool.
Derek Hunter, PMO Manager says, “We chose PM3 because the system was intuitive and flexible, allowing us to monitor a diverse range of projects with the aim to further improve monitoring of progress and reporting on these projects.”
Jack Watson, Senior Consultant of Bestoutcome says: “We have been working with NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG to understand their business processes and map them into PM3. We have designed some reports that will help the PMO track where each project is with its approval status. It is key to have a tool that will work with an organisations method and processes. PM3 is proving very popular within the NHS because of its high configurability, simplicity and ease of use.
From the PMO perspective, PM3 will instil confidence and assurance that local guidelines are being followed. They will have the ability to track projects and link them into multiple portfolios whether they are helping to drive savings, new care models, transformations or IT initiatives. Executives will have a special portal which will allow them to view and dive into projects, programmes or portfolios at the click of a button – this has been optimised for tablets and allows the information to be visible across the organisation. Project Managers will save time because all the information is current, relevant, accessible and reported on automatically. More time can be spent on core delivery tasks rather than unnecessary administration”
About NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG
NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is a membership organisation involving 85 GP practices serving around 570,124 patients across the Sandwell and West Birmingham area. The Commissioning Group is broken down further into four Locality Commissioning Groups - Black Country, Healthworks and ICoF, Pioneers for Health and Sandwell Health Alliance - that address the needs of the population on a very local level. Over the last few years it has also become responsible for commissioning GP services.
The CCG has its own unique challenges. It has a diverse, rapidly changing population that, historically, comes from an industrial background but has more recently seen the growth of ethnic minority groups.
Bestoutcome specialises in Portfolio, Programme and Project Management, always focusing on the overall outcome to ensure successful business change. Bestoutcome’s flagship PPM tool, PM3 has been used in the NHS since 2007. There are now over 30 NHS organisations using PM3 to manage and control their projects.
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