PPM tools for retail

Change Management tools for the retail sector

Whether it is new ranges, POS roll-outs, staff training or store/branch/hotel refits, the levels of change in retail outlets is increasing. PM3 for retail provides a simpler, more accurate way to control that change management across a retail business, PM3 gives retail organisations the tools to:

  • define stores/branches/hotels and chain structure (or import it from an existing spreadsheet)
  • set/change freeze periods
  • create countdown milestone plans (allowing the automatic scheduling of tasks in the countdown to a Go Live date)
  • roll out planned changes to selected stores/branches/hotels
  • view the plans and their impacts for selected stores/branches/hotels, looking for change spikes or clashes and unacceptable levels of change hitting particular locations

PM3 for Retail factsheet

Our retail clients realise many benefits from using PM3 :

  • See all activity across stores
  • Improved cost control
  • Improved utilisation of resources
  • One version of the truth

What our retail clients say…

“There was a lot to like about Bestoutcome, said Phil Greenwood, Director of IT at Dixons Retail. Their portfolio management tool, was clearly built by practitioners for practitioners. They understood retail, they understood my needs for risk management and precisely how to deliver that through PM3 which structurally demands accuracy and consistency and produces fantastic visibility. At the same time it is extremely flexible.”

Phil Greenwood, IT Director at Dixons.

“PM3 is a ‘light-touch’ tool that is quick to deploy, said Dave McGrath, head of IT development at WHSmith.”

“It gives us better visibility of our project portfolio and its objective way of defining traffic light reports ensures that we have consistency and objectivity in reporting across projects. The ‘promotion’ in PM3 of milestones, risks and issues enables senior management to see only what is important to them and not entire plans. This ‘wood for the trees’ approach ensures we focus our management time on the important aspects of projects to ensure they stay on track to deliver the required business benefits.”

Dave McGrath, head of IT development at WHSmith.