Presentation: From Excel to PPM – A Journey


Willmott Dixon is one of the UK’s best known brands in the built environment, founded in 1852. Its operations extend through Capital Works, Construction, Regeneration and Support Services across the private and public sectors. Gordon Maxwell is Project Delivery Manager at Willmott Dixon, and typically has 30 to 40 major projects on the go at any one time.

During 2011 it became clear that the company needed something far more sophisticated than Excel to keep track of this portfolio of projects, and Gordon started looking for a PPM tool that provided simplicity of use, data transparency, health checks and resource capacity planning at the right price.

After meeting Bestoutcome at the Project Challenge show he evaluated and subsequently implemented their project portfolio solution PM3 because it offered a really elegant, easy to manage and cost-effective solution that not only gave him all that he wanted, but much more besides.

In this talk Gordon explains how Willmott Dixon moved away from Excel to PM3 and describes the benefits this has brought, including significant improvements in senior management reporting.

This is the presentation from Project Challenge 2014 on March 13th 2014 at Kensington Olympia, London, UK

Mike Pryor
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Mike Pryor

Mike Pryor is a Principal Consultant, with over 30 years of experience helping clients implement PMO tools and processes.

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