Devon County Council’s Digital & Technology Service has selected PM3 as its Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. The main driver was to have a single source of the truth for all their project initiatives, to pull together and consolidate their project information from a multitude of different systems, and to provide powerful, accurate and concise reporting.
John Higgs, Project Office Manager, said, “We selected PM3 due to its simplicity and ease of use, its powerful reporting and its ability to help us to consolidate and streamline our PPM initiatives and process. Our aim is to have all our projects driven from PM3”.
David Walton, Director of Bestoutcome said, “I am delighted that Devon County Council’s (DCC) Digital & Technology Service have selected PM3 to help manage its projects and programmes. We look forward to working with them. We are pleased to add DCC to our expanding list of Local Authority PPM clients”.
About Devon County Council
Devon County Council is the county council administering the English county of Devon. Based in the city of Exeter, the council covers the non-metropolitan county area of Devon and is the largest local authority in Southwest England.
The County Council has overall responsibility for services including social care, childcare and child protection, transport and roads, emergency planning, libraries, Trading Standards, recycling centres and waste disposal.
The Digital & Technology Service has a portfolio of about 30 projects active at any time.
Established in 2000, BestOutcome are a leading PPM/Change practice providing, PM3, an award-winning Project, Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to the public, private and charitable sectors.
BestOutcome are passionate about helping clients improve their project delivery capability. They focus on three principal PPM solutions, PM3, PM3NHS, and PM3time. By refining their offerings to the marketplace, they ensure that their focus is entirely on meeting the ever-changing needs of their clients.
BestOutcome consider themselves as different. They are not just about implementing a tool; they recognise that to improve project delivery there needs to be a compelling need to change, strong stakeholder engagement, high user adoption and good process.
BestOutcome work very closely with their clients to understand their requirements and establish what success looks like to them. They take an outcome-driven approach and provide expert advice on best practice. They believe that the tool itself is just part of the solution; a good process and well-trained project practitioners are also needed to deliver the desired outcomes.