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5 Common Misconceptions About PMO/ PPM Tools

Having managed many large scale programmes and established Enterprise PMOs, I have recently been struck by some of the misconceptions about what a PMO tool can do. In this blog, I’ll cover what I think are the top 5 misconceptions.

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Manage your PPM implementation as a Change Project to guarantee Success!

At The Project Bureau, we recommend our preferred PPM tool, PM3.

My experience of conducting many project and programme reviews makes me want to do a deep dive on projects that are always green because they are often hiding problems. And the longer project issues or problems are covered up, the greater the cost to the organisation in bringing the project back on track.

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5 steps to making your PPM Tool Stick

Being in the business of developing and implementing our preferred PPM tool, PM3, our experience has shown that there are a number of steps an organisation needs to take to ensure that the PPM tool sticks and the investment is not wasted.

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Big Questions you should ask before Choosing a PPM Tool

There are numerous PPM tools in the marketplace which can make choosing the right one for your organisation problematic. The right PPM tool for your organisation can deliver huge benefits, but the wrong one can cost a significant amount of wasted time, money and resources. Selecting a PPM tool is usually managed via a tender process. The information in this blog does not replace the tender process, but in my experience there are 5 Big Questions that you need to ask before you buy a PPM tool.

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How to spot a failing project?

An effective sponsor is critical to the successful delivery of a project. Many surveys cite ineffective sponsorship as one of the top causes of project failure. This blog explains the role of the project sponsor and explains steps on how to ensure your sponsor is effective.

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3 ICS / ICP Benefits from a Common Project Management Platform

Over the last few years in England, Integrated Care Systems have been formed where NHS organisations in partnership with Councils and other organisations work together to deliver NHS care, manage resources and improve the health of the populations they serve.

Integrated care partnerships (ICPs) have also been formed. These are alliances of NHS providers that work together to deliver care by agreeing to collaborate rather than compete. These providers include hospitals, community services, mental health services and GPs.

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