How the right data enables effective stakeholder management

We look at why data is vital to stakeholder management and the key information you need to know

Stakeholders are organisations or individuals who have an interest in your project either because they are directly involved in working on the project, or are affected by the project’s outcomes.

Stakeholders can make or break a project (try planning a new road without input from the public and see what happens!), so effective stakeholder management is crucial to a project’s success.

When we use the term stakeholder management, we mean systematically identifying, analysing, planning and implementing steps to engage with your stakeholders in a way that incorporates their positive influences and minimises the impact of any negative influences. Think of stakeholder management as four interrelated steps:

Identify your stakeholders

  • Determine their interests and influence
  • Develop communication management strategies
  • Engage with your stakeholders to channel their power to help you meet your project’s goals.

Data is vital to successful stakeholder management, and there are two types of data you need to have on your radar.  Firstly identifying your stakeholders and their influence, secondly, understanding the data that will explain the progress of your project in a meaningful way.

Identify your stakeholders: creating a stakeholder map.

First, you need to collect data about your stakeholders, which basically means implementing the first two steps of your stakeholder management plan.

You can identify your stakeholders by brainstorming, relying on your experience, conducting interviews, doing some research and so on.

Assessing stakeholder influence

Classify the stakeholders by the of potential impact they could have on the project. You should rank your stakeholders on a scale of low/medium/high based on their estimated level of interest and influence. The ones you identify as most likely to have the most influence and impact on your project are your key stakeholders.

The data you collect to assess your stakeholders should include:

  • How the project will impact them
  • Their attitude toward the project – supportive, ambivalent or negative
  • Their expectations and what influences their opinion of the project.

Stakeholder communication

Your analysis of the types of stakeholder and their interests will be vital in determining the data and how you present this to your stakeholders in your communication management plan.

It is probably wise to decide appropriate communication strategies for stakeholder groups depending on how much influence they have. The way you present project data to a stakeholder who is in favour of your project will almost certainly be different from the way you present the same data to a stakeholder who has a negative view of your project.

Your communication strategy should address the needs and concerns of each stakeholder; you should identify the purpose of each type of communication, the data you will include, the frequency, and how you will evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery and information.

Review and refine

During the project lifecycle, conduct regular reviews of your communications strategy to consider the latest feedback from your stakeholders. By collaborating with your stakeholders, keeping them informed with the most recent data reports about your project, you have the best chance of keeping your stakeholders on the same page and help make your project a successful one.

Verto can provide you with work collaboration and project management software that helps the project leaders and stakeholders interact more efficiently and improves project control.

Our cloud-based software provides dashboard status and reports as well as document storage and sharing. Stay in touch with us, follow us on LinkedIn and chat with us on Twitter to learn more about our ideas and software. It takes a lot of work to engage stakeholders for the duration of a project effectively, but Verto can simplify the process for you. Register for our newsletter to learn more about our success stories.

 


Programme Management Software that works for LEPs

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership is recognised for excellent programme management. They are an award-winning partnership, managing millions of pounds of government funding for local initiatives. The LEP uses Verto to enable successful delivery across their programmes.

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (The LLEP) aim to make their region the destination of choice for successful businesses. To achieve this aim, the LLEP funds a number of projects and programmes through their own grant schemes.

Before implementing Verto the LLEP relied on Excel and Word documents, which meant that the PMO had no clear oversight across the projects.  In reality, this made it almost impossible for them to view all of the LEP’s outputs and outcomes in one place.

 

Manage and track programmes

The LLEP wanted to be able to easily track cost against original funding applications and proactively manage and report on each programme, to ensure that the agreed beneficial outcomes were delivered to the region.

The information in the system allows the LLEP to easily manage its budgets. Grant recipients can claim via Verto and the team can authorise claims quickly, which benefits both them and the organisations they fund.

Because the team only input data once they are saving a huge amount of time. Rather than searching through documents they can now see it all on one screen. With centralised and standardised data, they can also run reports at the touch of a button.

Reporting at the touch of a button

Verto Executive and Government Reporting provides essential accountability and evidence for each of the funded programmes. The LLEP has introduced reports that can be generated in a single click,

The LLEP recognised that they needed a more robust way to manage public funds and give them easy access to quality management information. Verto’s dashboard means the PMO team can easily see the status of all their programmes and projects. This is helping them prioritise their efforts and manage risk.

The LLEP now has all their programme data in one place, providing instant access to information on project progress, achievement and costs. There’s no confusion over version control or data sorting to achieve a clear situation report.

The team at the LLEP now have a clear view of each project’s whole cycle.  They can easily monitor and track risk and progress through to project delivery and monitor the outcomes. At any time, the team can easily see if a project is meeting its expected targets in terms of outputs, outcomes and spend.

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership case study can be found here.

As well as the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, the Black Country Consortium Limited also use Verto. If you’d like to discuss ways to achieve recognition for excellence in programme management for your Local Enterprise Partnership, please email TMI or call 0118 334 6200.  For more information visit TMI Systems and Verto.


Introducing Verto - The benefits of a complete project management system.

Introducing Verto

Project management can be about as much fun as going to visit the dentist. You’ve got a budget to worry about, a tight schedule to meet, a team to motivate and stakeholders to keep happy. Somehow, you must keep everyone informed, and make sure that they all are receiving the same information. It can be overwhelming!

Well, we sympathise with you. We established our company in 2008, and our first project was to evaluate a large business transformation programme that had been ongoing for 18 months. We found that the PMO was overwhelmed with emails, spreadsheets and many documents, resulting in poor communication between the programme delivery team and the stakeholders.

We realised that we needed to develop a cloud-based collaborative approach to get the project under control, and as a result, Verto was born.

Verto is our innovative cloud-based solution for programme and project management that uses one platform to bring the delivery and stakeholder community together.

It’s easy to use the platform, it gives you instant communication with your colleagues and provides updates in real time while managing your programmes and projects securely in the cloud. Verto provides the catalyst you need to implement improvements in efficiency and collaboration throughout your organisation. By using Verto, our clients have reduced emails by 40%, Project Management Office (PMO) costs by more than 25% and savings in project resources by around 30%.

By using Verto, our clients have reduced emails by 40%, Project Management Office (PMO) costs by more than 25% and savings in project resources by around 30%.

Verto provides two views to link your delivery community with your stakeholders. Vertopro allows stakeholders and the PMO to collaborate across the entire program. Vertogo delivers an individualised mobile-friendly view for project team members.

Vertopro is an organisational view of all projects and programmes in one place. It allows anyone who manages projects, budgets, timescales and generates reports to view information in real-time, including:

  • Milestone and task management (Gantt charts)
  • Risks, issues, costs & benefit management
  • Resource and timesheet management
  • Document storage and sharing
  • Chat and instant messaging
  • Alerts, actions and calendar management
  • One-click reporting
  • Performance planning

Geared entirely to the individual user, Vertogo gives a focused view of the jobs immediately at hand allowing you to prioritise what needs to be done. You can update your colleagues, team members, project managers in real time.

Verto will also send notifications and alerts directly to your phone, making sure everyone is kept updated and connected without the need for long email chains.

To solve the problems for organisations collaborating within a partnership (like STPs and ICS regions), we provide a version of the platform called Vertogrid. This enables collaboration across member organisations, whilst giving each organisation their own bespoke application.

Using Verto makes collaboration more straightforward and more efficient, helping you eliminate a lot of the potential pain points in bringing your project or programme to a successful conclusion. Try our 60-day Free Trial and see how Verto can support your organisation.


Verto Case Study: working with Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership 

Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is one of 38 local enterprise partnerships across England. LEPs are business-led partnerships between local authorities, the private sector, education providers and third sector organisations. They play a key role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of jobs in their area.

LEPs access funding to deliver their plans from a number of central government funds, from European Structural and Investment Funds, and from local partners and the private sector. They have to regularly report on their plans and progress to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to their other funders and local stakeholders.

LLEP aims to, ‘create a vibrant, attractive and distinctive place with highly skilled people, making Leicester and Leicestershire the destination of choice for successful businesses.’ To achieve this aim, LLEP funds a number of projects and programmes through their own grant schemes.

What LLEP wanted to achieve 

LLEP manages a number of different funding streams, grants, and projects. Prior to using Verto, all their project management data was recorded in Excel and Word documents.

This system could be challenging at times as it meant the PMO had no clear oversight across their projects. This made it time-consuming for them to show the totality of the LEP’s outputs and outcomes.

Their system also made teamwork and collaboration harder to achieve as the programme managers for each funding stream could not easily share their data.

The LEP wanted a system that would provide a more robust way to manage public funds and give them easy access to quality management information.

How we’re helping LLEP achieve their goals 

LLEP did extensive research into various project management tools before they invited organisations to tender to be their supplier. As Verto most closely met the requirements LLEP had set out, TMI won the tender.

We started out with a project inception meeting in May 2017 to discuss in more detail what the LEP wanted from Verto and to plan the timescales for installing the software and training their staff to configure the system. Verto went live in October 2017.

“The team at TMI are incredibly amenable. We’ve had, and continue to have, great support from them. Before we went live, if we had any queries or were stuck configuring a particular aspect of the system, we could always call our key account manager.  And Verto is brilliant. It has so much functionality we’re not even using yet.”  

Michelle Hodgson, Local Growth Fund Programme Manager, LLEP 

The benefits LLEP is seeing

The biggest benefit LLEP report is having all their programme data in one place. Verto’s dashboard means the PMO team can easily see the status of all their programmes and projects. This is helping them prioritize their efforts and manage risk.

Verto is also saving the PMO team a lot of time as they no longer need to input as much data or print as many documents. Rather than scrolling through spreadsheets and word documents to find the data they need, they can now see it all on one screen. And as their data is centralised and standardised, they can also run reports at the touch of a button.

The team are finding it much easier to track and monitor the projects they oversee as Verto gives them a clear view of each project’s whole cycle, from its inception to its conclusion. At any time, the team can easily see if a project is meeting its expected targets in terms of outputs, outcomes and spend.

This quality management information is allowing the LLEP to more easily manage its budgets. Grant recipients can claim via Verto and the team can authorise claims quickly, which benefits both them and the organisations they fund.

We continue to support and work with LLEP. They frequently review how they’re using Verto, through their cycle of continuous improvement. This is highlighting areas where we can develop the software and tailor it more to suit the specific ways LEPs work.

To find out more about how Verto can help your LEP please call us on 0118 334 6200 or message us here.


Meet the TMI Team: No. 4: Lizz Nelhams, Finance Manager

Meet the TMI Team 

No. 4: Lizz Nelhams, Finance Manager

In the latest in our series of staff interviews we meet Lizz Nelhams, our Finance Manager.

Hi Lizz. Thank you for agreeing to take part in one of our staff interviews. We’ll start with the same question we ask everyone first. How long have you been working for TMI?

I’ve been working with TMI since 2008. I was part of the original team that set the company up and continued to work with them as an associate until late last year. TMI has recently been through a period of significant growth so in November I joined the company as an employee.

What do you do, as our Finance Manager?

Anything and everything that’s finance related. This includes paying our bills, paying our staff, budgeting, forecasting, completing all our management and statutory accounts and developing our finance policies and procedures.

My work is varied and gives me a fantastic overview of the whole company.

What skills do you need to do your job well?

Apart from the obvious of knowing how to put together a set of accounts and understanding, for example, the statutory rules that affect TMI, I need to be methodical and organised.

It’s also important that I have good communication skills. It’s important the directors understand the framework we need to operate in as well as how we’re doing against our targets. I make sure they have the information they need to develop the company while effectively managing our risk.

What would people never guess you do in your role?

I think people would never guess how varied my role is. There are so many different facets to finance these days so, as well as the more obvious things like paying bills, I work on all our policies and procedures to make sure we’re following best practice and are managing our risks well.

What has been your most memorable moment working for TMI?

There are two. The day I wrote to Companies House when we first set up the company. And more recently, when we were all at our annual staff conference this January. As part of the  event we played crazy golf and I was sure I’d come home with the wooden spoon, but I didn’t (sorry Mel!). I even scored a hole in one!

The best part of the conference though was having the whole team in one place. We all work remotely, and it was great to spend time together.

If you could switch jobs with someone for a day, who would it be and why?

I’d like to switch jobs with someone from our client services department. Every Monday morning,  as an organisation, we have a catch-up call. We each take a turn to update everyone on what’s been going on and what’s coming up.

The client services department often feedback really positive comments and stories from our customers, about our service and the difference Verto is making to them.

TMI’s clients frequently say how helpful we are. Who has helped you the most in your life and why?

My children. They’ve taught me to be patient, which I’m usually not. And they’ve taught me to be more tolerant. They’ve shown me that life is not about following just one set of rules and that there is always another way.

As a result, I’ve learned not to ‘sweat the small stuff’ but to let things go, draw a line and move on.

Which word do you use too often?

My daughter would say I use the word ‘no’ too much!

When are you happiest?

When I’m with my family. It’s what we do it for after all!

I do love my job with TMI as well though. Years ago, when I first I set up my business (because it was easier to work that way with young children) I worked with a broad mix of companies.  As time passed, I slowly let go of my other clients but couldn’t quite let go of TMI. TMI’s innovation, energy and commitment to making their customers’ lives easier is what’s kept me working with them.

Thank you Lizz.  Here’s to many more years of us all working together at TMI. We’ve lots of exciting developments in the pipeline. And who knows what hidden talents you might discover at our next staff conference!

Next time we’ll meet our Technical Director, Ross Mardell.

To find out more about how Verto can help you manage your projects and more easily work with others please call us on 0118 334 6200 or message us here.


Meet the TMI Team: No. 3: Paul Hill, Development Manager

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No. 3: Paul Hill, Development Manager (and deep thinker)

In the latest in our series of staff interviews we meet Paul Hill, our Development Manager.

 

 

 

Hi Paul. Happy new year to you! We’ll kick off with one of the questions we ask everyone. How long have you been working for TMI?

It’s seven years now.

What do you do, as our Development Manager?

I help make sure Verto works as well as it can for our customers. Mostly I develop the things that tie Verto together into one coherent project management tool. So rather than developing new features, I spend more time making sure the existing features work with each other. For example, how the reporting function links with databases so reports are always up to date. We call this the system architecture.

I also do some future development work. For example, I worked on our real-time chat feature so messages pop up for people immediately. But my main focus is on how the architecture glues everything together. However, we’re a close team, and everyone works well together and supports each other.

What skills do you need to do your job well?

I need to be able to see the big picture of what the software as a whole is capable of doing, and how all the individual components work together. This involves being able to break a big problem down into individual steps that are easier to solve.

I also need to have a good sense of what our customers want to achieve and work with them to make this happen. So I need to cut through our development process and focus on the goals our customers are after. For example, when people are entering data I need to think about how this data will be used and make sure the system can access it without people having to enter it more than once.

And to fix particularly difficult bugs, I need to have a very strong command of Google!

What’s your favourite Verto feature and why?

It’s the project network, which is in two parts.

The first part represents all the different relationships between any feature or function of Verto.  The second part is what we call Vertosense. Our customers access this by pressing the hashtag button.

When they press the hashtag while typing into a text box, links to different features and functions appear. By saving these links our customers can create a unique project network. It’s a really useful tool and is easy to do as Verto creates it automatically.

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on how our customers can share their data and participate in each others’ projects.

Although different organisations that work together may all be using Verto, they’ll be working on their own site that will have its own unique URL. This new functionality will allow them to ‘talk’ to each other – that is see data from other sites.

It’ll be really useful, for example, when partner organisations need to write a shared report as Verto will automatically be able to extract the relevant data and create the report. It will also integrate real-time chat so partners can use the instant messaging function outside of their immediate organisation.

What does a typical day look like for you?

My typical day involves a mix of development work and support work. All our developers are available pretty much whenever they’re needed to help our customers if they have any questions.

Before I worked for TMI I worked for a much larger organisation and it was very different. People weren’t able or as willing to help each other out and work together. It could take a week for a developer to get back to the support team. I’m so glad it’s not like that here and that we all work together so well.

What would people never guess you do in your role?

This is hard to answer as my job is so technical a lot of people don’t know what I do anyway. However, I think it has to be how much time I spend figuring out the answer to problems away from my desk. The answer to something can pop up at the most unexpected time when I wasn’t even aware I was thinking about work!

Who has influenced you, and how?

That has to be my dad. He’s always been a big problem solver and what’s now called an early adopter. He always had new gadgets he was getting to grips with when we were growing up and would show us what they were and what they could do. It was this – and his enthusiasm – that sparked my interest in technology.

What book, film or TV programme do you recommend the most, and why?

Anything by David Attenborough. He’s so good at communicating and making things interesting. He really cares about what he does and this comes through so clearly.

Thank you Paul, that was really interesting. It’s great to get a look at what the development team does and see how, although you’re behind the scenes, you’re completely in touch with and focussed on what our customers need. 

To find out more about how Verto can help you manage your projects and more easily work with others please call us on 0118 334 6200, message us or sign up for our 30 day free trial!


If you can’t bear to read another Christmas-themed blog, read on.

If you can’t bear to read another Christmas-themed blog, read on.

Have you had your fill of advice on how to stuff a turkey? On how to create the perfect mince pie? Or on how to buy the perfect gift for that difficult-to-buy-for man who has it all?

It’s not that we don’t love the festive season and all things Christmas. But, ironically, one of the stresses of this time of year can be the constant stream of advice on how to make this your best Christmas ever.

We could of course join in and write about how Verto can help take the stress out of the festive season, but we did something similar back in the summer. So as our Christmas gift to all of you who are regular readers of our blog, we won’t repeat it (although if you’d like to you can read it here).

However, as we reach the end of 2017, it’s natural to want to look back at everything we’ve achieved, and look forward to what’s to come in the new year.

This isn’t another Christmas blog. It’s a thank you. 

2017 has been another successful year for us here at TMI. And so we’d like to say a big thank you to all our customers, old and new, for the help you continue to give us. It’s your feedback and your willingness to share that helps us develop Verto into the best project management software it can be.

We’d also like to publicly thank our fantastic staff team. You create the energy and positive culture we’re known for. You all deserve recognition and to know we appreciate everything you do.

Looking forward to 2018, we have more exciting developments planned. We’re particularly looking forward to the launch of a new feature that will allow organizations who use Verto to share data, create joint reports and instantly message each other.

We’re developing this in response to a need our customers raised. It will help them build on their partnership working and share information and best practice. We’re sure in the coming year demands on services will continue to grow and budgets will continue to be squeezed, so this is a really positive and welcome development.

All that remains is for us to wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year. We look forward to 2018 with enthusiasm and optimism.

To find out more about how Verto can help you manage your projects please call us on 0118 334 6200 or message us here.


Verto Case Study: working with the West of England Academic Health Science Network

Verto Case Study: working with the West of England Academic Health Science Network

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is one of 15 AHSNs set up by NHS England to deliver significant change in the way the health and care sector identifies, develops and adopts innovation.

The West of England AHSN says of its purpose: ‘We are catalysts, creating the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care communities, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for citizens.’

To meet this purpose they provide a range of support to the region’s health and social care sector. They help develop the very best care and experience for patients and the provision of best value services. Their priority has always been to involve their whole network, which includes all the NHS commissioners and providers and the universities of Bath, Bristol and the West of England.

The improvement West of England AHSN wants to make to its programme and project management

In March 2018, NHS England will renew it licenses for AHSNs. As part of this renewal process, the West of England AHSN wants to improve how it manages its projects.

The AHSN currently uses a paper-based system. And both their staff team and the projects they deliver are diverse. As a result, their projects are managed and reported on in different ways.

To improve this, the AHSN, in response to requests from its staff, is setting up a programme management office (PMO). The PMO team will develop consistent project management practices and support staff across the AHSN in delivering them.

As part of this change, the West of England AHSN knew they wanted to move to a cloud-based project management software system. They also wanted to be able to tailor the software to suit their specific needs and preferences. Having talked to other AHSNs and clinical commissioning groups about the software they use and their experiences with it, they chose Verto.

How we’re helping West of England AHSN deliver this improvement

We’re still in the early stages of working with West of England AHSN. Initially, we ran training with the new PMO team to show them how to configure Verto in line with their needs. They were then able to transfer their offline project data onto the new platform.

Once this build was nearly complete, we ran further training with the PMO so they can roll the system out to their wider staff team before it goes live in March 2018.

“It’s been challenging trying to build an online project management system that works for such a dynamic and varied organization such as ours. The Verto team has been a great support in our goal to introduce a system which gives a repository of information, supports our approach to reporting, and ultimately helps create the right culture to flourish in our delivery of some really ambitious projects across the West of England and further afield.”

Kevin Hunter, Patient Safety Programme Manager, West of England AHSN

The benefits West of England AHSN is expecting Verto to bring

The AHSN is expecting to see a number of benefits from their move to Verto.

Having one clear structure and a consistent approach to how they manage their projects will help them realize efficiencies and work smarter.

One of the ways they intend to work smarter is by using Verto’s instant messaging tool to cut down on the number of emails people in the project teams receive. Where appropriate, using messaging in place of email will make communication more timely and prevent threads getting lost in over-full inboxes.

Linked to this, Verto’s document store will allow the AHSN’s team to store all their project documents in one place. This will make it quick and easy for them to share information and find what they need. And Verto’s inbuilt document control tool means they will always be looking at the most up-to-date version of any file.

The AHSN have configured Verto to measure what they need. So with Verto’s clever reporting tools they can produce reports from the information they choose at the touch of a button. This is key as they need to report both internally and externally to NHS England.

Verto will give West of England AHSN a very clear and detailed view of all their projects. They intend to use this to hold people to account across the organization and improve governance at all levels. They also intend to use this robust data to give them an accurate understanding of what each project, and the different elements of each project, costs to deliver.

The West of England AHSN works in partnership with a number of organizations. Many of these organizations also use Verto. The AHSN is hoping that by using the same platform, partner organizations will be better able to report to each other, share best practice and further collaborate. This is something we are working closely on with a number of organizations nationally to help make happen.

Ultimately, West of England AHSN is expecting Verto to give them clear evidence and a historic record of the change they have delivered. They will use this to demonstrate their achievements, write case studies so they can share best practice and gain national recognition, in part by entering awards. This will help their work have a wider reach and greater impact.

To find out more about how Verto can help your health and care sector organization, please call us on 0844 870 8785 or message us here.


Five commonly confused project management terms and what they really mean

 

 

scrabble tiles laying out words "you choose your words"Like any industry, project management has its own language. For example, a wine taster may describe a wine as chewy. To most of us this sounds ridiculous, yet all it means is the taste of the wine is not overwhelmed by tannins. And in the shipping industry, box is a common term for what most of us call a container.

These are examples of jargon, which can be defined as particular words or expressions used by a profession or group that may not be commonly understood by people outside of that group.

We’re often encouraged to avoid jargon. But, used correctly, it helps us communicate in a way that is precise and efficient. If two wine tasters are confident they both understand what they mean when they say chewy, it’s perfectly OK for them to use it.

So, to help you communicate with confidence with your project management peers, we’ve explained what five commonly confused project management terms really mean.

1. Outputs

At its simplest an output is what you do.

It can also be described as the immediate result you see from a single activity. Outputs show what your project produces but don’t show what difference, if any, this makes.

For example, an event you stage is an output, as is the number of people who attend the event.

Outcomes are the change in circumstances or behaviour that happen as a result of your outputs. They describe the difference your project makes in the long term.

So, looking at the event above, an outcome for your project would be a measurable change in behaviour because of what people who attended the event learned.

The key to measuring the success of your projects is how well you can link your outputs to outcomes. With Verto this is easy. You can find out why here.

3. Risk

Risk is used to describe what on a project has the potential to go wrong. For example, if the price of something you need for your project goes up, that can have an impact on the project as a whole. You will then need to take action to keep the impact to a minimum.

The key word here is ‘if’, as the price may not rise and your project may not face that particular risk. Then you won’t need to take any action.

Part of managing a project well is understanding all the risks it faces and having plans in place to deal with them if they happen. Verto makes this easy. Click here to find out how.

4. Stakeholder

A stakeholder is anyone who has an interest in a project or who could be affected by its outcomes. As a result, a project’s stakeholders can be diverse and include, for example, people working on the project, people funding the project, government agencies, partner agencies, people living in an area where a project is operating, people using a specific service the project will affect.

The key to working well with your project’s stakeholders is communication. Verto’s instant messaging tool is just one of the ways Verto makes it easy for you to effectively communicate with a wide group of people.

5. Transparent

In terms of project management, transparent means open to scrutiny. When the tasks and responsibilities of everyone involved are clear and available for all to see, a project can be described as transparent. This is particularly important when a project involves, for example, a wide group of stakeholders or public money.

We designed Verto to make it easy for people to work together on one platform and share information. Exactly what you need to support transparent working.

To find out more about how Verto can help you manage your projects contact us or sign up for our 30 day free trial!

And if there are any other terms you’d like us to feature, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you.