6 reasons great followers become great leaders

6 reasons great followers become great leaders

Being a great leader has a surprising amount in common with being a good follower. Whether you are leading a business, a project or a revolution, excellent leadership qualities will often develop from skills that you learned earlier in your career, often while following a great leader.  If you want to know where to start…

5 ways to streamline project approvals
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5 ways to streamline project approvals

Few things bring a project to a grinding, if temporary, halt quite as fast as a badly-managed approval process. Streamlining the approval process can keep a project flowing smoothly from one stage to the next. To do this, it is necessary to put systems in place that allow approvers to make fast, contextually informed decisions….

Why business cases are important to making things happen.

Why business cases are important to making things happen.

Great things can come out of business cases. After all, without a business case, an idea just remains an idea – a lightbulb forever floating in the ether. We like the things that come out of business cases, the latest Apple device, a new gin, Netflix series or bypass that makes our journey to work easier, but does anyone actually like creating them? And why are they important to making things happen?

10 ways project teams can leverage the power of technology
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10 ways project teams can leverage the power of technology

Unless your company is still using typewriters and rotary phones (and in that case, you need more help than we can offer here!),  digital transformation is probably already an integral part of your project management methodologies. Here are our top tips for leveraging the power of digital transformation in project management teams. 1. Stay calm…

Delivering technical projects: Critical success factors
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Delivering technical projects: Critical success factors

What are the critical project management principles that lead to successfully delivering technical projects? Most programme managers agree that there are many keys elements to a project’s success; from getting buy-in from key stakeholders, strong support from top management, to a clearly defined project scope. Some of the most fundamental elements of a successful project…

Get hold of “how much is this going to cost”?
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Get hold of “how much is this going to cost”?

It’s an important question but one that even some of the programme delivery specialists find difficult to answer satisfactorily. Is it possible to start a project on solid budgetary footing? We think so. At Verto, we believe costs and budget are integral to any project management framework. That’s why our system has been built up…

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How to build digital fluency

It is becoming increasingly vital for managers to build digital fluency across their organisations. Developing digital fluency allows employees to swiftly learn, master and manipulate new technologies.  It facilitates creativity and collaboration allowing entire teams to create, access navigate and interpret large amounts of information successfully. What is digital fluency? Technology is no longer the territory…

Setting your project up for success: The Project Management Lifecycle
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Setting your project up for success: The Project Management Lifecycle

Whether you are responsible for developing a new office building or updating your information system (maybe even planning a family holiday), you need to have a process in place to get you from the beginning to the end of your project successfully. This process is called the project management (PM) lifecycle. Typically, it consists of…

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The business of innovation: How can project managers make sure stakeholders embrace change?

We explore how innovation can cause concerns amongst key stakeholders, and how your approach can manage these challenges and potential roadblocks. 1. Keep your cool It can sometimes seem like everyone is in the business of innovation,  and project managers are increasingly under pressure to embrace the trend. One of the keys to successfully managing…

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