15 Essential Skills for Planning & Organisation

15 Essential Skills for Planning & Organisation

Planning and organisation skills are vital to have, whether it be for work or for everyday life. And continuing to develop your organisational skills is always wise.  There is perhaps no skill as transferable across sectors as the ability to plan effectively. If you can hone your planning skills, you’ll be able to approach issues…

A guide to successfully tracking benefits for your programme.
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A guide to successfully tracking benefits for your programme.

Benefits realisation allows organisations to plan, manage and monitor how time, effort and resources are invested into making desirable changes within the organisation. It is an essential part of project management, which invariably involves change for the better through a clearly defined, results-focused process.

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…

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…

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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Verto: Supporting Integrated Care Systems at Eastern Cheshire CCG

Our case study on Eastern Cheshire CCG shows how Verto has improved digital collaboration by streamlining their processes and documentation, enabling a single view of programme information; this has simplified their reporting management systems, including instant visibility of its project performance and the ability to generate high-quality reports, including its Board Assurance Framework, with one click of…

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Creating a business case for your project

  Creating a business case requires time, thought and effort. In simple terms, a business case provides justification for a specific project or programme. In a budget-conscious, results-oriented world, it is no longer enough to simply deliver what you promised. Now, you also need to be sure that what you propose justifies the investment of…

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How to Prioritise Your Tasks

How you prioritise tasks defines the success of any project. Prioritising correctly can make the difference between an easy-to-manage, successful, on-budget project delivered on time and a stressful, failed project delivered late and over budget. But how do you prioritise tasks? And what can trip up you and your team, even if you have the best of intentions? …

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Risky Business: How decisive risk management can keep your projects on track.

Risk Management  is a balancing act.  Here’s our thoughts on how managing risk and the approach to risk can be handled to keep your projects on track. Risk management is, and has always been, a tricky conundrum. This is where you, as a Project Manager, need to identify, analyse and respond to uncertainties when making…

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5 things to do when your project goes wrong

Work in project management long enough, and you learn a very important lesson: Things go wrong. It’s inevitable. Projects fall behind schedule, go over budget or just simply crash and burn. Smart project managers know this and work hard to recognise when they need to step in and take action. What should you do if…

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