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…

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…

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…

Quality and price – how can we better focus on delivering quality outcomes?

Every project aims to deliver high-quality outcomes at an acceptable price. This is not a new challenge, but recent developments are making it more troublesome than ever in many areas, and in particular when it comes to public services. Across the UK, local councils are having to make better spending decisions in order to cope with constant cuts while trying…

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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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