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…

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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…

5 top tips for managing multiple projects

Managing a project can be challenging enough. Managing multiple projects within the same programme or organisation can be even harder, especially when there is some crossover, with resources being spread across two or more projects. If you are juggling multiple projects, then here are five top tips to help you keep those balls in the air. Keep everything in…

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3 ways to be an effective manager in an agile environment

Agile project management focuses on delivering project outcomes repeatedly and incrementally. It is a less rigid and regimented process than traditional project management, giving the project team more autonomy and flexibility. Without the rigid framework of a traditional project management approach, agile teams need great tools in place. They need to communicate, collaborate and respond…

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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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How a clear strategy will streamline your project delivery

The word strategy is in wide use in businesses and other organisations. The term is so common that it is easy to assume that everyone knows exactly what it means. In practice, however, many people confuse strategy with planning and sometimes with process. Planning and strategy are not the same concept. In fact, strategy is…

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How to manage communication and collaboration challenges  

Communication and collaboration are highly desirable but often badly defined concepts. In programme and project management, the whole team will generally be aiming to collaborate effectively, but not everyone in the team will define collaboration the same way. For some, collaboration is all about meetings, brainstorming and sharing ideas. For others, it may be about everyone staying firmly in…

5 New Years Resolutions for Project Managers
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5 New Years Resolutions for Project Managers

As we reach the end of 2018, you might be thinking of adding some career focused resolutions on to your personal goals list so here’s our thoughts on 5 key resolutions project managers should be considering to make sure you start the new year in top form. 1. Communicate better Not just with your project…

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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…

5 ways to streamline approvals and make contextually informed decisions
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5 ways to streamline approvals and make contextually informed decisions

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….

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