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?

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…

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…

For busy people: A very short guide to project management software

We’re all busy, some of us productively, some of us not.  We all need stuff made short and simple.  Which is what this piece does for project management software.  The right project management software can make all the difference when it comes to successful project completion.  It can provide solutions to all the major frustrations…

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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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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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VertoSense: ultimate flexibility with dynamic infographics

VertoSense is a powerful new tool we’ve introduced in response to the need of our clients to better manage and visualise their project dependencies.  Instead of just focusing on the traditional elements of tasks & milestones, VertoSense allows users to record the links between any of the project elements. For example, a cost may be dependent on a milestone, an issue’s resolution dependent on…

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Key Roles in a Project

Picking the right project management team is the first step towards a successful project. The art of guiding a project from initial planning to final implementation relies on key members within the team delivering on time, on budget, and with a high level of communication and collaboration. This means that the success (or failure!) of…

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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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