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….

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…

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…

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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How to evaluate projects and manage risk

How to evaluate projects and manage risk? Risk management goes hand in hand with project management. How smoothly a project runs will always factor on how well risk is identified, assessed and planned for. It is necessary to manage risk effectively in order to avoid and reduce risks that pose a threat to project completion and success.   Projects are liable…

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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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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…

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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