Recognised as one of the UK’s top higher education institutions, the University of Surrey has nearly 2,500 staff and more than 15,700 students. One of the most direct ways that the IT department contributes to the University’s success is through delivery of projects. With increasing demand for its services, the University IT PMO recognised the growing need to standardise on a single toolset with a centralised database and selected Bestoutcome for its unique approach. Surrey University IT is using PM3 to support the management of about 100 projects of various size and complexity at any one time.
“The successful delivery of major IT projects required our project organisation to grow and to address frustrations with the project delivery methodology,”
The University IT Department had initially planned to implement Bestoutcome’
“Many tools manage projects from the ‘bottom up’, which often results in the project manager getting lost in the detail,” commented Mike Pryor, principal consultant, Bestoutcome. “Conversely, PM3 allows ‘top-down’
Bestoutcome specializes in complex change management for large organisations operating in sectors such as finance, manufacturing, retail and the public sector. Its approach is based on delivering specific business outcomes within a uniquely transparent, risk managed and open framework. This is achieved by using highly experienced consultants combined with PM3 – an elegant and flexible toolset – and ODPM, an outcome-driven project management methodology. Bestoutcome’
Bestoutcome was formed in 2000 by a group of highly experienced change management consultants from PriceWaterhouseCoopers and a team of senior technical specialists. Together, they have worked with a variety of blue chip clients to successfully deliver some of the most demanding change projects in modern times. For more information please go to: www.bestoutcome.com
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