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Five Signs you need to Reinvent your PMO

Project managers understand the complexities involved in ensuring that delivered projects are of the highest quality and project teams are working efficiently, as well as having accurate data to help manage that project. But all too often, lessons learned are lost when it comes time to start a new project, and project teams are forced to recreate the wheel with every proposal.

In this white paper, we explore five signs that it may be time to reinvent the program management office (PMO) at your organization and offer guidance that will help you put the right people, processes, and tools in place to ensure success.

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5 Ways for Consulting Firms to Use Technology

5 Ways for Consulting Firms to Use Technology to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Any winning strategy needs a solid foundation, and for talent management, the foundation you’ll build upon is technology. It will automate processes, create a better experience for your users, and improve the bottom line.

But you don’t just want any technology. If chosen wisely and implemented successfully, the right technology can be a game changer.

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Top 5 Reasons Your Firm Needs Project Information Management

Project Information Management. Access critical firm-wide and project information in one central location

Project Information Management provides project management and collaboration tools designed to help employees access critical project information so they can keep teams connected throughout the entire project lifecycle. And, it goes beyond the project. Project Information Management helps firms organize hundreds of files across all aspects of their business in one central location, giving companies the organization, visibility and intelligence to run their businesses smarter.

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Project Information Management

Project Information Management. Access critical firm-wide and project information in one central location

Project Information Management provides project management and collaboration tools designed to help employees access critical project information so they can keep teams connected throughout the entire project lifecycle. And, it goes beyond the project. Project Information Management helps firms organize hundreds of files across all aspects of their business in one central location, giving companies the organization, visibility and intelligence to run their businesses smarter.

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What Your Project Schedule Isn’t Telling You

The project schedule is one of the most critical factors in project success. It can also be the source of scheduling pitfalls that can negatively impact project execution. But, how do you know if your project is keeping secrets?

The key is project visibility. In this free white paper, What Your Schedule Isn’t Telling You, review the four critical items your project needs to eliminate project surprises and dramatically improve efficiencies.

Highlights include:

  • Creating a sound project architecture as the backbone of your project schedule
  • Using key metrics to ensure schedule quality
  • Implementing successful risk analysis

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10 Things Every A&E Project Manager Should do

Qualities of an Effective Project Manager

Effective Project Management is at the core of great project-based firms. Here are 10 things every project manager should be doing to be highly effective.

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The True Cost of Project Delay

For major capital expenditure projects, every day late equates to thousands of dollars lost. In fact, for an average size project, even a 10% overrun can lead to a $5 million blow to project profitability. Extrapolate this out to the average 20-30% delay that most projects report and you are looking at a significant loss – one that impacts your company’s bottom line.

Download this white paper to learn more about the true cost of project delay, from profitability to company reputation, and the solutions you need to avoid and overcome overruns.

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Preparing For Your First EVM Contract

So you put in a bid for a contract that has earned value management (EVM) requirements, and surprise you won! Now what? You have a short window to implement the tools you’ll need to support EVM, so the pressure is on. Wouldn’t it have been easier to control your destiny and plan out the implementation before you won that contract?

Whether you’re already in the thick of preparing, or are planning to bid on future work, download this white paper to learn more about the basics behind EVM, and why it’s so important to get started early.

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Legal Sector Snapshot 2017

With a long history of stability and success, the legal industry may be tempted to continue business as usual. But you do so at your own peril. Disruptive business models, globalisation, new technologies and smarter clients are all driving firm leaders to evolve and innovate.

As a senior partner at CMS puts it, “We are modernising, innovating and globalising in order to be able to deliver ‘stand out’ legal services.”

Is your firm prepared to capitalise on these anticipated changes in the legal market? If not, we encourage you to read the Legal Sector Snapshot 2017, which takes a deeper dive into what clients are expecting from legal firms in 2017 and beyond, and provides guidance on how to deliver services that will differentiate your firm and delight your clients.

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Top 8 Best Practices to Increase your Resource Utilization

How to Increase your Utilization Rate and reduce the need for subcontractors

“In today’s challenging economic climate…” How many times have you read that opening phrase in media articles? Yes, things have been challenging fiscally, and indeed remain so, not least for Professional Services Organizations (PSOs). They have perhaps suffered more than other types of organizations.

Why? Because they don’t manufacture products but rather sell consulting services, or more specifically, people skills – and that’s a much tougher sell today. But through good or bad times, the equation that defines business success for PSOs remains the same: optimizing people skills = increased profitability.

While the math may be simple, of course, the realization of this potential can be a lot more challenging. Resource Management is emerging as the solution to solving this equation. It effectively provides a framework within which PSOs can easily and effectively plan, implement and deploy their people skills. This White Paper explains what Resource Management is, and outlines the ‘Key Best Practices’ PSOs should adopt to optimize their resources and therefore maximize their profitability.

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