Program Framework, Project Management Practice

Join Program Framework at Project Challenge Expo

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Following a successful showing in the Spring, this October will mark our second visit of the year to Project Challenge 2015. The independent expo will be taking place at London’s Olympia, and is the number one event for gaining first hand insight and expertise in the Project Management world. We’re delighted to be attending once again and will be exhibiting at stand no. 37.

Project Management is a highly rewarding career, but to reap the benefits professionals need to dedicate a lot of time and knowledge to understanding just how the profession works – and to keep up to date with new trends and tools. Project Challenge is the perfect opportunity for gaining this cutting edge knowledge and expertise. Learning from industry leaders and inspiring presentations on all things Project Management, attendees can expect to gain a deeper knowledge of effective management. Continue reading >>

Program Framework, Project Management Practice, Project Online

Program Framework win ‘Best New Cloud Customer’ award for work with Arup

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Microsoft held this year’s EMEA Project Partner Forum in Amsterdam on the 9th and 10th September, taking the opportunity to communicate the IT giant’s latest developments and recognise the successes of partners in the region. Among this year’s winners, we were presented the award for ‘Best New Cloud Customer’ by Sajan Parihar – Microsoft Director of Product Management – for our work with the design and construction firm Arup.

Partners arrived in the Dutch capital to hear about the future of Microsoft’s most popular Project Management tools, network with peers, and gain invaluable insights into the future of PPM. At the Netherlands headquarters at Schiphol, the conference heard from various Microsoft leaders. Compelling business success stories surrounding Microsoft’s range of PPM offerings underscored the value of appropriately deployed Project Management technology. Continue reading >>

Program Framework, Project Management Practice

New and upcoming features to Tempus Resource

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Tempus Resource from ProSymmetry solves one of the major issues facing PPM professionals today. That is, how do you manage changes to the distribution of your people across projects? Your resources – the professionals, labourers and contractors who turn your plans into action – are crucial to the success of any project. However, most PPM tools currently only allow limited scope for controlling, changing or modelling changes to their deployment and allocation across projects. Tempus Resource breaks this barrier. Continue reading >>

Program Framework, Project Management Practice

How remote working is impacting resource management

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The longest commute in the UK is a 530 mile journey from the Orkney Islands to central London. Even if your daily trip to work is short by comparison (which we hope it would be), you’re not alone in feeling it’s getting longer. The average commute took 45 minutes in 2003, yet had increased to 54 minutes in 2011 according to the latest census data. Few people love their commute – from traffic jams to stressful train journeys or delayed buses, the stress and strain can drain energy from the start and end of your day. Continue reading >>

Nintex, SharePoint

The Process is changing? Oh no, the Sharepoint Architects are on holiday!

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A Gartner study of business process changes found that 67% of companies change their business processes once every six months, and 4% change them daily!  Even if you don’t change your processes as often as that, you may find that when processes and workflows change, your SharePoint designers get much busier. Continue reading >>

Office 365, Project Online, Project Server 2013

What is the Digital Marketplace and why does it matter?

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Before we dive straight in and take a look at the specifics of the Digital Marketplace, we first need to provide you with a little bit of history by looking at its parent – “G-Cloud”. The UK Government G-Cloud is a government-wide initiative aiming to ease procurement for public-sector bodies via the use of cloud computing. The G-Cloud consists of: 

  • A series of framework agreements with suppliers. These agreements save an awful lot of time for perspective buyers, so these public sector organisations can call off services without needing to run a full blown tendering process or competition procurement process.
  • The Digital Marketplace; a central hub that allows public sector workers to search for any service covered by the G-Cloud Framework with ease.
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