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Deploying Global Solutions

CCM recently supported one of our clients to deliver a digital dictation solution for use across their global footprint. The new solution allows members of the client organisation to access the application from any of their devices and from any location – even when not connected to the Internet. As well as refreshing the user […]

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The Difference Between Change Management and Change Control

There are two types of Change Management that need to be applied to projects, and both are equally important. One of these manages changes to the scope, cost, or timescales of the project. The other refers to managing the impact the project will cause. Good project and programme management requires that both these types of […]

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Top tips for deploying a global workflow solution

CCM recently supported one of our clients, to deliver a cloud based workflow solution for use across the organisation. The new solution allows users to access the interface from any device and any location. The global deployment of the new application has significantly updated and refreshed a key component of the client’s knowledge system and […]

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Stakeholder Management

CCM ATLAS is CCM’s knowledge bank, providing guidance on all key processes that underpin portfolio, programme, project and PMO management.  Each process is built around industry best practice and supplemented with the experience gained from the many hundreds of projects CCM have delivered over the last few years. Today’s article provides a high level overview […]

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Change management and communication support for projects and programmes

It is well recognised that change management delivers a significant return on investment, as the value of any new system or way of working depends on its uptake and utilisation. Effective change communication not only prepares people to work differently but is key to preserving productivity during a period of uncertainty, when a change to […]

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Migrate to Windows 10 within a year

Ransomeware and Cybersecurity in the news Cyber attacks, cybersecurity and ransomeware have hit the headlines recently and will very likely continue to do so. Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and now identify and target companies who’ve allowed their systems to become out of support. Windows 10 is the safe ground and companies are now accelerating […]

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Everything’s moving to the Cloud!

Not quite everything (yet) but with the obvious business benefits associated with SaaS, CCM are engaged – more than ever before – in the delivery of Cloud based or SaaS solutions. Today’s IT Project Manager needs to understand the nuances of managing the delivery of services rather than systems. Our centralised knowledge function has shared […]

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Top tips on managing a financial system project

Financial system projects are often complex and involve the management of sizeable firm-wide risk. The management approach to these projects needs to take this and other finance related factors into account. CCM have recently completed a large upgrade to a magic circle law firm’s financial system, which integrated within the company’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) […]

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A business case is just PM bureaucracy

Have you ever been in a meeting where the business case is referred to directly or indirectly as Project Management bureaucracy? The view being that it’s just something the project manager does – and once done, can be dropped into a bottom drawer, never to be seen again and everyone can get on with delivering […]

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Top Tips for Rapid Project Delivery

We all value the predictability that a well run and structured portfolio delivers for your business, however I think we would all agree that the best businesses are able to flex and react to market conditions and opportunities as they arise – and it can be difficult for the structured portfolio to get the balance […]

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