Bestoutcome appoints JEMCO Associates as strategic partner in Scotland
PM3 becomes JEMCO’s preferred project and portfolio management solution
London, 27 November, 2012 – Bestoutcome, the specialist consultancy in complex change management for large organisations, has appointed JEMCO Associates as its strategic partner in Scotland. JEMCO will offer Bestoutcome’s industry-leading project and portfolio management software solution, PM3, alongside its own training and consultancy services.
JEMCO Associates was formed in 1991 out of a growing demand for support and training in the specialist field of project management and IT. Serving markets including Finance, Energy Supply, and Local Authorities, JEMCO Associates offers an integrated range of services and takes a business-oriented approach to delivering pragmatic, effective solutions.
“We have been very impressed by JEMCO’s leadership team, training credentials and market knowledge and we believe it is the ideal partner for us to expand into what is an extremely active market, ” says Mike Pryor, principal consultant, Bestoutcome. “We ensure that all our customers realise the maximum benefit from implementing PM3 and strategic partnerships are critical to us being able to achieve this.”
PM3 is Bestoutcome’s flagship project portfolio management toolset developed by practitioners for practitioners. PM3 focuses on outcomes and change, planned back from the end goal, ensuring the team maintains focus on delivering the change instead of just 'carrying out a series of activities'. PM3 allows critical milestones, risks and issues to be escalated from a project level to a programme level so that management can quickly identify the areas that require action while project teams stay focused on delivering successful business outcomes. PM3 encompasses change management, resource and capacity management, outcome-driven planning, project office support, risk mitigation and benefits realisation.
“Many organisations lack the skills to properly implement a project management solution using traditional GANTT Chart planning methods as they can be too heavy on detail,” explains John Cowie managing director of JEMCO Associates. “PM3 focuses senior management on the key milestones within the portfolio and offers companies a much more practical and effective alternative. We are really looking forward to working with Bestoutcome and delivering PM3 to the market.”
About JEMCO Associates
JEMCO Associates was formed in 1991 from the growing demand for consultancy and training in the specialist field of project management. JEMCO was one of the first professional services companies in this field to offer training and consultancy on both the methodologies and the software in one place. They have an outstanding record in delivering cost-effective; benefits based solutions to clients born out of 20 years’ experience. JEMCO supplies a vast range of IT and Project Management Consultancy services to both Public and Private sector covering the three key elements People, Processes and Tools.
Bestoutcome specialises 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’s starting point is always the client’s ultimate business goal. And it never loses sight of this.
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