Roelto Visual Collaboration Solutions (R-VCS)

Roelto – Visual Collaboration Solutions (R-VCS) are a suite of business collaboration solutions based on the SharpCloud platform that can be used independently or linked and integrated with one another.  Each R-VCS can incorporate other collaboration technology such as Microsoft BI, content from other websites or data from content management systems e.g. SharePoint or can [...]

How do you visualise your project portfolio?

Trying to view your project portfolio, gain insight and make informed decisions is difficult No matter what business you are in, you will probably have a series of projects in your business. Some will be internal while other might be for customers and clients. In most cases they will typically have cost, time, risk, etc [...]

Meet Your New Partner

Recently I presented at the Institute of Civil Engineers on the The Future of Project and Portfolio Management. This presentation was part of a workshop organised by the The Future Club to look at the future of project management and closely associated programme, portfolio and change management as well as PMO support fro the perspective [...]

Black Rod’s Entrance To Collaborative Working

Today (14th May 2014) I went to the House of Lords, London and entered through Black Rods Gate to attend the Annual House of Lords Collaborative Working Reception. It was a lunchtime reception in the Cholmondley Room / the Terrace on the River Thames and being a sunny spring afternoon this was a perfect setting for [...]

Communicating Your Construction Projects Visually and Socially

If you are a project or construction manager one of your challenges is how to communicate the status of your project to the project team and your Project Director easily.  And if your a Project Director responsible for multiple projects within a programme, sharing and communicating it simply to your Main Executive Board can be an even [...]

Team collaboration – partnering with other businesses to identify solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts

Successful team collaboration in business is all about ensuring each and every element of a project and business relationship is working in perfect sync to bring about the desired result. Most importantly, this is about supporting people’s collaborative behaviours and competencies with the right processes and systems. As we move into a truly global economy, [...]

SharpCloud Stories – Visualising Your Ideas

If you are new to SharpCloud one of the first decisions you will have to make is how you can best put SharpCloud to work in your business, to help improve your communication, collaboration capability, decision making and overall productivity. In the Story below, I have shared a selection of stories that I have created since [...]

Making effective use of the BS 11000 British Standard and cutting-edge visualisation software to ensure better collaboration

BS 11000 is the British Standard (soon to become ISO 11000) that provides a tried and tested framework for business collaboration in order to improve performance and enhance business relationships. Taking a collaborative approach will bring both tangible and intangible benefits to your business, from better cost management, resource utilisation and business innovations, to improved [...]

How I discovered a fresh approach to business collaboration

I’ve worked in a great variety of roles over the past 25 years, from coaching my local rugby teams to serving as a process control engineer, manager, consultant and business leader for several global organisations. However, at every stage of my career, the common thread has been my interest in helping people work more effectively [...]

Do you know how engaged your stakeholders are?

Stakeholder Engagement and understanding the interfaces with other organisations and teams is a critical part of an overall collaboration approach to deliver projects and initiatives successfully. Here is a simple and easy to use Stakeholder Engagement Management Tool that you can start using immediately. Do you know how engaged and supportive your stakeholders are?