North Yorkshire County Council’s Technology and Change team wanted to implement a new project prioritization and capacity planning process. There were issues with their ability to implement it through their current processes. Their existing system consisted of a number of excel sheets, word documents, paper forms etc. with no one having a clear overview of all project work.
Problems were arising where projects were making their way to the project delivery stage, they would ultimately fail to progress any further, ending up costing more than first anticipated or exceeding the original timeline causing a knock on effect across other projects.
Resourcing was unclear and this meant that lot of time and effort was being put into resource allocation. This lack of visibility was making it extremely difficult to ensure the right resources were working on the right projects.
Reporting across all project work proved very difficult and tedious. The process of gathering the information and compiling it into a consolidated report format could take up to 3 weeks from start to finish. As it took so long to assemble, it was often the case that the information within it was out of date by the time it was released.
"The implementation and use of Cora has been a significant step forward in enabling us to record, control and manage the portfolio of projects in Technology and Change"
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