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Case Study

Diamond Light Source Enterprise Project Management See how we helped Diamond Light Source save four man days a month on reporting alone.

The Challenge Diamond Light Source (DLS) is the UK’s national synchrotron facility. They provide scientific research facilities for academia and industry around the world.

What did DLS have to say?

Before approaching Content and Code, DLS had been carrying out their monthly management reporting using manual methods. This required gathering and collating

“It has been great working with

information stored across a range of systems and software packages, which was a time-

Content and Code. The team

consuming process with a high margin of error. To solve the problem, DLS wanted a single,

really understands the way the

central resource where all projects could be managed and information accessed by

system works and they are able

team members across the country.

to suggest and advise on the best

The Solution

solutions, setting out the pros

DLS had already been using Microsoft SharePoint and Office in other parts of the

and cons of each. Content and

organisation. It was therefore clear that a Microsoft Enterprise Project Management

Code is very flexible, committed

(EPM) solution would be a perfect fit.

and add value. The relationship

EPM would help DLS manage projects of all sizes and align them with their business

has been really good.

objectives. It would also give the organisation visibility, insight and control across all work while improving communication between staff members.

Since working with Content

The Results

and Code (and implementing

Since we implemented the solution, Diamond Light Source have noticed a real, positive

Microsoft Project Server), we

change in the way they manage and deliver projects. As Maura Launchbury, Programme

have saved four man days a

Manager, explains, “Project team members are now able to raise risks independently as

month on reporting alone.”

they occur and can buy into project ownership more effectively. Plus, as the data is live

Maura Launchbury Programme Manager Diamond Light Source

and constantly updated, reports for senior management are generated with the click of a button.” DLS staff can now make informed decisions based on up-to-date and accurate information. The result is smarter use of resources and better-quality projects. Staff are also realising significant time savings. Now they can use the four days a month it used to take to prepare reports manually to deliver value in other areas.

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