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Programme and Project Management in Business

We all know that when a project is managed properly, it stands every chance of coming in on time and on budget, which is the preserve of professional project managers.

Project and Programme management are two distinctly different skills, operating on a common body of knowledge, and we understand the differences in personality, communication style, level of detail (or rather the hierarchical level of the project data model), and experience required by each role.

We bring a depth and breadth of experience to the management of a single project to a portfolio of programmes, as well as understanding and avoidance of the typical symptoms of a lack of structured project management, which lead to project failures.
PMO to Project Delivery

When it comes to delivering consistent, repeatable results in your projects and programmes, we can provide the structure and operating model for a Project Management Office (PMO) most appropriate for your business, which typically follow one of the following forms:

  • Embedded, where the majority of PMO functions are delivered under the control of the project/programme/portfolio manager, with only organisation-wide elements such as processes defined at a higher level. Effective on large projects that need lots of support and can justify the investment.
  • Central, where the majority of PMO functions sit outside of the teams, providing a service to multiple projects. Effective when there is a portfolio of small projects, where flexibility is valued more than management control.
We are well versed in the individual documents that need to be produced for monitoring and controlling purposes, how they provide a formal structure for reporting, and an effective and clear communications strategy for senior executives and sponsors.

We provide a complete project plan, addressing all of the elements of best practice management, including the following knowledge areas:

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communication Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Hybrid, with a central enterprise or portfolio PMO linked to satellite PMOs within individual projects and/or programmes. Effective when there are clear roles and responsibilities between project managers and the PMO to ensure processes and information are managed effectively.

It is important for projects, programmes or portfolios to be supported and a PMO brings standardised deployment support, repeatable and controlled process improvement methods and artefacts, and resource flexibility to your delivery capability.

We can establish a PMO for your organisation that provides services to projects and programmes including controls and reporting, assurance, centre of excellence, specialist support, and information management.
As professional programme and project managers we bring structure and a maturity to a business’s capabilities, more accurate estimating based on extensive experience, and a lasting set of standards and consistency for your future project and programme initiatives.

Operating as the crucial bridge between business needs and technology language, we cover all elements of a full implementation from traditional design-build-test-deploy scenarios, to pure agile dynamic problem/goal solution creation and implementation, sitting comfortably in that sweet spot within Leadership - Business - Technology, establishing and managing the complex relationships within simple and complex matrix environments.

Talk to us today if you are looking for capable and trusted hands to deliver your existing or planned projects.
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