Our Project Management Services are designed to help
an organization reduce the risk of project failure while amplifying project benefits
and return on investment. We assist organizations by applying our services on
three levels; the project level, the people level, and the organization level.
Our services are organized into the following categories:Project
In today's competitive environment it is essential for organizations
to assure that their limited capital funds are spent wisely. An organization must
be able to weigh their alternative investment choices to ensure that profits and
stakeholder value is maximized. We all know it is important to "do things right";
it is also essential to "do the right things." Project Governance Services are
designed to help your organization select the best projects for your organization
from many competing projects and then assure efficient completion of each project.
year organizations allocate limited capital funds in a variety of methods that
don't maximize their return on investment. Subjective prioritizations, political
payoffs, and pet projects frequently take the lion's share of investment dollars,
leaving many higher value projects competing for what is left.
critical success factor of project management is to ensure that the project is
"worth doing". Project Governance Services are designed to ensure a project gets
off on the right foot by demonstrating its value to the organization. These services
Strategic Linkage Assurance
and Benefit Quantification
Project Selection and Prioritization
Everyone knows that it takes substantially more
energy to launch a rocket outside of the Earth's atmosphere than it takes to complete
the rest of the mission. This phenomenon holds true with projects as well. It
takes an incredible amount of creativity, commitment, and effort to conceive and
launch a project. Our Project Initiation Services are designed to help you get
a fast start on and set a solid foundation for your projects.
All too often,
projects are approved conceptually and are handed off to the project owner to
better define the "real project." Many times the cost and due dates are determined
before the "real project" is defined. In effect, the project owner is being asked
to turn a good idea with a fixed cost and delivery schedule into a successful
project. No small task.
Our Project Initiation Services help bridge the
gap between concept and reality. We help you convert the organization's goals
and objectives into a tangible project with discernible results and then help
you plan how to get it done within your constraints. Our services include:
and Deliverable Definition
Project Readiness Assessment
We have all heard the old saying, "An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure." However, project failure statistics suggest that we
don't willingly heed this advice. Over 80% of all technology projects fail in
some way; they are either over budget, late, or don't deliver the benefits. Most
people think that projects fail during the final third of the effort. In reality
most project failures are discernible to the trained eye in the first third of
the project, while there is still ample time to do something about it.
symptoms of project failure are generally not recognized earlier, because project
managers and executives alike don't know what a successful project should look
like in its early stages.
Additionally, once the project manager is charged
with his project duties, he no longer represents the best interests of the project
owner. He is looking out for the project's (his own) best interests first. This
trait of human nature is especially true when using outside consultants to manage
Our Project Oversight Services focus on providing independent,
objective project accountability for the project manager. We always approach our
services from the project owner's point of view; making sure that your expectations
are realistic, that your team is following effective practices, and that you get
the right information to lead the project. Our services include:
Periodic Project Reviews
While no one anticipates their project becoming a failure,
national statistics tell a very different story; over 80% of your existing projects
will be cancelled prior to completion or will be substantially late or over budget.
Generally, our services seek to prevent Problem Projects; however, if one is already
on your radar screen, then swift and decisive action must follow.
executives and their project managers can't detect or are unwilling to admit to
having a Problem Project, until it is too late for them to do anything about it.
At this point, a high degree of skill is required to regain control of the project,
present management with their options, and implement tactics to improve the situation.
management calls us in to help with a Problem Project, we must first diagnose
the problem. From there we can immediately implement actions to improve the situation.
Our services include:
Problem Project Reviews
Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting
When a project is complete - then what? Many projects
today declare themselves complete and a success when neither is really true. How
do we know when a project is finished, let alone successful? All too often, if
the work appears to be done then we think the project is done as well. This type
of thinking "leaves money on the table." When you make a major investment, you
need to leverage that investment for the greatest benefit.
When the work
appears to be done, it's time to make sure you are getting what you paid for.
Our services include:
Project Success Measurement
Benefits Extension and Leverage
More and more organizations are recognizing the importance
that project management has in their organizations. They recognize that change
takes place via projects and that projects require a different set of talents,
discipline and rules to be successful. We offer a full set of services to help
your organization rise to the ever-increasing challenge of project management.
failures cost American organizations billions of dollars each year. As a result,
many organizations are recognizing the importance of project management. These
organizations are investing in project management skills, methods, and vision.
Organizational Project Services focus on creating internal capabilities for our
client. When fully developed, our client's reliance on outside service providers
will be greatly reduced. Our strategy for these services is encapsulated by the
quote, "Give a man a fish and he'll eat today; teach a man to fish and he'll eat
for all time." Our services in this area include:
PMO Formation (Project Management Office)