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Program Management, PMO and Project Management
Our experts have helped more than 30 blue-chip, small and large organizations over many decades with the challenges of managing complex projects. What we do and have accomplished in this space is deep and broad. Whether to build an in-house capability from ground up, turn around a troubling project, construct a program from idea to delivery or to improve the maturity of your PMO organization, our experts bring a wealth of knowledge and lessons learned, and will help you achieve your goals. Talk to us about your specific needs and let us collaborate together to determine how best we can help you. In many cases, we will waive our initial consultation fee and provide up to 3 FTE complementary days to help scope the work and define your needs in greater detail. Ask us about our FREE ASSESSMENT.
We helped many global and multi-national firms to strategize, scope, define the approach, estimate the work, budget and resources, as well as develop complex plans for multi-year transformations and initiatives. We translate ideas into realistic and robust road-maps and concrete master project plans.
Assess program management needs to implement initiatives
Define program organization structure
Identify staffing and critical skill needs
Develop master project and sub-project plans
Establish program management standards
Define KPIs, reporting, and templates
Direct and manage programs
PMO, Program Management Office and Project Management Office
In the PMO space, we have helped clients achieve numerous goals. From improving the effectiveness of their existing PMOs, increasing maturity levels, to building PMOs from ground up, we help clients customize industry standards and best practices to their unique organization's needs, build a PMO brand name, and institutionalize the adoption of better project management standards.
Assess Project Management Maturity
Build an in-house Project Management or PMO Capability
Coach and Train Operational Leaders and Project Managers
Setup Project Management Office (PMO)
Standardize Project Management (Templates, Training, KPIs)
Standardize Tools and Methodologies
(e.g. Agile, Waterfall & Hybrid)
Business Case Development - Predecessor to Formulating a Program
Often times, operational teams and members of the board of directors, senior management or the leadership team conceive great ideas they want implemented urgently. However, to develop the idea and translate it into an actionable plan frequently requires focused energy and dedicated resources that existing operational teams do not have the capacity for. For this reason, we play an instrumental role in helping the sponsor of the idea construct a compelling business case to present to their stakeholders and financial sponsors for approval.
We have a strong track record of enabling top executives and departmental leaders develop and deliver highly effective business cases, presentations and key messages - which resulted in extraordinary positive outcomes. In one example, we helped a top executive of a Fortune 200 craft and present a business plan to senior management - successfully securing a 500% increase in project budget and gaining the company CEO's sponsorship. In a second example, we worked with a CFO of a Fortune 500 company to build a business case and influence the board of directors to radically change course in pursuit of a calculated risk approach that would yield a more sustainable solution and deliver 30% savings.
Our business case development expertise offers you the ability to outsource the development of the business plan in its entirety or parts of the plan. The following are examples of components of the business plan we commonly help leaders with:
Data and Business Analysis
NPV and ROI Analysis
High-Level Approach & Roadmap
Coaching and Guidance
Speak with one of our principals or advisors today
Miss. L. Snodgrass
Ms. Snodgrass is a Sr. Principal Advisor. She has more than 20 years of experience in large-scale program management, portfolio management and PMO. Ms. Snodgrass has advised and assisted numerous organizations to establish and operationalize PMO and program management capabilities from ground up. She has helped companies developed maturity and implement executive governance and oversight structures. Her specialty is transformational and enterprise change, developing business cases and advising senior leaders to gain program management credibility in the Board Room, build top management buy-in and build a respected PMO capability.
Mr. S. Wien
Mr. Wien is an Associate Principal. He has more than 20 years of experience managing a broad range of process implementation, IT implementation, business transformation and organization change projects. His clients include CNA insurance, HSBC, State of Florida, KPMG and numerous other blue-chip and public agencies. Mr. Wien's specialty is integrating project management with organization change management disciplines to deliver projects on-time and on budget while ensuring stakeholder engagement, leadership alignment and proper change adoption by employees and/or end-users. Formerly, Mr. Wien held management roles with Deloitte, Gartner, Bearing Point and Cap Gemini. He has a Master's degree in Psychology and is an adjunct Professor teaching MBA and graduate classes in Organization Change and Leadership. Mr. Wien is also a published author.
Mr. D. Rhodes
Mr. Rhoades is a senior advisor in Project Management and Program Management. He has more than 20 years of experience in PMO, project management and program management. He is a certified Oracle Primavera Project Management Professional and has deep expertise helping companies establish and implement tools, processes and standards. He has managed more than 15,000 resource loaded activities, developed and delivered 100's of project management training classes and trained 1,000's in 5 countries and 20 US continental states. He has project managed more than 100 project team members to support a winning $11 billion-dollar program for the US Army. Mr. Rhoades clients include Lockheed Martin, Bearing Point, Raytheon and several large Federal Agencies.
Have Other Needs?
We understand that businesses can have unique challenges and needs. If the service you are after is not listed, please contact us for a no obligation consultation session. Our network of seasoned professionals and management consultants have deep experience solving a broad range of business issues. We will work with you to solve an uncommon requirement. If we cannot help you, we will offer insights or connect you to a provider in our network who will be able to help you.