We are one of the few companies in the world staffed with highly certified professionals in project (PMP)®, program (PgMP)®, and portfolio (PfMP)® management. We offer a wide range of advisory services at every phase of these major undertakings…

Below is a simplified overview of our emphasis at the four lifecycle phases:

Phase Project Management Program Management Portfolio Management
Inception
  • Goals and objectives
  • Business case
  • Scope statement
  • Project resources and constraints
In addition to Project Management:
  • Benefit management
  • Governance
  • Interdependencies
  • Stakeholder planning
  • Mission, vision, culture, and people
  • Creation of executable strategy from business objectives
Plan
  • Project management plan
  • Risk mitigation plan
  • Communication planning
  • Resources and team mobilizing
  • Scheduling
  • Procurement planning
In addition to Project Management:
  • Road-mapping
  • Capability gap analysis
  • Adoption management
  • Transition planning
  • Financial planning
  • Integration roadmap
  • Developing new (or expanding) project information system
  • Portfolio management approach
  • Portfolio success metrics and criteria
  • Portfolio including categorization and prioritization
  • Approval of portfolio components
Execution
  • Monitoring and controlling including audits
In addition to Project Management:
  • Executive dashboard
  • Benefit tracking
  • Rebalancing program resources
  • Building steady state operational capability
  • Portfolio governance
  • PMO to manage the execution of initiatives
  • Strategic portfolio value
  • Reporting
Closure
  • Procurement and contract closure
  • Updating documentations
  • Project post mortem
  • Transition to operations
In addition to Project Management:
  • Capability review
  • Adoption review
  • Benefit tracking
  • Operational review
  • Benefit realization and alignment with strategic goals
  • Operational environment readiness

We view projects as largely “deliverable based” and we view programs as “capability based”. Programs are larger initiatives that often include multiple projects and operational initiatives. Successful programs often require an ongoing operational environment that is new and non-existent prior to the program’s completion. Therefore, typically in a large program, constructing the operational environment is a major task within the program itself.

PMI, PMP, PgMP, and PfMP are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.