Whether you are implementing program and project management for the first time, upgrading from a different system, or looking to improve your organization’s project management capabilities, Ten Six can help. As part of the Ten Six structured approach, our Assessments and Health Checks can put you on the right path for accelerated success.
This only has value if it contributes to the achievement of the organization’s strategic goals. Consequently it is essential to determine the business issues that are to be addressed through improved portfolio and project management performance, define objectives, and identify the key requirements for achieving these objectives.
Assess Existing Practices and Identify Improvement Options
Before undertaking any program and project management improvement endeavors, it is important to create a roadmap built on empirical and objective information. To provide focus and prioritization for improvement initiatives, we evaluate the organization’s existing project and resource management practices, identifying the strengths and weaknesses, and highlighting areas for improvement relative to the target objectives.
Using the Ten Six structured approach, we will identify and agree on the business issues, goals and objectives for improvement. We will then gain a thorough understanding of your organization’s current situation and capabilities by reviewing existing processes, organization structure, information and reporting, culture, maturity and systems. This approach will identify the strengths and weaknesses as well as highlighting areas for improvement relative to the target objectives.
Through a series of structured interviews and workshops the organization’s current project management practices and supporting environment are assessed against a set of competence criteria that integrate acknowledged industry standards (PMI, APM, etc).
The analysis generates a consolidated view of project management related issues and aspirations of the organization, and identifies the symptoms of inefficient project practice. The interdependencies between the symptoms and their underlying causes are determined and improvement options investigated. The most appropriate improvement strategy is identified based on the established priorities of the business. This may involve a series of task force projects to address each area of the overall project management environment:
- Process Improvement
- Role Definition
- Organizational Change
- Information Systems
- Training Needs
- Change Management
Based on this information, we then perform a detailed gap analysis. Our experienced consultants then make recommendations necessary for improvements which, through collaboration with our clients, are prioritized. With an implementation plan and roadmap in place, we can agree the necessary roles and responsibilities, time-scales and actions that will improve your organization’s project management capabilities.
Below is a high-level summary of our approach for a typical assessment:
• Identify and agree business issues, goals, objectives and requirements
• Assess existing processes, organization, systems, maturity and culture
• Analyze and identify performance gaps
• Develop improvement options, priorities and roadmap
• Prioritize implementation goals
• Identify and manage risk
• Agree actions, time-scales, roles & responsibility
• Define milestones and deliverables
Spending this time up front, preparing and planning, not only ensures that the implementation stays focused on the most important tasks, but it also helps reduce implementation risk as well as establishes and maintains a solid baseline for measuring success. It also allows for easy tracking of the business benefits.
If you are about to implement an enterprise program and project management, or are interested in improving your existing capabilities, call Ten Six today and learn how we can help you achieve rapid results.