Organizations continue to be challenged with the consistent application of defined project management processes, resource planning, forecasting, and other business demands. To achieve this, professional and consulting services organizations need strong, industry-proven project management capabilities coupled with the right management and governance structure to measure and monitor the project portfolio.
Addressing these challenges requires answers to the following questions:
⦁ Do we have a standardized approach to project management that is widely adopted and uniformly applied?
⦁ Do project managers and others have the skills and training required to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively?
⦁ Do we have appropriate processes and tools in place to provide a view of the entire project portfolio on demand?
⦁ Have we defined and communicated the right controls and metrics by which all projects should be managed?
⦁ Do we have Project Management Organization or PMO that drives all of this?
If you answered ‘no’ to one or more of the questions above, then you have an opportunity to improve your project management execution. Poor project execution is a leading driver of services margin erosion and poor customer satisfaction. RS Tec can help you solve for these challenges.
RS Tec provides services to assist you in improving the way your organization manages projects and governs the overall delivery portfolio.
Project & Portfolio Management Assessment RS Tec will review the end-to-end management of your projects, from inception to close, both at the individual project execution level and from the portfolio governance perspective. This allows our clients to identify opportunities for improvements in process and data standardization, automation, and organizational behavior.
The scope and effectiveness of your PMO, or the need to establish one
• Project management methodologies, practices and tools
• Project and portfolio measurement framework
• Project planning, scoping and change management practices
• Supporting tools and infrastructure.
The output of the assessment will provide your organization with a prioritized set of recommendations to achieve measurable improvement to your project performance.
Project & Portfolio Management Optimization: Whether it is based on the needs identified in the assessment phase, or targeting a specific area of project management execution, RS Tec will lead or assist you in implementing best practices to drive more consistency and transparency with project management. Services for this include:
Project Management Methodology Development and Standardization: RS Tec will help you develop or enhance the right approach for your project while adhering to industry standards (i.e. PMBOK) throughout execution.
Project Management Office (PMO) Optimization: RS Tec will help you create the right PMO for your organization, or increase the value and results from your existing PMO.
Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management Shifting a culture requires a delicate, systematic, and a well-planned approach to avoid failure while simultaneously affecting positive change. RS Tec can help guide your organization through the necessary transition, ensuring you are ready for change, are prepared to lead the change, and are able to validate that change has occurred.
Change Readiness Assessment: A Change Readiness Assessment documents your organizational climate in terms of its culture, its history with change/transformation initiatives, and its resistance to change. RS Tec uses a series of diagnostic tools to determine your organization’s readiness for a successful transformation effort. Information on attitudes and behaviors gathered during stakeholder interviews and surveys allows us to collectively identify areas of concern and barriers you are likely to encounter during your change efforts.
Change Management Action Plan: A Change Management Action Plan defines the transition path from the old way of doing business to the new. For each area of concern identified in the Change Readiness Assessment, RS Tec works collaboratively with your organization’s change agents to develop specific action steps to help mitigate the impact of the change management issues. These actions are designed to help overcome resistance, reduce the impact of past history, and convey a shared vision for acceptance into the business culture. Documented communication strategies are essential to ensure that stakeholders are receiving critical pieces of information at the proper intervals.
Change Monitoring & Reinforcement: Change Monitoring & Reinforcement activities are essential to validate the change has been accepted and put into practice. To monitor change progress, RS Tec can help you execute periodic reviews of the change initiatives identified in the Change Management Action Plan to confirm the transition is moving along as planned. If these reviews indicate something is going awry, it serves as a trigger to immediately initiate actions required to address the issues so change efforts do not falter. Our change reinforcement services support cultural acceptance and include mentoring, coaching, workshops, and training.