We are a project & portfolio management (PPM) consulting and training company based in Windsor, Berkshire with offices in Dublin and Madrid. We enable our clients to make a step change in their PPM maturity. Uniquely we are the only organisation that is both a Microsoft Gold Partner with the PPM specialisation as well as an Accredited Training Provider with the Chartered Body for Project Management, the Association for Project Management (APM)
Our services are focused around four key pillars
We retain depth expertise in the PMO. Our ground breaking services are underpinned by our PMO Maturity Assessment, PMO Competence Framework and APM Accredited PMO training courses. If you are looking to establish or make a step change to your PMO capability, we can help
We have created more professional PPM training courses independently Accredited by the APM than any other organisation. We deliver customised corporate training aligned with your PPM methodology. We also deliver ground breaking public courses
Every organisation needs a consistent approach to selecting, planning, running and closing projects. We help organisations define their fit-for-purpose, practical and scalable PPM Methodology & Governance, often as a pre-cursor to delivering customised training and deploying Microsoft Project Online
As a leading Microsoft Gold Partner, with the PPM Specialsiation, we work closely with Microsoft in the UK and across Western Europe. We help organisations deploy Microsoft PPM solutions, including Project Online and Project Server
Whether you are looking to develop a practical project management methodology & governance structure, train your staff in best practice project management, establish or improve your PMO, or deploy Microsoft PPM solutions such as Microsoft Project Online…we can help.
We will work with you as your trusted partner, providing practical advice as your critical friend charting the journey to a significant change in your PPM maturity.
Who do we do this for?
Our clients range from SMEs to household names, across most sectors and many locations. Of course we deliver services in the UK, Ireland and Spain but have worked with clients as far afield as Canada, Hong Kong, the USA and the Philippines.
Most organisations undertake projects and many struggle to complete on time, to budget, to quality and most importantly to the agreed benefits. This is where we can help.
At the start of every engagement we undertaken a focused PPM Maturity Assessment with you. Together we score your department, business unit or organisation, identifying strengths & weaknesses. We also benchmark your scores against over 700 other organisations. This provides your PPM maturity baseline. We then repeat the same PPM maturity assessment at an appropriate future point so we can assess the change we have achieved together and prove the business case.
Our Four Principles
Keep it Simple
Sophisticated solutions sometimes lead to complexity, complexity leads to lack of buy-in, lack of buy-in leads to frustration. We take an approach that is simple, practical and effective. This provides a firm foundation for enhancement over time as part of your PPM Maturity Roadmap
It is important that any proposed changes to ways of working are reviewed and agreed by key stakeholders. Everyone must be happy to support change. There is no benefit having a great PPM methodology or software solution if people don’t use it. Success is defined by adoption and buy-in, not how glossy the manual looks.
Where practical, proven and cost effective, we should lever technology to enable collaboration, transparency of project information, resource management and consistency. As a Microsoft Gold partner we draw on these best in class solutions focused around the Microsoft Project Online suite of PPM products
The recommended approach must be scalable to fit the organization not just today but in the future. Let’s not paint ourselves into a corner with custom software development or rigid processes that can’t flex as the organisation changes
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