A high performance Project, Programme or Portfolio
Management Office (PMO) should act as the nerve centre
for delivering complex change. It should also seek to
deliver real value to the business way beyond just being
a passive reporting mechanism. As a result, senior management
will develop trust in the team and build confidence
in a programme’s progress and its future ability
to deliver meaningful business benefits.
PIPC’s core competency lies in managing and delivering
successful change programmes, from operational performance
improvement to IT implementation. At the heart of this
is the PMO function which provides industry best practice
support for governance, reporting, assurance and controls.
We deploy specialist consultants backed up by an extensive
toolset all from an organisation that has implemented
this successfully hundreds of times in many industries
In our experience a successful PMO characterises itself
by the level of service it provides beyond basic reporting
and administrative processes. We aim to deliver a fit-for-purpose
project assurance function to validate and independently
challenge the quality of project management information.
This is achieved while striking a balance between supporting
projects and tackling their critical issues. The PMO
will then drive value across the programme and the organisation
by performing the following roles:
An effective PMO is an essential investment for organisations
or functions with significant portfolios of change. Our
team of specialists will help to de-risk projects and
help ensure successful delivery of benefits. We bring
a compelling combination of action, common sense and knowledge
to all our engagements.
The scope of the PMO can vary in complexity, from supporting
individual projects (Project Office), to a programme
of several projects (Programme Office), through to supporting
a portfolio of many programmes and projects (Portfolio
Management Office), across the entire enterprise as
depicted in the diagram above.
PIPC has the skills and capabilities to assist organisations
to mobilise, execute and deliver successful programmes.
We aim to provide management with tangible results.
We achieve this with a combination of traditional process-focused
improvements together with people and skills development
- through challenging project managers, providing delivery
assurance, and coaching and supporting individual project
In so doing we empower senior management by providing
them with the critical information and insight they
will not find elsewhere in their organisation.
Benefits of using PIPC
- As we have demonstrated across an extensive range
of complex client situations, we will:
- Increase the speed and improve the quality of project
mobilisation and delivery
- Reduce the risk of project overruns
- Minimise administration and bureaucracy, ensuring
that the control tools and processes are as simple
and streamlined as possible
- Provide a highly robust and practical approach
to project delivery
- Help ensure the delivery of expected benefits
- Establish consistent, regular and accurate reporting
to provide ‘early warning’ management
- Improve project management capability.
The primary objective is to improve Programme Delivery
in terms of time, cost and quality. PIPC has the capability,
experience and successful record of accomplishment to
make this a reality in your organisation.