PIPC - PMO and Project Office

By: Pipc  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Project Management

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 and countries.

PIPC Approach

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:

PIPC Proposition

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 teams.

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 information
  • 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.

Keywords: Project Management

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