|May - 2017|
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|June - 2017|
|PMP-Hyderabad||17,18 & 24,25|
Depending on your definition, PMO stands for Program Management Office, Portfolio Management Office, Project Management Office, or all three. You might also refer to a PO, EPMO, EPO, or EPPO. Regardless of your terminology, Project Assistants has an offering to meet your needs.
During the PMO Design phase, we assess your current Project & Portfolio Management State (people, processes and tools), build a strategy to reach the desired future state (which includes an adoption plan) and design a PMO charter that includes a proposed scope (requirements and design), a schedule and a budget for the development, deployment and support stages.
We create the artifacts that support the process, technology and people capabilities necessary to meet the scope of the PMO charter, based on the strategy designed in the previous phase.
Project Assistants ensures the successful execution of your adoption plan by putting in place the processes, technology, and training to support your project & portfolio management environment. One of the key components of our adoption approach is the leadership of our On-Site Project Management Experts who drive the transformation.
Once the initial deployment is successfully completed, Project Assistants provides the ongoing mentoring and PMO support necessary to ensure the continued adoption of your Project Management Infrastructure.
Project Assistants' proven methodology, in combination with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), is utilized to deliver these services.
Project Assistants offers a standard consulting engagement methodology for a client's project & portfolio management environment that includes assessing the existing project & portfolio management technology, people and processes; defining the desired future state; and developing and documenting a plan to close the gap between these two states. This plan can then be executed to meet the client's organizational goals.
Based on experience gained delivering over 400 Microsoft Project-based implementations, Project Assistants has developed a well-honed implementation and adoption methodology.
Project Assistants uses its established, industry- standard project management best practices to document your current project and portfolio management-related business environment. After refining these requirements and translating them into specific technical configuration requirements, Project Assistants then installs the Microsoft Office Project software (Microsoft Project Web Access, Microsoft Office Project Professional, Microsoft Office Project Server) and/or Portfolio software (Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server), configuring the system to operate according to these specific requirements. Note: We are ready to help you with the newly released Microsoft Project 2010 family of products.
Once the technology is installed, configured and ready for deployment, Project Assistants provides instructor-led training to four suggested audiences: stakeholders, project managers, team members and server administrators. We deliver both standard and customized training based on the specific needs of your organization. Click here for more info on our training offerings.
Project Assistants utilizes its change management methodology to drive adoption so Microsoft Project Server technologies become a part of your organization's project and portfolio management culture. Delivery includes shoulder to shoulder mentoring of end-users and executives to speed the learning curve, identifying and overcoming change management hurdles as they relate to project management, and overall improvement of client bandwidth to maximize executive investment in Microsoft Project Server technology. Additional support activities that help drive adoption often include the following:
Provision of on-site expertise that does not exist in house, to improve the application of this technology so that projects are better managed and have greater visibility, and to ensure the necessary metrics and key performance indicators are in fact developed and supported
In addition to our implementation and adoption offering, we often also integrate the following services into the total solution:
Project Assistants, in conjunction with your organization, designs, develops and deploys organization-specific processes and workflows. Project Assistants' expert consultants utilize industry standards, combined with our experience-based best practices and project management methodology, to deliver processes and workflows in the following key areas:
Portfolio Management: The governance process used to propose, select, measure, and adjust the portfolio of projects to ensure optimum alignment with and contribution to the organization's business goals.
Project Management: The business controls necessary to scope, plan, schedule, track, measure, analyze, and report the on-time and on-budget delivery of projects.
Lifecycle Methodologies: The specific project-based methods and processes that are used to produce the required business outcome. Examples of these methodologies include Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Product Lifecycle Management (PLC), Stage-Gate Process Model, Drug Development, and Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC).
Project Assistants' experienced consultants support all of your project management outsourcing needs. Our offerings consist of several components which can be selected individually or as part of a complete solution, including the following:
Project Management Delivery Service: Project Assistants provides project managers to lead your projects using the supporting technology, methodology and PMO infrastructure existing at your company.
PMO Governance and Reporting: Project Assistants serves as your trusted advisor while providing a central project management support role, including but not limited to:
Project Management Methodology:Project Assistants provides a commercial 'off-the-shelf' version of its branded, time-tested project management methodology. This methodology consists of processes and procedures for project definition, planning, tracking, reporting and scope management.
Technology Infrastructure: Project Assistants develops and implements the right technology environment to support the effective execution of your portfolio of projects. This service layer includes a technology support component for set-up, configuration and maintenance of this environment.
Project Assistants' Project Health Check offering provides preventive, ongoing and post-project analyses that are geared toward ensuring the successful outcome of high visibility projects.
Preventive Project Health Checks are provided as projects are being developed to ensure the project begins and runs as efficiently as possible. An ongoing project's Health Check is often used to set over-budget and/or late projects back on track. Post-project analyses are provided as a learning aid with the primary goal of continuous improvement.
Project Assistants develops and presents a written plan, or roadmap, to transform a client's agreed-upon "vision state" for a specific project's people, processes and technology. The Project Health Check encompasses the current people capabilities, processes, infrastructure and technology framework, as well as future requirements.
Project Assistants provides the technical support necessary to facilitate proper use of the Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) suite of products (including Microsoft Project Standard, Microsoft Project Professional, Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Project Web Access, and Microsoft SharePoint Server). In addition, we are already prepared to support the newly released Microsoft Project 2010 family of products. We provide responsive technical support on-site, and via the web and phone.
Project Assistants maintains an expert pool of technical talent that provides appropriate technical guidance, from simple functional questions (e.g. how to interact with the product) to more complex issues (e.g. pertaining to the products' underlying technologies -Win Server, Exchange Server/Outlook, SQL, Windows SharePoint Services, and others).
ProjectCommander, the first project management software product that provides a step-by-step approach to project management, simplifies and extends the already considerable capabilities of Microsoft Project with a comprehensive and easy-to-use set of project management functions. Project teams can now initiate, track, and analyze project plans with an intuitive productivity tool for enhanced project management.
With ProjectCommander, our clients can expect to increase project management efficiency and effectiveness through:
ProjectCommander delivers a step-by-step menu and wizard approach to setting up a project WBS. With one click, you can switch between the various modes:
In addition, several Productivity Tools and shortcuts are available for the user to increase ease of use and eliminate guessing and rework. To highlight a few:
"With enhanced capabilities that make planning and scheduling easier, the issue log stands out as helpful: issues around each task warn the Project Manager of pitfalls or roadblocks ahead.Â Within any date range, issue log reports can be generated by resource, status or severity."