In today’s volatile business environment, many organisations choose agile leadership methodologies to prepare their management for the next unplanned or unimaginable opportunity or threat round the corner.
That same pressing need for agile readiness goes for portfolio, programme and project management offices.
An agile culture encourages a flexible delivery management culture.
It helps delivery management teams embrace a commitment to speed, flexibility, and innovation and enables them to improve and prioritise their decision-making to deliver successful outcomes.
Agility often goes hand in hand with the team’s maturity: its ability to continuously improve as it faces changing circumstances.
The objectives of many agile and mature PMOs are to change internal and external expectations and ambitions about their role.
Agile PMOs want to move from a traditional project office where success is judged on numbers of projects completed on time and on budget to become a dynamic and adaptable engine for business value that can take the organisation into new directions.
Agile and mature PMOs actively look for innovation in project development and implementation – not for its own sake, but to enhance the competitiveness of products and services to drive growth.
Understanding The Challenges
Implementing an agile PMO can be a challenge, perhaps because the rest of the organisation fails to understand its potential.
Knowing the status of your PMO maturity is the first step to identifying its potential as an agile unit.
Our Agile Consultants improve your project and portfolio management holistically through a 3-stage packaged maturity assessment process that includes a full analysis of your PMO.
How We Can help
First, we review existing governance, process, and operating models through a workshop environment. This allows us to understand the organisational strengths and weaknesses.
Then we identify any specific changes that may need to be made to ensure industry best practices, and an agile mindset.
We can then recommend how you deploy the best types of agile methodologies without losing what makes your organisation special.
Upon completing this stage, you will fully understand the gaps in your PMO and have a strategy in place to improve your PMO’s maturity.
Meet The Team
As head of the CPS Business Consulting Practice, Derek is a Project, Portfolio and Programme management professional with over 30 years of experience. Among many other things, his work has helped hundreds of organisations rejuvenate their PMO, delivering greater efficiency, thereby increasing organisational return on investment
Christopher has close to over 25 years of experience in Project Portfolio Management. His experience ranges from advisory services to deployment and training. He now focuses on delivering CPS' objectives to help customers of all sizes innovate and transform their business.
Sam has over 18 years of experience in the Portfolio, Programme, Project and Management (PPM) arena. Sam has a passion for supporting customers with their PPM delivery and associated technology solutions. Sam has extensive experience in driving organisation-wide change and digital transformation across all verticals.
At CPS, Sam now focusses on leading a team of Business Consultants and Solution specialists whose passion is to support customers with leading edge work management solutions. All whilst ensuring the associated processes and governance are in place to ensure maximum benefits are realised.
Lester brings over 17 years’ consultancy experience in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M) and organisational change. He has a proven track record of delivering significant, complex change with appropriate visibility and building change through P3M skills and capabilities – bridging the gap between business and technology.
Why Talk To Us About Business Agility?
Regardless of the size or complexity of your requirements, we have the right blend of experience, specialist knowledge and upskilling capabilities to help you develop business agility across your project ecosystem.
All our Agile consultants are fluent in a range of methodologies, from the latest Agile techniques (such as Agile SAFe and SCRUM) to classic Waterfall approaches.
This specialist knowledge, combined with years of experience and in-depth understanding of digital and technology needs, enables us to rapidly adapt and tailor our P3M services to suit any environment – from hybrid to traditional.
Our Agile Consultants have wide-ranging backgrounds, ensuring that our clients benefit from best‐in‐class PMO governance, processes and tools that support the robust and repeatable delivery of portfolios, programmes and projects throughout the organisation.