Foundations For Governance
One of the most common PPM management challenges is ensuring consistent project planning from inception to delivery, alignment with the rest of the business, and visibility for good governance throughout.
Foundations for business integrated governance have to be laid before projects are even conceptualised. Organisations need a clear vision for how their products, services and processes will become more innovative and competitive.
Where will the ideas come from, how can they be encouraged across the organisation, how will the business cases for each idea be assessed for return on investment and for priority before projects are approved for development?
Early ideas and embryonic projects also have to be constantly scrutinised for alignment with projects already in flight.
They need to be integrated with wider business strategies – marketing and sales, for example – to ensure they are consistent with effective deployment of resources, brand image, and excellent customer experience.
Ultimately Projects are just one stream of work within the business. Projects often share resources with support, change and other operational needs.
Governance frameworks need to understand how prioritisation operates across all streams and how they work together to deliver a coherent service to the customer.
Visibility Of PPM
Visibility is the watchword for good PPM management.
Transparency of every process and decision enables financial and resourcing judgements to be accurately evaluated and risks properly assessed.
It also ensures a clear line of sight to each project’s impact on the business and notably on the customer.
Above all, transparent PPM processes are crucial for good governance, demonstrating to Boards and regulatory bodies the organisation’s operational and process effectiveness and efficiency and a prudent approach to financial and risk management.
How We Can Help
Our consultants work with clients across their entire PPM operations – from ideation to business case assessment to resource capacity management to project delivery and assessment.
We help to develop a programme and project strategy that deliberately ensures each part is aligned and integrated within a management framework, designed throughout with clear visibility for good governance.
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 Integrated Governance?
Whether your projects, portfolios and programmes are large and complex or niche, they require meticulous management to deliver the results you have in mind.
Our highly qualified and skilled Project and Programme Consultants provide support, advice and guidance around all delivery areas to ensure business integration and good governance.
Our consultants will deliver high-quality advice on business integration and PMM governance that supports the robust and repeatable delivery of portfolios, programmes and projects throughout the organisation.
They have a deep understanding of business practices, technology and change management and are APM, PRINCE2, MSP, MoP and MoR practitioners in Waterfall, agile or hybrid environments.