QuantumPM can help you develop and grow your PMO
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) means something different to every person, company or government entity. In a nutshell, PPM is a set of business practices and processes that help an organization prioritize, align and execute projects to meet its strategic objectives. Understanding your business goals and implementing the right processes to affect those areas are fundamental elements of QuantumPM's philosophy and approach.Talk with one of our project management consultants to evaluate your processes and start building a successful PMO.
People, Processes and Technology
PPM uses a combination of all three to effect change. It is often the role of the Project Management Office (PMO) to make this change happen.
We know every organization has its own concerns and objectives, so we work alongside you and your team to ensure we understand those goals and that processes are in place to meet your needs. Interested in more details? Read more about the ABCs of Governance for a few good ideas.
Because a PPM solution does not work in a vacuum, you also need to plan for this solution to work inside of an operational environment. To do this, QuantumPM includes the following topics in its approach:
Work Management / Collaboration / Content Management
Everyone knows there is more to running an organization than just running projects. Operational work needs to be done, people need to share documents and collaborate on hundreds of different things. We also know that not everyone is a Project Manager so they do not automatically think about managing work in the same way that PMs do.
"Work" is divided into 2 categories:
Regular, cyclical and predictable - This type of work includes operational efforts to keep the organization running. (For example computer maintenance, business management, and human resource management)
Project-focused work - This type of work is intended to change or introduce new ways of doing business. Projects should have goals, budgets/resources, and end dates by which the new ways of doing work will be accomplished.
Our approach to PPM looks at operational work and at the tools that will be used to integrate with your processes so you minimize the amount of confusion in your day-to-day operations. Using streamlined and automated solutions for common processes can make everyone's life a little easier.
Organization Change and Adoption
In addition to the processes and tools that you choose, special attention and care needs to be spent making sure that your organization is ready for the changes that are coming. Even if the result is simpler in the long run, change is hard to do. The people and processes that are embedded within the culture of an organization are key to success. Technology helps but it can only go part of the way; the rest of the journey requires optimized business processes and people with the focus and skills to perform. Interested in learning more? We have put together a few thoughts on organizational change here. Read More