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Project Management

30% of projects that failed had poor or inadequate communication. A Project Manager spends between 75 % to 95 % of time communicating with others. Effective communication helps the involvement of all stakeholders. 36% of projects are unsuccessful. The failure is caused by an indefinite number of causes, it is often too late to remedy not committing the time, cost and quality. 39% of organizations do not have a continuous training on the use of tools and techniques of project management. The complexity of some systems cause rejection by the users.

 

In the XXI century, the business world lives at an astonishing pace, in constant transformation and change. This context requires a constant renewal and optimization of processes and practices. 53% of projects cost 189% more than the initial estimated cost. The inefficient and unrealistic cost planning can contribute to rising costs of projects. 50% of projects ends outside the defined date, which means in the end more time, resources, and money to remedy the delay. 44% of projects has unplanned increased or scope changes . Instability and uncertainty causes a negative impact on projects , however it is possible to manage and develop many strategies to face it.

 

The need to quickly respond to market changes (time-to-market), along with reduced budgets and the growing concern with product’s quality, intensify the demand and impose an effective and efficient Management and Implementation of these projects.

Main challenges:

  • React to market changes with reduced budgets;
  • Goals are not clearly identified;
  • Ambiguous contingency plans and improper risk management;
  • Increasing focus on resources;
  • Organizational mergers product quality;
  • Inefficiencies caused by small size teams;
  • Increased number of initiatives within the organization;
  • Outdated skills of and acquisitions;
  • Resistance to unknown facts;
  • Lack of Stakeholder Engagement.
Expected Outcomes with Strategic Management:

  • Increase Sales;
  • New clients;
  • New products, services, technology, channels and business models;
  • Customer Satisfaction improvement;
  • Strengthen Customer Experience;
  • Strengthen Organizational Culture;
  • Employee satisfaction improvement;
  • Quick wins identification.

These main challenges contribute to the organizational inefficiency and ineffectiveness, resulting in the deterioration of project deliveries and, therefore, project results

Services in strategic management are structured as an end-to-end project and seek to accelerate our customers growth track and increase organizational performance, through:

Project Management Check-Up
HOW DO WE ADDRESS THE PAIN POINTS

Simple approach to monitoring project health with the organization standards and perform some "check-Ups". Define a straightforward set of characteristics to check allocating a small amount of time. This Srategy is advised for reinforcing key standards, developing resources and raising the overall level of project management.

OUR PAIN RELIEVERS

  • International best practices
  • Interviews to employees;
  • Identify business issues;
  • Solutions aligned with strategy;
  • Trend Analysis.
Methodologies and Tools
HOW DO WE ADDRESS THE PAIN POINTS

The establishment of a Project, Program and Portfolio Management Methodology and according tools will make sure that companies focuses on projects and programs that support their organization's goals. Doing better performance, better resukts, and a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

OUR PAIN RELIEVERS

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide) Fith Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2013
  • Project Management Framework
  • Project Manager Tool Kit
  • [PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.]
Project & Portfolio Management Solutions (PPM)
HOW DO WE ADDRESS THE PAIN POINTS

PPM is a formal approach that an organization can use to orchestrate, prioritize and benefit from projects. This approach examines the risk-reward of each project, the available funds, the likelihood of a project's duration, and the expected outcomes.

OUR PAIN RELIEVERS

  • International best practices
  • Creating maximum value for the organization;
  • Improve communication & visibility.
Project Control mechanisms, reporting and dashboards
HOW DO WE ADDRESS THE PAIN POINTS

Monitoring, Controlling and reporting a project is the process or activities where by the project manager tracks, reviews, and recises the project activities, with a dashboard, in order to ensure the project creates the deliverables in accordance with the project objectives .

OUR PAIN RELIEVERS

  • Increase understanding of risks and opportunities;
  • Tracking data to monetarize progress;
  • Easy-friendly analysis;
  • Trend analysis.
PMO, processes and Portfolio Management units
HOW DO WE ADDRESS THE PAIN POINTS

Implementation and imrpovement of Project Management Office (PMO) and improvement of processes and/or Portfolio Management units, can ensure every component of your organization's projects run successfully from selecting the right methodology to attaining the best teams.

OUR PAIN RELIEVERS

  • International best practices;
  • Interviews to employees;
  • Poject Management Framework.

We developed several tools to understand organizational needs for project management practices, analyzing business gaps and identifying the roadmap to fulfill these gaps.

 

Project Management Practices Quick Scans


Project Management Statement:

Project Management Statement identifies areas of strength and expertise, considers potential weaknesses and highlights opportunities for investment within your organization or team.

 

 

 

Project Management Toolkit: 

With Project Management toolkit it is possible to simulate and test the life cycle of a project. It is also possible to analyze the impact of the 10 variables on the international good practice 'Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge' (PMBOK®Guide) Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2013

 

 

 

[PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc]

Project Server for PPM:

For manager Project and Portfolios we offer a flexible solution – Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management - that helps strategically evaluate and optimize your project portfolio to maximize its value and deliver on business goals.

Making accurate project management practices will assist your resources optimization and creation of value! We would love to hear from you. Challenge us!

Sandra Mendes
Head of Project Management Competency Center

  • Alameda dos Oceanos, N.º 41P Parque das Nações
    1990-203 Lisbon
  • Email: sandra.mendes@winning.pt
  • Tel.: +351 914 713 901
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