Project Tool Solutions

Case Study : Retail Household Products Company. (Worldwide/North America)

  • Business Challenge- Rapid Strategic Change and the shift to a business-driven project governance model.
  • Approach- Pcubed consultants began with an assessment, then collaboratively designed an integrated solution to address gaps and business challenges.
  • Solutions AND Benefits- A visual “early warning” system was put in place to help senior leaders make information-based business decisions.

Technology based solutions uniquely designed to address a client's project and program management challenges.

Definition

Tool-based solutions are scoped, configured and successfully implemented to address unique client needs in managing their project and program related activities. Pcubed Consultants draw from a worldwide base of experience addressing portfolio, program, and project management tool-based challenges. Organizational change management strategies are balanced to lead a successful tool-based solution implementation to accomplish the following:

  • Underpin Complex Program Delivery- Provide a proven 'out of the box' reporting and control solution to support program and project management by providing visibility, insight and control.
  • Enable Disciplined Delivery Capability- Provide a flexible Program Management and Project Management toolkit that supports disciplines, practices, and required compliance.
  • Improve Business Results- Provide a solution for organizations that require a systemized toolkit to deliver repeatable project success and improve their bottom line performance and control into their customers.

Benefits

An integrated Tool Solution helps organizations:

  • Connect day to day project delivery to progress towards achieving portfolio objectives and organizational strategies.
  • Optimize resources across the 'organization's portfolio of program, projects, and operational activities.
  • Automate complex reporting requirements, building relationships between different activities recorded in disparate systems.
  • Bring together critical portfolio information essential for management decision-making, providing.
  • Bring together critical portfolio information, providing an insightful snapshot of portfolio performance and trends to support management decision-making. Sample Portfolio Dashboard.

Diagram : Sample Portfolio Dashboard

Approach

Pcubed prides itself on a pragmatic approach to define and implement tool solutions that are appropriate for the client's business objectives and their organization's program and project management maturity. A robust yet flexible management approach - integrated with the Microsoft Solution Framework - has proven successful during the hundreds of Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool solutions Pcubed consultants have deployed.

Pcubed consultants emphasize a strong partnership with their clients. This close working relationship leads to a deep understanding of unique business challenges and the ability to effectively tailor a tool solution to address those challenges. Additional value realized from Pcubed's approach includes:

Unrivalled Experience

  • Largest number of EPM implementations - over 600 globally.
  • A proven track record with large complex organizations and programs around the world.

Solutions Know How

  • Pragmatic approach that integrates the understanding of both technical and business challenges.
  • Balanced solution approach that addresses people, process, and technology challenges.
  • Outstanding technical excellence especially on IT enterprise infrastructure - often a key blocker to solutions effectiveness.
  • The largest number of EPM specialists across our business.
  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and 2007 Partner of Year.

Pcubed's consultants leverage a deep understanding of the program management environment to collaboratively craft a technology solution that helps their clients achieve organizational strategies.