Project Management Offices
Project management offices can be highly effective central repositories, consolidating project expertise in one place and delivering consistent project outcomes.
However, sometimes a PMO may be required to support a transient entity, such as a Programme or large project. Sometimes not everyone wants or can afford an in-house PMO.
Our consultants support organisations with ‘pop-up’ PMO’s or those that are struggling to realise a return on investment and build a solid business case for their in-house project management office.
PMO-as-a-Service provides you with a PMO’s facilities and functions but with reduced up-front fixed monthly fees and ongoing costs.
It enables you to use pre-defined and configurable processes, governance and tooling and should support successful, repeatable delivery outcomes.
Properly designed and shaped for your business, PMO-as-a-Service will offer an agile, responsive engine for your programmes and projects to focus on managing change, engaging stakeholders and delivering innovation.
How We Can Help
We will work with you to understand what you need from a PMO and develop an appropriate, cost-effective but dynamic PMO-as-a-Service solution. That might be a remotely managed PMO-as-a-Service or a service that you can integrate and manage internally.
The starting point is assessment. This means getting to grips with the kind of PMO-as-a-Service support you need for your projects based on your organisational culture, project methodologies, processes, and aspirations.
We will evaluate your current state and recommend a proven PMO-as-a-Service model tailored to your environment.
Why Talk To Us About PMO-as-a-Service?
In parallel with our consultancy practice, CPS has delivered world-class PPM solutions in most business sectors for large corporate organisations, small and medium enterprises and government bodies.
We support PMO’s in multiple organisations, either embedding PMO Professionals working with existing teams or remotely providing dedicated service through online tools and methods.
This experience has played a pivotal role in our understanding of the potential for PMO-as-a-Service, and the critical decisions to be made about its design and operations, reducing the burden on the business and reducing the risk of delivery.
It also means we are well placed to support the delivery of your PMO-as-a-Service, running, for example, an adoption approach based on the Prosci™ global industry standard for adoption and change management.
We can help you continue running your current PMO via on-site and remote capabilities. We provide you with expert project managers, project coordinators, trainers, content managers, change managers, subject matter experts, business analysts, and IT specialists to guide you through the process of introducing your PMO-as-a-Service.
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.