An implementation of a Project Portfolio Management tool must be regarded a business transformation. Most organizations do not know how the future state will look like but expect some radical change to the way people are working. The majority also acknowledges that a system designed for managing changes and projects, will not be a static system. With this in mind, we strongly advise our customers to consider a long-term implementation approach, built on increments, that all together, and continuously, will mature the organizational project and portfolio maturity level.
Planning for a business transformation is essentially about developing a high-level vision and roadmap, that aims at delivering the new capabilities, with the highest value for the organization, first. Each iteration will conclude with focused training of the end users, thereby ensuring a less steep learning curve, with higher chances of successful adoption and anchoring of the new behaviors needed.
At Projectum, we are experienced with managing both the overall transformation and related uncertainties. We have designed this framework that encapsulates the steps from vision, roadmap to actual project execution in smaller increments.
This is a unique approach that seperates us from the rest and allow us to combine what is normally known as separate “user stories”, and form an all up organizational “user story”, specifically explaining about the future state of project portfolio management. How does it feel, what does it look like, why did we do it and what was the outcome?
Peter Kestenholz, Founding Partner, Projectum
This PPM statement will be the center of the change initiatives going forward, the same way a business model will always be relevant for the ever-changing business strategies. This illustration shows the connection between a mission statement, initiatives and a roadmap.
Not all engagements start with the development and execution of a long-term roadmap. Before launching such an initiative, we strongly recommend our customers to begin with a pilot approach. The benefits of running a pilot is to ensure all key business needs are tried out in real life, but with limited user involvement. Based on extensive experience with these types of implementations, Projectum has developed yet another proven delivery model, in this case for pilots.
As a final option, we are also used to more traditional waterfall approaches and proof of concept/prototyping. These traditional approaches are becoming less used amongst our customers, but will both be highly effective give the right circumstances e.g. when working with a detailed requirements specification made in advance by the customer. Regardless of the chosen delivery model, our project teams always include professional project management, quality assurance and proven training materials. These three components are a key element in a successful delivery and user experience. For that reason, all components are included regardless of the chosen delivery model.
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