Founded in 2006, Project Methods have become a leading provider Project and Programme Management related services.
We are focused on enhancing your organisation’s performance, productivity and profitability through the pertinent use of transformation & technology.
Our collaborative approach enables us to work alongside our clients and define and develop IT-enabled business and transformation strategies that drive top-line growth, profitability, efficiency and agility.
Technical consultants (Testing, Data Migration, Systems Integration, etc)
Programme Office / Project Office experts
From our consultant base we are able to undertake in excess of 2,000 consulting days per months.
Energy, Oil and Gas
NHS / Primary Care Trusts
Environmental and CSR
How do we help Improving Performance - We work in partnership with our client to strengthen the performance of your projects through consistent and correct use of project management techniques Providing Direction - Our project managers skillfully manage any size or complexity of project using proven techniques and processes. We will help you achieve your strategic goals by providing concept to completion project management services. Supporting Delivery - Out of the ordinary initiatives can be daunting. With so many delivery challenges to consider, where do you start? We understand what makes something challenging and risky, and help you focus on the key aspects that will make the difference.
We bring extensive expertise in the design and implementation of change
We are not just ‘advisors’ that talk a good game – we take accountability and responsibility for delivery, engendering energy, action and common-sense
We tailor solutions to each unique client situation using our comprehensive armoury of management methods, techniques and tools
We only employ professional consultants with hands-on delivery experience
We provide exceptional value for money, typically tying our commercial success to that of our clients
Service Delivery Design
Governance & Controls
IT Shared Services Centres
IT Cost Reduction
Operating Model Design
Typical areas of engagement Programme Management - We provides qualified and experienced professional Programme, Project and PMO Consultants who ensure complex, multidisciplinary projects are completed in accordance with customer requirements and objectives. Shared Services - We support clients to transform their HR, Finance & IT departments into self-sustaining business units that increase performance while reducing operational costs. Merger & Acquisition - Merger integration challenges are almost entirely related to failures in merger management, rather than to the underlying strategic rationale. We work with our clients to reduce M&A risk through improved due diligence and effective programme management of the integration. Cost Reduction - Reducing Sales, General and Administration costs (SG&A) has become a necessity with increasing pressure for margin improvements. We support our clients in approaching SG&A restructuring with a solid focus on strategy definition and tangible improvements. Business & Technology Transformation - We work with our clients to deliver Business Intelligence upgrades, ERP implementations, M&A consolidation activities, applications modernisation, business transformation or just about any other change initiative a client can invents. We strive to be a partner that works diligently with you throughout the process to deliver solutions that meet or exceed your specific business requirements.
Our business is upon the most lean operational cost base possible.
Our offices - We use a managed services approach to our office needs that means we can deploy a new office or expand from within our current locations within a single business day
Our technology - Our managed services approach equally applies to our technology platforms with extensive use of SAAS (Software as a Service) solutions for all our core applications, this means we have the ability to turn on and off services based on demand
Our people – We have a mix of retained and associate consultants and at any given time can draw from a combined talent pool of around 300 consultants
Our focus is to maintain a cost base that allows us to deploy the best team at the most realistic price point.
In short the best advice, the best people and the at the best price at a time when value for money is the single biggest differentia.
Customer Relationship Management from Siebel, Chordiant & Microsoft
Citrix & Virtualisation deployment & optimisation
Solution Architecture Design
Case Study LINPAC Group Challenge To establish and manage an Enterprise Programme Management Office (ePMO), implement MS Project & Portfolio Server and a revised IT Governance Framework for all major information technology projects. Solution Project Methods designed and implemented an Enterprise Program Management Office and IT governance structure that centralised management of IT projects. The EPMO took on key day-to-day responsibilities within each of the projects, these responsibilities included project planning, procurement support (e.g., RFP development, proposal evaluation, negotiations), project management, technology lead and vendor management.
Defined global sourcing & vendor management strategy that reduced IT costs by 18%
Developed an ePMO maturity model that was used to track functional maturity
Established ePMO Steering Committees at Group and Divisional levels
Implemented Microsoft Project Server, Enterprise Project Management tool set with SharePoint
Implementation of a ePMO
The 7 Step Business Control Framework Strategy Setting Business Case Development Project/Program Delivery Business Performance Service Reporting Project/Program/Portfolio Control Enterprise Performance Management Client Vision and Strategic Roadmap Client Strategic Objectives Balanced Scorecard Departmental Balanced Scorecard Proposition & Business Case Process Outline Business Case Gate Full Business Case Gate Strategic Assessment Gate Business Case Plan Gate
Solution Proposition document review
Score proposition against Client strategy
Confirm stakeholder buy-in and sponsorship
Confirm Business Case Plan approach/scope
Business Case Development Plan review
Confirm Business Case deliverables and gates
Address capacity and capability issues
Approve resourcing and cost implications
Visions & Outcomes, TOM review
Review solution against Client strategy
High Level Cost Benefit review
Approve OBC & FBC stage plan
Programme/Project Delivery Plan review
Agree 3 rd parties and contracts/legalities
Detailed Cost/Benefit review
Approve FBC & Stage 1 delivery plan
Proposition & Business Case Gateways Service Delivery 1 2 5 GOVERNANCE Build and implement best-practice governance and controls whilst minimising bureaucracy GUIDANCE Help teams to deliver business-critical by providing hands-on expertise COACHING Coach and mentor teams to become a centre of excellence for knowledge and learning REPORTING Establish regular and accurate dashboard based reporting to provide ‘early warning’ management information Performance Management Service Improvements HR / Finance / Organisation Service Catalog Maintenance Legal Contracts RFP/Sourcing Service Agreements Process Development Vendor Management SLA’s/OLA’s Internal KPI’s Supplier Management Vendor Research 6 3 4 Managed Service Transition and Transformation Build Internal Capability Design and Build Acquire and Partner (Outsource) Composite Solution Functional & Technical Requirements Project Initiation Planning Program Management Plan Vision & Outcomes High-Level Costs & Benefits Target Operating Model Rejected Rejected Rejected Rejected Customer Meeting Notes Proposition Log Opportunity Assessment Internal Proposition Service/Solution Proposition Document Strategic Assessment Gate Business Case Development Plan ADGS Budgeted Projects Business Case Plan Gate Outline Business Gate Outline Business Case Gate RFP/RFI Proposal Full Business Case Gate Full Business Case Solution Need and Justification Business Case Development Customer Relationship Management 7 Employee Satisfaction % Skill gaps closed % of nationals People Utilization Contractors as % of total staff Attrition/Retention % failing probation Develop demand aligned capability No. of processes signed off % Process Compliance Major NC (Audits) No. of processes improved Establish Repeatable quality Processes No. of complaints Customer Satisfaction Clearly agreed working processes No. of decisions made with EC involvement SLA performance Deliver our promises Manage Government/Partner relations % projects progressing as per plan Variation (Budget v/s Actual) - Capex - Opex - Revenue Portfolio Balance (% contribution from each line) Measures Financially Strong Strategic Objectives Targets Projects Financial Customer Internal Learning & Growth Establish Commercial Readiness 100% 15% 15% AED 200 mm NR TBD 75& NR 0 0% 20 100% 0 2 TBD 100% 2% 80% 75% 10% 0% External Clients 1. Data Centre Project 2. Abu Dhabi Network 3. Transitioned Projects Internal Clients 1. Document Management System 2. Enterprise Platform 3. Service Management System 4. Call Centre 5. Internal Oracle Project 6. Corporate Reporting 7. CRM 8. Al Bateen Network 9. Tactical Platform Application 10. ADGS Intranet 11. ADGS Website 12. Enterprise Integration Solution 13. Business Perf Mgmt System 14. Project Management System 15. Fixed Asset Tracking 16. Content Management System Internal improvement projects 1. TS Operating Model 2. TS Transformation 2009 Actuals 60% 60% 15% AED 20 mm NR TBD 68% NR 2 5% 10 85% 2 1 TBD 50% 0% 60% 30% 2% 0% Status Employee Satisfaction % Skill gaps closed % of nationals People Utilization Contractors as % of total staff Attrition/Retention % failing probation Develop demand aligned capability No. of processes signed off % Process Compliance Major NC (Audits) No. of processes improved Establish Repeatable quality Processes No. of complaints Customer Satisfaction Clearly agreed working processes No. of decisions made with EC involvement SLA performance Deliver our promises Manage Government/Partner relations % projects progressing as per plan Variation (Budget v/s Actual) - Capex - Opex - Revenue Portfolio Balance (% contribution from each line) Measures Financially Strong Strategic Objectives Targets Initiatives Financial Customer Internal Learning & Growth Establish Commercial Readiness 100% 15% 15% AED 200 mm NR TBD 75& NR 0 0% 20 100% 0 2 TBD 100% 2% 80% 75% 10% 0% 2009 Example Example
Contact Details We are headquartered in the London with a network of branch offices in Europe and the Middle East. Contact us: [E] [email_address] [T] +44 (0) 207 117 8111 [F] +44 (0) 207 117 3470 [U] www.projectmethods.co.uk Project Methods Lyttleton House 64, Broomfield Rd Chelmsford Essex CM1 1SW