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Asta Powerproject: Understanding Project Management Maturity


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The earlier that businesses recognise the value that PM principles can deliver, and take steps to embrace them appropriately, the better they can take control of their development.

This presentation will summarise Asta's perspective on PM maturity, outlining four main developmental stages and the consequences this means to the people and tools within an organisation. Attendees will learn how to assess their level of PM maturity and see an overview of Asta Powerproject.

Asta Development has been helping companies to enhance and develop their PM maturity for over two decades.

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Asta Powerproject: Understanding Project Management Maturity

  1. 1. Understanding Project Management maturity to improve software selection Ben Taunt, Asta Development plc Project Challenge, 15th October 2013 © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  2. 2. Project Management (PM) Maturity… Why should I care about PM Maturity? Asta’s perception of the key PM Maturity levels What are the product options? Questions? © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  3. 3. Gloomy Times © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  4. 4. Green Shoots? © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  5. 5. Managing Transformation © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  6. 6. Setting Objectives © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  7. 7. Project Management Maturity © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  8. 8. Level 1 – PM Novice Organisation: No recognition as yet of PM need or potential People: No formal PM skills yet exist PM Novice Tools: No dedicated PM tools © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  9. 9. Level 2 – PM Learner Organisation: Desire PM benefits but no knowledge or experience yet PM Learner PM Novice People: Self-taught PM Leaders Tools: Spreadsheets & occasional single user PM tools © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  10. 10. Level 3 – PM Professional Organisation: PM processes in place, early benefits realised PM Professional PM Learner PM Novice People: First professional hires made Tools: Variety of specific PM tools – still some spreadsheets © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  11. 11. Level 4 – PM Master PM Master PM Professional PM Learner PM Novice Organisation: Mature, consistent PM processes delivering value People: PM leaders/teams well established Tools: Enterprise-wide PM platform in place, used consistently © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  12. 12. PM Maturity Levels PM maturity: PM Novice PM Learner ORGANISATION: No recognition as yet Desire PM benefits Recognition/ of PM need or but no knowledge or readiness potential experience yet PEOPLE: The Skills base TOOLS: PM projects and tools PM Professional PM Master PM processes in place, early benefits realised Mature PM processes, delivering business value No formal PM skills exist in the firm Self-taught PM leaders are finding their path First professional PM PM leaders and hires have been teams are well made established No PM tools have been bought Using functional software, spreadsheets and occasional single user PM tools Variety of specific PM tools ranging from desktop to enterprise - some spreadsheets remain Enterprise wide PM platform in place and used consistently and knowledgeably Visibility of corporate activities Efficiency of Business Predictability of Business Assurance of Delivery © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  13. 13. Developing Greater Maturity © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  14. 14. Recognising Where You Sit Fulfil goals and plans when expected? Or delays and unanticipated roadblocks Key activities to be delivered on time, at or under budget, and without surprises? Planning culture; are we any good at it? Do we need better tools or better PM overall – or both? Approaches to planning activities and projects? © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  15. 15. Recognising Where You Sit Supported by software and of what kind: whiteboards, spreadsheets, ERP tools, bespoke, desktop PM tools? Consistent, comparable plans? Collaborative? Scalable from key activities up to senior level? Manual reporting? Formal PM training or qualification? How many of them, and where do they sit? © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  16. 16. Developing Greater Maturity Novice Learner Professional Master • RESEARCH • …then… REALISE • RECOGNISE • RATIONALISE • REVIEW & REVISIT © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  17. 17. Project Management Maturity © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  18. 18. Asta Development PLC Project, Portfolio and Resource Management specialists since 1988 Used by 92% of UK top construction contractors Utilised across Technology Sector: IT services, software development, consultancy, engineering, manufacturing etc Over 65,000 users worldwide Total solution provider delivering Software, Support, Training and Consultancy Offices in Thame and Telford with a worldwide distributor network © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  19. 19. Sample User Base Engineering Public Sector Professional Services Construction © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  20. 20. A Complete Solution Offering © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  21. 21. Asta’s Product Suite Unique real-time system collaborating multiple users, projects and resources Class-leading project, portfolio and resource management tool used on projects of all sizes and by all industry sectors Asta Powerproject Multi-User Asta Powerproject Easy-to-use planning tool designed for the planning, managing and delivery of smaller projects Asta Easyplan Specialist Tools Products for specific niche applications © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  22. 22. A Solution For All Roles Business Intelligence Sales Notifications and Reports Portfolio Management Asta Powerproject Multi-User Progress & Time Entry Team Members Project Management Resource Management Team Leaders © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  23. 23. Asta Powerproject Client Application Powerful yet easy to use Read/write data live to central project database Fully supports collaborative working Team Leaders © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  24. 24. Asta Powerproject – Portfolio Management © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  25. 25. Asta Powerproject – Resource Views © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  26. 26. Timesheet for Asta Powerproject Team Leaders Team Members © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  27. 27. Web Access for Asta Powerproject Team Leaders Team Members © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  28. 28. Business Intelligence for Asta Powerproject Sales © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  29. 29. What Asta Powerproject Offers... Accurate planning which eliminates scope change Ensures Project Management becomes visible across the organisation Enforces accountability for project performance Better prioritisation of projects Optimum utilisation of resources Better communication and collaboration across roles and departments On budget and within cost = improved profitability © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  30. 30. Explore the scope of the Asta Powerproject Formalise and agree scope for implementation process. Datasource configured remotely by Asta Installation of Asta Powerproject User Training Role-based training courses as agreed with the client Stage 6 Installation and Admin Training Stage 5 Project Setup Stage 4 Implementation Planning Workshop Stage 3 Pre IPW Training Stage 2 Stage 1 Implementation Support Review Continued post implementation to ensure the continued success of the system. © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  31. 31. Presentation Resources and Questions? Visit us on Stand 28 for a one-to-one demonstration Free memory stick with copies of latest Case Studies and White Paper “Projecting Business Success” Register for free online webinars: Visit for copies of all presentations © Copyright Asta Development 2013
  32. 32. Asta Powerproject Ben Taunt 01844 261700 © Copyright Asta Development 2013