Project Management Consulting

Do you need advice on structuring a PMO?

Are you building your project management standards?

Would a project management expert help you kick off a project or keep a project team on track?

Versatile brings hard-won expertise in project management best practices to improve the way your organization delivers projects. Our consulting services create rapid changes that bring quick rewards.
 
  • Building a PMO- Versatile can provide advice or temporary staffing to help address key PMO success factors.
  • Coaching for Executives- Versatile consultants can help boost project results by coaching executives and/or teams.
  • Virtual Project Planning- Versatile provides planning and control support for your project management plans.
  • The EPM Model- Use Versatile's EPM Model to break down and evaluate your project management practices.
  • Project Management Methodology- Versatile can show you how to put a common project management methodology into practice for excellent results.

The Enterprise Project Management Model

Project management is an established discipline with evolving best practices. Versatile’s consulting process breaks your project management practices down to evaluate them and identify areas for improvement.

Process Assessment - Our Enterprise Project Management model forms the basis for evaluationproject management process assessment

-Source: Eric Verzuh, Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 5th edition (2016)


Structured deliverables - Based on the assessment of these areas, you’ll receive a report detailing specific gaps and recommendations for making improvements.

Phased implementation - We use a phased implementation model to make rapid, visible changes and minimize the disruption of organizational change. 

Free Consultation! - Begin the journey to improved project delivery.  Contact us to learn more: projects@versatilecompany.com

Building Your PMO

A Project Management Office is critical to integrating project management into the culture and processes of your organization.

To help you build your PMO faster, Versatile can provide advice or temporary staffing to address these key PMO success factors:

  • Put the PMO in the right location in the organization. Maximize effectiveness with appropriate authority and scope.
  • Clearly identify the PMO's responsibilities. A strong charter keeps early PMO activities focused and establishes consistent expectations for the PMO among the people it will serve.
  • Develop a PMO implementation plan. A PMO's duties should evolve with the evolution of project management in your firm.

PMO Solutions

 
Starting From Scratch? Read This Book! 

“I'm a Sr PM/BA at a small software company. When I got there they had a backlog of 1.5 yrs worth of projects, no processes, no schedule and a dysfunctional manager of the Prof Serv group. While I was plugged in to just get projects started, software installed and attempt to keep customers from canceling agreements, I also started looking at the bigger picture of repeatable methodologies for these projects. I don't have PMP cert but do have 20 yrs experience in project management. This book was excellent at discussing and mapping out strategies for starting, running and closing projects using PMI-approved tactics. “ 

Yep. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management  

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Unofficial Project Managers Often Have Distributed Teams 

A question came up on the LinkedIn Project Manager community: "Tips for remote teams?" 

First, all teams benefit from the Nine Components of a High Performance Team, which you can read about in The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management. 

Then, emphasize the use of technology that eliminates distance, such as www.GoToMeeting.Com and www.WebEx.com. 

At www.PMI.org there are always more thoughts on this topic. 

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Microsoft Project Training is a Waste of Time 

Don’t learn everything you can about Microsoft Project until you know WHY to attend Microsoft Project training. 

WHY means you’ll understand the reason you need a scheduling tool.  

Don’t buy a shovel if you don’t need a hole. 

Attend Microsoft Project Training when you understand the problems you are trying to solve – because the instructor will provide excellent tips and tricks. 

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