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

The Standard Work Breakdown Structure is the Start of Maturity 

In our Microsoft Project training, we teach students the power of having a Microsoft Project template. Templates are created so that every project uses the same Task List, also known as a Work Breakdown Structure

As we currently create a self-paced eLearning version of our Microsoft Project training, that issue comes up repeatedly. 

The Project Management Office is the most logical source for creating Microsoft Project templates to use in your Microsoft Project training. 

Some projects struggle with standard work breakdown structures. Mark Mullaly has a webinar posted on www.projectmanagement.com that addresses this challenge. 

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Does Your PMO Promote CAPM Certification? 

The Puget Sound PMI Chapter is sponsoring PMP Exam Prep Training and CAPM Exam Prep training. The chapter's classes meet the project management training requirements for both of these certifications. 

www.PSPMI.org

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Too Complicated? Strike the Balance of Sufficient and Useful. 

PMI has laid out a lot of processes. Professional project managers benefit from understanding these first, then creating their own processes. 

This video demonstrates the complexity of the PMI approach. 

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