Services offered by PM101 Consulting:
PM101 Consulting has over 20 years of experience working with customers small or large, whether local or internationally managing there programs and projects. The value of these engagements range from $5k to $10 million and has included teams of up to 150 so you can be assured that PM101 Consulting has the skills and knowledge to achieve the results required.
Customers PM101 Consulting has been engaged by include:
PM101 Consulting has a wealth of experience in facilitating, writing and implementing company processes, procedures making sure that they align with the companies polices and business goals.
This can range from basic work flow diagrams to full Emergency Procedures and Business Continuity Plans.
The purpose of a business continuity plan is to prepare an organisation in the event of extended service outages caused by factors beyond there control (e.g., natural disasters, man-made events), and to restore services to the widest extent possible in a minimum time frame.
A completed BCP cycle results in a formal printed manual available for reference before, during, and after disruptions. Its purpose is to reduce adverse stakeholder impacts determined by both the disruption's scope (who and what it affects to what extent) and duration (e.g., hours, days, months).
At its most complex, a BCP manual may outline a secondary work site, technical requirements and readiness, regulatory reporting requirements, work recovery measures, the means to re-establish physical records, the means to establish a new supply chain, or the means to establish new administration centres. Firms should ensure that their BCP manual is realistic and easy to use during a crisis. As such, BCP sits alongside crisis management and disaster recovery planning and is a part of an organisation's overall risk management.
The development of a BCP manual can have up to six main phases:
PM101 Consulting sees the PMO as the business area created to support the collaborative development, prioritisation, planning, executing and monitoring of programs / projects undertaken to achieve the business strategy/plan.
More business objectives are being executed through project based initiatives and we believe it is important that businesses realize the importance and benefits of associating a PMO with managing projects by implementing a consistent approach via repeatable processes. And with the numerous interdependent and often un-coordinated projects being executed concurrently it is essential businesses control these projects in a centralised manner to ensure the successful delivery of the program / project.
PM101 Consulting understands that Project Management has to start somewhere and that first step is difficult or hard to take.
PM101 Consulting works with the customer to assess the maturity of the company to manage projects and will work with them to put in place a framework that works for them including development of processes, procedures and templates.
As with all engagements, the work is broken into manageable phases and activities with agreement reached prior to beginning the next phase.
An example of some of the phases / activities could be:
Project Health Checks are part of the Governance area and primarily focus on particular standards or procedures, but the purpose of governance is to ensure they are followed. It needs to ensure people follow a formal set of procedures and standards. There needs to be a mechanism in place to monitor compliance. This can be as formal as an Audit function, a Project Health Check or as informal as periodic reviews. One way or another, metrics must be collected to ensure the goals set in the governance framework document are being met.
PM101 Consulting sees the benefits of conducting regular Project Health Checks as theses are designed with the customer to be inclusive and compatible with the customer’s project management framework, as with all, the prime objective of the Health Check to identify:
The Project Health Check process establishes key issues at a high level and sets these in the context of the business and technical complexities of the project. This can then form the basis for further detailed analysis in specific areas or the starting point for appropriate ‘improvement programmes’.
A Project Health Check is a high-level project performance examination. Examples of what the Health Check examines are:
PM101 Consulting works with the customer in setting the initial guidelines and objectives required for the Mentoring & Coaching arrangement, basically it’s where a more experienced project manager coaches a less experienced project manager during a project.
PM101 Consulting provides the PM with direct hands-on guidance and mentoring during a project. The Coach mentors the PM in understanding project management principles and how to apply them within the customers company and on the project. The coaching can provide practical nuts and bolts learning about key elements necessary for successful projects, including cross-functional involvement; overcoming technical and team obstacles; determining deliverables the team will create, proper management involvement, etc. Coaching is especially useful in organisations where Project Managers are created "overnight,” for instance, by designating a capable technical lead to take on a PM role with no or little prior management training.