On-Boarding Process | Motion Graphic Video

A visual description of our typical on-boarding planning and control process using PMAlliance’s Duration-Driven® methodology.

PMAlliance’ s Duration-Driven® methodology enables our clients to successfully complete their most important projects on-time and within budget. But how do we do it? With a proven process designed to get your team on track quickly and keep them there for the duration of the project.

Days One and Two

We start with our Duration-Driven Planning and Control training for all project team members.  This is an instructor-led classroom-style course that teaches team members key project management concepts, industry best practices, and a common project management language. The project management training ensures that team members are well equipped to be active participants in the planning process and we believe that participation is the key to commitment and accountability.

Day Three

Once every one is trained in the basic concepts, PMAlliance will work with the project management team to initiate the planning effort.  We begin by clarifying business objectives, defining a clear scope for the project, and identifying risks and constraints.  All of this information is incorporated into a project charter that will become the foundation for further planning.

Next, we facilitate the creation of a top-level project plan.

The purpose of top-level planning is threefold:

  1. To map-out the general strategy of the project team,
  2.  To identify the cross-functional dependencies between various work packages, and
  3. To confirm that the timing meets the sponsor’s deadline dates. The top-level plan ensures that the team’s future investment in detailed planning will be well focused and not result in a plan that misses the mark.

The Next Couple of Weeks

With a top-level plan that meets the sponsors’ deadlines, we work with breakout teams to add additional detail.  Depending on the scope of the project, this may take a few days or a few weeks.  Once the initial plan has enough near-term detail to begin updating the team’s progress, we are ready to institute the PMAlliance formal control process.

Control Process

The PMAlliance Control Process brings discipline and structure to the execution of the project.  Our tools make it streamlined and efficient

Project Experience

Portfolio Management
Successful portfolio management calls for exceptional data management skills and diligent oversight across multiple efforts.
Demanding, time sensitive, and finely tuned, manufacturing projects require close attention and experienced oversight.
IT Projects
Organizations must be able to successfully execute challenging and highly visible technology projects to maximize revenue.
Power Plants
Power Plants must be able to keep these vital infrastructure assets current, efficient, and economically positive.
High-profile hurdles and expensive risks of failure make these projects critical to manage properly from the very beginning.
Presents complexities at nearly every stage, from allocating resources to controlling schedule variances, or clearing regulatory & safety hurdles.
Ensuring team members are able to move outside the silos of their department or discipline is the key to achieving success.
Product Dev
Design and other early-stage activities must be carefully orchestrated while maintaining visibility on future impacts and resource needs.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Among the riskiest and most strategically important initiatives a company can undertake, and their outcomes can make or break the business.
Finance & Insurance
Technology implementations call for the right level of planning detail and diligent oversight.
An ERP implementation can be among the most disruptive and strategically important initiative an organization can undertake.