Project Management Consulting

PMAlliance is a project management consulting, project portfolio management (PPM) and training firm that partners with project teams to ensure their important projects are planned, controlled and delivered successfully. 

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Our most valuable assets are our consultants, methodology, and technology and tools. We use these assets to give our clients a competitive advantage in executing their time-sensitive projects. Our consultants are certified through the Project Management Institute and the International Association of Facilitators. They follow our proven methodology to facilitate project teams in creating and maintaining credible plans. 

Our technology and tools automate cumbersome project management functions which keeps our cost down and allows client team members to stay engaged without creating an undue burden on their productivity. For each project PMAlliance partners with, we provide a custom team of consultants. Based on the needs of the project / urgency, we will assemble a custom team with the level of experience and size that your project requires.

What Benefits Can You Expect?

Immediate Visibility
You will gain insight on day-one on whether the expected finish date of the project is doable.

Promote Buy-In and Commitment
You will have a project plan that is based on team member buy-in and commitment, two essential elements of successful projects.

Trust The Plan
You will have accurate and complete schedules for making informed business decisions.

Assurances on Progress
You will know if the team is making progress each week, positive gains that ensures the expected finish date remains doable.

Early Warning System
You will have an early warning system that alerts you when the team’s progress is slowing to a point that requires corrective actions in order to avoid delays in the future.

Executive Status
You will have access to an Executive Dashboard so you can quickly evaluate the status of the key milestone dates and review the corrective actions the team is undertaking to remedy any delays.

Aligned Execution
You will have a weekly control process that provides the structure to keep the schedule current and the discipline to keep team members engaged and accountable.

A Detailed Breakdown of Our Services

Our Consultants lead large cross-functional project teams on strategic projects. They regularly facilitate:

  • Program charters that define scope and goals

  • High-level and detailed network-based schedules

  • Activity identifications, including durations, responsibilities and resources

  • The time-cost tradeoff process and validation of schedules

  • Staffing analysis

  • Validation and compression of schedules

  • Establishment of governance procedures, standard reports, coding structures, metrics and templates

  • Work Breakdown Structures that identify work phases, deliverables, and activities

  • Validation and compression of schedules

  • Generation of status memos for key stakeholders

  • Client instruction in the use of project management tools/methods

  • Generate reports to inform stakeholders of project status

  • Identify areas that need attention by the project manager

  • Enter data into the project management software

  • Update project files during the normal schedule update cycle

  • Update Web sites, shared drives and databases

  • Serve as an onsite expert in project management software tools
Aerospace
Presents complexities at nearly every stage, from allocating resources to controlling schedule variances, or clearing regulatory & safety hurdles. At PMAlliance, our structured approach helps aerospace organizations define their parameters, stick to detailed schedules, and achieve their project’s goals.
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Energy
High-profile hurdles and expensive risks of failure make these projects critical to manage properly from the very beginning. PMAlliance’s PMP®-certified consultants can help your team develop detailed work breakdown structures, adhere to tight timeframes, and move your energy project to a successful completion.
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Finance & Insurance
Technology implementations call for the right level of planning detail and diligent oversight. These projects bring with them an array of variables, and finance and insurance organizations could run the risk of surprises and expensive mistakes if something goes wrong.
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Case Studies

Industry: Food & Beverage

A food manufacturing company with international teams in different locations, asked PMAlliance to manage its project to transfer a sizable portion of its product manufacturing to a former supplier’s new facility. The project faced several significant challenges including managing a downsizing workforce, maintaining consistent product flavor and quality, and ensuring equal commitment between the company and the supplier.

Challenges

Managing a Downsizing Workforce, Maintaining Product Quality and Consistency, Ensuring Equal Commitment.

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Industry: Finance

An industry-leading insurance company relied on PMAlliance to apply our proven planning methods and project management control processes to oversee their highlight time-sensitive system deployment.

Challenges

Scattered stakeholders and functional silos, Budget and time constraints, Resource challenges.

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Industry: Manufacturing

A manufacturing company asked PMAlliance to redirect its efforts to implement new strategic projects that would increase sales and profitability. The project teams faced several significant challenges, including project plans without realistic scheduling or resource allocation, how to integrate the new projects with day-to-day tasks, and inadequate reporting to the project’s stakeholders.

Challenges

Unrealistic Project Plans, Integrating New Projects and Ongoing Work, Inadequate Reporting

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Industry: Avionics

An avionics company asked PMAlliance to manage the development of cutting-edge in-flight entertainment displays on a short schedule and with a harsh penalty for delay. Challenges included: a short schedule, new / international teams & hardware changes.

Challenges

Short Schedule, New & International Team, Hardware Changes

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Industry: Energy

A regional power company relied on PMAlliance to provide project management services for a large, complex outage project while in the midst of a turbulent weather outbreak.

Challenges

Dozens of third-party vendors, Significant equipment upgrades, Thousands of maintenance workorders

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Industry: Finance

A top-tier investment company relied on PMAlliance to apply our proven planning methods and project management control processes to oversee the strategic divestiture of one of their subsidiary firms.

Challenges

Confidentiality until the formal announcement, Resource constraints, Lack of historical data.

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Industry: Energy

An energy generation and distribution company enlisted PMAlliance to manage the development and implementation of a contingency system for a high-profile oil pipeline terminal. The project team faced multiple challenges including significant penalties for delays or downtime, changing weather conditions, and a mobile team in different locations. Challenges Included: High-Stake Consequences, Tight Schedule and Unpredictable Weather, Mobile Teams and Additional Stakeholders

Challenges

High-Stake Consequences, Tight Schedule and Unpredictable Weather, Mobile Teams and Additional Stakeholders

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Industry: Information Technology

An IT company asked PMAlliance to create an internal project management office that would lead its system development projects. The company’s projects historically suffered from several significant challenges including staff and resource constraints, unclear project objectives and scope, and frequent schedule delays and interruptions. Challenges Included: Staffing and Resource Constraints, Unclear Objectives and Scope, Frequent Schedule Delays and Interruptions

Challenges

Staffing and Resource Constraints, Unclear Objectives and Scope, Frequent Schedule Delays and Interruption.

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Industry: Insurance

Several linked insurance entities asked PMAlliance to assist with the implementation of an enterprise-wide portfolio management strategy to help maintain regulatory compliance and accelerate delivery of their products to the marketplace.

Challenges

Firm timelines, Priorities out of focus, Inaccurate timelines.

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