Project Team Development

Project Office Development

An internal Project Management Office (Project Team) gives organizations the ability to achieve consistently successful results across their entire portfolio of projects-creating a foundation that can turn project management into a competitive advantage. Whether your organization is just beginning to explore the benefits of a formal Project Team, or your existing Project Team is not achieving the results management has intended, PMAlliance can help take your Project Team to the next level.

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A Project Office fulfills two essential roles

Implementing a formalized project management process in an organization that has not used a structured approach to project planning and control can present significant challenges. Our phased approach to implementation helps companies overcome resistance to change, allows lessons learned in early phases to be incorporated in the systems installed in later phases, and ensures that a solid foundation of project-level data is available prior to rolling-up enterprise-level information.


PMAlliance uses four implementation phases: Initiation, Project-Level Installation, Enterprise-Level Installation, and Maintenance


The Initiation phase:

  • Mobilizes the organization.
  • Remediates any current at-risk projects.
  • Sets the stage for the Installation phases.

This phase includes the selection of pilot projects that have the potential for near-term successes, and the communication of those success stories to the organization.


The Project-Level Installation phase:

  • Provides a structured project planning and control process for all targeted projects.
  • Creates the project management infrastructure necessary to support the consistent, successful application of project management techniques by the Project Office on future projects.
  • Provides training and mentoring to the Project Office staff


The Enterprise-Level Installation phase:

  • Creates the infrastructure necessary to support business decision-making based on schedule, resource, and cost information “rolled-up” from the entire portfolio of projects.
  • Transitions the day-to-day responsibility for developing and maintaining individual project plans from PMAlliance to the Project Office staff.


The Maintenance phase:

  • Transitions the responsibility for supporting all of the project management requirements of the organization to the Project Office staff.
  • Ensures long-term continuity by establishing project management as a core competency and an essential function within the organization.

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.