project management consulting

Remote Capabilities for Project Portfolio Success

When COVID-19 forced businesses to move their employees to home-based offices, some discovered they didn’t have the right skills and technologies to work efficiently in a remote environment. PMAlliance’s project portfolio management consulting teams have long operated remotely, and we tapped into that experience to help our clients continue to oversee and execute their initiatives…

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Project Portfolio Management: Transform Your Data for Better Results

Implementing a project portfolio brings numerous advantages, but there are some steps your organization should take to ensure you’re able to make the most of those benefits. One key element to portfolio management success is the use of quality data. Your information should be timely and it must also be clean—free of duplicate records and…

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Project Portfolio Management: Run These What-If Scenarios

Partnering with an experienced portfolio management consulting firm to implement a proven portfolio methodology brings many benefits. One primary gain for organizations is the ability to run data-driven what-if scenarios that can help inform the portfolio analysis process and enable better business decisions. Consider these common what-if scenarios that provide valuable insight and empower your…

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Can You Answer These Project Finance Questions?

If there’s one topic project management consultants know their clients hear about often, it’s money. The most common inquiries revolve around how much money each initiative has consumed, but team members also want to confirm how much remains available to move current efforts to completion and sponsors sometimes put out feelers to see if there…

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5 Reasons Good Project Data is More Important than Ever

The use of data to power decisions and shape strategy has long been a foundational component in successful project and portfolio management. From developing task duration estimates to calculating an initiative’s expected return on investment, businesses need access to data they can trust. However, today’s project teams rely even more heavily on up-to-date information than…

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Does Your Project Team Have an Executive Trust Problem?

Support from your organization’s leadership group is crucial to achieving consistent project success. The influence of those in the C-suite and other high-ranking sponsors ensures your initiatives have the funds and staffing necessary to move ahead and that your projects can ultimately achieve the desired results. But that support is built on trust, and executives…

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Why You Need to Deal with Past Project Failures

Whether it was a missed target date or a deliverable that fell short of expectations, most people working in project environments have encountered some sort of failure. The PMAlliance project management consulting team has helped organizations of all sizes and levels of maturity rescue projects that were headed for failure – due to a wide…

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Master These Communication Trends to Boost Project Performance

Your team’s communication strategy is always evolving. Just moving from one project to the next, you’re likely to find different sets of requirements and expectations as your list of sponsors and end users changes. But communication trends are changing, too. By understanding these trends and how they affect your stakeholders’ preferences, you can more easily…

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Is The Snowball Effect Wrecking Your Project Portfolio?

While it’s not uncommon for a project to encounter some type of challenge, most issues are manageable and easily handled by the team without any lasting negative impacts. However, problems that crop up repeatedly or that aren’t adequately addressed the first time around can grow to create harm far outside the scope of the project…

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5 Risks of Subjective Project Portfolio Data

When data from individual projects is rolled up to the portfolio level, any issues with the integrity of that information—its age, its completeness, or its accuracy—are magnified. Project data built on subjective metrics is also an area that can generate questionable portfolio insights. People who pad their budget forecasts because they’re worried about contentious financial…

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Project Experience

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