An efficient and effective Strategic Management Office or Project Management Office directly reporting to the executive board needed to be implemented. Smartbridge developed and presented a strategic implementation plan. This included four focus areas:
Stakeholder Buy-in – Executive ownership and responsibility for project business management was established by helping them recognize and adopt a new attitude that embraced the PMO value.
Assessment – A preliminary assessment of the company’s current strengths and weaknesses at the project and program level in each of the 9 key areas of value (Management of: Benefits, Resource, Communication, Change, Financial, Risk/Issue, Governance, Strategy, and Business/Technology).
Maturity Model – The client’s maturity level was defined by analyzing their current state in each of the 9 key areas of value by the individual project, program and portfolio levels.
Action Plan – A projected state was set against a timeline with expected goals. Additionally, an organizational structure change to include a people and group realignment was proposed.
By assessing and strengthening the Project Management Office, the client’s strategic and departmental projects were delivered on time and under budget. Indirect benefits include: