Program and Project Management
The key to successfully executing critical business initiatives is a skilled and experienced project manager who has technical expertise in the area. A successful project manager is an effective leader who sets clear goals and priorities, empowers others, communicates effectively, helps meet the milestones, manages conflicts, controls budget, and more. When multiple projects are involved, these qualities hold true for an entire program. The project manager plays the most critical role for business success.
Our seasoned program managers and project managers know that finishing projects on time and on budget is only half the job, and that program management is much more than status reports and Gantt charts. CCGroup360 program managers have opinions and they are not afraid of being held accountable. We lead from the front – working closely with all stakeholders to bring meaningful change. Our approach provides a clear governance framework for making decisions, coordinating across projects, managing risk, and realizing benefits. On every assignment, we utilize the full range of expertise to ensure that objectives are accomplished in ways that maximize business value. Whether we work with a project from initiation to closure, manage change, or help a failing project recover, we leverage the expert knowledge of the project team members on what they do best while leading each initiative to success.
Our PMI-certified program and project managers have decades of progressive experience in multiple industries ranging from smart grid, utilities, electrical power design, and telecommunications. CCGroup360 consultants and principals possess in-depth experience in managing all phases of projects and the appropriate blend of practical knowledge and people skills to lead initiatives to success. Managing projects from the beginning allows our project managers to identify the early signs of cost and schedule variances.
One of the keys to the success of a project is early identification of risks and developing the risk management strategies for the identified risks. Each identified risk must be carefully evaluated, categorized, and managed before it becomes an issue. The best program managers can see beyond the horizon and they identify potential pitfalls before they occur.
CCGroup360’s project and risk management team is expert in identifying the risks (both positive and negative) in the early stage. Project risks are an important part of the agenda for weekly and monthly meetings, and quarterly reviews. We measure the success of our projects by counting the number of risks that we prevented from becoming issues. Our project team will review and manage risks, issues, and actions as part of project controls on a regular basis.
Our risk management team is trained to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of risks. We also develop a risk management plan. But a risk doesn't have to be always mitigated. After quantitative analysis, sometimes the better strategy is to accept a risk. In either case, carefully analysis of risk is an absolute must.
Whether we manage your projects from the beginning or take over a distressed project, CCGroup360’s risk management team will find the best way to make your project a success.
The statistics regarding troubled projects are eye opening. A survey found about 37% of projects $74M in worth fail or are at risk of failing in every year. Recovering a troubled project is usually possible, if people with the right skills are assigned to the project at the right time. But this recovery requires a dedicated and skilled program or project management team with risk management expertise and attention to details. A project manager who has the right skills is the most important factor for project recovery.
What causes a troubled project? There could be several factors contributing to problems, but in a nutshell, a project that strays outside the boundaries of the defined scope becomes a troubled project.
So, how does Collaborative Consulting Group 360 distinguishes itself in distressed project recovery? We have recovered more than 12 projects in the last five years. That experience, helped us develop tools and expertise in this area.
Project recovery starts with identifying the causes of project failure. Believe it or not, the 80/20 rule applies here as well (the Pareto principle, which states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes). In many cases, we found that correcting processes or simply leading the team correctly brings the project back on track. In other cases, creating the right communication tools corrects the problems.
Please feel free to contact us to schedule a free and confidential one hour consultation session to discuss your company’s distressed project.