Project Portfolio Management
Getting the "real" big picture view of project activity.
Project Portfolio Management Assessment
ACTS assesses your current project portfolio management processes and, in collaboration with you, identifies the appropriate level of PPM discipline for your organization. We then apply our best-in-class Project Portfolio Management Maturity Model to determine your current PPM capability and identify process gaps between your organization’s current state and desired future state. We provide the road-map for improvements and work with you to develop the implementation plan.
Portfolio Process Improvement
Results from the assessment are used to define an approach to improve your organization's ongoing portfolio management practices. ACTS partners with you on the development and delivery of the recommended approach and improvement plan, including a cost/benefit analysis for taking the next steps in optimizing your PPM practices that yields better alignment with your business objectives.
We help you integrate your PM and PPM processes to enable you to select the best project portfolio aligned to your strategic plan. Forecasting and optimizing the use of available resources is an integral part of PPM. Monitoring project and portfolio performance ensures investment decisions remain the best choices in your changing world. Portfolios are continually evaluated. Prioritization is an iterative process and your portfolio must be re prioritized as business conditions, resources, and budgets change.
Portfolio Reporting & Analysis
Without a well-defined information gathering and analysis structure for project portfolio reporting, the execution of PPM will produce disappointing results. ACTS will work with you to customize and implement our five-level portfolio reporting model. We establish value and performance measures at the project, program, and portfolio levels, and then create analysis mechanisms to provide outcome visibility at the department and corporate levels. Analysis includes productivity, resource management, customer satisfaction, financial evaluations, macro-categorization comparisons, ROI, and more; all customized to assist you in managing the demands of your unique business. Plan your success, measure it, and manage it.
Portfolio Improvement Execution
ACTS provides you with guidance and implementation support to quickly deploy the PPM improvement recommendations. Activities typically include:
Establishment or refinement of portfolio governance policies
Alignment of portfolio decisions to strategic business goals
Portfolio and program prioritization and selection facilitation
Portfolio Review Board session facilitation
Portfolio and project communication management
Optimized resource planning including “what if” scenarios
Portfolio performance management
PPM software tool selection and process implementation
PPM workshops, training, and mentoring for executives, management, and staff
PPM adoption and change management