To improve project delivery, it is time for businesses to consider accessing project management support as a managed service. This will enable businesses with a set number of projects delivered for a fixed budget, in line with SLAS and successful quality outcome than addressing the challenge of improving their own project management capabilities. Business dynamics play vital role in the project prioritization and constancy of purpose to remain invested, it is vital to make “make or buy” decisions regularly. The agility to quickly respond to the market or customer requirements remains the key. As more and more services are innovated and offered lot many ‘practices’ are seen becoming offerings, Project Management as a Practice ( PMaaS); This service can be only leveraged where businesses…
• Experience peaks in demand and don’t want to take on additional head count for
• Use disparate providers or third party contractors and find it difficult to develop their capability or put ‘heart’ in to their project management ability
• Find it difficult to attract and retain the best talent required for shorter duration of time or want to outsource but realise they can't
• Don’t have liberty spend years and years to ‘train/build and then deploy’ because they need to get there faster
While we dwell into the offered services externally we can leverage impartial and practical approach to all the projects and gain significantly ….
• It Imposes self-discipline on the areas such as scope definition and schedules
• Enables informed budget decision making
• Simplifies access to key risks and opportunities – dial up or down the resources
• Allows effective project prioritisation and facilitates resource management
Provides clear and concise visual progress tracking and controlling the cost in a predictable manner.
One can leverage the Service transition methodology from ITIL framework to scope out the transition to this service. Each transition is unique and requires different approach from one another, this is dependent on the context of the work and the goals. Having a seasoned and well lubricated process and SMEs involvement in managing this managed service is critical to achieve reduced transition cost and schedule. This boils down to the maturity of the service provider and agility based on customer needs and context in which the customer organization operates.