Acuity PPM Services

Project portfolio management is challenging

Many companies and the failure rate of Project Management Offices (PMO’s) is staggeringly high. Most organizations face common gaps in strategic execution and many PMO’s struggle to demonstrate value.

75% of PMO’s fail within 3 years (Forrester)

70% of strategic initiatives fail to meet their objectives (Kotter)

80% of Project Management Offices (PMO’s) are level 1 or level 2 maturity (Gartner)

Acuity PPM Services

Setting up a PMO with portfolio management processes is only the first leg of a long journey.

We know PMO Directors are under pressure to demonstrate the value of the PMO. Based on over a decade of PPM and PMO work with numerous Fortune 500 companies, Acuity PPM’s vision is “software with services” to help you and your team be successful with project portfolio management.

Tap into our PMO and PPM services to get the expert help you need in order to raise the value of your PMO and deliver greater strategic value to your company.

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Portfolio Maturity Assessment and Improvement Roadmap

Measuring your organization’s portfolio maturity is critical for the long-term success of strategic portfolio management. Organizations that do not periodically assess their maturity and progress toward maturity goals will fail to realize the benefits of project portfolio management. Acuity PPM can assess your organization’s current portfolio management maturity, identify gaps and provide recommendations, and create a future-state roadmap that is right-sized for your organization.

Maturity Assessment
Scoring Model Summary

Design and Build Your Prioritization Scoring Model

Evaluating project value is an essential component of project portfolio management. This helps senior leadership select the right projects and prioritize projects, but building the right scoring model that takes into account unique criteria for your organization is not easy. Get expert help defining your scoring model, prioritizing the criteria, and testing it out with real project data.

Software Implementation and Training

Get the most out of Acuity PPM from the beginning by getting implementation support. We’ll help you get your portfolio data set up properly configure custom fields and settings for you. We’ll provide training to your team to make sure you get quick value from Acuity PPM.

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Portfolio Management Training

Portfolio Management Training

Does your organization need basic or extensive training on project portfolio management (PPM)? We can deliver a 1-2 day portfolio management master class. Acuity PPM works with graduate programs from around the country to deliver portfolio management simulations; we can run our simulation as part of the training. Contact us so we can discuss the particular training needs of your organization.

PMO Setup

Powered by Point B Consulting

Get expert help designing and building the right capabilities for a Project Management Office (PMO). Point B’s approach includes four steps.

Assess
Establish a holistic view of the issues and challenges of the existing operating model, process, and tools; conduct cross-organization stakeholder interviews and working sessions and develop recommendations on a set of quick wins.

Plan and Roadmap
Draft the preliminary operating model for project and portfolio management, including identification of processes, tools and templates; define the execution roadmap and develop the overall implementation and resource plan for the next phase. Achieve leadership alignment on the quick-wins and priorities.

Design and Build
Design and create the integrated playbook, operating model, processes, tools and templates required for roadmap execution; deliver benefits through quick-win implementation. Design and create change management, training and communications plans.

Implement and Operate
Implement the operating model for project and portfolio management; execute the roadmap, change management, training and communications plans and transition planning and execution.

PMO Managed Services

Powered by Point B Consulting

Managed services are widely used for processes that are outside a company’s core competency or are more efficiently managed by a provider with expertise.

Benefits of a PMO Managed Service:

  • Consistent methodology and best practices
  • Handling daily PMO operations, execution, and delivery in order to free up your resources to focus on your core business.
  • Rapidly scale up and down the size of the PMO, freeing you from the task of resource management.
  • Management of the on-boarding, training, and roll-off of resources
  • Proven quality and risk management practices to drive discipline, rigor, and transparency into your portfolio of projects
  • Access to thought leadership, insights and expertise to help mature your organization’s capabilities

Delivery Options:

PMO Deployment: Point B provides all the resources you need to operate your PMO, including management and delivery of some or all of the projects in your portfolio.

PMO Governance: Point B runs your PMO, monitors project status and risk, manages staffing needs with your resources, assess PMO performance, and provide coaching for Project Managers within the PMO.

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