As organizations move from silo based project management. Enterprise Project & Portfolio Management (EPPM) strategies need to be adapted to maximize the benefits of this transition. Innovations in the way business is conducted requires that current technology and tools be implemented and streamlined to fit processes and the skills of staff ensuring success and sustained corporate change.
Today’s EPPM applications embody functionality that promote real-time collaboration, robust resource management and capacity planning, and comprehensive Earned Value reporting. These systems are designed to promote better planning and proactive decision support.
EPPM tools and processes alone are not enough to achieve strategic objectives. Executives, Business Managers, Project Controls personnel, and Project Execution Teams are instrumental in identifying, designing and defining improvements that will benefit corporate growth.
Undertaking a thorough corporate review of project delivery methods can be challenging. The temptation to dive in and bypass critical steps and simply purchase software without a clear understanding of real needs, goals and return on investment can leave you with even bigger challenges.
Prescient Solutions Group Methodology
PSG Primavera Consultants methodology focuses on identifying the highest priority and most valuable changes the corporation can make to achieve their strategic project goals. Through a hands-on approach, our specialists work with your core team to understand current project delivery methods from planning and estimating right through to project execution, status reporting, change control processes and Earned Value analysis.
Our methods allow us to explore how to eliminate potential work-flow bottle necks, and identify integration/streamlining possibilities that can be achieved through standardized templates and project delivery model.
- The key areas of review include:
- Enterprise Project Delivery and Portfolio Management
- Organizational Responsibility Structure
- Your Project Management Life-cycle
- Project Standardization and Templating Possibilities, Internal and External Reporting Requirements Integration/Streamlining with other Corporate Systems and Resource/Cost Management Requirements
- Scope Change Management Processes
- Contract Document Review Workflow Streamlining
- Risk Identification and Mitigation Practices
Once PSG Primavera Consultants identify requirements, we can provide a report outlining findings and recommendations as to which project management practices and technologies would work best within your organization. In addition, PSG will develop a high level roadmap that will address the short-term and long-term project management and corporate goals.
Our Primavera Consultants address areas such as:
Making the decision to invest in Oracle Primavera is a large undertaking even for the biggest multi-national corporations. “BIG BANG” implementations typically fail or stagnate after the first year because of the way that the tool is introduced into the organization. Often the drive is to do too much too soon alienating the user base and eventually rendering the application an overhead or at worst, useless. Our primavera consultants have successfully implemented Oracle Primavera in many business situations ensuring your success. Utilizing our experience is the difference between an expensive attempt and a genuine success assured.
Business Case Development
Justifying budgets in an organization is never an easy task for non-revenue generating applications. Businesses often fail to see the benefit of these applications because it is difficult to measure and quantify. We unfortunately see many implementations of Oracle Primavera become stagnant because of lack of support from senior management. The business case is often a method of communicating the benefits to the senior managers in a way that they understand. Our consultants have utilized their experience of the industry to work with Primavera management and portfolio managers to highlight key benefits of the tool and, more importantly, the future benefits.
Oracle Primavera is often a critical backbone for IT Governance and portfolio management in many companies. Aligning Oracle Primavera with the strategic goals of the business is often crucial for its success and will allow an organization to reap maximum benefit from its investment. Based on your unique business requirements we can help you identify the right direction for Oracle Primavera and produce an application roadmap with objectives, risks & key dates. We will work with your stakeholders and key members of your userbase to ensure that the vision for your Oracle Primavera implementation meets the needs of your business.
Primavera Software Services include:
Upgrades and New Builds
Primavera applications are ever changing and our primavera consultants have performed upgrades and new builds in some of the most challenging environments in the industry. From single Windows based severs to vast clustered architectures, we are confident that we can install and upgrade Oracle Primavera in any environment. One of the biggest expenditures in upgrading Oracle Primavera is the functional testing. Our consultants can plan and develop test plans tailored to your organizations usage of Oracle Primavera applications to improve user addoption.
If not maintained correctly it can become slow and cumbersome which generates a difficult situation with the users, especially if your organization is having difficulty getting the users to use the tool correctly. Often the immediate reaction to bad performance is to spend budget on new hardware and infrastructure although this doesn’t always solve the problem. Our consultants have experience in, not only, diagnosing performance problems but also putting performance enhancing solutions in place.
Integrations & Interfaces
Oracle Primavera contains and manages business critical information that often needs to be used in other systems. Integrations or interfaces to automate the extraction and import of this data dramatically reduces the manual cost and effort as well as the data quality. Every interface is customized to the clients requirements allowing business rules to be applied to the data before its loaded into the target systems.
Report Development (Layouts, BI and Custom Reports)
The data contained in Oracle Primavera is the most important aspect of the tool. This data is often mission critical for many organizations. Having easy, understandable and timely access to it is important for any organization.
Extended Primavera Functionality
Oracle Primavera contains functionality that allows it to cope with most of today’s business needs. Organizations require tools to work the way their organization works. Utilizing existing Oracle technologies now inherant with in Oracle Primavera EPPM, PSG is confident that no problem is insurmountable.