Project Management Consulting

Do you need advice on structuring a PMO?

Are you building your project management standards?

Would a project management expert help you kick off a project or keep a project team on track?

Versatile brings hard-won expertise in project management best practices to improve the way your organization delivers projects. Our consulting services create rapid changes that bring quick rewards.
 
  • Building a PMO- Versatile can provide advice or temporary staffing to help address key PMO success factors.
  • Coaching for Executives- Versatile consultants can help boost project results by coaching executives and/or teams.
  • Virtual Project Planning- Versatile provides planning and control support for your project management plans.
  • The EPM Model- Use Versatile's EPM Model to break down and evaluate your project management practices.
  • Project Management Methodology- Versatile can show you how to put a common project management methodology into practice for excellent results.

The Enterprise Project Management Model

Project management is an established discipline with evolving best practices. Versatile’s consulting process breaks your project management practices down to evaluate them and identify areas for improvement.

Process Assessment - Our Enterprise Project Management model forms the basis for evaluationproject management process assessment

-Source: Eric Verzuh, Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 5th edition (2016)


Structured deliverables - Based on the assessment of these areas, you’ll receive a report detailing specific gaps and recommendations for making improvements.

Phased implementation - We use a phased implementation model to make rapid, visible changes and minimize the disruption of organizational change. 

Free Consultation! - Begin the journey to improved project delivery.  Contact us to learn more: projects@versatilecompany.com

Building Your PMO

A Project Management Office is critical to integrating project management into the culture and processes of your organization.

To help you build your PMO faster, Versatile can provide advice or temporary staffing to address these key PMO success factors:

  • Put the PMO in the right location in the organization. Maximize effectiveness with appropriate authority and scope.
  • Clearly identify the PMO's responsibilities. A strong charter keeps early PMO activities focused and establishes consistent expectations for the PMO among the people it will serve.
  • Develop a PMO implementation plan. A PMO's duties should evolve with the evolution of project management in your firm.

PMO Solutions

Small Projects Use A Small PMO 

The principles learned in project management training apply to a wide variety of projects. But the real trick is to select the techniques that apply to your projects while ignoring those that don't.  

Jigs Gaton writes in the Microsoft Project User Group about a PMO-in-a-box that is relatively inexpensive and appropriate for one project at a time. (Read his comments here.) 

Whether you are in Seattle, attending our project management training, or in Nepal, working with Mr. Gaton to rebuild after their earth quakes, the wisdom is always the same: "Enough PM to benefit the project, but no more."  

The goal is not rigorous project management, the goal is effective projects.  

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Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Way to Build A PMO Dashboard 

What you learn in project management training is how to build and manage a project. When your firm manages multiple projects, you want visibility on all of them. 

Take our project management training in Seattle and online and you'll also get a quick demonstration of how SharePoint can be used to create an inexpensive multi-project dashboard that builds good project management habits. 

Microsoft Project Users Group is featuring our training on this important topic: Manage Projects on SharePoint. 

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Setting up a PMO? Beware of the Classic Mistakes 

There is more than one way to succeed at improving project management, but nearly every success story includes someone or some organizational entity that takes responsibility for the project management process, project management training, project management software and ongoing project selection and oversight activities. It doesn't have to be a PMO (Project Management Office) although that is the most common approach. 

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