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. 

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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

Keep Your Project Management Standards Simple and Practical

Building good project management habits requires standards. But standards need to make it easier to manage projects, not more difficult. 

Eric Uyttewaal offers some very practical guidelines on using Microsoft Project. He should know. He has delivered Microsoft Project training for decades. 

Versatile provides Microsoft Project Training in Seattle, online, and onsite. We agree with Eric. Keep it practical. Success comes from discipline, not complexity. 


A PMO Should Promote Investment in Distance Communication Tools 

When you attending project management in a live classroom, there is a lot of interaction. Hands-on project management training integrates your real-world projects and therefore you learn faster and are better able to put the learning to work. 

But what if your team is actually never sitting down side-by-side, like you do when you attend project management training? That's when tools like www.GoToMeeting. and and all make a huge impact.  

If you wander through a store, you are likely to see friends having a live online chat. They literally see each other and connect emotionally as though they were both sitting at the table. Of course, this type of conversation is more common among younger generations than older generations. 

The PMO has a right and responsibility to think about communication technology for geographically distributed teams


The PMO Needs to Take a Stand On PMP Certification 

PMP Certification is popular and requires 35 hours of project management training before you can sit for the exam. 

PMP certification doesn't make sense for every person who leads a project. It is best for people who have committed to a career in project management. And even organizations that are strongly project-driven have opted not to value the PMP certification, choosing instead to promote project management training that builds skills and is aligned with their own processes. 

The PMO should be an active participant in this ongoing discussion about the value and proper place the PMP certification holds in an organization. This video from adds a personal perspective.