Program and Project Management

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Program and Project Management / Project Management Office (PMO) Support

Managing projects, performance, and change through customized and iterative processes

Program and project management are keys to successful business initiatives. Failing to plan is planning to fail, but planning requires education and experience. Rigil has certified program and project managers who are experiened in standing up a program office, managing or taking-over a project, and delivery of a projet...on-time, and within budget.

Rigil has the competence and experience to successfully and skillfully manage substantial mission-oriented initiatives such as standing up a new Program Management Office (PMO) or assuming responsibility for an existing one. Whether assisting a client with a new endeavor or taking on a project mid-stream, Rigil has the vision, acumen, and resources necessary to effectively manage a wide variety of program and project management efforts.

Based on our proven performance across the federal landscape and deep knowledge of customer environments, Rigil brings an enterprise management approach that is designed to closely align with customer mission objectives and goals. Through sound program and project management principles and PMO support, we help customers achieve the following:

  • Promote PMBOK, ISO, ITIL, and CMMI best practice standards, quality, and methodologies into program and project manage- ment disciplines
  • Encourage transparency, collaboration, and communication of project status, financial health, schedule, risk, and technical performance information for more timely and effective decision-making.
  • Establish and maintain project management maturity and continuous improvement across the organization
  • Guide projects from initiation through successful conclusion
  • Expand project management / PMO leadership and expertise

ASSIST THE CUSTOMER IN ESTABLISHING TAILORED AND REPEATABLE MANAGEMENT PROCESSES

by identifying core PMO process areas and interfaces. We facilitate and document a customer’s PMO transition plan, perform gap analyses to determine areas of improvement and develop a transition plan for moving to the desired future state. Applying best practices at a macro level improves consistency across projects, increases the success rate, and avoids costly failures.

BUILD GOVERNANCE FOR PMO SERVICES

by providing a decision-making framework, encouraging commu- nications and outreach, and addressing the particulars of a customer’s organizational culture. Engaging stakeholdersacross the organization and providing clear communication channels results in more timely and effective decision-making.

IDENTIFY AND RECOMMEND STATUS REPORTS, DASH- BOARDS, AND METRICS

to customers to ensure project activities are measured and timely and accurate information is reported to decision makers, managers, and other stakeholders. Rigil provides actionable information to manage day-to-day operations, enhance transparency and accountability across stakeholders, and make informed decisions about the cost and risk of project efforts.

PROVIDE SUPPORT DEVELOPING PROJECT PLANS, SCHEDULES, AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

based on industry best practices and templates utilized on prior successful engagements. This helps to control scope, costs, and schedules thereby improving execution and consistency across projects.

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SUPPORT ISSUE AND RISK MANAGEMENT

by conducting project reviews and providing recommendations on program and project-specific risks, helping to manage risk across the enterprise. By reducing the number of realized risks and reducing the costs of the ones that do occur we help detect problems early enough to allow for low cost, early, and effective actions.

PROVIDE MENTORING AND TRAINING SUPPORT

through knowledge sharing, access to subject matter expertise, and development of the education and mentorship necessary to achieve excellence in program and project management. Our PMP, PgMP, ITIL and Six Sigma certified managers and staff help ensure project quality, reduce inefficiencies across projects, and increase return on project investment.

ASSIST IN SELECTING, IMPLEMENTING, AND MANAGING PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS

We bring proven expertise with industry standard tools such as MS Project and Project Server, Atlassian Confluence and JIRA, and Rigil’s iViews, a tool that enables clients to manage disparate program and project data across systems and platforms. This approach enables collaboration among stakeholders, provides consistent information across platforms (including mobile), and enhances the ability of decision makers to take timely action on program and project activities.

CASE STUDY

For a large federal client, Rigil supports the Project Management Office (PMO) in ensuring project and enterprise objectives are met through consistent practice of project management principles and performance. We support project governance, consistency, continu- ous improvement, mentoring, and monitoring and control for project managers. Rigil also provides and supports project management tools, templates, and project reporting metrics. Key accomplish- ments include:

  • Helped customer achieve a 94.6% rating in a key customer metric that measured projects delivering customer value in 6 months or less
  • Improved project initiation processes to identify and align projects with sponsoring program office processes and funding events
  • Improved automation using Atlassian tools to improve accuracy of work reporting, provide automated updates to project plans, and increase engagement with resources
  • Developed user-friendly project reporting using MS Project Server-based project pages to provide transparent status updates
  • Improved automated PMO workflow tools, templates, and processes
  • Formally packaged customer PMO Services describing services, tools, and benefits with supporting demos, presenta- tions, and collateral