Project and portfolio management

We provide counselling on "Better Projects & Agile Ways of Working". We help organizations establish the necessary processes and tools for good project- and/or program management.

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Project and portfolio management

Are you looking for Project Management counselling?

The vast majority of development initiatives in organizations take place in projects or in programs. At the same time, customer deliveries take place in many organizations in a project organization. Therefore, the ability of companies to deliver successful projects or programs is crucial to competitiveness.

By successful projects or programs we mean delivery on time, to the agreed economy, and the agreed quality. It is not an easy discipline, and we therefore often see projects being delivered with severely exceeded budgets, deadlines or an unacceptable quality.

Good project or program management does not just happen by itself. There is a need for good processes, solid governance and an organization that requires success for a project delivery to be good.

We help organizations to establish the necessary processes and tools, but also to ensure processes and competencies within the core disciplines of good project management:

  • Risk management
  • Contract management
  • Project finance
  • Business Case establishment
  • Management of the project team
  • The role and work of the steering group
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Portfolio management

Portfolio management is the holistic management of our projects and the resources associated with the implementation of the projects. When we talk about portfolio management, it is the umbrella of the following 3 activities: "Demand management", "Project / program management" and benefit management.

It is a recurring misconception that we at Metier often encounter that portfolio management only deals with waterfall projects, and that portfolio management must be modified if it is to be relevant in an agile context - or not relevant at all.

Our experience is that all the mentioned 3 elements of portfolio management are just as suitable and relevant in agile environments as in classic projects.

The three elements that the overall portfolio management should be an umbrella over are the following:

  • Demand management (receive, evaluate and decide on project settings / ideas)
  • Portfolio management (continuously evaluate progress on projects and optimize resource use)
  • Project / program management (implementation of KPIs or measurement mechanisms)

We help organizations establish the portfolio management processes tailored to the type or portfolios to be managed. Are these IT projects? Investment projects? Business development projects? Or maybe R&D? We have insight into how portfolio management is best adapted to these different portfolio types, and can also help define any requirements for system support (PPM solution).

In organizations where a PMO has not been established, this can also be part of the process, and we have extensive experience with PMO management and adaptation to the organization in question.


Half Double

Half double is a new method for project work in organizational tones which aims to halve the duration of the project process and double the effect that comes out of the individual project.

It is simply a matter of halving the time for value creation. If it usually takes 1 year to develop a delivery or a product that you want to launch in the market, then the project must instead be designed to deliver a sub-component already after 6 months. Through this way of working, a positive cycle is created, where testing takes place earlier and in this way value is created earlier.

Half double can be implemented in all projects and is simple and easy to go to.
Read more about Half-Double here

If you want further information or advice on project management, you are also welcome to contact us.

Project Review

It can be difficult to get to the bottom of reasons why projects do not deliver as desired. Therefore, an external review can be a way to understand challenges and potentials for improvement, and that way increase the organization's ability to deliver successful projects.

We have extensive experience with quality checks and with getting projects back in good shape. At the same time, we experience that it often becomes relevant in our work with steering groups to look at how the project organization can work with project reviews in a more structured way - and this not only as part of saving "litter-sailed" projects, but rather as a part of the work of continuous improvement and the creation of a learning organization. In this work, we let ourselves be inspired by the agile world, where you just work with retrospectives to constantly get better.

If you want further information or advice on project management, you are also welcome to contact us.

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