Project Management to enable organisational change
The role of Project Management is ultimately to enable change to occur within a business, and to facilitate that change in a way that protects the investment made, and enables objectives to be achieved. The cost of not enabling this change to occur in an efficient way (or at all) can be considerable. It may result in failing projects, lost revenue, customer disengagement, or losing pace with competitors.
However in today’s world change occurs so fast that project management processes often struggle to keep up. It results in an approach that is reactive rather than proactive, and companies are increasingly coming to recognise the risk of this mechanism. But while processes are one area of concern, they are not the biggest challenge, as at its core, successful project management is about people.
People deliver projects, not processes.
Due to the pace of change being witnessed, those working in project management need to feel comfortable in facing change and adapting plans to accommodate it in a dynamic way. This change may come in a variety of forms such as advancements in technology, updates to the scope of a project or programme, or even circumstances in the external environment.
The question then becomes: how can you prepare your people to deliver projects successfully when they know that plans will inevitably change, but don’t know what the change will be?
What are the key abilities that project managers need to have to face this uncertainty?
Addressing these fundamental questions is vital to enable project management professionals to adapt their skills in a way that allows them to deliver successful projects in the context of today’s climate. As a result organisations will see improved return on investment from their projects, as well as greater agility in how they respond to change across the business in general. The outcomes of this shift in culture and focus are improved competitiveness and facilitating change that leads to sustained business growth.
Why work with our project management consultants?
The ultimate goal of our project management consultancy is to help your team deliver better projects, helping to reduce overspend, improve quality and ensure timely completion.
Our project management expertise has been informed by the experience of our consultants, all of whom have worked in project management roles, and know the challenges project professionals face every day.
We provide support in three main areas:
We appreciate the challenges your organisation faces, and the level of support and guidance you require are unique. We always start this process with a discussion about your needs, and go from there, involving you every step of the way.
Our Project Management Consultants
- Chris Johnston – Project Management L&D Consultant
- Susan Howard – Head of Technical, Digital and Project Management
- Nicky Fathers – Technical & Digital Learning Consultant, specialising in project planning software
We also have an extensive network of associate consultants, giving us the scope to support your needs regardless of size or complexity.
With their input we have the capability to offer guidance and support on a range of project related issues including:
- PMO strategy, design and implementation
- Process review and improvement
- Project team development
- Establishing employee development pathways
- Improving project efficiency
- Transition to new project management methodologies
Working collaboratively for your benefit
The cornerstone of our approach at Thales Learning & Development is collaboration.
We collaborate with our customers to ensure we truly understand what you are aiming to achieve, and we collaborate within our own team, to make sure we maximise the chances of success.
Where necessary our Project Management consultants will draw on the knowledge and expertise of their colleagues in other areas such as Management and Leadership, Technical and Digital learning solutions, and Engineering, to ensure the best skills are engaged to ensure you reach your goals.
I now understand what makes or breaks projects