Bridging the Gap Between Strategy and Execution
Most important business initiatives require the dedication of a
Project Manager to manage timelines, resolve issues, negotiate
conflicting priorities, control budgets, communicate progress and more.
When multiple projects are involved, this holds true for an entire
program. It’s one of the most critical roles in business success.
However, important projects fail at an astonishing rate - even under
the close watch of skilled and persistent project managers. Results from
recent studies conducted by IBM Global Services, the Project Management
Institute, and the Standish Group report that only 39% to 56% of
projects are considered successful in meeting their time, budget and
quality goals. Why are these odds not much better than chance?
Projects and programs involve people attempting to achieve something
new on a fixed timeline with
limited resources. Under these circumstances, success lies beyond the
control of even perfect plans. Consistently executing strategic
objectives requires the right balance between project management rigor
and the ability to effectively and collaboratively deal with change. As
the studies show, organizations that achieve high success rates from
their project and program portfolios are typically the ones that have
increased their use of standardized project practices and adopted change
management processes that increase their adaptiveness to change.
At Swairah, we incorporate
Change Management principles and best practices into everything we do
because it produces better results. When it comes to Project Management,
that means going beyond cost, time and quality goals to ensuring that
the desired business outcomes are achieved.
How We Can Help
Since every initiative requires
a uniquely tailored approach, we collaborate with our clients to deliver
solutions that yield success in the following areas:
Project & Program Leadership
Like most firms, our experienced consultants are PMP-Certified
Project Managers with the right blend of practical knowledge,
experience, and people skills to lead initiatives to success. However,
they are also experienced change leaders who know that finishing
projects on time and on budget is only half the job. On every
assignment, they utilize their full range of expertise to ensure that
objectives are accomplished in ways that maximize business value.
Whether that means assisting in project planning, helping to recover
failing projects, or leading initiatives from start to finish, we focus
the expert knowledge of your team on what they do best while leading
each project to success.
Project & Program Management Office
Consistent and effective project management practices are more than a
success factor in the completion of projects. They affect the overall
health of the project portfolio and the success of the organization.
However, developing and implementing PMO structures and functions is
easier said than done. It requires new roles, responsibilities,
processes, technologies, and the customization of best practices to
complement the organization’s objectives. Swairah’s approach
effectively aligns strategy and execution in the design and
implementation of solutions that meet each client’s specific needs and
Project Oversight, Governance, and Portfolio Management
Effective Project Oversight and Governance are needed to maintain the
alignment of project objectives with an organization’s goals. They
ensure that major stakeholders are provided with the reliable, relevant,
and timely information needed to make critical decisions. When combined
with effective Portfolio Management, our clients are able to minimize
risk and standardize the efficient delivery of projects that meet
business needs. Swairah’s approach to Project Oversight, Governance,
and Portfolio Management will establish and improve your project
portfolio management tools and processes so that you can accurately
evaluate, prioritize, and execute projects that support your
organization’s strategy and yield the highest ROI.
How can we
To discuss how our team can help & your business achieve real results,
The Swairah Method™ for Project & Program Management:
An effective application of the PMBOK standards specifically designed
to strike the right balance between achieving project milestones and
supporting organizational change.
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