Project & Portfolio Management
E.K. Associates employs a strong team of Program, Portfolio and Project Managers with proven experience working with both public and private sectors. Most of our team members are PMI and CSM certified and have led multiple high-visibility, critical projects. We are experienced with traditional project management approaches, as well as more recent approaches, such as various Agile and SAFe methodologies. Our team is also familiar with a variety of quality management systems, including CMMI and ISO 9000. We attribute a large portion of our success in our cross-industry projects to our team’s proven management ability. E.K. Associates offers complete Program, Portfolio and Project Management services, from project initiation through project closure.
Effective Project Portfolio Management practices are essential to ensure the right projects are undertaken and are implemented on time.
Heraclitus, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, said that “Change is the only constant in life”. The same is true for organizations. Given the fact that every organization is constrained in its resources, it is essential that only the most advantageous changes are approved and delivered. In larger organizations it is common that the amount of changes grow exponentially.
Changes involve many different stakeholders to approve the associated investment and track progress of projects. These stakeholders need different information at different times and intervals to do their jobs. This provides Project Management Offices (PMOs) the challenge to collect a lot of different information from different resources, aggregated to the appropriate level and distributed to many different stakeholders.
PPM meets Agile
Many organizations are moving from conventional (waterfall) to agile delivery methods as is E.K. In today’s immediate and dynamic business environment, agile working methods offer added value that should not be underestimated. In the context of an agile hybrid transformation, E.K. advocates change to more flexible PMO structures.
- Program/Portfolio Management
- Project Management (PMI and Agile Methodologies)
- Project life cycle planning
- Project initiation
- Project execution
- Project Monitoring and governing
- Project close out