BusinessForward

Information Technology

Helping a Fortune 500 Global IT Organization Transform The Business By Working on The Right Projects At The Right Times

Situation

The corporate IT organization of a $14.8 billion, Fortune 500 global manufacturer had a Project Management Organization (PMO) that focused on the execution of large projects but less-so on the prioritization, selection and measurement of projects within their global portfolio. With an annual IT spend of more than $250 million and a strategy pitted on increasing project spend through simplifying their IT environment, the Global IT organization needed better visibility into their end-to-end project portfolio and which projects could deliver the most value.


Solution

Prior to implementation, our team worked collaboratively with their Global PMO organization to design a new methodology to control their global portfolio of projects, heighten efficiency, prioritize efforts, and ultimately drive return on investment.  The methodology focuses on:

  • Creating an environment that encourages collaborative decision making and alignment between IT administration, IT centers of excellence, and internal business customers across the globe
  • Minimizing financial and organizational risks in terms of business impact
  • Ongoing measurement of project ROI to influence future decision making

Results

Taking the time to design the new PPM methodology ahead of implementation drastically reduced the costs and timeframes associated with technology implementation (Planview).  Additionally, our engagement resulted in:

  • Tightened monitoring of IT projects for more consistency and efficiency
  • Standardized the prioritization and execution of projects while introduction economies of scale
  • Streamlined communication within Global IT and throughout their internal customers
  • Migrated siloed PPM processes and technologies into one process on one centralized platform

“By delivering a unified process, BusinessForward instilled a level of confidence in the PMO so they have more of a voice.” – IT Leadership

“Solution alignment should take 2 days and this took a few hours. They gave us a huge jump start. We now have the process documented to customize and configure the platform.”- Planview Implementation Lead


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