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Project and Programme Management

Full-cycle management of Projects and Programmes of Projects, from inception to closure. We use formal methodologies tailored to the specific situation that we’re required to manage, but generally based upon a combination of the Project Management Institute’s ‘Project Management Body of Knowledge’ (PMBOK) and/or PRINCE2 from the UK’s Office of Government Commerce (OGC). These sources are widely acknowledged as providing ‘best practice’ guidance for project management disciplines and practices. They cover the following non-exhaustive range of project management knowledge areas:

  • Ensuring that projects are managed by applying five recognised ‘process groups’, which are typically analogous to stages or phases; Initiation; Planning; Execution; Monitoring & Control; and Closure.

  • Project Scope Management – ensures that the scope of the project is managed and neither too much nor too little is delivered.

  • Project Time Management – defines, estimates and schedules those tasks which will combine to deliver the required project outputs.

  • Project Cost Management – defining budgets, monitoring actuals and controlling influences that may cause the project to diverge from budget.

  • Project Quality Management – ensures that the project deliverables are good quality and satisfy the requirements.

  • Project Human Resource Management – organises and manages the project team.

  • Project Communications Management – plans and manages communications, both within the project and with external stakeholders.

  • Project Risk Management – identifies and manages risks to the project.

  • Project Procurement Management – identifies and contracts with suppliers where required.

  • Project Integration Management – binds the project together and ensures all aspects of the project and project management are integrated.