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Program & Project Leadership

Optimizing Programs for Maximum Impact

Organizations lacking an experienced PMO and Project Leadership capability expose themselves to the risk of missed opportunities and wasted resources, hindering the deliberate pursuit of improved business outcomes. Time is one of the most precious resources, and without effective management of time, all other endeavors become challenging to manage. Aspirant’s certified program and project management experts help clients achieve their strategic vision by implementing and leading an actionable plan for getting it done.

Paul Romero

Managing Director,
Technology Delivery

“We collaborate with our clients to gain a deep understanding of their business, priorities, and objectives. This enables us to craft customized Project Management solutions that precisely align with their unique requirements.

Program & Project Leadership Capabilities

Tactical Alignment with Strategic Plan

Tactical Alignment with Strategic Plan


Compare potential projects with those already underway, based on their synergy with the strategic plan. Prioritize resource allocation for initiatives directly linked to goals and objectives.

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Project Lifecycle Management

Project Life Cycle
Management


Access supplemental project manager horsepower to accelerate urgent or high-visibility deliverables without the time or commitment of recruiting additional headcount.

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Program Management Office (PMO Services)

PMO: Project Management Office


Utilize our AI-powered assessments to evaluate the current state and revise ways of working. Stand up a project management office strengthened by subject matter expertise.

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Portfolio Oversight & Governance

Portfolio Oversight
& Governance


Implement a governance model that establishes accountability and ownership. Dynamically manage portfolio initiatives. Keep leadership updated on performance and milestones.

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Capability Details

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Tactical Alignment with Strategic Plan

A direct linkage must be maintained between business strategy and tactical execution in order for organizational goals to be achieved. Project portfolio management is needed to allocate time, money, and other resources accordingly. Even if there were internal volunteers willing and able to take this on, competing priorities or organizational politics might cloud their judgement.

A more sustainable option is to mitigate that risk by using a qualified, impartial third party. We apply a holistic approach to program evaluation as part of establishing more informed resource planning and project risk management.

Aspirant provides oversight that helps clients ensure strategic continuity, fueling the realization of their company vision.

 

  • Auditing of strategic alignment
  • Project portfolio prioritization, rationalization, and right-sizing

Project Life Cycle Management

Deadlines, external or self-imposed, are a necessary evil of the business world. And they rarely afford as much time as we would like. Each cycle brings another big push to boost immediate results. However, internal means for making a meaningful difference are hard to come by.

Aspirant helps clients meet short-term goals by providing incremental project manager support. These professionals have the expertise to lead the project management process end-to-end, or take on any specific portion of the project life cycle.


  • Interim / ad hoc project management
  • Strategic project leadership

PMO Setup & Program Management

Centralized program management tends to be a key differentiator for companies that consistently outperform their peers. A centralized project management office (PMO) establishes operating standards and drives accountability amongst delivery teams. This efficiency increases the potential impact to broader organization, but requires dedicated workstreams to operate properly.

Aspirant utilizes a proprietary AI-powered assessment to evaluate existing program manager capabilities and PMO infrastructure against what is needed. We then collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to develop operational methods and governance measures to close the identified gaps. Using Agile principles, we help clients lead change management to embed the the fresh ways of working.

Our holistic approach to management consulting includes supporting the enablement of core competencies that will generate sustainable success.

 

  • Project management / program management assessments
  • Process and organizational design
  • Implementation of new PMO / project management systems
  • Integrated industry and functional expertise

Portfolio Oversight & Governance

Don't jeopardize the time and effort invested in aligning project planning with corporate objectives, installing project management resources, and building out a PMO. Mitigate that risk with a defined governance structure. This will create accountability for portfolio management, keeping all project on track.

Most any firm can provide a project management consultant who passively handle the administrative components. That does not create much value. On the other hand, Aspirant's pros bring a strategic perspective and first-hand industry expertise that enables them to take on a much more active, collaborative role.

We bring the business acumen required to properly oversee a full portfolio, ensuring that all underlying initiatives (and your organization) are successful.

 

  • Portfolio governance program design
  • Project resource prioritization and allocation
  • Ongoing program KPI monitoring and reporting

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