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Centralized PMO for Global Innovation

Organizational Effectiveness, Program & Project Leadership

The Challenge

global nuclear energy organization had multiple innovation PM teams across several continents, but needed more visibility into project status, investment prioritization, and benefit realization. Company leadership could not comprehensively track, monitor, and prioritize resources as the project teams used disparate tools, applications, and reporting on project health, ROI, and demand signals. 


This environment led to inefficient resource allocation, project budgets, and declining return on investment.

The Solution

Aspirant worked with stakeholders to define current state processes across their global presence. We aligned PMO processes to project management best practices, from ideation to commercialization. We implemented a comprehensive portfolio management process to consolidate investment and budget management efforts across ten business units.


We migrated disparate data systems and created interactive reporting and forecasting systems to aid data-informed investment management and benefit realization. We also served as interim portfolio manager for 12 months to model best practices in the standup of the portfolio management office.

The Results

  • Increased annual on-time delivery by 19%.
  • Increased innovation portfolio ROI by 34%.
  • A PM framework and end-to-end PMO process aligned with EPMO guidelines and global reporting needs.
  • A single source of truth database to manage innovation projects and financial information on a $150MM annual project portfolio.
  • Developed investment model and application to prioritize investments based on strategic priorities and criteria for strategy alignment, process and tech capabilities, financial metrics, market analysis, risk and project health.
  • Developed and implemented interactive reporting dashboards for: labor utilization and demand planning, portfolio financials, PMO project data, and health reviews and benefit realization of investments.
Ken is an innovative problem solver with a diverse background, including experience in finance, project management, and consulting. He has worked in various industries, including construction, healthcare, technology, shipping and logistics, mining, heavy industry, and manufacturing. Ken has a passion for creating operational strategies and solutions from complex problems for his clients. ​

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