Building a project management capability within an organisation is becoming increasingly important as businesses strive to increase the rate of return on what seems like continually reducing investment. Unfortunately, standard or ‘off-the-shelf’ project management training packages often fail to deliver the anticipated benefits. Project Management Capability Development needs to be structured around providing the insights, tools, techniques and case studies, but more importantly, it must also include practical and powerful coaching, mentoring and delivery methods.
Harrybaker Professionals Approach
By raising Project and Programme Management Capability, businesses will more successfully:
- Prioritise projects for strategic advantage
- Lead projects and enable the full realisation of possible benefits
- Increase the rate of return of projects
- Build lasting relationships with customers, shareholders and other stakeholders
- Communicate the ongoing value of projects within the corporate economic context
- Reap process, productivity and profitability improvements across the organisation
- Retain key project management skills within the organisation.
The Project Management Capability Development plan must continually focus an organisation on improving its capability. This will assess the organisation’s current capability, determine the target level and map out a plan for achieving this – including the measurement of ongoing benefits.
To help consistently map an organisation’s Project Management Capability, we have developed a Project Management Maturity Model (PM3). An integral part of this is the development of processes to efficiently build and enhance an organisation’s Project Management Capability, along with the implementation of any lacking project management components
Our approach to improving Project Management Capability focuses on delivering value to the organisation against a set of key performance indicators. The approach is of primary benefit to any organisation that faces any of the following issues:
- A history of not achieving project objectives
- Failing to deliver projects and tasks within time and cost constraints
- Key project management and technical resources are regularly overloaded
- Projects which have stopped or just run-out of steam
- The dynamics of the business are forcing increasing project complexity
- Not enough competent project managers.
Harrybaker Professionals Proposition
To address these specific needs, we offer a comprehensive suite of Project Management Capability Development programmes, tailored precisely to the needs of each business with whom we work.
Some of our most popular courses include:
- Project Management Fundamentals
- Advanced Project Management
- Project Sponsorship
- Programme Management
- Project Leadership (soft skills)
- Portfolio Optimisation
- Enterprise Project Management
- PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner
- Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
- Management of Risks (MoR)
- Management of Portfolio (MoP)
- Management of Value (MoV)
- Earned Value Management
- Project Governance
- Project Initiation and Planning
- Managing Project Financials
- Risk & Issue Management
- Change Management
- Project Team Dynamics, Motivation
We ensure that all Project Management Capability Development programmes are heavily geared towards practical application – minimising the time spent in the classroom and maximising the benefit to the individual, teams or divisions involved.
The scope of our capability development programmes include:
- A universally recognized capability measure for organisations to be able to benchmark themselves with competitors (PM3)
- A comprehensive capability development plan focused on maximising the benefits delivered.
- active mentoring – where Harrybaker Professionals provides project managers for specific projects to shadow and mentor an organisation’s project managers
- challenge sessions – where Harrybaker Professionals regularly meets with selected project managers to coach and challenge them on various aspects of their project
- Highly interactive workshops – followed by integration of that learning into actual projects and ongoing mentoring to ensure sustainability of the learning