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Over the last decades, project, programme and portfolio management have evolved into increasingly mature disciplines. 

Still, the majority of organisations eventually struggle to select the right initiatives and deliver their transformation successfully.

While we always apply the latest knowledge and best practices we also fundamentally believe that successful transformation management is based on three simple principles: 

effective communication, 
a certain degree of discipline and rigorous application of common sense. 

No more, no less….


 
Echolot specialises in the set up and operation Programme Management Offices and Portfolio Management Offices

We can advise you in the best practices and share with you relevant documentation and tools or temporarily staff and run the office for you as required.
 


Programme Management Office
 

Programmes focus on outcomes and the active realisation of business benefits. They use constituent projects to deliver outputs and trigger change that enables these benefits. Programme Offices are an integral part of this process. While providing the usual services - planning, risk management, resource and budget management, quality and configuration management - for the programme, they should focus specifically on more advanced requirements:
 

•        Benefits realisation planning and monitoring

•        Cross project risk management

•        Project selection and  progress monitoring

•        Optimisation of resource and budget allocation to projects

•        Centre of Excellence for the programme’s projects
 



Portfolio Management Office 

Portfolios manage a number of projects and programmes across an organisation or divisions of it. Portfolio Management is closely aligned to strategic planning, as the purpose of the portfolio’s initiatives is to realise the strategic drivers defined by the organisation’s executives. Portfolio Management Offices provide the information services required to monitor the progress of programmes across the organisation, identify risks, issues and changes required to ensure corporate wide success. In addition, they are the Centre of Excellences for: 

•        Programme selection and portfolio optimisation
•        Cross  programme, corporate wide benefits realisation
•        Interdependency management between initiatives
•        Budget and resource optimisation and allocation across all initiatives 

Advanced Portfolio Management Offices become reliable partner and Information Hubs to support executive decision making.


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