PMO as a Service

PMO as a service

Expert PMO Managed Services that focus on business outcomes

With Practicus PMO as a Service you gain a PMO function that is:

Performance-driven.  A measurably better PMO than your current function

Cost-efficient. Roughly half the cost of big consulting firms

Flexible. You only pay for what you need when you need it

Well-packaged. A fully “out of the box” PMO solution with templates and automated  tools packaged in

Within the first 14 days you will have a fit-for-purpose PMO providing quality insights that enable you to prioritise and manage across the portfolio.

Practicus commitment

What is PMO AS a service?

Using a PMO managed service has many specific benefits over building and maintaining your own inhouse function

 

 

PMO as a service is a flexible managed service that enables you to gain a fit-for-purpose PMO staffed with real experts and leading PMO software , tools and templates. 

Rather than going through all the cost and pain of building a high performing PMO function in your organisation, you can simply buy an “out of the box” solution from Practicus that is tailored to the needs of your organisation and its objectives. That means you can increase delivery certainty, improve commercial focus and have an experienced team that is obsessive about meeting agreed cost, margin and timescales for your projects and programmes. 

Because the PMO is provided as a service, it can flex up and down with your programme portfolio – so you can quickly scale to meet the needs of your change agenda as it grows or shrinks. That means you only pay for what you need, when you need it.

Our PMO managed services are designed to:

Enable PMO as a Service
Enable

Improve your PMO capability quickly and efficiently

Focus PMO as a service
Focus

Concentrate on greater delivery certainty and improved outcomes

Boost PMO as a service
Boost

Cultivate greater trust through enhanced stakeholder management

Optimise PMO as a service
Optimise

Better inform your decision-making through high quality insights

Flex PMO as a service
Flex

Scale up and down with project and programme demand

Evolve PMO as a service
Evolve

Change PMO type rapidly to meet emerging needs of the project portfolio

Capability uplift PMO as a service
Uplife

Advance project standards, coach project managers and transfer knowledge

“The most impressive thing I’ve noticed with the Practicus PMO as a Service is they are really experienced guys who have been around the world. They are able to tailor the solution to what you need.”

Head of Portfolio Management, Seadrill

commercial advangtages of pmo as a service

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Variable cost in line with demand

Flexible – only the service level and staff you need at a given point in time

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Lower staff overheads

The service includes tools that automate core processes and the service is pure Opex – eliminating Employer National Insurance and pension costs of a permanent team.

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hot swap skills + specialists

Adjust team make-up without attracting costs related to severance, hiring, training and replacing

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Value for money

Fully ‘out of the box’ PMO solution effective from day 1 – utilizing best practice from many years experience and multiple customers

Types of PMO WE PROVIDE:

Practicus supports a wide range of PMO types to suit your needs. In all cases, we tailor to your organisation and evolve the PMO as your needs change. All provide guidance, governance, standardised processes, and project portfolio management best practices, tools and techniques.

Project Management Office

(focusing on projects)

Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (ePMO)

(focusing on the overall portfolio at an enterprise-wide level)

Programme Management Office

(focusing on programmes and projects)

central Portfolio Management Office (cPMO)

(focusing on the overall portfolio at a strategic centralised level)

Agile Office

(focusing on value streams)

Transformation Office

(focusing on business transformation)

PMO as a Service WILL HELP YOU...

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"Optimise" service operation

Inject portfolio expertise and tools to optimise value of PMO outputs

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"Run" service operation efficIently

Supporting the regular ‘heartbeat activities’ of the portfolio

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"improve" SERVICE PERFORMANCE

Measures that drive focus on successful outcomes and continuous improvement

Why Practicus?

We focus on outcomes and the things that enable decision making

Practicus’s PMO as a Service offering is focused on outcomes over bureaucracy. This enables us to deliver at speed and provide ROI within weeks rather than months. How do we do it? By tailoring the service to your exact needs, achieving a simple, efficient solution that is easy for your teams to interact with.

The core service elements include:

• Delivery assurance and governance
• Seasoned personnel who add value and are experienced interacting with different stakeholder levels
• Leading tools, methodology and templates
• Automated tailored reports that tell you what you need to know

Addons:

• Programme Management
• Workstream Leadership
• Business Analysis
• Solutions architecture

PMO as a Service Tools + Templates Library

pmo as a service tools and templates

Our PMO service offerings come with with leading PMO software tools included, along with training and portfolio expertise. We can also use existing tools you may have from any of the leading providers. 

pmo as a service template examples

Full library of proven PMO document templates and best practice documents. 

PMO as a Service pricing

Our goal is to provide you with a measurably better PMO for less than it currently costs you.

In order to give you the most cost-effective solution, we need to know a little more information about your organisation and its change function, such as the scale, nature and sophistication of your current change programmes. That way we can craft a PMO service that is big on the functionality you need to meet your ambitions and small on cost.

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Boyd Kershaw

Co-Founder

PMO as a Service delivery model

Phase 1

pmo as a service - phase 1: service mobilisation illustration

Mobilisation

Mobilise initial service delivery team and tools
  • Appoint as PMO Service partner
  • Agree service definition & scope
  • Identify immediate gaps and deploy initial resources
  • Plan transition from current solution
  • Agree performance metrics
  • Schedule initial checkpoint service reviews

Phase 2

pmo as a service phase 2 - service transition

Transition

Work with internal team to manage smooth transition
  • Transition from existing environment & team
  • Align & integrate with internal teams
  • Implement immediate ‘wins’
  • Initiate service operating model across portfolio/s

Phase 3

pmo as a service phase 3 elements - integrate team, support portfolio heartbeat, upskill your internal staff

Operation

Execute the service, performance measure and continually improve
  • Operate the service & embed team into the client organisation
  • Apply flexible PMO resources to support demand (weekly/ monthly)
  • Measure PMO delivery performance via metrics
  • Assure PMO delivery solutions via Practicus expertise
  • Review and improve service delivery model
  • Knowledge transfer to internal team

PMO service assurance

pmo as a service assurance illustration

A PMO is the team that sets project management standards within an organisation. Traditionally, its goal was to achieve benefits from standardising documentation, assurance and reporting across project delivery. Yet the meaning of PMO is evolving. It has an important role today in ensuring the consistency of decision making, best practice delivery, managing risk and budgetary management.

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