|Program Management and Project Management
Recognizing the importance of quality to meet client needs, we have instituted stringent quality assurance and control measures. The quality systems at Allegiance match the best in the industry, and contribute significantly to our performance and growth. Changing business needs, suggestions for improvements and analysis of process performance drive our process improvements.
Allegiance’s Quality Excellence initiative brings under one umbrella all the improvement initiatives: SEI-CMM for the core processes, Six Sigma for cross functional processes supporting the core processes and PMI framework for the program management processes. A participatory culture is built with effective communication from senior management.
Project Management Office (PMO) Deployment
Implementing standard project management practices and improving project success rates are two of the main reasons why organizations establish project management offices (PMOs). Yet there are many complex factors that impact the ability of a PMO to operate effectively. Often overlooked is the crucial role a PMO can play in organizational governance, supporting centralized project prioritization and resource allocation decisions.
Recognizing the PMO’s strategic value, Allegiance has pioneered a process for designing, implementing, and refining the practices and structure of a project management office.
Working in partnership with you, Allegiance can help your organization:
Determine the appropriate sponsorship for the PMO
Develop the PMO Charter, including its mission, vision, and critical success factors
Identify the supporting functions and staffing required to achieve that mission
Establish a program to address organizational change activities
Implement the initial functions of the PMO (training, resource management, methodology, career paths, etc.)
Officially roll out PMO operations
Refine and mature PMO governance practices
Outsource critical PMO functions with experienced project and program resources
Project Management Methodology Development
When implementing a project management methodology for your organization, Allegiance factors in your existing management best practices. Implementation is a collaborative process, with final methodology ownership in your hands. Our methodology implementation approaches are designed to foster acceptance and make the adoption of a standard methodology welcomed within your project culture.
Methodology Development Services
Allegiance begins by reviewing the project management and related methodologies you already have in place. We then identify areas where your project management methodology would benefit from enhancement and tighter integration with your other management processes. Allegiance selects and tailors the appropriate content to fit your desired project objectives and cultural threshold. Working with your team, we make sure the resulting methodology has a look and feel that fits with your organizational brand.
Methodology Deployment and Ongoing Support
To successfully launch the methodology to your organization, we work in collaboration with you to develop the appropriate deployment plan that ranges from conducting pilots to full deployment, depending on the size and complexity. The deployment plan includes the delivery of methodology workshops led by our methodology consulting team. Methodology coaches are also available to work one-on-one with your staff on specific projects to ensure that the methodology is properly put into practice.