PROJECT, PMO READINESS, & IT STRATEGY

NRC CHECKPOINTS

They say, “a goal without a plan is simply a wish.” We at New Resources Consulting have taken the distinct wishes of our clients and developed a proprietary method that turns those wishes into goals. Our Checkpoint System invites our clients to take advantage of our experience and best practices, to help them implement strategies, support, assessments, and avoid the unnecessary waste of time and materials.

PROJECT CHECKPOINT

NRC Project Checkpoint utilizes NRC’s business expertise and industry best practices to provide Executive Management and Project Sponsors with an objective and independent project assessment that identifies opportunities, risks, and mitigation strategies.

The NRC Project Checkpoint Model is a five-step process that begins with gaining an understanding of your business, the strategies you are employing to move the organization forward, how the project to be assessed supports those strategies, and what challenges you have encountered. Out of this step, we will establish the scope and budget for the Checkpoint and identify the key resources and contacts.

Project Checkpoint

PMO READINESS MATURITY CHECKPOINT

The NRC PMO Readiness Maturity Checkpoint utilizes NRC’s business expertise and industry best practices to provide an objective and independent checkpoint of your organization’s readiness to implement a PMO, ramp up an IT PMO to an Enterprise PMO, or deliver an assessment of the maturity of your existing PMO.

The NRC PMO Readiness Maturity Checkpoint Methodology is a three-step process that begins with gaining an understanding of your current state, determining where you want to be, and developing the roadmap to achieve the desired results.

PMO Readiness Checkpoint

IT STRATEGY CHECKPOINT

The NRC IT Strategy Checkpoint utilizes NRC’s business expertise and industry best practices to provide Executive Management with an objective and independent assessment of your IT Strategy, including its alignment with your Enterprise Strategic Plan and the potential of the defined IT strategic initiatives to meet your future requirements. The IT Strategy Checkpoint will also recommend strategies for leveraging opportunities, addressing strategic misalignment, and mitigating gaps in capabilities.

IT Strategy Checkpoint

CONSISTENT RESULTS

SUCCESS STORIES

A large multi-billion organization had an existing PMO with an Information Technology organization. The CIO and other business leaders questioned the effectiveness of the PMO on driving projects. During the checkpoint, the PMO was discovered to have solid processes, which consumed much of the project management time and led to ineffective communication. Through the checkpoint, specifically via the organizational checkpoint, it was determined the leader of the PMO, while an excellent project manager, was not leading. The result was a PMO restructure that streamlined processes and a refocus on the goals and objectives of the organization. Within six (6) months, the IT PMO was elevated to an Enterprise PMO (EPMO) and not only ran the largest projects within Information Technology but all the large enterprise initiatives.

This process was successfully applied to a major healthcare organization that was experiencing a significant issue in the Revenue Cycle Management operations. The client had implemented an EHR system and Revenue Management Cycle billing and collection processes were broken. A project assessment was conducted on the remediation project that was initiated to correct the failed implementation. The project assessment identified several areas of risk and opportunity, and the implemented recommendations included the identification of metrics and targets for success, a new governance structure, a restructuring of the project into focused workstreams, updated project deliverables and work plans, additional resources to address skill gaps on the project team, and the implementation of vendor performance incentives and management processes. The resulting project was finished early and exceeded the business objective, increasing revenue by 8.9% and posting a profit for the fiscal year.