PROJECTS from JOBS to PROGRAMMES
Programme Office Specialists
The need to develop new planning techniques and tools was identified when having to arrange a consolidation of plans provided by a variety of sources.
It was apparent that each source had its own way of portraying standard items such as tasks, milestones, baselines, summary tasks etc. but more problematical was the discovery of the vast difference of planning skill levels existing within and across these sources.
Firstly a means of rapidly elevating skill levels was needed that did not involve expensive and time consuming training of personnel.
Secondly a means of standardising output from every project plan within a programme without constraining the more experienced planner had to be developed.
The ultimate aim was to be able to apply the developed tools to any programme across any number of sites and enable up to date multiple level reporting from a single programme plan.
The result was a set of planning techniques and tools (Tools) designed to enable any individual inexperienced in the use of the Microsoft Project planning application specifically, or planning generally, to quickly become effective in the use of the planning application as a management and reporting tool. Arguably the most beneficial of these is the Deliverable Management Method that does not rely on the insertion of dynamic links (dependency links) between project plans.
The planning tools provided are in the form of predefined MS Project views, tables and filters with a customised ‘Formatting’ toolbar and unique 'Project Manager' and 'Senior Manager' Toolbars with supporting documentation.
The products provided with this package can be seen here - Programme and Project Planning Package.
This package is also a key component of a greater package. To increase your return on investment even further consider our Programme Office Package.
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