Project support functionality can be applied at many different levels/positions in the organization and is called by many different titles, PMO, PO, EPMO, etc. This functionality can vary in size enormously, from a one person unit who owns the development of the PM functionality, to several hundreds of people involved in supporting major/large programs.
GBMC works with organizations to design, develop, implement, coach and enhance their project support functionality, or offices, in providing the most effective solution in terms of cost (investment) and increase in productivity or efficiency (return).
GBMC was asked Germania Insurance to assist their Project Office in developing a project prioritization process because its current volume of work was leading to large numbers of project failures, duplicated effort, unaligned work and an unhealthy working environment.
After designing a prioritization process, implementing it and training project personnel, GBMC was able to reduce the number of projects being managed from 264 to 30 projects, saving approx. $1.1 million against a relatively small total investment of $40k, a 26:1 ROI in under 12 months.