The question I often get asked is what differentiates ORI form other organizations or how do you make it work when others can’t. Our approach founded a very simple philosophy involving two key aspects which is delivering quality service by using the best resource on all project, and the other is ensuring that you have in place an organizational environment that attracts the best resource. At ORI we excel at accomplishing both goals by leveraging our innovative approach to delivering project management.
How does ORI get the best and highest quality project management services? We accomplish this by ensuring that highly experienced enterprise project managers (we call enterprise Sr. Project Management Consultant (sPMC)) are assigned and work on all of our client’s projects irrespective of the type of project. The reason is that all projects often do not end up the way they were originally categorized. In many cases a project considered originally to be small evolve to become a more challenging project due to many variables such as environmental conditions, loss of a key resource, over-embellished vendor capability, change of scope, hardware limitations etc. so to ensure that irrespective of a project designation a successful outcome is achieved ORI assigns an sPMC to work on all projects. The sPMC works during the planning phase to determine what the project needs to ensure success. This approach allows for significant flexibility to adapt and absorb potential changes within the project. The sPMC can onboard and off-board resources as needed to ensure that the project has the right management oversight.
How do we select qualified sPMC? All sPMC’s must have gone through these four stages before they can be considered to lead a project. The stages are data, information, knowledge, and finally wisdom. As part of data acquisition, potential candidates must show significant interest and commitment in the project management profession by obtaining professional designations such as PMP, CSM, Prince2 etc. In the next stage data acquired is practiced and applied to real-world situations transforming the acquired data to information. After several years of practicing project management, the candidate would have to gain requisite knowledge by working low to medium complex projects. To gain mastery/wisdom the candidate must show that they have been able to successfully adapt project management practices in unique situations that are not often prescribed or derived from textbook scenarios. These criteria typically mean that our sPMC have between 13 to 20+ years of project management experience with at least seven years of managing programs and enterprise-level project.
How does ORI attract and incentivize sPMC? We accomplish this task by creating an environment that provides both monetary and self-fulfillment incentives. At ORI sPMC have a well-defined and documented career path that allows them to become executives and partners within the organization. In addition, because of ORI’s organizational structure and project management assignment sPMC can feel more comfortable understanding that they have that the job security and influence than any other company they may have worked for in the past. sPMC also get other typical incentives in the marketplace such as competitive salary, 401(k), health plan etc. sPMC have the opportunity to mentor and get support from their peers because ORI is strictly a project management firm