The question I often get asked is what differentiates ORI form other organizations AND how do you make it work when others can’t. Our approach is founded on a very simple philosophy. We deliver quality service by using the best resources for each project. And we ensure that you have in place an organizational environment that attracts the best resources.
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 high quality by ensuring that highly experienced enterprise project managers are assigned and work on all of our client’s projects irrespective of the type of project.
We call these project managers Sr. Project Management Consultant (sPMCs).
The reason for this approach? Projects often do not end up the way they were originally categorized. In many cases a project considered originally to be small evolves 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, and other factors. 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:
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, and Prince2.
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 must gain requisite knowledge by working projects of low to medium complexity. To gain mastery and 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 projects.
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 assignments, sPMC feel more comfortable understanding that they have more job security and influence at ORi than any other company they may have worked for in the past. sPMCs also get other typical incentives in the marketplace such as competitive salary, 40K, and health plan. sPMCs have the opportunity to mentor and get support from their peers because ORI is strictly a project management firm.