OUTSOURCED RESULTS INC.
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 aspect which are 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 Portfolio Managers (ePM)) are assigned and work on all of our client’s project irrespective of the type of project. The reason is that all projects often do not end up the way they were originally categorize. 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 ePMs to work on all projects. The ePMs working through the planning phase determines what the project needs to ensure success. This approach allows for significant flexibility to adapt and absorb potential changes within the project. The ePM can onboard and off-board resources as needed to ensure that the project has the right management oversight.
How do we select qualified ePMs? All ePMs 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 designation such as PMP, CSM, Prince2 etc. In the next stage data acquired is practiced and applied to real world situation transforming the acquired data to information. After several years of practicing project management, the candidate would have gain requisite knowledge by working low to medium complex project. To gain mastery/wisdom the candidate must show that they have been able successfully adapt project management practices in unique situations that are not often prescribed or derived from textbook scenarios. These criteria typically mean that our ePMs 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 ePM? We accomplish this task by creating an environment that provides both monetary and self-fulfillment incentive. At ORI ePMs 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 ePMs 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. ePMs also get other typical incentives in the marketplace such as competitive salary, 401(k), health plan etc. ePMs have the opportunity to mentor and get support from their peers because ORI is strictly a project management frim
RESOURCES & BEST PRACTICES
Understanding the organization and knowing how to leverage different methodologies and adapt them to each client’s unique needs has proven to be of crucial success in the industry.
ABILITY TO LEVERAGE
The ability to win the buy-in of a critical stakeholder can leverage an innovative approach to program management which will exceed all objectives and prove your program to be a success.
ASSESSMENT AND DETERMINATION
Involving developers earlier than usually allows for improved communication and support which will meet all objectives of the project and establish a new process for future projects as well.