Challenges You Face

Is my project being run properly? 

Are you a Project Sponsor with an IT project that is over budget and running late? Maybe you are a CIO and the reporting you are receiving from a key strategic IT program is raising more questions than it is answering. Or you may be the head of a business unit and your strategic plan is wholly dependent on the success of a key program and you need to know that it is being run properly. 

Well, you should be concerned. According to a 2012 Standish Group CHAOS Survey, only 39% of projects are successfully delivered. The remainder are either cancelled or challenged. How can you tell if your IT project or program is being run properly?

Fortunately, Seven Consulting is well positioned to assist you.

  • We are an independent Australian IT Project and Program Management Consultancy serving top Australian companies and Fortune 100 companies.
  • We use only senior experienced people.
  • We have specific skills in leading large IT projects and programs.
  • We are one of the BRW 100 fastest growing Australian companies.
  • Every client is a reference site.

Our experienced practitioners can provide a thorough Project Assessment, which includes reviewing key project artefacts, analysing the results, and then providing recommendations on how to achieve your business objectives. 

We focus on the underlying fundamentals of the project, its desired outcomes, how they can be delivered, and the interrelationship and priorities between timing, scope, risk and cost. 

Read more in our section on our IT Project and Program Assurance service or contact us.

 

Is best practice being utilised in my project?

These days business and technology executives are being driven to deliver more through their IT enabled business transformation projects for less funding than in previous years. 

This means it is essential that organisations apply best practice project management methods to ensure they successfully deliver their projects on time and on-budget. In addition it’s crucial that the projects deliver the business benefits that they promised in their original business case. 

Seven Consulting is uniquely positioned to assist you to ensure best practice project management methods are being utilised as:

  • We are an independent Australian IT Project and Program Management Consultancy serving top Australian companies and Fortune 100 companies.
  • We use only senior experienced people.
  • We have specific skills in leading large IT projects and programs.
  • We are one of the 100 fastest growing Australian companies.
  • Every client is a reference site.

There are a number of ways that we can assist you:

Seven Consulting can undertake a Project Management Capability Assessment to help you gain a better understanding of your current Project Management capability. The assessment identifies project management practices and processes currently in use; general project management skill and competency in the organisation; and project management infrastructure and support.

The Project Management Capability Improvement service provided by Seven Consulting follows the Project Management Capability Assessment and can help you achieve significant and sustainable improvements in the management of IT projects. We deliver the improvements by focusing on outcomes and addressing all key aspects of change, including people, process, technology and information requirements

At an individual project level our experienced practitioners can provide a thorough and high-level project review, which includes reviewing key project artefacts, analysing the results, and then providing recommendations on how to achieve your business objectives. Read more in our section on our IT Project and Program Assurance service.

 

Is it likely my project will succeed?

All too often problems in IT Projects are identified after it is too late to take appropriate remedial action. Given the reliance these days of business change on IT success the failure or delay of an IT Project can have a significant impact on a business’s future success. 

If you wish to know whether your project will succeed then a Project Assessment undertaken by a Seven Consultant can provide you a valuable insight. Our experienced practitioners can provide a thorough project review, which includes reviewing key project artefacts, analysing the results, and then providing recommendations on how to ensure you achieve your business objectives. 

We focus on the underlying fundamentals of the project, its desired outcomes, how they can be delivered, and the interrelationship and priorities between timing, scope, risk and cost. 

Seven Consulting is well positioned to assist you as:

  • We are an independent Australian IT Project and Program Management Consultancy serving top Australian companies and Fortune 100 companies.
  • We use only senior experienced people.
  • We have specific skills in leading large IT projects and programs.
  • We are one of the 100 fastest growing Australian companies.
  • Every client is a reference site.

Read more about IT Project and Program Assurance or contact us.

 

I need a good Program / Project Manager

  • Is your company faced with the need to kick off a project larger or more complex than your organisation is capable of reliably running? 
  • Have you just lost the Program Manager from a strategically important program and urgently need a safe pair of hands to take over?
  • Do you not have confidence in your in-house project management function to reliably deliver your most business critical project? 

Seven Consulting can provide seasoned professionals who can reliably deliver your IT enable business transformation projects or programs. We currently manage or govern a portfolio of over $3 billion worth of large, complex IT-enabled projects for blue chip clients. Our consultants are drawn from the top 10% of project management and related talent in their field. For your business, that means access to a specialist team that’s exclusively focused on delivering your project.  

Our 100% referenceability is testament to the successful outcomes that we have delivered for our clients.

To find out more please read about our IT Project and Program Management service or contact us.

 

My IT project is running late and/or over budget

Some 61% of all IT projects are delivered significantly late or cancelled. Seven Consulting is experienced at coming into an organisation and rescuing challenged projects. 

Seven Consulting can assist you in two ways. We can help you regain control of your project by undertaking a Project Review and advising you on recovery options. Alternatively we can undertake the turnaround of the project on your behalf through our IT Project or Program Recovery services.

My systems integrator is not delivering

Corporate history is littered with example of major IT Projects that failed due to conflict between a Customer and their Systems Integrator (SI). System Integration Services Agreements are often unwieldy as lawyers attempt to cater for every potential point of dispute but despite this effort conflict often result. 

Seven Consulting has proven success in managing the delivery from a SI on behalf of our clients. All Seven Consulting Consultants are seasoned professionals who utilise industry-leading project management frameworks to manage the SI through to success. 

To find out more please read about our IT Project and Program Management service or contact us

 

I don't have a full visibility into the progress, issues and challenges of my program

There are many programs out there in which, due to lack of efficient processes to collect real time information, senior managers have to rely on verbal exchange of information rather than comprehensive, effective periodic reports. 

Seven Consulting expertise in designing, building and implementing processes within Program Management Office, such as weekly or monthly reporting, can help you to ensure that real time information is captured and passed on to different levels of management and stakeholders within each interval. Read more about this and other benefits your program can have within PMO space by engaging Seven Consulting, in Program Office Management (PMO).   


I want to make the right outsourcing decision

Successful Outsourcing deals can result in substantial cost savings, improved service levels, reduced risk and can free scarce resources to concentrate on core business activity. 

However, for every successful deal, there are more that fail. Many consumers experience no cost savings, many more feel that their contracts are unenforceable and more than half of all outsource contracts are never renewed. 

Seven Consulting’s consultants have led some of the largest outsourcing and offshoring transactions in Australia over the past 15 years. Clients including CBA, EDS, Tenix, Caltex, Vodafone and Optus have benefited from our experience and pragmatic approach. We are independent. We have significant experience working with all Tier #1 and many Tier #2 outsourcing providers, but have no ties to any of them. 

To find out more please read about our Outsourcing Management solution or contact us

 

 

 

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