Project and portfolio management with Project Online

Through the years we have helped many customers making steps in professionalizing their project and portfolio management. Our experienced and certified consultants help in defining the project organization and the translation into the right processes and supporting tools.

“Through the years we have helped many customers making these steps. Our experienced and certified consultants help you to define the project organization, the required processes and the support of a smart and effective toolset.”

Organizations nowadays need to adapt to changes more quickly and keep on innovating themselves to stay in the market. The marketplace changes rapidly, the competition is always close by, customers demand new and better products, law and regulations require more tighter procedures and the digitalization offers other ways of working and interaction with the customer. Organizations are in a continuous stage of change. Changes which are being implemented through projects and programs.

Unfortunately an organization can only absorb so many changes at a time. With a limited budget and a resource constraint choices are essential. To support this process the eco system of Microsoft can be of help. With platforms like Project Online, Office Teams 365 & Planner and PowerBI an effective and efficient solution is always at hand.

Project Online is the Microsoft solution for Project and Portfolio Management. A flexible solution for all challenges within the project organization. We can help any project organization grow in their project and portfolio management. Starting of in a simple manner (KISS) and offering new features and functionalities when the organization is ready for it. Growing into PPM maturity step by step!

Main benefits

The most interesting benefits of Project Online:

  • Ease of use: Familiar Office interface and it can be tailored to your needs.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS); flexible, safe, access anywhere, anytime and always up-to-date.
  • Seamless integration with Excel, SharePoint and PowerBI.
  • From idea management through benefit realization; supporting the whole project lifecycle.   
  • Effective resource management to get the best out of your workforce capacities

With many years of experience we know that the implementation of new processes and systems have a huge impact on the organization. With this in mind we have developed a best practice approach resulting in a quick and successful adoption.

Within 13 weeks a PPM environment up and running

Based on a first intake to determine the maturity of the project organization we developed an implementation approach. This approach is known for its ‘crawl, walk, run’ staging. We want to get your organization up-and-running as fast as possible. Start off with the basics and add extra features/ functionalities based on actual usage and grow the PPM maturity with enthusiasm. Your PPM adoption and maturity grows on actual usage, not documents and theory!

We start off with a small team of key users to define a configuration to support the current PPM processes. These key users will be trained based on the train-the-trainer principle. This way the knowledge and expertise is directly embedded within your organization. Besides being cost effective, it creates internal leverage.

After a first exploration stage we start building the required deliverables using an Agile development model. Within 4 sprints we deliver a PPM environment which focusses on the most important elements. You determine the priorities during the planning of the sprints.

After a period of testing we finalize the configuration and the organization can implement it. We provide you with a “Next steps” report on how to proceed and we are certainly available to make sure the go-live is a smooth operation.

Other options

Besides Project Online there are other options to help your project organization forward. Possible solutions can be found in:

  • SharePoint: Every project with an own website. Knowledge and documents are easily shared.
  • Teams & Planner: Within Office 365 functionalities to let teams work closely together; chat, document management, kanban board and much more.
  • Dynamics 365: Project Service Automation (PSA) offers a solution for more commercial driven projects (Rate x Hours)

With many years of experience we know that the implementation of new processes and systems have a huge impact on the organization. With this in mind we have developed a best practice approach resulting in a quick and successful adoption.