Business area: Banking – Risk Technology & IT

Client Problem:  APS were asked to support a Risk Technology & IT Function which had no governance or control across 5 Programmes and 45 Projects, planning and delivery of project on time and budget was an issue across the entire Portfolio.

APS Approach:  APS undertook a discovery phase to access areas and quick wins to gain control.  APS implemented a standard change methodology across the Portfolio as well as rolling out a new Federated PMO Function to promote best practice.

APS quick wins during the engagement:

  • Each Project to baseline project plan delivery dates
  • Change Control process put in place to allow scope, requirements and date changes
  • Assessment of project documentation and tracker in place
  • Health check across the Portfolio implemented at a project level.

The Project Outcome:  Portfolio delivery improvement with enhanced management of delivery and correct decisions being made by senior stakeholders.  Federated PMO function implemented with full training and a lean central PMO function.  APS then provided a full knowledge transfer and handover to a permanent member of staff.

APS resources:

  • Global PMO Portfolio Manager
  • PMO Analyst
  • PCSO Resources

Key statistics:

  • £80m Portfolio Budget
  • Portfolio of 5 Programmes and 45 Projects
  • Global Tier 1 Bank