SOURCE: Project Consulting Group

Project Consulting Group

March 22, 2010 08:30 ET

SharePoint Users Choose Project Consulting Group to Derive More From New and Existing SharePoint Deployments

SharePoint Users Benefit From PCG's Unique Shared Risk Service Delivery Model

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) -  Project Consulting Group (PCG), a recognized expert in project and portfolio management consulting services, notes that many organizations today are seeking more value from their existing technology investments, such as optimizing the use of Microsoft SharePoint. PCG is helping companies do that by delivering a strategic framework that integrates people, process, technology and culture.

"Organizations today need greater visibility, increased collaboration and flexible frameworks to tackle more work without killing their budgets. Organizations we have been working with have made huge strides in harnessing the power of their existing SharePoint deployments and using SharePoint as a platform to achieve company goals faster through existing technology investments," said Greg McGrane, Founder and Co-Chairman of Project Consulting Group. "In fact, there are many organizations that aren't even aware they have certain capabilities that can be turned on with very minimal effort and resources."

Over the last several years, PCG has led successful bid teams to win deployments of SharePoint into both large and small businesses spread across several industry sectors (and in several cases to help organizations 'recover' failed projects). Their team is well equipped to evaluate how SharePoint projects can and do go awry. More importantly PCG is creatively putting their expertise to work for its clients by engineering a Shared Risk service delivery model which effectively mitigates investment risk to ensure clients get the business outcome they expect with a clearly defined matrix on deliverables that most project management groups avoid.

PCG has taken on sizable organizations that have experienced challenges in effectively leveraging SharePoint on various process improvement initiatives, and like any other IT project, it is important to provide a clearly defined scope, establish an inherent project culture within the business, create stakeholder and management buy-in, institute project management checks and balances, develop core competencies and skills needed to sustain the initiative long term, and once it has been deployed, establish proper governance along with change and risk identification and management.

"Our PCG team is well aware that a key contributing factor to achieving a successful implementation is having both SharePoint and project management delivery experience," said Tim Erickson, PCG Partner and National SharePoint Practice Director. "Often IT departments and outside consultancies will assume it is like every other Microsoft infrastructure related project, which could be a costly mistake. Our experience and focus on long-term partnerships and performance related ROI makes a significant bottom-line difference."

About Project Consulting Group
Project Consulting Group (PCG), based in Minneapolis, is a pioneer in developing low-risk, high-return deployment strategies to help clients reach their goal of improved decision making at the project, program, and portfolio level. Its Project Delivery On-Demand solution is a comprehensive service model that delivers a proven framework to integrate and assimilate people, process, technology and culture, helping organizations achieve faster performance results and a competitive advantage in their ability to execute. PCG is a winner of the 2010 Kinetic Process Innovation Award for Excellence in IT Consulting.

A longstanding partner of The Project Management Institute (PMI), PCG has one of the highest percentages of PMP certified staff of any consultancy in the nation. Our consultants have spoken at conferences around the world, and helped to rewrite the international project management certification standards on behalf of PMI. For more information visit: www.projectconsultinggroup.com

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