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Programme leadership

Delivering value in times of change

The economic drivers pressing organisations into major change initiatives have never been greater. Fierce competition , changing business models, new technology, deregulation, cost pressures and globalisation are creating the need for organisations to undertake more and more initiatives of unprecedented complexity and with unprecedented speed. However despite the increasing level of investment being made by organisations in projects and programmes a startling number of initiatives fail to deliver the expected value, never get implemented, or cost substantially more and take substantially longer than planned.

In this modern environment the proportion of organisations resources that is committed to programmes and projects is increasing and the succession of projects and programmes is continuous. Traditional programme and project management approaches and techniques are becoming less effective as the nature and volume of these challenges becomes greater. The overall result is that too many independent and competing activities are going on simultaneously without enough coordination, thereby creating duplication and conflict that undermine the overall change and improvement efforts.

Programme Leadership

Programme Leadership takes a holistic approach to the delivery of projects and programmes in complex organisations. We align projects with the overall strategic objectives, transforming the business strategy into a coordinated portfolio of initiatives. The approach addresses the need to build organisational capability for the development and implementation of new processes, structures and systems as well as the skills and abilities of people.

We take an integrated approach to delivering business changes, creating a means for continuous delivery. Our approach is to build core organisational capabilities which enable organisations to be agile in response to their environment or markets.

Our approach to supporting delivery of complex Programmes

Our approach to supporting delivery of complex Programmes

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IPMO Programme Assurance Strategic Portfolio Management

How can Deloitte create programme information that adds value, rather than more bureaucracy to the process?

Programme Management Offices are key providers of information to senior executives, but are often seen to be a layer of bureaucracy that doesn’t add value to the project delivery. At Deloitte, our Intelligent Programme Management Office adds value – not red tape – to the process. It informs your senior executives and supports strategy delivery through a tailored approach to project type and industry, and provides industry/technical specialist programme managers with the data they need.

The iPMO is a formidable force in setting a proactive intensive tone for delivering the most difficult programmes. It establishes tailored processes, systems and functions that will improve programme management effectiveness. It provides the leadership team with practical, strategic support to manage the programme’s direction, focussing on outcomes, addressing uncertainty, providing reassurance that the right things are being implemented and that risks are being managed.

How does Deloitte support senior management in achieving successful delivery and realising the intended benefits?

Our Programme Assurance solution is designed to be flexible, scaleable, and is founded on a risk-based approach, ensuring that the right level of assurance is provided. Our approach consists of five independent assurance solutions, and each solution provides a different level of assurance at different points in the programme life cycle.

Assurance provides greater confidence to senior management; it increases the control they have over their programmes, reduces the risk, and increases the chances of success.

How can we help senior management to run their programmes in a consistent and coherent way?

The effort directed towards managing innovation and change through projects and programmes has grown significantly – but running the business is still a significant management task. Businesses need to be smarter and more effective at selecting their portfolio of change initiatives and then delivering them.

Programme Leadership’s Strategic Portfolio Management capability is used to help clients get control of the portfolio of initiatives they have running and optimise the value they get from their project investments. The focus of work is on helping organisations to align the projects that the business does with its strategy and goals; choosing the projects that provide the greatest benefit to the organisation, while stopping those that do not; and optimising the portfolio to make most efficient use of resource and minimise change impact on the business.

Deloitte will work with you to align programmes and projects to your vision and strategy, fitting the portfolio to real-world constraints, prioritising and optimising the effort required to identify benefits.

Why Deloitte?

Programme Leadership helps you unlock the full value of your initiatives, especially when you have a range of complex projects going on simultaneously. We combine deep strategic and operational capabilities with extensive implementation experience in order to develop value-based executable strategies and to realise and manage benefits across your organisation.

Our consultants specialise in many areas including project and programme delivery and management as well as risk management, planning, governance and reporting. We work closely with our colleagues in Human Capital and Technology Integration so together we can provide credible solutions for the more significant and complex challenges faced by organisations. We have an exemplary track record in high quality programme delivery and have robust process to assure the quality of our delivery so that you can focus your efforts elsewhere.

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