Appropriate Project Management Methods, Processes and Tools for a Higher PM Maturity Level

Project management consulting by TPG The Project Group draws on a wealth of experience: both in project management methods and processes and in the appropriate project management tools. Since 1998, we have advised many hundreds of medium-sized and large enterprises across all industries and continents with one goal – increasing the maturity level of project portfolio and resource management (PPM).

We have over 25 years of experience in project management consulting and implementing enterprise-wide project management solutions based on Microsoft, Planisware and other technologies.

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Our Competencies in Project Management Consulting

Project Management Consulting

Our projects for implementing a project portfolio management solution start with a comprehensive consulting phase. While you gain a good overview and some deeper insights into the future tool, our specialists analyze your current environment, your processes and existing tools, and start compiling a high level solution design for your requirements.

A series of onsite workshops to discuss your exact organizational goals and requirements addresses all the details needed for the setup and configuration of the new solution. Together with representatives from your management, key stakeholders and project team, we help you identify any possible issues, risks, process improvements as well as technology and infrastructural needs. The new PPM environment will be described under a number of aspects:

  • Processes
  • Templates
  • Security
  • Workflows
  • Reports
  • Technical infrastructure
  • Training needs
  • etc.

Managing the Change

Improving project, portfolio and resource management means a change regarding people, processes and tools. Every change can cause conflict situations that delay the adoption of a tool or process. As an outside expert, we can help in these situations with real-world industry knowledge and best practice approaches to guide your teams in the direction that will help everyone meet the long-term organizational goals.

People may experience doubts, resistance or disagreements concerning the project management environment – and together we can work on reducing these or at least minimizing their impact. This helps reduce any unnecessary risk to the success of the project and ensure early adoption.

Once all the objectives and next steps are clear and agreed, we will start with the implementation of the solution ideally suited to your needs. This is our idea of project management consulting for a higher project management maturity level!

Best Practice Consulting – Save Time & Money

Microsoft PPM and Planisware both offer a great set of functionality and the flexibility to adapt to many process models, industries and customer sizes. The open architecture in combination with powerful APIs allows for integration to any third party system as ERP, HR, Payroll or skills databases.

For almost all aspects of Microsoft and Planisware PPM solutions, TPG has best-practice recommendations, preconfigured solutions or even a fully configured PPM environment for your quick and secure start.

From the experience of around 1,000 implementations at customers of all sizes and very different business models, TPG consultants have built a solution library to answer your requirements in a short time and with the least effort possible. The range of solutions stretches from simple configuration templates for time sheets and security settings over best-practice views in Microsoft PPM and Planisware PPM to powerful enhancements, such as multi-currency usage with on-the-fly recalculations.

Customer Feedback

“Even during the run-up to the project, the people from TPG acted like advisers, not like salespeople. We found that very positive. The intensive evaluation discussions at the beginning ensured that the result of the project was on target and the best possible solution for our needs.”

Volker Pellny, Senior Consultant Strategic and Large Projects, TUI Deutschland GmbH

International TPG Customers from Different Industries

  • Airbus (DE, FR)
  • BAE Systems (UK)
  • Bosch BSH (DE)
  • DESY (DE)
  • Dimension Data (ZA)
  • Dürr (DE)
  • ELM (SA)
  • E.ON (DE)
  • Exxaro Coal Mines (ZA)
  • Goodyear (DE / US)
  • Grupo Leao (BR)
  • Hamburg Port Autority (DE)
  • Harman International (DE, US)
  • Helsinki City Transport (FI)
  • Hydro Quebec (CA)
  • Irish Rail (EI)
  • Johnson Controls (DE)
  • Karl Storz (DE)
  • Kemira (FI)
  • KFW (DE)
  • Lonza (UK)
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo (DE)
  • NATS (UK)
  • QinetiQ (UK)
  • Rentschler Biotechnologie (DE)
  • Rheinmetall (CH, DE, AT, CA)
  • Siemens Energy (DE)
  • Siemens Mobility (CH)
  • Stora Enso (FI)
  • Swisscom (CH)
  • Tecnisa (BR)
  • Tyco Electronics (US)
  • Vaillant Group (DE)
  • Vorwerk (DE)
  • Votorantim (BR)
  • etc.