Program and Project Management

Project & Program Management

The project management services that AMPS LLC offers to our clients are the organizing and managing of resources to ensure that a project is completed within a defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints. Typically, it is very difficult to get a new business up and running without committing to it full-time. This can be especially difficult if you are already operating another business. Due to this, we are committed to providing project coordination services to individuals with this situation.

When dealing with renewable energy projects, our team can take over the day to day obligations, fielding marketing calls, scheduling and leading meetings, and keeping the project on schedule and on budget. These services can be transferred to any start-up business. Our team can keep your project on track from start up until the first day of operation.  Some of the approach, methodologies, tools & technical include:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Program and Project Management
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Status Reporting
  • Program Reviews
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Project Team Augmentation
  • Product Installation
  • Governance and Advisory Boards
  • Stakeholder Management

Portfolio Management

AMPS assists clients in implementing a systematic approach to align a portfolio of projects to higher-level goals and to manage the performance of a portfolio of aligned initiatives to maximize value and minimize risk with strategic impact. Specifically, portfolio management helps clients:

  1. Conduct a risk profile analysis;
  2. Decide on the diversification of projects, infrastructure and technologies;
  3. Align initiatives with business goals; and
  4. Provide continuous improvement (lessons learned and investment adjustments).

Program and Project Management

AMPS LLC has the expertise and experience to manage projects as well as large-scale programs. Our experts are PMI-certified and have experience in both managing projects as well as preparing clients for PMI certification. The support we provide to clients includes, but is not limited to:

  • Establishing a Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Creation of executive steering committee
  • Definition of roles and responsibilities
  • Defining and tracking key program and project level deliverables
  • Developing a communications strategy

Earned Value Analysis

AMPS LLC applies Earned Value Management (EVM) as a project management technique for measuring project progress in an objective manner. EVM has the ability to combine measurements of scope, schedule, and cost in a single integrated system. When properly applied, EVM provides an early warning of performance problems. Additionally, EVM promises to improve the definition of project scope, prevent scope creep, communicate objective progress to stakeholders, and keep the project team focused on achieving progress. Essential features of any EVM implementation include

  1. a project plan that identifies work to be accomplished,
  2. a valuation of planned work, called Planned Value (PV) or Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled (BCWS), and
  3. pre-defined "earning rules" (also called metrics) to quantify the accomplishment of work, called Earned Value (EV) or Budgeted Cost of Work Performed (BCWP).

EVM implementations for large or complex projects include many more features, such as indicators and forecasts of cost performance (over budget or under budget) and schedule performance (behind schedule or ahead of schedule).

Status Reporting

AMPS LLC assists clients increase the success of project delivery and improve project control with effective status reporting. Status reporting includes project cost, schedule and performance in a concise executive format noting that:

  • Reporting must not be regarded as unpleasant, bureaucratic or tedious
  • Belief in the need for control must be shared
  • Control criteria must be defined before work begins
  • Reports should include a copy of the plan
  • Reports much be made at fixed, periodic internals and be accomplished by formal discussion.
  • Project managers must have the resolved to make and carry out decisions which affect progress.

Program Reviews

AMPS LLC assists clients with program reviews to assess the cost, schedule and performance of a project against the original milestones and objectives established for the project or initiative. The assessments includes and evaluation of the project team capabilities and teamwork as well as resources available to achieve project goals.

Risk Mitigation

AMPS LLC assists clients establish a continuous project to track and mitigate known risks as well identify new risk and risk mitigation strategies.

Project Team Augmentation

AMPS LLC will augment client project teams with qualified resources that integrate into the client project team, operate under the direction of project supervision and provide a cost effective solutions to limited resources or unique skill requirements needed to achieve project goals.

Governance and Advisory Boards

AMPS LLC helps clients define and establish governance procedures and advisory boards to provide the appropriate degree of control and oversight to improve project success and provide senior quality advisory at critical milestones in a project.

Stakeholder Management

AMPS LLC helps organizations with the increasing challenges of threats posed by globalization, limit funds, economic uncertainty, energy regulations and limited supplies. Transformation for such organizations is not an option but a necessity. All organization members much understand these realities and adopt new behaviours to confront them. AMPS LLC helps organizations though a multi-pronged approach, which includes:

  • Change Preparedness Diagnosis
  • Executive Action Planning
  • Establishment of Performance Baselines
  • Development and Tracking of Critical Success Measures
  • Communications Strategy (Planning, execution, feedback analysis)