"I'm looking for intelligence and that's what I get with Major Oak. It's more about their thought process as opposed to a specific area of expertise that makes them a great partner. We value their focus, attention to detail and thoroughness – and they are much more nimble and flexible than other providers. It's like Christmas morning when I get their final deliverable. I know what to expect, but I always get more."- Senior Director, Human Resources at a global Fortune 100 company
Project & Program Management
At Major Oak Consulting, we partner with our clients to provide mission-critical project management services for their global and US-based projects. Our project managers have led company-wide technology, people and process projects that include:
- Systems Implementations and Upgrades
- Vendor and Technology Evaluations
- Process Excellence in Operations, Finance, HR, Payroll and IT
- Company-wide Program Rollouts
- M&A Integration and Organizational Development Efforts
Our Project and Program Managers average more than 20 years of experience and consistently deliver timely results with significant value. Our Project Managers have demonstrated success in prior executive or leadership roles in addition to their external consulting experience. That’s why so many clients turn to us to support their projects.
Our flexible methodology ensures your initiative remains on target from a resource, schedule, quality and budget perspective by leveraging:
- Comprehensive Project Charters and Stakeholder Analysis
- Detailed Project Plans and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
- Communications Planning/Change Management
- Risk Management Planning and Monitoring
- Proper Financial Monitoring
- Frequent and Useful Status Reporting
- Issues Management Tracking and Resolution
- Contingency Planning
- Project Team Development
We deliver project value that goes well beyond on-time and on-budget projects. We will guide, lead and support your project, whether it is by deploying a team with right project and subject matter expertise, or a single resource that has the knowledge, skills and professional experience to augment your team.
Major Oak is a Project Management Institute (PMI) member and the majority of our consultants are certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs). We follow industry recognized best practices combined with our own proprietary set of tools to provide practical project solutions.
When your organization is faced with large-scale efforts or a portfolio of demanding projects, Major Oak’s Program Management experts offer a proven and structured approach to set-up and support a highly effective Project Management Office (PMO). Your PMO will be built on strong governance and control practices that help deliver satisfaction and value to your clients.
Our executive-level Program Managers have in-depth experience in leading large IT and business projects. We can also assist you in creating a PMO to drive process improvements or deploy change management initiatives that can help transform organizational culture and employee performance.
Our experts enable your PMO to monitor and report accurate progress by improving project visibility and information-sharing. With Major Oak’s guidance, your PMO will optimize the essential tools and techniques needed to improve project scheduling, resource leveling, financial reporting, issues management and risk strategies.
We help you to identify and remove project roadblocks and establish free-flowing lines of communication between your PMO, individual project teams, executive sponsors and other stakeholders. Learn how to create targeted project communications that meet the needs of busy senior executives to keep them knowledgeable and focused on the critical facts to ensure project portfolio success.