Need for Assurance

Programs and major projects involve multiple stakeholders and are becoming increasingly more complex, while requiring extended timeframes and a range of skilled resources.  Expectations of performance and value can vary significantly with stakeholder viewpoint, circumstances and timing of consideration. 


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Programs and projects in general have a  poor record of meeting expectations, especially in terms of outturn cost and anticipated delivery schedule, thus reducing return on investment and stakeholder satisfaction.  Without  a framework and process to  address these and other important aspects, organizations  are vulnerable to  business and reputational harm.


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Are Your Programs and Projects Meeting Expectations?
    ♦ How do you demonstrate that your portfolios, programs and projects are providing best overall value for stakeholders?
    ♦ How do you know if your key initiatives are delivering the returns promised in the business case? 
    ♦ Is a critical program creeping over budget, behind schedule, out of scope or causing some concern to stakeholders? 
    ♦ How effective is your planning, controls, reporting and approvals framework at ensuring efficient delivery of sustaining, competitive and effective business outcomes?
    ♦ How wide is the gap between your stakeholders’ expectations and the performance / value that should be attainable?
    ♦ How are you managing the risk of not your stakeholders’ expectations? 
    ♦ Are your managers and their support staff so engrossed in dealing with day-to-day issues (fighting fires) that they miss the big picture  and disappoint stakeholders(as needs change over time)?
    ♦ Who is ensuring your third party providers are executing in a manner that delivers incremental value?
    ♦ Is there an explicit process for dealing with the important issue areas above?
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