Project Management/PMO

Clients choose Marshwinds International because of our unique ability to provide project management consulting solutions they need to match the task at hand. That flexibility means we are a ''one-stop shop,'' with a complete range of customized services delivered by project management experts.

Our services include project management training, consulting and project office development. As part of our strategy, we offer a complete curriculum of training programs and employ four different levels of PMI-certified project consultants.

  • Senior Project Management Consultant

  • Project Management consultant

  • Coordinator

  • Schedule Analyst

Project Management

Project management isn’t just about timelines and deliverables, it’s also about your firm’s profits, reputation, stability and growth. In today’s competitive business environment, companies must be able to deliver the benefits of successful projects in a more cost-effective manner.

When you partner with Marshwinds International, you get a team of certified professionals who have years of real-world experience. We utilize industries best practices methodology to enable our clients to successfully complete their most important projects on-time, within budget and to the intended level of quality.

In addition, we help firms achieve a competitive advantage by transitioning project management into a core competency within their organizations. We provide a flexible combination of services including a PMI-certified training curriculum, best-in-class consulting services and end-to-end project office development.

Project Management Consulting Services

Marshwinds International has an impressive track record of providing our clients with proven project management consulting solutions that are both effective and cost efficient. Not only do our project management consultants have the experience to roll-up their sleeves to help drive your high-priority project to successful completion, but they also have the expertise to mentor your personnel through the process of adopting a more structured project management approach. If you require a customized project management strategy, Marshwinds International personnel will work with your organization to deliver near-term successes on your projects while moving your organization in the right project management direction.

Our Project Management consultants are certified by The Project Management Institute (PMI). With various levels of PM consultants, we are equipped to take on many different roles and provide any type of service from project management training, to mentoring, to onsite project office development.

Project Management Training

Committed teams accomplish more, and one way to ensure their commitment is to involve them in the planning process. Marshwinds International provides team members with the right skills and knowledge to participate. As part of our PM Consulting services, we offer project management methodology and facilitator training for all stakeholders in your organization from team members to managers, project sponsors to customers. We also have advanced project management training classes for your experienced managers and individuals involved in project office development.

Marshwinds International's training fills the project management knowledge gap between team members and provides a consistent approach for use by the entire team. Our PMI-certified trainers use a state-of-the-art curriculum to pose practical challenges, cultivate strong working relationships and arm your team with tools they can put to immediate use. They will be well equipped to participate in creating comprehensive project plans, implementing disciplined processes for maintaining those plans, and utilizing management reviews to ensure deliverables are completed in a timely manner.

  • Advanced MS Project

  • Advanced Project Planning and Facilitation

  • Risk Management

  • PMI Certification

  • Advanced Planning and Control

  • Cost Management

Project Office Development

An internal Project Management Office (PMO) gives organizations the ability to achieve consistently successful results across their entire portfolio of projects creating a foundation that can turn project management into a competitive advantage. Whether your organization is just beginning to explore the benefits of a formal PMO, or your existing PMO is not achieving the results management has intended, Marshwinds International can help take your PMO to the next level.

A Project Office fulfills two essential roles:
  It provides enterprise-level project management services.
  It serves as a project management center of excellence.

Implementing a formalized project management process in an organization that has not used a structured approach to project planning and control can present significant challenges. Our phased approach to implementation helps companies overcome resistance to change, allows lessons learned in early phases to be incorporated in the systems installed in later phases, and ensures that a solid foundation of project-level data is available prior to rolling-up enterprise-level information.

Marshwinds uses four implementation phases: Initiation, Project-Level Installation, Enterprise-Level Installation, and Maintenance.

The Initiation phase:

    Mobilizes the organization.
    Remediates any current at-risk projects.
    Sets the stage for the Installation phases.

This phase includes the selection of pilot projects that have the potential for near-term successes, and the communication of those success stories to the organization.

Installation phase:

The Project-Level Installation phase:
  • Provides a structured project planning and control process for all targeted projects.

  • Creates the project management infrastructure necessary to support the consistent, successful application of project management techniques by the Project Office on future projects.

  • Provides training and mentoring to the Project Office staff.

The Enterprise-Level Installation phase
  • Creates the infrastructure necessary to support business decision-making based on schedule, resource, and cost information “rolled-up” from the entire portfolio of projects.

  • Transitions the day-to-day responsibility for developing and maintaining individual project plans from Marshwinds to the Project Office staff.

The Maintenance phase:

  • Transitions the responsibility for supporting all of the project management requirements of the organization to the Project Office staff.

  • Ensures long-term continuity by establishing project management as a core competency and an essential function within the organization.