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OUR APPROACH
In today’s competitive global market, timely and cost effective execution of capital and information technology projects is imperative. Similarly, it is imperative that time-to-market for the development and introduction of new products be minimized. Once a winning project has been selected, then the proper project management tools, practices and processes, as well as a flexible information technology structure need to be available for the project team and corporate management to effectively execute that project. To support our clients in establishing such an environment, we employ a simple but powerful approach to each engagement. This is a time tested methodology that has led to uniquely conceived and appropriately scaled solutions for each of our clients. Our Engagement process has four phases:DISCOVERY
Understand the end objectives (begin with the end in mind), assess what is working and why, determine what is missing, and define project management architecture requirements.DESIGN
Drill down into the requirements to establish a detailed design of the practices and processes, tools and information technology structure.

DEVELOPMENT
Produce the tools (processes, templates, checklists, forms, reports), procedures, training materials and information systems designed to fulfill the project management objectives

DEPLOYMENT
Implement the developed products, train the project management team/practitioners, analyze results, and establish an environment to support continuous process improvement.

Our approach scales easily to projects of all types, sizes and geographic boundaries. It incorporates checks and balances to ensure that client expectations for results and quality of work are met at each phase. And, most importantly, it produces cost effective, timely and meaningful results.

PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
PMA is committed to providing superior management services and tools to the program/project management community. Our support to clients ranges from achieving success on a single project, to the establishment at the enterprise level of repeatable project management processes that can then advance to a level where those processes are being continuously improved. Our services include:

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION
• Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
• Independent 3rd Party EVMS Standard Compliance
• Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) Preparation/Conduct
• Project Management Maturity Model Assessments
• Management Process Design/Enhancement
• Project Management System Documentation Development
• Project Plan Development and Evaluation
• Development of Performance-Based Measures
• Development of Critical Path Method Project Schedules
• Portfolio Program/Project Management
• Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Development
• Risk Assessment & Mitigation Planning
• Cost Estimating Modeling and Analysis
• Independent Performance Analysis
• Project Cost & Schedule Control
• Project Office Implementation
• Enterprise PM Center of Excellence Establishment

EDUCATION/ TRAINING/ FACILITATION
• Earned Value Management Systems
• Earned Value Data Analysis
• Integrated Baseline Review Preparation/Conduct
• Project Management Skills Enhancement
• Critical Path Method (CPM) Project Scheduling
• Advanced CPM Project Scheduling
• Project Plan Development Workshops
• Microsoft Project™ & Other PM Software Applications Training
• Managing Capital Projects
• Project Management for Software Development Projects
• Managing New Product Development Projects
• Risk Analysis & Mitigation Planning Workshops
•”Turnkey” Training Programs

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & TOOLS
• Information System Requirements Definition/Analysis
• Information System Design and Integration
• System Architecture
• PM Software Evaluation
• Web-based Project Management Systems
• Enterprise Project Management Systems
• Information System Implementation Support

INDUSTRY SERVED

COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES
In today’s competitive global market, whether an organization is a new dotcom company in a high technology industry, or a mature, established one, it is imperative that time-to-market for new products be minimized and that capital projects be timely and cost effective. To this end, PMA has assisted numerous companies with the development and implementation of improved, repeatable processes and tools for the implementation of a world-class project management capability. Our staff of project management professionals has an impressive range of skills and shirtsleeves experiences that cover the entire project management body of knowledge. These include: project management maturity model assessments; project plan development; software tools evaluation and selection; risk management; critical path method scheduling; cost estimating; information technology development, implementation and systems integration; project management education and training; and project baseline establishment. Our services have helped companies in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, public utility, transportation, E&C, health care, biotechnology, and financial services industries to improve the selection, organization, planning, monitoring, control and closeout of projects.

GOVERNMENT-RELATED INDUSTRY
PMA and its staff have extensive experience with providing project management services, tools selection and implementation and operational support in the private and public sectors. This includes support to many Fortune 500 companies, US federal agencies such as DOD, DOE, NASA, NSF, IRS, DOJ, NGA, and NRO, various state and local governments, as well as foreign agencies such as the Canadian Department of National Defence and the Australian Defence Force Academy. This support has involved a host of project environments including bio-medical applications, power generation and transmission, environmental restoration, research and development, engineering and construction, software development, and manufacturing. Earned Value Management has played an important role in a significant portion of our client engagements.

REGARDLESS OF THE INDUSTRY, PMA IS DEDICATED TO:
• Rapid response
• Contributing to meaningful, lasting change
• Tools that both inform and aid decision making
• Innovative Project Management Solutions

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