Project Assistants’ Case Studies

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Background

HP, a stockholder-owned corporation founded in 1939, is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries worldwide. The company’s mission is straight-forward: develop technologies and services that can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, HP has approximately 172,000 employees.

Challenges/Opportunities

  • A large and urgent project management capability need to facilitate a major engagement and program started for a DOD Agency
  1. Integrated master schedule
  2. Expedient and accurate project statuses
  3. Analysis and identification of key trends and problem areas
  4. Better capability of answering resource utilization and skill assessment questions questions (through improved understanding of staffing and schedule changes)
  5. In-depth reporting and analysis
  6. Implementation of project management best practices
  • Unsustainable enlistment of project managers to manage a major DOD technology consolidation multi-year program (the target was bringing on 12 project managers in a staggered process over a two-month timeframe)

Solution

  • To address these challenges, Project Assistants:
  • Supported the initiative’s leadership in staffing the Project Management Office
  • Provided leadership in consolidating the planning and reporting of key engagement management processes
  • Provided staffing support for multiple domestic locations

Customer Perspective

  • Project Assistants was able to fulfill a critical need in a short timeframe and support engagement successes
  • Our team provided better value versus our competition: sensational talent, appropriate investment, rapid response

Benefits

Because of the thoroughness of the Project Assistants’ Program Control Manager, understanding the EDC program requirements and implementing project management best practices, the HP/DLA team was able to meet the programs originally stated objectives. As a result of the implementation of Project Assistants’ project management best practice, the EDC Program has achieved the following:

  • Aligning the project’s work breakdown structure with the EDC server consolidation migration methodology.
  • The development of a more mature EDC Program Project Managers
  • The development of a consolidated program and project management status report
  • Better utilization of program resources
  • More efficiently run projects based on the development and review of project management best practices
  • Completing projects within the program on time and within budget.