PMO turnaround ensures multi-million dollar IT investment delivers

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Our client needed help with:

  • A $500M investment to modernise and transform their exploration and production workflows and associated IT.
  • Reviews revealed that the programme office (PMO) did not support programme delivery.
  • Lack of information and insight from the PMO meant leaders could not manage budgets, risks, issues and interdependencies.

Our approach:

  • Deploy an expert three-person team to turn-around the PMO quickly; ahead of internal audit and critical site go-live dates.
  • Established an effective PMO within 4 months, including receiving a strong, positive endorsement for the improvements that were delivered from Internal Audit.
  • Chaucer’s depth and breadth of experience turning around troubled projects and programmes, meant that all required tools and expertise were available from Day 1 to make a positive impact quickly across a complex global programme.

The results:

6 months

Complete turnaround of this $500M portfolio for successful review by Internal Audit

40%

Savings obtained through clearer financial management

Rebuilt corporate confidence and secured funding to ensure delivery of the full programme and its benefits in a cash-constrained environment

Improved PMO support made the leadership team more effective: IT go-live deadlines were met through rigorous technical and stakeholder management processes

How we delivered these results:

  • Chaucer was asked to provide an expert team to turn-around the PMO quickly; ahead of Internal Audit and critical site go-live dates.
  • Chaucer provided a three man team who established an effective PMO within 4 months, including receiving a strong, positive endorsement for the improvements that were delivered from Internal Audit.
  • Chaucer’s depth and breadth of experience turning around troubled projects and programmes, meant that all required tools and expertise were available from Day 1 to make a positive impact quickly across a complex global programme.

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