Project Health Checks and Project Manager & Business Analyst Capability Assessments Now Available Through Reseller Partners
Sydney, Australia – August 2011 – Leading Australian project services firm, PM-Partners group, today announced that its Project Health Checks and Project Manager & Business Analyst Capability Assessments are now available online and through reseller partners via PM-Pulse™.
The PM-Pulse portal is the result of a partnership between PM-Partners group and Queensland-based Assessment Portal Pty Ltd which works with industry experts like PM-Partners group to collate their knowledge and experience into online assessments.
The portal is part of a strategic initiative to move a significant part of PM-Partner group’s service delivery online. The company’s online strategy also includes partnering with leading Software as a Service (SaaS) Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution suppliers iPlanWare and Planview (see separate announcements).
Whereas PM-Partners group will be a reseller for iPlanWare and Planview, the online Project Health Checks and Project Manager & Business Analyst Capability Assessments – previously delivered by PM-Partners in-house – are being made available through reseller partners both in Australia and overseas.
Conducted online via PM-Pulse, data collection for the Health Checks and Assessments is completed in less than half the time of traditional methods. Baseline data is available within days, reducing reporting timelines by up to 40%. Earlier detection and insight in turn results in increased project success rates and return on investment.
“The opportunities for channel partnerships ranges from consulting companies, hosting and solutions providers to systems integrators,” said Pete Swan, Director for PM-Partners group. “We already partner with many of these companies to provide them with skilled project managers or business analysts. Now they can also resell online Project Health Checks and Project Manager & Business Analyst Capability Assessments.”
As well as providing an additional value-added service for resellers, an objective Project Health Check could prove invaluable to systems integrators, said Swan. “Many integrators get trapped in organisationally complex projects where their project managers are severely challenged. A Project Health Check gives an objective view of where the project is going wrong without any arguments or finger-pointing or can simply provide peace of mind for executives by adding rigour to high risk initiatives.”
PM-Partners group Project Health Checks leverage technology, best practice and 15 years of industry knowledge to deliver one of the most powerful measures available to ensure project success. Integrating 360-degree style feedback, selected project managers, stakeholders, customers and team members are able to efficiently provide their feedback creating a true perspective on the status of the project.
The company’s Project Manager & Business Analyst Capability Assessments pinpoint individual strengths as well as development needs at all levels of project management and business analysis within an organisation, from directors to team members. This enables the design of highly targeted professional development programs which deliver organisation-wide benefits.