Delta Data Services LLC

Project Management (PM) Support for Entertainment Industry 

Problem

This entertainment industry client needed a consultant to assist with providing continuity and cohesion for  their quarterly planning meetings and to support the manager of their Project Management Office (PMO) during this critical time.their quarterly planning meetings and to support the manager of their Project Management Office (PMO) during this critical time.

Approach

DDS would attend the quarterly planning meetings and observe and take notes on the PMO interactions with Project Managers (PMs). Based on our observations and notes, we would submit these notes to the PMO and use them to come up recommendations for the PMO to give PMs. Additionally, DDS would be able to use the observations to prepare training materials that the PMO could use with PMs.

Solution  

Delta Data Services LLC (DDS) provided information technology (IT) project management support to the client during the client’s quarterly project planning period. This support enabled the client to better track their decisions during their planning meetings and follow-up with their project leads in order for them to successfully continue the momentum they began during their planning period.
DDS deliverables from the planning period support included:

• Planning period notes with details on the input from PMs
• PM recommendations for how to approach encouraging PMs to be most productive
• PowerPoint of PM training presentations to be used by the PMO in preparing the PMs for leading their projects
Our deliverables assisted the client to implement department-wide prioritization of projects and provide their project managers with additional tools and methodology they required to implement their projects according to their corporate project management standards.

Result

The PMO had some more insight into what happened during the quarterly planning meetings. They could use this insight, the recommendations from DDS based on our observations and the PowerPoint slides we made to better support their PMs to lead prioritize and lead their projects.

Tools

Project Management (Recommendations, Develop Training Tools), Business Analysis (Documentation, Meeting Minutes)