The Talent Organization of a major biopharmaceutical company needed to improve the execution, visibility, and strategic focus of its projects. We improved their project management processes, with a pragmatic approach to ensure compliance and efficiency.
Our client needed to improve the visibility, focus, and execution of the most strategic projects within the Talent Organization. Areas of focus included talent acquisition and management, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and culture – critical initiatives particularly for an industry experiencing constant challenges to keep a lean workforce while remaining innovative.
We improved the organization’s project management processes, with a pragmatic approach to ensure compliance and efficiency. We implemented standardized templates, a project and budget approval process, and introduced a way to collect and report on project statistics.
Using standardized templates, we ensured that each project was aligned to the objectives of the organization, had proper stakeholder communication, and had an initial assessment of project complexity and resource requirements. This allowed project managers to be more thoughtful with their project plans, and in anticipating risks and challenges.
We implemented a project and budget approval process which allowed better strategic focus, allocation of resources, and overall budget forecasting. With a better view of all projects competing for resources, the Talent leadership improved its ability to prioritize and plan for projects.
Finally, the collection and reporting process brought visibility to the initiatives of the organization, encouraging collaboration, and revealing how the organization actually spends its resources and where efficiencies can be realized. It served as a feedback loop to measure the organization’s stated goals against its actual achievements.
With improved rigor in its project management processes and the addition of an integrated reporting platform, we helped the client improve the execution, visibility, and strategic focus of its projects.