From Strategy To Reality
Project mentoring is a service typically offered to the project sponsor or board to provide the bridge between the technical processes of project management and the broader business environment. Whereas the project manager's role is to ensure that the project is delivered to an agreed set of time, cost and quality parameters, the project mentor has a broader brief to provide independent oversight and awareness of potential problems caused by factors outside the project manager's influence.
How We Can Help
Ideally, as project mentor, we get involved at the project planning stage to advise on how best to establish and run the project to eliminate or mitigate as much risk as possible. We use our own tests and checklists to provide a "state of readiness” assessment of the business to embark on the project and agree a set of metrics to measure ongoing project performance in terms designed to be understood by the business.
Thereafter we have regular involvement during the course of the project at agreed intervals to provide an independent view of progress and recommend actions to correct any significant deviation from plan. On completion of the project we carry out a detailed post-implementation review.