Project Implementation

Take advantage of our Project Implementation experience to deliver excellent project outcomes; we provide tailorable PPM Approaches, built upon learning from success and failure of projects around the world.

We baseline your organisation’s current practice, design and support improvement of PMOs and Project Teams and enable you to measure your return on investment from your portfolios, programmes and projects!

According to PMI’s “Pulse of the Profession” report, the best performing PPM organisations are distinguished by:

  1. Designing PPM environments for outcome improvements.
  2. Up-skilling and coaching PPM professional staff/teams.
  3. Aligning PPM right practices to achieve strategic goals.

We actively assist you to overcome the high cost of low PPM performance by implementing a lean, tailored PPM approach, complete with method guide, process map, role descriptions, and templates, to achieve Right Practice. 


Lite Project Method

Lite project method implementation Training materials (available in 5 languages) and a Train the Trainer service for senior PMs to train project teams is available; supporting case studies available for Automotive; Banking; Construction; Health/Pharmaceutical; Oil+Gas; Railways; Telecommunications.

If more rapid project implementation is needed, or in-company training resources are not available, we can provide the training for you, anytime, anywhere in the world, on customised Lite project methods

Integrated Global Best Practice

When customers need to upgrade their Project Management Methodology to a wider PPM approach, we provide an Integrated Global Best Practice approach for the entire Change Portfolio. CUPE’s ‘best practice PRISM’ (PRactical Integrated & Simplified Method) is a unique and flexible PPM methodology, which can be used straight ‘out of the box’ or to accelerate development of a bespoke company PPM solution. ppm

PRISM is a complete Global Best Practice PPM solution: just 50 critical elements! (Principles, Processes, Roles, Templates) You benefit from greatly simplified PPM practices, cutting out unnecessary complexity to reduce 350 to just 50 tailorable elements; it’s so much simpler that using individual methods! Easy to learn and train-out to PMO teams; it is an ideal foundation for corporate PPM solutions, utilising previous PRINCE2/AGILE/MSP/Portfolio/RISK/VALUE  training, but so much simpler, efficient and effective. Get in touch today!

Take the opportunity to stop wasting precious PPM resources by implementing the PRISM approach! Phase out old ways of Portfolio, Programme & Project working, adopting simplified Global Best Practice and enjoy better outcomes! We explain how to save time, money and improve PPM planning, communication, risk evaluation and team working.

Managing as a PPM Portfolio

The new way to drive up the quality and effectiveness of programmes and projects is to manage them as a Change Portfolio.

A portfolio perspective on PPM would be to assemble them together (let’s say there are 20 projects/programmes) into a portfolio, which is then managed collectively; its called a Portfolio Approach:

The PPM portfolio is defined in 5 steps:

  1. Understand: Clarify what is in the current change portfolio (existing collection) – and also development pipeline (future projects/programmes); this is done in terms of forecast costs, benefits and risks to delivery
  2. Categorize E.g. Critical to future strategy/High Potential/Key Operational/Supporting initiatives.
  3. Prioritize: Plot on to achievability/attractiveness bubble map.
  4. Balance: Ensure a timely flow of initiatives, which provide a risk/return profile consistent with resourcing capability.
  5. Plan: provide a baseline and delivery plan, showing a clear line of sight for stakeholders of how the portfolio is enabling the organisation to converge on its objectives.

Justification for the PPM portfolio is based upon driving benefits from working on the business cases collectively’ not individually; the portfolio will contain all the 20 project or programme business cases.

A Portfolio delivery team will ensure each project or programme can be brought forward, delayed, made bigger or smaller, in order to optimise the stream of benefits over the portfolio planning cycle.

If you are interested in this approach, fill out the registration form below, and take a look at implementing a PPM Portfolio approach, in just 100 days. CUPE can provide MOP qualified PPM project management consultants to help you introduce MoP to your organisation.

Project Planning Tools

Our initial advice here is simple. Maximise your desk top environment, when it cannot cope, buy-in the simplest project planning tools first, and make great use of them.

Fully integrated tools and solutions are very resource hungry. We have good experience of providing MS Office based PPM products/templates, and low-cost solutions e.g. Project in a Box. (

We provide value studies before you invest in project planning tools. We capture the value drivers for PPM success to evaluate PPM Tool options; next we develop and deliver a business case for implementation. We add risk and value assessment to selection of the right project planning tools.