Project Companions is a joint venture between FP Opera Ltd (Franco Pittoni) and Project Pilots Ltd (Richard Robson) providing mentoring and advice ensuring the health of projects throughout their life cycle. Between them Franco and Richard offer a wealth of experience in all aspects of project planning and control, troubleshooting and issues resolution.
The Project Companions concept:
“Companionship – the good feeling that comes from being with someone else”
From your first engagement with Project Companions we provide confidential assessments comparing the characteristics of a schedule with recognised benchmarks. The assessments comprise a detail written report, including our unique expert commentary and suggestions for improvement and a one-to-one consultation to ensure it is fully understood. That, however is just the beginning of what we provide:
Project Companions offer a fellow traveller who will accompany you for the duration of your project’s life. Helping to keep watch, anticipating and resolving crises, determining the route with you, ensuring your vehicle is fit for purpose, and fully manned and the journey will be cost effective, checking your progress and navigation, offering corrections as needed, providing timely advice and appropriate wisdom, helping to defuse hostile situations and generally offering objective independent support. A Project Companion is truly a friend for life!
There are many reason that projects fail and its rarely just technical causes. Great project planning alone may not be enough to compensate for other deficiencies, however inadequate project planning can undermine an otherwise well managed project by failing to provide timely and accurate forecasts.
Don’t be taken in even by a substantial investment in project planning tools and staff and thinking this guarantees viable project plans, there is more to do. Great project plans are like houses they need to be constructed by the right people with the right planning tools, but they must be built on sound foundations and that means the right methods and standards and these really cannot be taken for granted.
We help you avoid project failure by getting beneath the surface of project plans and making sure those underpinnings are secure.
What we do
Mentoring, advice and reassurance
Project Companions provide mentoring and advice on all aspects of project management, particularly project planning and controls, throughout your project lifecycle. In short we offer vital reassurance helping you avoid uncertainty and danger. With our help, you can relax knowing your project is built on a sound foundations, under expert scrutiny and review. This means you can focus on delivery look forward to the prospect of a more successful project.
How we do it
Experience and tools combined
Project Companions supplement the capabilities of highly acclaimed schedule diagnostics software with our own experience to deliver an unrivalled combination of critical analyses and proactive advice. Not simply what is wrong but how to improve it. Not only that, but we are firmly committed to knowledge transfer, so we will counsel and encourage your own team to achieve ever higher standards themselves.
Longer term consultancy, training and mentoring are also available on request.
If you’d like to know more about Project Companions’ services, then email Mandie at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0) 203 2878112.
email Mandie at email@example.com or telephone +44 (0) 203 2878112.