Cedar has a long and successful track record of program managing both business and technology transformation engagements, including complex IT integrations involving mergers of leading international banks. The AGILE approach adopted by Cedar’s PMO team helps protect the Return on Investments, and also ensure the business returns on the transformation program is delivered on time.
Cedar uses its proprietary PRIMATECH 3.0 toolkit to define the program plan, activities, key milestones and also manage the program timelines, tasks and budget. Cedar team members are certified PMP and on Agile, and use the proprietary C-SCORE framework to successfully assist in running the PMO function. Cedar’s governance framework is well tested, with defined roles, terms of reference and reporting lines.
Cedar’s template library related to all key PMO functions including Charters, communication, Risk Logs, Resource trackers and agile tools including Burndown charts allow for fast-track adoption of industry standard practices. The sprint workshop-based approach driven by Cedar helps getting client stakeholders focused on timely completion of each sprint, and leverage Cedar’s leadership team experience and subject matter inputs in driving the program.
For engagements that do not require a full time PMO function, Cedar also offers a PMO Lite model, that allows for a governance approach that is with lite-touch, providing strategic review of the program progress on a periodic basis, and highlighting key issues and their mitigation linked to all key milestones of the program.