Project management office (PMO)
Employing over 700 people, SQA is one of the world’s leading education accreditation and qualification awarding organisations. Operating internationally, it accredits and quality assures qualifications for a wide range of partner organisations including governments, universities, businesses and individuals.
SQA is involved in a large and very diverse range of programmes throughout the world. As a consequence, there was an urgent need for a Microsoft based project management solution to provide a consistent and centralised way of running projects, providing management with detailed reports on project progress.
A key requirement was a single dashboard view of all projects currently being run within the organisation allowing the Senior Management team to review these in real time.
As an experienced developer of Microsoft technology, Bridgeall’s proposed solution of deploying and tailoring our Project Management Framework (PMF) solution, utilising SharePoint Online, was chosen as the most effective way of standardising processes and documentation to support the project management lifecycle.
Working in conjunction with a number of large organisations, Bridgeall had already developed a highly effective project management office solution for managing business transformation programmes which negated the requirement for inefficient and ineffective spreadsheets.
In order to get started quickly, Bridgeall configured a trial Office 365 tenant for the SQA, deploying our PMF solution with standard project content types and metadata to allow the SQA to review the solution.
We then worked with SQA in an Agile manner to develop a customised solution meeting their specific needs.
Using Bridgeall’s Project Management Framework (PMF) solution as a base, SQA now have a tailored, consistent and centralised way of running and managing projects providing Senior Management with real time insight into the current status of the circa 70 projects taking place at any one time.
We have continued to work with SQA to enhance the solution to deliver richer functionality through the project lifecycle.
Stephen Sharkey, Head of IT Programmes & Business Systems at SQA said:
"Bridgeall developed and designed our new PMO system to support our business while we undertake a major business transformation. As a company they are agile, receptive and make a point of understanding our requirements both from a business and a technical perspective. I highly recommend them."