Greenleaf IT Consulting: Mapping Good Practices with Project Management Solutions

Organizations need to embrace big change”, says Juan Loaiza, the Senior Vice President at Oracle. The Oracle Technologies, after pounding for more than 27 years, is helping to refine the market as it exists today. With this perspective, Loaiza thinks that the careers of developers, architects, and IT implementers will depend on how well they prepare for the “big waves sweeping through the industry.

It is only during the consulting engagement with clients, one discovers, that lack of well laid out Project management processes and its mapping with project management tools, greatly hinders the efficiency of the project teams.  Project centric organizations,  more often than not,  have implemented project management software , but haven’t travelled that extra mile of mapping their unique processes with those software, resulting in sub-optimization results.(.  Not syncing the process with software generates colorful reports, which are neither insightful nor actionable, leading to their silent death.

Successful organizations, across the world, have a proven Project management competency development framework at its core. The framework steers all the critical aspects of project management in the right direction, including PM competency development programs, PM process design and mapping the processes to PM software. These organizations engage all the project stakeholders (clients, Contractors & Sub-contractor, PMCs, architects and services consultants) in a seamless project system thereby reducing process delay and communication gap, saving project time and money. In today’s ever-changing business scenario, it becomes increasingly important to design Project Management Office (PMO) framework, develop metrics and good practices for each of the five processes of the project lifecycle.

One of the best Oracle Construction and Engineering Solution Providers, that has pioneered the concept of Primavera enabled PMO, is Greenleaf IT Consulting. Greenleaf helps its clients to improve ROI by process improvement and ensuring that Project management functions e.g. planning, monitoring & controlling and reporting are enabled by Primavera, for all projects within the organization. The core team of Greenleaf is oracle certified in implementation of Oracle Construction and Engineering solutions (Primavera, Unifier, Risk Analysis and Portfolio Management etc.) with strong core knowledge of project management processes.

Greenleaf IT is a Gold certified partner of Oracle; with specialization in Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) and is a leading provider of Project management consulting , Primavera  solution implementation and  training services  for key clients in the  Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC), Oil & Gas, Power (Generation, Transmission and Distribution), Building construction , Infrastructure and Manufacturing sector.

The Leader with Plentiful Expertise

Being a hands-on civil engineering professional for 18 years, Pradeep Pandey, the Director of Greenleaf IT Consulting understands the key challenges that emerge while managing complex implementation engagements. His stints in leadership roles at multiple project oriented organizations — wherein he was exposed to complexities of  implementing an integrated project / Contract management system — helps the team in designing the right solution. Pradeep is known for his hard-work, passion and an innovative approach, driving him to develop new processes, architect solutions and lead teams to implement successful project management systems.

Greenleaf has been involved in conducting project management competency development programs for various project centric and management consulting organizations. The programs have helped client managers to stay on top of projects and institutionalize good practices in their own organizations. Currently, Pradeep leads a team of high caliber professionals, who specialize in solution design and implementation of PMO and project management competency development programs. The team, along with the leader has set-up many PMO, and they have actively managed diverse projects for the company’s clients across various key industry verticals. The well-rounded implementation team has complimentary skill-sets and deep expertise across the project life cycle, helping the clients translate a challenging project into a success. Taking cognizance of uniqueness of each industry vertical, Greenleaf has worked hard to architect customized solutions specific to domains-across Oil & Gas, building construction, Infrastructure, engineering-procurement construction (EPC), Power (Hydro/Solar), etc.

The Journey that led to Success

Greenleaf started as a services provider in the area of engineering design and Implementation of Primavera and PMO support services for EPC, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Construction verticals. Through its expertise, the company covered an entire gamut of project management services – from consulting engagements to Primavera implementations and Project Management competency development programs. Greenleaf was an agency of choice for EPC contractors, engaged in construction of Indira Gandhi International Airport (T3 terminal). The Greenleaf team worked on multiple packages of the project spanning over three years of engagement on this assignment.

Greenleaf had implemented a ‘Project Contract Management Solution’ for the largest real estate company in India for its prestigious housing construction project in North India. The solution manages engineering documents, drawings, submittals, transmittals, project reporting and compliance documents, as well as other project management processes — ensuring that all the moving parts work singularly to create a single version of truth for the organization. Online submission and control of project documents has helped the organization to reduce process time

Going beyond, Greenleaf has also designed a ‘Project Management Support Model’ and is engaged by prestigious Indian and MNC organizations, spanning across, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, power and building construction sectors. These engagements  mandates Greenleaf IT Consulting to provide technical and functional support in implementing good practices in project management tools and support services for managing project management office in the organizations. Under this engagement model, Greenleaf’s team is engaged with the clients for the project duration to provide planning, monitoring and reporting support and ensures that the PMO is delivering its intended outcomes to project stakeholders.

Footprints to the Promising Future

Greenleaf IT Consulting reduces project planning, execution and project coordination time for its clients by implementing Primavera and providing PMO support services. With the changing technologies and market, the company is also driving internal change initiative in aligning their team for cloud based solution and an integrated solution from concept to execution and extending the same to facility management team. Greenleaf is also augmenting the core team of project management domain experts and aligning passionate individuals with diverse experience in implementing industry specific solutions. Greenleaf believes in creating innovative solutions for its clients and providing increase in ROI of project management investments, which would help the firm, thrive in the competition.