Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M)

Comprehensive, market-leading P3M knowledge, skills and experience helping clients deliver critical projects and programmes across all domains.

We deliver projects and programmes to time, cost and quality to help our customers achieve their goals. Whether it is managing the entire delivery of a complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-year programme or providing specific technical expertise to help on a project or framework, we bring extensive P3M skills, experience and knowledge to the defence sector.

Our services are delivered in accordance with Industry and Government best practice, exploiting a range of tools including MS Project, Primavera P6, ARM, ADMIS, Simul8, @Risk and Predict.

The services below outline the key elements of the P3M model.


P3M governance - creating a structure for success
  • P3M set-up - design and implementation of the P3M processes, organisation, tools and techniques .
  • Deliver enterprise change.
  • Manage benefits, scope, plan and schedule, cost and resources and stakeholders.
  • Reduce risk and exploit opportunities.
  • Deliver robust, holistic and timely management information to underpin decision making.
  • Establish the delivery baseline plan through stakeholder engagement, scope identification, understanding of cost and resources, risks and opportunities, identification of assumptions and dependencies and creation of a project management plan and stakeholder artefacts.
P3M delivery - managing effective delivery
  • P3M leadership: Provision of P3M leadership to integrate, manage and deliver activities and products using assigned resources.
  • Strategy & Plan: Implementation, management and maintenance of the Strategy and Plan containing Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS), Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS) and Product Breakdown Structure (PBS).
  • Plan review: Reviews and resets the WBS, OBS and PBS throughout the lifecycle to ensure it is always effective and appropriate.
  • Quality/Progress reviews: Implementation of reviews across the system/service lifecycle to assess progress and the quality of output.
  • Stakeholder collaboration: Working with internal and external system stakeholders to identify and clarify the dependencies and associated risks, issues and assumptions.
  • Ongoing management: Effective Management and control of resources, costs and timescales.
P3M controls - tracking and reporting progress
  • Control function: Delivery of management and control functions required to track, review, and report P3M performance.
  • Ongoing reviews: Ensuring currency and alignment of P3M benefits, scope, plan and schedule, cost and resources, risks and opportunities and stakeholder artefacts.
  • Reporting and escalation: Delivery of P3M reporting and escalation against agreed thresholds.
  • Effective Management Information (MI): Provision of robust, holistic and timely MI to underpin P3M decision making.
  • Integrated change control across P3M: benefits, scope, plan and schedule, cost and resources, risks and opportunities and stakeholder artefacts.

Why TP Group?

  • More than 30 years' experience in the Defence sector
  • Successfully delivered over 100 complex, multi year, critical defence projects
  • Dedicated P3M Practice with more than 25 fully trained P3M professionals with dedicated leadership
  • Straightforward to engage through multiple frameworks
  • Independent consultancy not affiliated to any software or technology

Our work in P3M

Multi Domain Integrated Systems

TP Group is the Customer Friend for the Defence Game Changer programme: Multi Domian Integrated Systems (MDIS) funded by Defence Innovation Unit (DIU) and delivered by Future Capabilities Group (FCG) within DE&S. Read more.

LE TacCIS Phase 2 – Programme Transformation

LE TacCIS is a transformation Programme delivering capability now, and change for the future. It has a defined set of benefits including ‘increased timeliness of upgrades’ which requires a new approach to communication and information system (CIS) procurement and delivery. Read more.

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