Software streamlines project management plans.

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Customizable and updateable, PMCOP provides cost-effective ways to build a formal project management infrastructure. Software includes PM Solutions' project management methodologies and practices, forms, templates, guidelines, and standards for project management. It links seamlessly to intranet and Internet sites, and integrates with Microsoft® Project 2002. Software Development Lifecycle (SLDC) methodology can be included for IT applications.

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New Web-Based Project Management Portal Improves Project Delivery and Operational Efficiency

PM Solutions' Project Management Community of Practice(SM) Taps into the Shared Knowledge of the Enterprise

HAVERTOWN, Pa. (September 30, 2002) - PM Solutions, a leading provider of project management consulting, training, and research, now delivers its project management best practices to Global 2000 organizations through its Web-based offering.

PM Solutions' Project Management Community of Practice (PMCOPSM) serves as a central repository for its proven project management methodologies and processes, which organizations can incorporate into their own business cultures immediately to improve project delivery and operational efficiency. PM Solutions offers this tool to clients as part of its comprehensive suite of project management services.

"Our research shows that the firms with the highest success rates of delivering projects on time and within budget are those that have a standard project management methodology in place that all members of the organization can access, understand, and follow," explains Bob Wourms, PM Solutions' IT practice director.

"The PMCOP gives our clients the ability to create and share a common and consistent understanding for how all projects are planned and managed throughout the organization. It's a vehicle we use to transfer our proven methodologies and knowledge to clients, so that effective project management becomes a permanent and integral part of their businesses.

"Wourms continues, "This tool has allowed our engagement teams to establish a structured Project Office environment in weeks rather than months!"

The PMCOP provides a cost-effective way to build a formal project management infrastructure in a matter of weeks. The tool is easy to customize and update, so it can be continually tailored to meet an organization's specific needs. Among the PMCOP's important features and benefits are:

Comprehensive compilation of PM Solutions' proven project management methodologies and best practices, including hundreds of forms, templates, guidelines, and standards for effective project management that organizations can immediately apply.

Highly customizable. Companies can use the PMCOP to build upon their existing methodologies, or use it as the framework for an initial project management methodology. The tool is flexible and can easily be tailored for use within specific functional areas. A customizable Software Development Lifecycle (SLDC) methodology is available as an add-on for IT applications, and a New Product Development framework for the pharmaceutical industry.

Easy to update and maintain. Once PM Solutions' consultants configure the PMCOP, organizations can make fast and easy updates and add-ons to the tool, as needed.

Links seamlessly to both intranet and Internet sites, allowing users to enroll in project management courses and obtain up-to-date research.

Any-time, on-demand Web-based platform for sharing an organization's project management methodologies, practices, and procedures. It unites everyone in an organization, from a single office to a global enterprise; lessons learned from prior projects can easily be shared among members of the community.

Easy integration with other project management software, such as Microsoft® Project 2002. Tools and templates within the PMCOP can be accessed from specific tasks within a Microsoft Project 2002 project plan.

Useful to everyone in the organization from executives to project team members. For example, executives can link to reports showing the status of their project portfolios while staff members can "ask the experts" or share project experiences with their peers.

"The PMCOP provides a common work space to share project management knowledge and apply consistency in processes across the organization," according to Patrick Sepate, engagement manager responsible for the development of the PMCOP. "Ultimately, project teams will benefit by having formal guidance in project delivery, and organizations will benefit through improved operational efficiencies."

About PM Solutions, The Project Management Experts®

PM Solutions is a management consulting, training, and research firm dedicated to optimizing business performance through project management initiatives. Core services include organizational project management maturity assessments, Strategic Project Office deployment and enhancement, methodology development, corporate training, project management software integration, project portfolio management, and professional services. PM Solutions' comprehensive approach integrates business strategies with project management practices, enabling sound management decision-making and higher profitability. Headquartered in Havertown, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pa., PM Solutions has built its reputation by providing premier service to clients through the most knowledgeable and expert consultants in project management. For more information, visit

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