With our 'Critical Friend' service, we are able to provide you with an independent and objective overview of your projects.
Project assurance is a discipline within project management that helps you to gain true oversight of the health of your projects.
The role is designed to supply your project board with a true visibility of how a project is progressing, any identified risk, and the expected outcomes of a project.
Broader than quality assurance, above all project assurance should be unbiased, independent and provide a true reflection of risk status, quality and project deliverables.
Built into every work-package we deliver, Reed Professional Services ensure that your projects deliver the outcomes you expect through our comprehensive project assurance.
Our success, is your success. With all work delivered, our aim is to meet and and exceed your project delivery objectives.
We're not here to criticise or chastise, we're here to be objective and practical, giving you true insight into your projects
Our highly flexible approach means that we can create a service that suits your needs. Whether you need help in scoping, planning and delivering or just need a watchful eye to keep track, we're here to ensure your projects are successful.
Work with our in house team of project, programme and portfolio management experts, to build a solution that's right for you.
Our knowledgeable delivery team teams help plan and scope work prior to contract, and remain engaged through to completion, enabling confident and assured delivery of outcomes
With our project assurance and 'Critical Friend' offerings, we are able to remove project risk from your organisation allowing you to focus on gaining benefits your desire from your programmes of work.
Our specialist work package delivery offering gives you the flexibility and assurance to develop your projects using the right people, process and tools for your projects.
Our experienced team of consultants specialise in Agile delivery methods, strategic project and programme management and complex project assurance.
"A Critical Friend is an individual or organisation that is trusted to speak difficult truths and see solutions that might otherwise be overlooked. The concept of a Critical Friend is especially useful where complexity is high, and where political or personal agendas, or workplace culture might be colouring how issues are viewed. We always aim to be a Critical Friend to our clients across all projects we’re involved in, sharing knowledge at every step."
The UK’s exit from the EU required DEFRA to deliver complex projects simultaneously across the breadth of sectors it manages. This represented an unprecedented challenge for DEFRA, and required employees to operate outside their expertise, to understand both policy and delivery. Reed Professional Services was engaged to provide exceptionally broad-based PPM skills, knowledge, capacity, and capability to help DEFRA deliver 90+ projects required to safely deliver the EU Exit.
Due to the breadth of sectors the DAs and BPs were required to work in, we deployed team members with a range of skills and experience including governance, assurance, reporting, risk, issue and dependency management, and planning, from across a wide range of sectors: Health, MOD, Finance, Public and Private Sector. Additionally, we ensured the team had experience in a range of project management methodologies - including PRINCE2, Waterfall, and Agile - enabling them to select and implement, even modify the methodology best suited to each project.
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