“Primecore provided expertise – the ability to understand our business and to apply the general principles of the Primecore business models to our business. Its all round quality.”
Snr. Director of PMO Europe.
Company size: 3,000 employees; Valuation $20B to $50B
Industry sector and location: API Pharmaceutical Europe
Assignment Duration: Six months
Client Sponsor: Head of Operations
Following the successful roll out of a new governance program, the client requested that Primecore provide an individual for a period (six months) who had expertise in the management and governance of strategic programs. While the theory of Program management best practice was well understood by the client, they had the maturity to recognize that new business processes take between six and twelve months to become embedded within an organization.
While Primecore had a lead on site who had just completed the roll out of the new processes, the decision was taken to change out the lead and to provide an individual with expertise not just in Program Management but with Change management expertise also.
The objective of the program had now changed, the emphasis was no longer on the education and familiarization of the client with Program management best practice but was to provide support and encouragement to the client’s Program Managers as they developed their inner leadership capability.
Primecore see this program as particularly successful as true success is measured when the assignment has been completed and the client has demonstrated the capability to sustain the improvements.
A number of the Program managers spoke at the company town halls describing their experience, their key learnings and how they have developed a more effective leadership style.
It is important to recognize that the needs of a program will vary at different points in its life cycle and that the individual with the appropriate skills to launch a program may not be the most appropriate during the mentoring and embedding phases.