Project Management Approaches
07 July 2016

Project Management Approaches

Traditional Approach Versus Modern Approach
A key operational challenge for corporate and enterprise today is fine-tuning the “supply versus demand” balancing act with regard to project management delivery capability and resource investment decisions. All too often, as a result of fluctuating needs and changing business conditions, organisations get this balancing act wrong.  Yet when a client project does emerge, project management is a key skill that the organisations needs to be able to quickly and cost effectively have in place to ensure efficient project delivery and customer satisfaction. 

To date this project management delivery capability balancing act has been addressed by the use of contract staff.  This tactical approach can be expensive due to the cost of contracting resources, recruitment, onboarding and other direct costs as highlighted below. 

The modern approach to Project Delivery – Project Management as a Service (PMaaS)

I.T. Alliance’s Project Management as a Service (PMaaS) is a flexible method to acquire expert Project Management skills on tap and in good timing with business needs.   Organisations circumvent the traditional limitations and restrictions of the contractor model by availing of an effective Project Management ‘Managed Service’ – on demand. 

PMaaS includes all the traditional expectations of a managed service such as resource performance management, allocated SDM (Service Delivery Manager) and operational and governance management via ongoing reviews, SLA-bound and quarterly steering committees.  However in contrast to the contractor model, a PMaaS also brings the following value-adds to a client and the project they are delivering:

1. Employee Model – provision of permanent PM staff to deliver the project

2. Project Ownership –  outsourcing of the ownership of your project through to completion

3. Service Flex – enhance or downsize on demand with changing needs

4. Tool Flex – leverage your existing in-house PM tools or utilise the PMaaS toolsets

5. Location Flex – onsite, virtual or hybrid resource delivery models flexibility

6. Performance Management – Performance to industry best practice


In the modern era of paying for what you consume, the traditional Project Management approach would appear to be outdated. Why not consume resource as you consume technology as you need it? 

For more information on how modern approaches to Project Management can enhance your project delivery, contact