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Portfolio, programme and project support PROF

The provision of support and guidance on portfolio, programme and project management processes, procedures, tools and techniques. Support includes definition of portfolios, programmes, and projects; advice on the development, production and maintenance of business cases; time, resource, cost and exception plans, and the use of related software tools. Tracking and reporting of programme/project progress and performance are also covered, as is the capability to facilitate all aspects of portfolio/ programme/ project meetings, workshops and documentation.

Portfolio, programme and project support: Level 6

Defines the approach / policy and sets standards for the support provided for managing and monitoring portfolios, programmes, and projects. This can also include: the governance / management of resources, directing and leading the implementation and on-going operation of an effective service organisation, ensuring delivery of effective services / resources in line with current and planned demand and reviewing the effective provision.

Portfolio, programme and project support: Level 5

Takes responsibility for the provision of portfolio, programme and project support. Advises on the available standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques. Evaluates project and/or programme performance and recommends changes where necessary. Contributes to reviews and audits of project and programme management to ensure conformance to standards.

Portfolio, programme and project support: Level 4

Takes responsibility for the provision of support services to projects. Uses and recommends project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking projects. Sets up and provides detailed guidance on project management software, procedures, processes, tools and techniques. Supports programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings. Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals. May be involved in aspects of supporting a programme by providing a cross programme view on risk, change, quality, finance or configuration management.

Portfolio, programme and project support: Level 3

Uses recommended portfolio, programme and project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking. Sets up project files, compiles and distributes reports. Provides administrative services to project boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings. Provides guidance on project management software, procedures, processes, tools and techniques.

Portfolio, programme and project support: Level 2

Assists with the compilation of portfolio, programme and project management reports. Maintains programme and project files from supplied actual and forecast data.