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People Programme Planning Inc
TypePrivately Owned
IndustryProject, Program and Portfolio Management consulting
When it was created1994 as Program Planning Professionals Ltd
HeadquartersLondon, UK (registered)
Key peopleAdrian Balfour, Founder and Executive Board Member and Paul Driver, Founder
Money earnedIncrease To be detailed (2008)
Net incomeIncrease To be detailed (2008)
Employees~350 (2008)
Websitewww.pcubed.com


Pcubed (trading name of People Programme Planning Inc) is a global dedicated programme and project management consultancy firm working within public and private sectors globally since inception in March 1994. The company was founded by Adrian Balfour and Paul Driver. Pcubed consultants have qualified knowledge and experience in all areas of programme and project management including portfolio development; programme management; project management; risk management; project assurance; investment assurance; Gateway reviews; whole-life costs; project review and health checks; financial evaluation and contract management. Pcubed work with over 950 organizations worldwide of which over 100 are in the Fortune 500. Pcubed’s strapline is “Where Ingenuity meets Implementation” (previously “Every Projects Successful”).


Locations[change | change source]

Services[change | change source]

Pcubed focus on offering three main services; [1];

Portfolio Management[change | change source]

Helping clients assess, prioritize and manage multiple change projects within a fixed budget. The aim is to help an organization balance their initiatives, strategize solutions and reduce corporate risks. The service includes:

  • Portfolio Optimization
  • Portfolio Delivery
  • Benefits Management

Program Leadership[change | change source]

Helping organizations to deliver their most challenging initiatives in an efficient way, focusing on the delivery of business goals. This service includes:

  • Program Definition and Setup
  • Program Governance and Control
  • Program Delivery
  • Program Assurance
  • Program Recovery


Enterprise Project Delivery[change | change source]

Enterprise Project Delivery helps improve program and project management capabilities. Pcubed aim to improve performance throughout the company by providing the tools, processes, people and Program Management Office (PMO) framework to build capability so clients can deliver more projects faster and better. This service includes:

  • Capability Planning
  • Process Improvements
  • Tool Solutions
  • PMO Setup, Delivery and Improvement

Industry Experience[change | change source]

Pcubed have experience in working in the following industry sectors; [2];

  • Government (civil service projects)
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology, Communications & Media
  • Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Chemicals
  • Professional Services

Clients[change | change source]

PCubed list among their clients [3];

  • Government Criminal Justice Business Transformation (CJIT)
  • Broward County Public Schools
  • New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
  • Police Systems (IMPACT)
  • Transport for London (TFL)
  • Canadian Financial Organization
  • CLS
  • Bank of America
  • Jiway
  • Ford Premier Automotive Group
  • Automotive Manufacturer IT Program
  • Automotive Manufacturer Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • GETRAG Logistics Service Centre
  • GETRAG FORD Transmissions Slovakia s.r.o.
  • Diesel Engine Manufacturer
  • Toyota
  • Microsoft FRx Software
  • Multinational Computer Software Corporation Facilities Management
  • Smart Systems for Health Agency
  • NHS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • California State Automobile Association
  • Premier Foods
  • The Clorox Company
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Athens Olympics 2004
  • FIFA 2006 Football World Cup
  • Aerospace & Defense Contractor
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Rhodia
  • Accenture

Partners[change | change source]

Pcubed is partnered with;

  • Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution
  • MPUG: Industry Association Microsoft Project
  • EPK Group
  • International Institute for learning

Awards and Accolades[change | change source]

  • Nominated for Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants of 2008 Awards
  • Nominated for Consulting Magazine’s Women in Consulting Award 2008
  • 2007 Information Worker Solutions Microsoft Enterprise Project Management Partner of the Year Award -best-in-class customer solutions built on Microsoft's technology.
  • 2006 IFS/Capgemini Financial Innovation Award "Most Effective Back Office Initiative - Mainstream": The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) received the award for its 3-year Operations and Technology Integrated Strategy (OTIS) Program, where Pcubed provided planning, reporting and governance services.
  • 2006 UK Central e-Government Excellence Team award was won by the IMPACT Nominal Index program for the proven team working or partnership which has delivered more than the sum of its parts. Pcubed was responsible for program management services.
  • 2006 Consulting Magazine Small Jewel Firm: Pcubed was named Small Jewel Firm for being a small but successful consulting firm in project, program and portfolio management.
  • 2006 Public Technology Institute (PTI) Honorable Mention: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) received one of three honorable mentions for their Virtual IT Project Management Office that Pcubed set up and managed using Microsoft Office Project Server and the Pcubed PM Accelerator.
  • 2006 Best of New York Awards Special Recognition: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) was honored with the Sound Practice in IT Governance and Management Award to which Pcubed contributed.
  • 2004 APQC PM Best Practices in Action Award: Ford Motor Company's Electrical/Electronics Systems Engineering (EESE) Project Management Office (PMO) received the award for their PMO that was set up and managed by Pcubed.
  • 2002 Microsoft Business Value Challenge in the Professional Services Vertical Solution Category: for designing a Professional Services Automation (PSA) Solution using Microsoft Office Project Server.
  • 2000 Inc. Magazine 48th Fastest-growing Private Company:

Sponsorship[change | change source]

Pcubed sponsors the following;

Pcubed Group Executive[change | change source]

  • Founder and Executive Board Member: Adrian Balfour
  • Founder: Paul Driver
  • Non-Executive Chairman of the Board: John Linton
  • Non Executive Board Member: Malcolm Eylott
  • CEO and Executive Board Member: Martin Hodgson
  • General Manager EMEA Operations: Richard Siddle
  • General Manager North American Operations: Dermot Brannock
  • General Manager Asia Pacific Operations: Martin Hooper
  • Global Head of Human Resources : Sharon Walsh
  • Global Head of Finance and Operations: Graham Wallace

Main Competitors[change | change source]

Pcubed’s main competitors in the project management area are;

References[change | change source]

  1. PCubed official website
  2. PCubed official website
  3. PCubed official website
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Newspaper articles
Magazines
Other websites
Intellect UK

External links[change | change source]

Pcubed external website
Accenture external website
Deloitte external website
CapGemini external website
PA Consulting external website
Atkins
Association for Project Management
The Project Management Institute