Pittsburgh, PA – Newton Consulting, LLC, a leading provider of information technology and human resource management consulting services, announces the expansion of its Project Management Office (PMO) practice area.
“There has been significant growth in large-scale project management needs for IT and business projects in growing mid-sized companies, which is a promising sign in our recovering economy,” said Rick Newton, president and founder of Newton Consulting. “As a result, we’re experiencing an increasing market demand for our highly-experienced project management professionals and PMO services since launching our PMO practice a year ago.”
The PMO is a strategic asset that ensures alignment between a company’s information technology (IT) and business initiatives and its core business strategies. It provides transparency into the project portfolio, provides best practices in project management and project delivery, serves as a training ground for future leaders within an organization, and improves quality control and efficiency in operations, including managing costs and resources.
“In today’s market, organizations are faced with the challenge of delivering more with less,” said Bill Boehner, PMO practice director at Newton Consulting. “Significant cost cutting measures coupled with increasing demand causes a tremendous strain on both IT and the business. The PMO, along with Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), are now considered by many leaders to be a core part of their solution.”
To meet a changing demand, Newton Consulting’s PMO practice has expanded its service offerings. In addition to strategic PMO consulting, project management, and PMO operational services, Newton Consulting now offers IT service management (ITSM). ITSM is based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, a best practices approach for IT organizations to deliver core services to customers.
Newton Consulting’s expanded offerings include IT process maturity assessments, strategy and planning, and the establishment of an ITSM program. Newton Consulting resources have experience using ITIL v3 to implement and improve IT governance and optimize IT performance through the integration of ITSM and PMO functions.
“Strong PMO and ITSM disciplines are essential elements to the overall viability and sustainability of an organization’s IT functions,” said Boehner. “Companies that invest in these areas recognize that the long-term benefits exceed the initial startup costs. By integrating project management and service management best practices, companies can expect to optimize their project and service portfolios and directly affect business performance. We are excited to add the ITSM offerings to our existing PMO offerings, and look forward to working with companies to integrate these two complementary functions.”
To support its PMO practice area growth, Newton Consulting recently hired two senior-level consultants, adding more than 30 years of experience to the PMO team. Both are Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute, with one having the ITIL v3 Expert certification.
Newton Consulting, a privately held corporation founded in 2003, has grown to 43 employees and approximately 40 partnering subcontractors, and experienced an annual revenue growth rate of 278% from 2005 to 2009.
About Newton Consulting
Newton Consulting, LLC, is a leading provider of information technology and human resource management consulting services, providing customer-focused, values-driven solutions to clients as they move from vision to reality. With its industry changing business model, Newton Consulting attracts and retains the best and brightest in the consulting field to provide services in IT Strategy, Project Management, Systems Integration and Legacy Application Support, as well as Health and Welfare Benefits Consulting and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. Founded in 2003, Newton Consulting provides an outstanding value proposition to a growing customer base in North America and Europe, and has been selected to the Inc. 5000, Pittsburgh 100, Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania, and as Best Service Provider by the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
Whatever your IT or HR vision, Newton Consulting can implement it.
For more information, contact Newton Consulting at 800.883.1198, or visit www.newtonconsulting.com.