In a 2009 Study of Over 10,000 IT Projects:

44% of Projects were Challenged
Over budget, over schedule, fewer features and functions than originally planned.  (In a prior study, project overruns exceeded $22 billion.)

24% of Projects Failed
Cancelled or never completed.  (In a prior study, the cost of cancelled projects exceeded $75 billion.)

Only 32% of Projects Succeeded!
Completed within time and budget tolerances, with the features and functions agreed upon.
Discover Project Portfolio Management
-  Do the right projects
-  Prioritize to align with corporate strategies and objectives
-  Use a Project Management Office to effectively track performance
   & enforce standards
-  Inventory and monitor all projects
-  Ensure senior leaders' effective sponsorship of all executed projects

Implement Project Management discipline
-  Do the right projects right
-  Utilize a standardized methodology with consistent metrics and reporting
-  Provide PM training & mentoring
-  Implement project control processes

Our Focus - Who We Are
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4th Echelon (4E) provides Project Management, Project Portfolio Management, and Project Management Office (PMO) consulting, training, and mentoring solutions, specifically tailored to meet our customers' needs.

Most organizations have a mix of the various lines, levels, layers (or "echelons"), of project management systems required to successfully manage their respective projects.  However, few have all four.

Often we find that reasonably experienced People (the 1st Echelon) are in place to oversee and conduct projects.  Further, they may have also incorporated reasonably mature Processes (the 2nd Echelon).  Sometimes the organization may have even implemented compatible Tools & Techniques (the 3rd Echelon) to enable their people to more efficiently and effectively perform their required processes.  Unfortunately, it is rare to find the organization that has recognized the value of, and committed to, aspiring to the next level; the initial and ongoing Training & Mentoring of their people to firmly and permanently embed the processes and tools.  This final level completes the circuit and creates an actual, sustainable project management "System."  And this is the 4th Echelon.

Bringing each level together in a methodical, relevant, coherent and environmentally-appropriate manner is our focus.  Our customers appreciate our experience and our ability to utilize that experience in recognizing existing challenges and then applying the appropriate processes, tools, techniques, training, mentoring and organizational change management to address those challenges in a practical, meaningful and useful way.

If we truly don't believe we can help you - we'll tell you.  For us, it's not about looking busy or bringing in revenue.  It's about long-term relationships built upon our customers' project successes.  Our interest is in your best interests.  If you're not successful, we're not.  It's that simple.

We take pride in providing practical, usable, simple solutions to our customers.  If you need real solutions to your project management challenges...contact 4th Echelon.

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The Problem
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Project Management Institute (PMI) as a
GLOBAL REGISTERED EDUCATION PROVIDER
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