Freed Associates

Portfolio, Program, & Project Management

We work side by side with our clients to complete complex initiatives. Freed professionals improve portfolio success, reduce the cost of program delivery, and increase your organization’s project management skills and outcomes.

Freed Associates works closely with our clients to identify and prioritize their portfolio and ensure there is a focus on the right suite of programs and projects. We emphasize strategic and impactful programs and projects while balancing compliance requirements. By applying our deep understanding of the healthcare marketplace and our specific organizational knowledge, Freed helps clients establish a successful portfolio and program governance structure, operating principles, and management processes that fit with the client culture. We employ a consultative and collaborative approach to project management that provides business analysis, leadership, and strategic insight for our clients. Above all, we emphasize frequent, candid communication between all parties to ensure success.

Portfolio Management

  • Portfolio assessment and accountability realignment
  • Program and project portfolio balanced with objectives, compliance, and budget requirements
  • Disciplined methodology to analyze and compare benefits
  • Resources strategy including skills assessment to support portfolio requirements
  • Dashboard and metrics reporting on portfolio performance

Program Management

  • Current state assessments and corrective action plans if needed
  • Alignment of program accountability with business owners
  • Dependency identification and management across a spectrum of projects within a program
  • Resource allocation strategies and plans
  • Program accountability through dashboard and metrics
  • Program communication planning

Project Management Office (PMO) Services

  • Develop, implement, and manage PMOs aligned with the client’s structure, challenges, and culture while adhering to standards and best practices
  • Fill interim PMO management roles
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative assessments of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement
  • Document action plans with long term solutions and quick-hit opportunities for immediate benefits
  • Deliver communication plan for change and “difficult to deliver” messages
  • Customize and implement dashboard and metrics reporting

Project Management

  • Open communication and engagement with project team members, stakeholders, vendors, and sponsors
  • Hands-on, frequent communication, delivery of hard messages if the project is at risk
  • Proven project management methodology, customized to each unique client environment
  • Systematic method to identify project risks, build resolution strategies, and design contingency plans
  • Formal risk management and quality assurance review process with training and knowledge transfer to the client

Troubled Project Assessment and Recovery

  • Objective and experienced evaluation of projects that are ‘troubled’ or may be failing
  • Root cause identification, communication, and prevention measures
  • Actionable and comprehensive recovery plans

To learn more about our Portfolio, Program, and Project Management service line, please contact us.