Programme and Project Management

Effective programme and project management ensures initiatives are successfully delivered and benefits are realised.

Starfish works with clients to deliver structured programme and project management through the use of highly experienced and skilled consultants, proven and pragmatic methodologies, and providing value-added services tailored to suit the needs of our clients.

Starfish are committed to delivering to our clients:

  • On time, on budget, quality delivery
  • Capability to meet business benefits
  • Excellent stakeholder management in meeting and exceeding expectations
  • Knowledge transfer.

Starfish has an impressive track record assisting New Zealand organisations in both the public and private sector.  We drive value and improvements from and throughout the programme and project process. 

Our emphasis is on providing pragmatic solutions to promptly deliver defined outcomes.

We continually demonstrate that a good methodology is an enabler, not a handbrake and, importantly, does not have to be hard work!

What We See

Our clients face increasing pressure to ‘do more with less’ as well as to drive improved value from their relationships.  This pressure comes from both their own activities and their suppliers of products and services to them.

Additionally, our clients can face ongoing challenges in handling large programmes of business activity, and in having the right expertise to progress particular initiatives.

Our Difference

The Starfish approach to delivery is tailored to client specific requirements.  We seek to understand the outcomes and tailor a solution that meets our clients' needs, not our methodologies.

This approach ensures Starfish delivers the right expertise at the right time, resulting in efficient delivery and maximised value from your investment.

Our Team

We provide experienced and pragmatic programme and project practitioners, whether part-time, full-time or on an as-required basis, depending on what suits our clients.  Our large team delivers generalist and specialist services that are fit-for-purpose and reinforce good practice.  Importantly, our team employs relevant methods such as PRINCE2 (widely supported within the public and private sector) as well as MSP and related certifications.

The Starfish Programme and Project Management Practice can assist at each and every stage of the programme or project and at all levels, whether strategic, tactical or operational.  Our experienced programme and project management consultants assist our clients.

Starfish capability in programme and project management

Starfish has a team of experienced business practitioners who apply their hard won management and consulting experience to providing clients with consistent outcomes and capability: 

  • Programme and project framework design and deployment
  • Programme design and management
  • Project management and delivery
  • Stakeholder management
  • Business case development
  • Programme and project coordination
  • Individual independent quality assurance review
  • Mentoring and competency development
  • Programme and Project Management Office (PMO) creation and management
  • Relationship-based independent quality assurance service
  • Benefit realisation management processes
  • Change management frameworks
  • Templates, processes and analytical tools for planning, estimating, reporting and controlling delivery
  • Risk analysis and management review methodologies
  • Coaching and facilitation.
Business Case Project Manager
A Starfish Project Manager managed two streams of work within a division of a Government organisation. This was part of a wider programme, which developed a future operating model. This project required a complete review of roles, duties, staffing (levels and numbers) and location.
Business Case Review
A Government Agency was implementing a major upgrade to their resourcing system. Starfish was engaged to provide a methodology to relate business benefits from the original project business case to project deliverables, and to develop an appropriate set of business success measures.
Starfish was responsible for the development of a transition project plan and a change management plan.
Portfolio Prioritisation
One of New Zealand’s largest Government Agencies provides support to individual New Zealanders.
Project Management
Starfish provided Project Management Services to a Government organisation Central Access Control and Physical Security which involved transitioning disparate systems into one central access system.