Project and Program Management Services

Trusted Expertise for a Business-Critical Role

Program Management helps you focus your talent and resources on achieving significant results and creating value for your customers and your business. Lightning Laboratories specializes in managing technical and business innovation programs that span functional groups, geographies, business units and companies in diverse industries. Simply stated, we help executives turn great ideas into successful products.

Expert Knowledge - Lightning Laboratories brings you expert knowledge of product development processes for hardware, software, services and systems, and experience with a wide range of tools for managing complex programs and facilitating collaborative work.

Results & Experience - Our track record includes delivering award winning products, building successful new businesses, and developing first of kind systems that have influenced entire industries. Your team will benefit from our deep and broad experience leading complex initiatives in personal and enterprise computing, distributed systems, mobile & embedded systems, digital media, Internet and web services, for consumer and commercial markets.

Adaptive Process Design – There is no single best methodology for project management. Each client's situation is unique, so our approach includes designing a program management process that best aligns with your business objectives, your organization's capabilities, and the reality of the market you serve.

Catalyst for Success – Truly effective leadership, communication and collaboration among team members, management, customers, partners and suppliers is a hallmark of our program management practice.

Structure, Strategy, Process and Culture

The program manager is responsible for structuring the program, facilitating the work and work processes, leading project teams, managing across organizations and managing up. The program manager is directly accountable to the executive team for the overall success of the program. Specific responsibilities include:

Managing the work – defining project scope & structure, requirements, objectives, deliverables, planning, staffing, budget, schedules, prioritization, issue tracking, action plans, change management, risk mitigation, supplier and partner management, managing multiple interdependent projects.

Managing the team – defining roles & responsibilities, facilitating collaboration, communication, decision making, conflict resolution, performance management.

Managing the process – defining lifecycle processes, tools & automation, organizational capability & maturity, closed loop process improvement.

Managing across organizations – negotiating roles & responsibilities (RACI), cross-organization alignment, managing resource commitments & deliverables, issue escalation.

Managing executive relationshsips – securing executive sponsorship, expectation management, stewardship delegation, alignment with strategy, tracking & communicating progress, risk management.

Put Our Knowledge to Work

Contact us to arrange an initial discussion about your requirements and how we might help you achieve your goals.