Transformation Assurance – our services

We have a proven track record of helping our clients apply the right execution structure and methodology to effectively and successfully execute projects.

Together with the customer, we analyse how we can achieve a successful achievement of objectives, taking into account the customer's own capabilities.

Program Management – cross-project PMO

The challenge: Setting up projects in organizations, various functions and responsibilities

Within the digital Project Management Office (PMO), our experts offer a cross-project support function for the introduction and optimization of project management systems to ensure long-term stability and project success. Our program management ensures clear interaction through our project controlling, completeness and freedom from overlap through our quality assurance and minimizes risks through our risk management.

Our approach: targeted use of project management methods

We use well-known project management methodologies (e.g. PMI, Prince, SCRUM) to support the process tasks in various areas within the project, always keeping the client's specifications in mind (e.g. Project Management Office, Project Risk Management and Project Quality Management):

  • Creation of an integrated view of the status of the project using coordinated KPIs to control and consider different reporting levels as well as the development status of the respective projects.
  • Information preparation and status reports for top management and decision makers in strategic and critical decisions (“Value Management”).
  • Content evaluation of the project results and constructive criticism.
  • Control of sub-projects to minimize duplication of work, manage dependencies and maximize synergies.
  • Proactive "lessons learned" and active risk management to actively support “red” projects and to achieve project results according to the set goals in terms of time, cost, quality and scope.
  • Monitoring of topics in “imbalance” until the independent processing by the sub-projects or a risk-minimizing handling of the project is ensured again.

Examples of services

Projekt Management Office

Our Project Management Office has comprehensive, cross-sector references and uses standardised PwC methods (e.g. Transform, AIRE), PwC's own reporting and project management tools to ensure optimal data preparation and transparency.

Project Risk Management

Our project risk management makes it possible to make risk measurable and controllable and forms the bridge between project business and project sponsor / steering committee and other stakeholders. This significantly increases the probability of a project being successful. In most cases, a risk management investment pays off, as it demonstrably avoids unnecessary costs that occur in risk cases.

Project Quality Management

Our project quality management helps to ensure that with you:

  • there is ongoing transparency regarding the quality of project execution.
  • efficient support for project implementation through tailor-made measures.
  • the transfer of methods and approaches that can also be used (independently) for future projects is guaranteed.
  • Training/coaching of the employees.
  • targeted monitoring of qualitative progress is ensured: to document "correctly" from the very beginning, to detect errors/risks early on and to eliminate them by means of targeted reworking, and to prevent unnecessary (too extensive, time-consuming) activities.
  • a consideration of external (regulatory) requirements such as WP's, auditors, certifiers, revision, etc. is ensured.

Program & Project Assurance – Project success meets compliance

The challenge: Implementing projects efficiently and according to the rules

Companies that introduce new software or migrate their data to a new IT system, for example, must meet strict regulatory requirements. In addition, technical ambiguities can also arise during the conversion. Many companies therefore ask themselves: Which legal requirements do we have to meet? How do we best implement these requirements in technical and organizational terms? Our team from the Assurance division has the answers to these questions and supports companies in internal IT projects.

Our approach: Reduce risks – for a seamless transition

With many years of auditing experience from annual financial statement and IT process auditing in the area of assurance, the PwC team ensures that companies meet all requirements in every project phase. This helps to reduce organisational and technical, but also compliance risks. PwC relies on interdisciplinary teams that work to high auditing standards and have extensive compliance experience in accordance with national and international standards.

Our services: From consulting to quality assurance at your side

PwC supports companies in all phases of the implementation of internal projects. This includes these tasks and challenges:

  • Project consulting
  • Project Management
  • Compliance issues
  • Quality assurance
  • Migration test

Agile & DevOps Services – on the way to the agile company of the future

The challenge: Creating the framework for successful agility

Companies are very successful with agile working in the digital age. However, turning away from traditional ways of working also presents companies with great challenges. In particular, many companies find it difficult to take advantage of agile working when developing products that require intensive collaboration and planning at the corporate level. What needs to be ensured to ensure that teams and business units cooperate in the best possible way? How should governance and compliance be designed in agile times? What roles must be created to ensure the necessary coordination and visibility of results? How do agile projects lead to success? These and other questions need to be clarified in order to create suitable framework conditions. This is where PwC provides support and paves the way to an agile organisation.

Our approach: From agile team to agile organization

With our Agile Tools and Frameworks, PwC enables companies to establish agile procedures while meeting compliance requirements. PwC's teams help companies create an agile environment that provides the best working conditions for current and future professionals. PwC's experts show companies potential for improvement in every dimension, enabling organisations to achieve their business objectives and create acceptance for change.

Our services: From process design to the definition of agile business models

You can also benefit from our methodological edge and our practical experience, especially in these tasks and challenges:

  • Agile Governance & Compliance: Definition and development of agile processes, internal guidelines and lean control mechanisms for an innovation-driven organization
  • Agile Coaching: Method-independent and cross-functional agile coaching of executives and teams
  • Agile Operations: Operational support in agile teams (e.g. agile project management, Agile KPI control, setting up DevOps tools and structures etc.)
  • Agile Scaling: Harmonization and scaling of agile teams (e.g. using SAFe, Spotify or Disciplined Agile)
  • Enterprise Agility: Definition of an agile business model, an agile strategic guideline and a transformation model for continuous development

Test Management Services – for sustainable success

The challenge: Detecting and correcting software errors early on

No successful IT project conclusion without successful test management: Testing ensures the functionality of a software and is an important part of quality assurance. In many software projects, however, testing takes a back seat for reasons of time, budget or resources. In addition, technological issues and methodical approaches to testing present companies with major challenges. More often than expected, the required software functions are not completely covered during testing and therefore software errors are only detected afterwards. This causes high costs. By establishing an efficient test management system, errors can be detected and corrected in time. This gives companies confidence in the relevance and applicability of their test data. In this way, PwC accompanies companies - for example in the development of test concepts, the implementation and selection of tools and the provision of test data in IT systems.

Our approach: From the concept to the implementation, to the finished product

Our experts ensure that projects can be controlled cost-efficiently and with standardized quality through professional, cross-phase test management. An essential component for achieving the project goals within the specified scope, time and cost framework is the effective integration of quality management - and thus also of software testing - in the project organization of transformation projects. Many years of experience, as well as proven methods and best practices accelerate our independent and objective consulting and thus your guidance on software testing. We adapt individually to your requirements and can advise you and perform tests throughout the entire testing process, from the development of the test concept to the creation of the final report.

Our services: Systematic testing for quality right from the start

PwC's Test Management team covers all the components of test management with its services and proceeds in a multi-stage process for projects:

Cross-project areas

Strategic test management:

  • Project-independent guidelines for integrated software testing as part of company-wide quality assurance.
  • Definition of central framework conditions for the organisation and testing procedures in programmes and projects.
  • Development of a systematic reporting system for software quality.

Test Sourcing / Test Factory:

  • Consulting on sourcing strategies and management of internal and external test resources.

Project related areas

Test planning and conception:

  • Advice on setting up a comprehensive project-related test management organization
  • Consulting for the definition of functional and non-functional requirements or use cases for the software to be implemented
  • Creation of the test concept for the control of the test procedures, the error management as well as the phase-related start and end criteria
  • Derivation and definition of test strategies and error management process
  • Definition of key performance indicators to measure progress, test coverage of functional and non-functional requirements and status of defect management
  • Definition of the test management plan, derived from the selected test strategies and creation of test scenarios and test cases

Test execution and monitoring:

  • Monitoring to measures of qualification and control of test management resources
  • Measures for monitoring the test coverage based on defined key figures
  • Monitoring and documentation of the test execution
  • Reporting on the progress of test execution and status of error management
  • Identification of reproducible test cases and test automation

Support areas

Test data management:

  • Measures to ensure compliance of test data used (including DSGVO)
  • Assessment of the suitability and quality of test data to be selected
  • Introduction and use of requirement-based, system-protected procedures for test data provision, test management and test execution

Test systems and tools:

  • Advice on the selection of suitable tools for the project-specific requirements

Contact us

Ingo Bauer

Ingo Bauer

Partner, PwC Germany

Roland Sanio

Roland Sanio

Partner, PwC Germany

Marco Massetti

Marco Massetti

Senior Manager, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 89 5790-5494

Patrick Heinzelmann

Patrick Heinzelmann

Manager, PwC Germany

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