Thomas Duryea Logicalis has launched a news Project Management as a Service (PMaas) offering, aimed at Australian organisations seeking a flexible approach to scale up and down on external expert resources during ongoing digital transformation programs.

TDL, which provides a range of certified ITIL, PRINCE2 and PMP certified project management services, said Australian IT departments have traditionally experienced a scenario where external project management expertise has been onboarded for extended periods of time when no internal resources can be identified.

“This can be both time consuming for client management and an expensive exercise when fees have been negotiated on a daily rate for projects which may not necessarily require ongoing support,” it said.

“Our new PMaaS offering will provide public and private sector organisations with specific, tailored project management skills at the clients’ moment of need,” said TDL national practice manager Ian Evans.

“Onboarding is fast and flexible and our service sets out for success by establishing project goals, a delivery plan, reporting guidelines, robust governance and the ability to scale with project momentum,” he added. “This will be both cost-effective and provide the flexibility required to meet client outcomes. Ultimately, it will also enable CIOs to add further value to the business.”

Evans said moving forward as an industry there would be an even greater requirement for innovation and for a ‘rent’ as you need offering. “Indeed, when you’re not using the skills of a project manager, they lose their value and organisations are becoming more aware of that cost. Just as with digital transformation itself, a business needs to adopt an entirely new operating model in project manager resources that allows both the business and CIO to build, innovate and deliver on stated objectives together,” he said.

“Digital transformation is a process that may never be finished so working with an organisation which can offer PMaaS is appealing to CIOs who may well need to change their overall approach to resource management as their journey continues,” Evans said.