Project Delivery


Project delivery is a critical business capability.

Whether you look at the value of the overall portfolio of initiatives, at the coordinated management of programs, or at the job of getting individual projects done, project delivery provides the engine for realizing strategic objectives.

Ethier's Project Delivery Advisory & Consulting Services help you deliver the right initiatives and leverage the new capabilities those initiatives bring.

Ethier works closely with you to:

  • Understand your business drivers and needs for initiatives and develop a vision and strategy for setting up, improving or evolving project delivery

  • Review your program or project portfolio and the accompanying roles, processes and tools, then rebalance your portfolio by selecting the best initiatives to better support your business strategy

  • Assess if your portfolio, program or project management structure has the right skills, processes, tools and organizational support to succeed and, if not, identify clear actions to improve them in a sustainable way

  • Complete a comprehensive review and assessment of the many factors that contribute to project delivery success and surface the right actions to get underperforming projects back on track

How we have helped our clients

Ethier helped improve the integrated portfolio management capability of a new business unit. We worked with the business to set direction, identify business goals, criteria and priorities, portfolio management competencies and success criteria, then facilitated the redesign of the portfolio management tools, processes and organizational design. The project resulted in improved decision making processes and tools used by the executives to select, evaluate and approve capital projects.

- Major Upstream Oil & Gas Company

Ethier was engaged to develop a portfolio planning and project management framework for midstream operations projects to support an annual budget up to $100M. We established a longer-term portfolio and project planning emphasis and coached 15 team members to focus on overall goals and deliver according to project objectives.

- Global Upstream Oil & Gas Company

Ethier completed an annual maturity review of the IT Project Management Office and its delivery practices, processes and governance including staff skillsets, current projects and project outcomes. We delivered a recommendations report to executives and senior management highlighting areas for improvement.

- Post-Secondary Educational Institution

To support the management of joint venture projects, Ethier established a Project Management Office for a new oil sands business unit. We developed the project management framework and introduced outcomes planning and measurement. We coached the project sponsor and executive leadership on project management best practices, established project discipline around joint venture projects and obtained buy-in and support for the processes and tools.

- Global Integrated Oil & Gas Company