The RAIZ - Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e Papel (Forest and Paper Research Institute) chose to implement Governance.Business to fulfil the needs of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations and strategy.
RAIZ is a private non-profit research institute whose partners are the Portucel Soporcel group and the Universities of Aveiro, Coimbra, and Lisbon.
RAIZ is committed to support the competitiveness of the Portuguese Pulp and Paper Industry, through research, technology transfer and training. RAIZ was officially formed in September 1995 and initiated its activity in January 1996.
Its scope of action goes from tree to paper. Its mission results from the recurring need of the industry to identify priority areas for applied research, and optimize the cost/benefit ratio of different aspects of the forestry and industrial sectors, to assure its sustainability.
RAIZ yearly budget is around 3,5 million Euro and counts with around 55 collaborators.
The “RAIZ - Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e Papel”, with the purpose of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations and strategy, launched a PPM initiative, ended this project, and identified the needs to implement a solution that support the processes, procedures and rules defined.
RAIZ chose Governance.Business as the toolset of choice, based on the experience and results of use Governance.Business in Portucel, a strong referral from peers in other departments, and attractive pricing.
Simply turning the Governance.Business toolset on with minimal configuration and training for users was likely to overwhelm the various project management stakeholders, if not the PMO team itself. It’s always a challenge for a fast-moving team to adopt new tools.
Governance.Business tool delivered extensive business value in just eight weeks (installing the Governance.Business tool, and customizing it to conform to the Department’s established systems, processes, and culture).
With the new tools and processes established within Governance.Business, the PMO can on their mandate of managing IT projects effectively, and improve project delivery within the Department’s complex new IT Governance framework.
Deployment and configuration of the Governance.Business tool in three steps to better control of risk and alouwed a controlled change managing in the organization.
Management of Activities
Financial Management of Projects
Integration with MS Project
The resulting Governance.Business implementation established a single user interface across all IT projects that is helping improve project delivery.
The new system streamlines data collection, analysis and reporting with minimal incremental workload and effort.
The flexibility of Governance.Business alouwed several key customized features to support and enhance PMO processes, while leveraging the Department’s established systems, processes, and culture.