Programme &
Project Management

What are Portfolio,
Programme &
Project Management?

Projects are single, temporary endeavours, undertaken to achieve specific results.  Programmes are groups of projects, managed in a coordinated manner to achieve broader results, or achieve benefits, which are not available from managing them individually.  A Portfolio is a collection of projects and programmes (and operations) managed to achieve strategic objectives.  

In the simplest terms, P3M provides a set of tools and techniques for delivering change.  More formally, it is defined as the application of methods, procedures, techniques and competencies to achieve a set of defined objectives.

Skills our team have

At Engage, our P3M practitioners possess an impressively wide range of skills, underpinned by an equally wide range of competencies and experiences.  This has enabled us to successfully support clients through some huge, and deeply challenging, change programmes. The list below contains some of key core skills:  

  • Portfolio Management and Strategic Change Management
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Production of formal Business Cases (SOC, OBC, FBC)
  • Setting up effective Project Management Offices and establishing Project Controls
  • Use of a variety of project methodologies including traditional, iterative and hybrid
  • Navigating Approvals and Scrutiny; Strategic Stakeholder Management
  • P3 Performance Management
  • Skills Analysis and Audit; including Training Needs Analysis and Project Team Matrix design and management
  • Requirements, Scope, Schedule, Cost, Risk, Benefits, Quality and Delivery Management

How we deliver

Let’s face it, we want our clients to be successful, so operational excellence and person-centred partnering are at the centre of everything we do.  Our people have a real commitment to Delivery with Excellence and a passion for creating value for our clients.  Whatever the setting or task, we always want to be personally connected to what’s going on and will build, or reinforce, a culture of action and engagement.  We understand and respect the power of teamwork and will integrate with our customers’ teams as seamlessly and as effectively as possible.  A typical project lifecycle might be as simple as this:

  • Start on Project
  • Discovery, scoping and team integration
  • Establish stakeholder engagement 
  • Deliver Initial Outputs
  • Quality Assure and Review
  • Deliver Final Outputs
  • Review Performance and capture Learnings
  • Finish on Project  


Graham Lawrence

Following a 20 year career as an Army Officer which included a significant role in contributing to the writing of the Cat ‘A’ BOWMAN Business Case as part of the then Defence Procurement Agency (DPA), Graham has spent the last 17 years operating as a project management specialist. He has spent most of this time working either for major companies in the Oil and Gas sector or for consultancy houses such as CH2M and Jacobs, where he was predominantly employed in the Defence Sector with DE&S / Army HQ.


Palletised Load System (PLS)


Manage schedules, risks and dependencies
Establish and manage stakeholder relationship mapping
Lead P3M functional development


David Sullivan

David has served in a wide variety of Regimental and Defence roles in UK, Germany, Canada and the USA. David retired from the British Army in late 2013 having spent his final fourteen years procuring and supporting Defence communication and information systems.


Warehousing and Distribution Organisation (WDO) programme management.


IS procurement
Business Relationship Management
Data Management
Income Generation


Carrie Allen

I joined Engage in 2020 as a consultant after leaving the Army having been in the REME for 15 years. During this time, I have been promoted to level 3 Senior Consultant and appointed as Knowledge Management lead as part of the capability team.


Defence Equipment Engineering Asset Management System (DEEAMS)
Palletised Loading System (PLS) Rapid Acquisition


Project Manager/ Engineer for an Infrastructure report for the Royal Marines
Risk manager on 2 separate IT apps
Engineering Analyst to create a fleet optimisation and availability report
Delivery Manager for a rapid procurement project

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