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project management

Your new project is complex, important and urgent. The project gets done: In time, in budget, in scope.

our mission is clear

You have great employees and partners, but they are all extremely busy and fully tied up with operational issues already. You cannot or do not want to free up any of your resources to lead the project planning and implementation. This is where we come in. Literally, in fact. If you let us. With our experience and proven track-record of success, we can gladly step in and up so
  • your project gets done: In time, in budget, in scope.
"The entire project came off without a glitch and was completed in an excellent manner. I believe Markus' job performance during this crucial time proves that he has the knowledge, expertise and leadership skills necessary to take the lead as the project manager even in unfamiliar branches, tasks and systems... He handles stressful situations in a calm and methodical manner and knows instinctively when either a member of his team needs a little extra encouragement or finding a smart solution on his own.”
Managing Director (Flottenmanagement GmbH) – Vienna, Austria
“Not only is he a result oriented seasoned program manager, but he is especially highly skilled to navigate through multicultural international teams. Markus is extremely pragmatic and highly adaptable to new environments (new teams, new project etc). His drive for achievement is successfully combined with empathy..., thus creating an extremely positive and empowering workplace. Markus’ communication skills ensure smooth and efficient communication both vertically and horizontally among different teams/services having to collaborate.”
Account Business Manager (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) – France
"Markus has proved himself a very effective communicator: proactive, clear, and concise. His management style is participative and he is not afraid to delegate. His overall work, along with his strong commitment and adherence to budget constraints and agreed milestones is always evident, his artefacts and deliverables are concise, thorough and comprehensive. Markus is a very conscientious, honest and able employee. I am convinced that he has what it takes to lead individual clients as well as organizations through Change effectively.”
Global Programs Director ( – Aberdeen, Scotland
"[Thanks] for your strong dedication, you long term effort and your dedication to make things happen … You can be very proud of you, and th[anks] again for your great job.”
Account Project Lead ( - Basle, Switzerland

What We Do

project management on demand

Your projects are intricate, your transformation is complex. Your resources are scarce?

We would gladly work with you on a custom solution. If you wish, we can also provide a qualified professional (project) manager – for the full duration of the project or ad interim.

The pclm Consulting Way

framework & best practice

We firmly believe in the need for flexibility and adaptability. These need to be based on empathy, respect, and integrity that are built on a firm academic foundation, though.

As an active member of leading institutes such as the  Association of Change Managament Professionals (ACMP), the Project Management Institute (PMI), the, Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO), the Austrian Institute of Management (AIM), we abide by the latest standards.

Our focus is on practical hands-on experience and lessons learned from engagements in various IT transitions and transformations with respected Fortune 500 corporations around the world.

How do you best manage a project?

agile vs. waterfall approach

While most companies nowadays want to manage their projects in an agile way, a good number of organizations simply aren’t ready for it. “Agile” is modern, “agile” is state of the art, but if the only agile part of your project is constant change of scope and expectations, then something is wrong.

Granted, a sequential waterfall approach in times of permanent change may not be the gold standard either, but there are circumstances under which you may not want to proclaim the use of MS Project as ‘dead’ yet.

In practice, a considerable part of enterprises around the globe that are dealing with transitions and transformations – both IT and other – tend to use a hybrid approach. No matter what path is right for you, we can help you determine which approach is best for your organization and design an appropriate governance structure together.



a little background

Let’s dive into the leadership of a team towards achievement of defined project goals within the given constraints: Optimally, these parameters are documented prior to the kick-off. Primary constraints will be scope, time, budget. The secondary challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and to apply them in order to meet pre-defined objectives.

In the end, we will obviously aim at completing a project which complies with your objectives in mind. Once your objectives are clearly established, they need to influence all decisions made by anyone involved in the project – whether project manager, agile coach, scrum master, archictect, designer, any contractor or current staff. Ill-defined or too tightly prescribed project management objectives are detrimental to decision making.

A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service, or transformation with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or staffing) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. 

The temporary nature of a project stands in stark contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services.