What is Program Management?

FTE supports its clients through the development and implementation of a comprehensive Project Management Office (PMO). The Project Management Office traditionally becomes the hub for accomplishing transformation objectives and effectively driving accountability while tracking project status.


A critical factor in the success of any transformational effort is the integrated and coordinated management of multiple initiatives that are underway within the organization at any given time.

Status-At-Glance with War Rooms
Our War Rooms are central nerve centers for the PMO office and provide visual representation for the project. FTE brings a standard war-room format based on our extensive experience that is then customized by the clients’ project team to meet businesses specific needs.

Visual Program Management
In many of our client’s organizations there simply isn’t time for team members to digest verbose, lengthy status reports. To address this, we implement a more agile way of working. Visual Program Management techniques with proven Plan, Do, Check, Act iterative process to keep the project or transformation running smoothly.

The Four-Step Approach
Our advisors will meet with your team to understand your specific project needs. From that point on, we’ll lead you through the Kick-off, Planning, Execution and Completion phases. This disciplined approach provides the leadership, principles and tools needed to avoid common pitfalls and achieve the desired results.


Complex Projects
For complex projects, tools alone are not enough; FTE’s subject matter experts have the experience to see around corners, predict potential pitfalls and develop countermeasures preventing costly budget and un-scheduled overruns. Our team has decades of experience managing challenging projects and budgets from hundreds to a hundred million dollars.

New Product Launches
We have deep experience within the entire manufacturing launch cycle including the development of Product Quality Standards (PQS), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), developing manufacturing processes and specifying and procuring equipment, workforce training, launch readiness tracking and managing post-launch volume ramp and quality containment initiatives.

Flexible Level of Engagement
FTE can deliver multiple levels of engagement ranging from Project Management Office configuration and oversight to providing a fully staffed PMO with full execution and project deliverable responsibility. Our advisors are equipped to plan, manage and deliver results.
Expert Resources
FTE has a large global network of Advisors that are ready to assist you immediately. For program based needs, a Project Management Office provided by FTE is a valuable alternative to costly hiring of permanent employees.

“FTE helped us improve the throughput and quality in three of our critical factories. They did not just make a list of things for others to go do. They became a part of the team and brought the experience, leadership, processes, tools, and capacity to complement our production and continuous improvement teams in actually making the improvements on the shop floor. The results exceeded targets and have been sustained through continued use of the processes and systems deployed.”
Jeff Schick
Vice President Manufacturing
Pella Corporation
“We worked hard, laughed, and jabbed. We appreciate FTE becoming part of our team and are absolutely looking forward to partnering again in the future.”
Ann Fricke
Director of Operations
Dakkota Integrated Systems
“FTE Performance Consulting helped optimize our warehouse layout, storage, material flow and kitting processes with significant throughput improvement in three different facilities. We set new annual Sales and EBITA records in Q3, which were achieved with the optimization efforts led by FTE’s guidance contributing a great deal. They are very “hands-on” and we highly recommend FTE!”
John Hanighen
Cloyes Corporation
“What differentiates FTE from other Lean Consulting firms
is their flexibility and adaptability.
Tim Foley
Director, Performance and Learning
Navistar International
“I wholeheartedly recommend FTE to colleagues and associates. It’s a team full of cutting-edge talent, with dedication, and passion for creating stability and standardization within our organization”
Tim Hogan
District Director of Service
Rush Enterprises, Inc.
“Not only do they possess deep knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, but they also know how to transform organizations with practical and proven solutions.”
Steve St. Angelo
American Kaizen
Former Senior Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation and Chief Executive Officer, Latin America, and Caribbean Region
“FTE Performance Consulting was outstanding in their performance with scoping, managing, and implementing the MES System in our Paint facility.”
Justin Schlater
IT Director Associate
Navistar International
“FTE is not a company to just tell you what needs to be improved, they will lead the improvement, ensure the alignment of leaders and that processes are in place to sustain gains.”
John Mocny
General Manager, Vehicle and Supply Chain Operations
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

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