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Laminar™ Portfolio Control Tower:
PMO Best Practices of Fortune 500 Clients

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Organizations with low maturity complete only 25% of their projects on time.

Typical gaps include:

  • Lack of intake and prioritization process to approve projects, provide funding, and staff resources.

  • Limited visibility to the current health, dependencies, and risks of in-flight initiatives.

  • Inconsistent reporting, duplication of data entry, and manual slide creation, reducing Project Manager effectiveness.

In our experience, these issues often result from constraints PMO leaders face in obtaining the resources (talent, tools, best-practice processes) needed to successfully carry out their mission. To help clients address this challenge, Gravitas offers a top-notch, yet practical response: the Laminar Portfolio Control Tower™, which delivers the value of a high-quality PMO in a timely and cost-sensitive manner. The Laminar Portfolio Control Tower ™ leverages the breadth of Gravitas’ capabilities, enabling us to deliver outcomes for clients starting day one.





improvement in project delivery

expert practitioners

of portfolio-program mgmt. experience

from governance, change management, risk tracking, and a formalized portfolio intake process

experienced in project program management, leading PMOs, and setting up shared services teams


Gravitas PMO capabilities

The Laminar Portfolio Control Tower ™ combines P&PM experience, process rigor and tech enablement to bring Insight to Oversight.


Enterprise PMO Improvement Experience

Deep expertise in transforming project and portfolio teams for large enterprises, using disciplined project management approaches (waterfall, agile, hybrid).


PMO Automation Enablement

Comprehensive set of PMO dashboards (with drill-down ability), automated reports and event-driven alerting, customized to the access and visibility needs of each client.


Best practice Asset Library

Pre-built assets leveraging Fortune 500 best practices in Program Management (template library including project plans, tracking tools, status reporting, review presentations).


Expert Practitioners On Demand

Highly proficient Program and Project Management talent (with certifications) to supplement client teams as and when needed.

Our approach

1. Conduct Strategic Planning

  • Planning

    • Annual planning

    • Quarterly planning & budgeting

  • Intake and prioritization

    • Business case (estimated value $)

    • Monthly approvals process

2. Manage Execution & Delivery

  • Project management

    • Plan and milestones (SDLC)

    • Risk / issue management

    • Change control process

    • Project budget management

    • Resource management & staffing

  • Go-live planning

  • Transition to support​

  • Change management & training

3. Track Outcomes

  • PMO KPI scorecard

    • On time %

    • On budget %

    • On scope %

  • Value realization $

4. Serve Stakeholders and Communicate

  • Weekly status reports

  • Monthly steering committee meetings

  • Executive leadership reports

Client experience

The powerful information visualization capabilities of Laminar™ have been leveraged in the Portfolio Control Tower, providing unmatched transparency to all PMO participants, including business stakeholders and executives. Pre-configured dashboards, automated reports and configurable alerts for a best practice P-PM organization can be customized to each client’s environment and are enabled with drill-down capabilities, so there is always a single source of truth, easily accessible to authorized users.  


1. Portfolio Monitoring

Laminar PMO dashboards offer a 10,000 feet view of initiatives across the enterprise to drive collaboration and monitor enterprise strategy progress. 

“Most importantly, we can cancel projects that are not a priority for the organization. Redirect resources onto the projects that are important and only fund the projects moving forward that are important to the executive leadership.” - CIO Toy manufacturer

2. Project Intake

Laminar ensures all projects in a company's portfolio are vetted against parameters like attractiveness, return on investment, and cost of implementation - optimized for ensuring the business success of the portfolio.

Laminar's clients can manage execution and delivery across multiple projects - ensuring that the right projects get done at the right pace, which otherwise may miss the leadership radar, be delayed, or not be re-surfaced at the right time.

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3. Project Ranking and Prioritization

Laminar's in-built Business Value Result (BVR) ensures all project initiatives are ranked before finding approval and kick-off.

This helps clients increase efficiency in the organization and maximize the value of their portfolio with Laminar's disciplined portfolio intake and prioritization. Laminar enables business case analysis, and a pulse on project risks and blockers so that our clients accomplish measurable and successful outcomes.

4. Project and Portfolio Roadmaps

Laminar offers a full roadmap of projects across the portfolio. It also links the dependency of projects in the portfolio. Within a few clicks. the users can drill down into tactical details of a project like resource utilization, risks, etc. Laminar gives the ability to visualize the overall impact of timing and sequencing of projects on the portfolio, and minimizes risks to ensure on-time, on-budget, and on-scope delivery.


5. Automated Reporting

Laminar automates the repetitive work that leads to inefficiency and inconsistency - giving the PMO team more time to focus on delivery and quality of consistent reporting to the leadership so they can focus on running the business. 


Laminar is a pure plug-and-play solution that can be configured in less than a week. It sits on top of existing project management tools - purposefully designed to be low-maintenance and fully automated so that our clients can focus on running the business.

Our clients and success stories

Gravitas helps clients across industries, leveraging cross-industry best practices, opportunities, and outcomes. We have deep experience in the Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Quick Service Restaurant industries.

Featured insights


November 17, 2022 -   A well-run PMO brings standardized project management practices and frameworks and trains Project Managers, assisting in increasing the overall productivity of the organization and delivering projects on time, on budget, and on scope. The PMO helps organizations optimize returns on their portfolio of projects by helping align resources to projects prioritized by stakeholders driven by business goals.



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