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Setting up a PMO at Water Board Limburg

Project: Setting up a PMO at Water Board Limburg

Water Board Limburg ensures the province Limburg is protected from water and can work optimally with water. The water board stands for safe dykes, dry feet, clean and enough water. This water board has over 300 employees.

The situation at Water Board Limburg

Water Board Peel en Maasvallei from Venlo and water board Roer en Overmaas from Sittard together became Water Board Limburg on 1 January 2017. “The merger created one large province-wide water board,” says Peter Notten, programme manager at the Water Board. “In addition to ‘keeping the shops open’, it was also necessary to work on a complete integration of all primary and supporting processes and services.” For this it was important that the systems and information facilities were well tuned to each other. These things simply had to work on 2 January 2017. “A Temporary Work Organisation Information Supply (TWI) was created for this, which takes on the responsibility for the integration in the field of geographical and document information and IT. 35 professionals had to make this happen, within 18 months, based on 50 smaller and larger projects.”

“The merger created one large province-wide water board. 35 professionals had to make this happen, within 18 months, based on 50 smaller and larger projects”


The solution from MOJEO

The programme manager of the TWI approached MOJEO with the request to unburden him, by creating a PMO (project management office). By using a practical workshop, all project leaders were involved with the opportunities of the PMO and this created support. “Mojeo gave advice on choosing the building blocks of the PMO,” Peter Notten explains. “Given the short time frame, we chose to mostly pay attention to setting up and finishing the projects, the financial and progress security, and delivering organised and clear progress reports.”

Mojeo started by setting a baseline and identifying risks, issues, and bottlenecks. “Subsequently, a PMO roadmap was created, with the focus on standardising the project approach, mapping the financial organisation, creating an integrated planning, and standardising the reporting method within the programme.” After the implementation phase, MOJEO staffed the PMO to ensure continuity. Peter Notten is very satisfied with this. “As programme manager I’m very satisfied about the set-up of the PMO and Mojeo’s working method. The delivered products are clear and the clients have good insight into the progress.”

“As programme manager I’m very satisfied about the set-up of the PMO and Mojeo’s working method. The delivered products are clear and the clients have good insight into the progress.”


The added value of MOJEO

Peter Notten indicates that MOJEO’s solution has provided the organisation with a clear added value. “Thanks to the solution Mojeo designed and implemented, the Temporary Work Organisation Information Provision (TWI) of Water Board Limburg now has up-to-date insight into the progress of all projects, so risks can be identified quickly, adjustments can be made quickly, and the project organisation is unburdened in their daily work activities.” Peter Notten has also noticed the natural integration of MOJEO’s employees. “They’re close to the client and try to speak and understand the client’s language and DNA as quickly as possible.”

“They’re close to the client and try to speak and understand the client’s language and DNA as quickly as possible.”

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