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About Portfolio-Engineering

We are a licensed, insured, and certified consulting firm, providing portfolio, program, and project (P3) management consulting services for organizations on the US West Coast from our base in "Silicon Beach" (Venice, Los Angeles).

While we are methodologists, our driving philosophy of "just enough is the right amount" highlights our pragmatism. Management tools and practices should be simple, light-weight, and offer high-value to make the cut.

We address:

  • Project planning and management standards and tools development, implementation, and training (asserting PMI's PMBOK® ISO standard as appropriate)
  • Project technical lifecycle / methodology definition and tools (SDLC)
  • Full-scale project and program management office (PMO) implementation including operations, governance, and reporting
  • Resource and portfolio management and reporting mentoring and tools
  • Microsoft Project Server, Project Online, and SharePoint EPM / PPM suite installation, configuration, customization, and training

We are specialists in:

  • Organizational maturity assessment and change management (OCM)
  • Business process engineering
  • Management and reporting tool development from enterprise project management (EPM) / PPM suite development to implementation of pragmatic Excel-based single-user management tools
  • P3 management training, mentoring, facilitation, and governance

Our integrated practice has benefited clients across vertical industries such as:

  • Medical device manufacturing (Edwards Lifesciences)
  • Biotech (Amgen Biotech)
  • Bio-engineering (DuPont Pioneer)
  • Engineering and construction (Fluor and Parsons)
  • Power and utilities (Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), Power Utility of New Mexico (PNM))
  • Defense technology contracting (General Electric (GE) Intelligent Platforms)
  • Financial management (Western Assets Management (WAM))
  • Information and web technology (IT) (LAX Airport, Scantron, Auto-by-tel, Rare Medium)
  • Restaurants and Hospitality (YUM! Brands Restaurants, Gemini (Air Canada and Canadian Airlines))
  • Hospital administration (Radiology departments of major Canadian hospitals)

Our more than 25 years of hands-on portfolio and program management experience including leadership of large teams on multi-million dollar projects, leaves us uniquely qualified to engage with you and your organization to effect long-term and permanent change.

Contact Portfolio-Engineering or Glenn Searle...

Glenn Searle

Glenn Searle of Portfolio-Engineerinng

As president of Portfolio-Engineering, Glenn acts as the senior or sole consultant on most engagements.  With a Fortune 100 and large consulting-house background, he intentionally keeps Portfolio-Engineering's overhead minimal to be able to provide excellent, cost-effective services.  You get "Big 5" results without the Big 5 overhead.

Glenn is a long-standing member of PMI, maintaining and helping others gain its PMP certification for over a decade.

His partnership with Microsoft dates back to 1999 and the introduction of their first enterprise-class project management suite.  Glenn has implemented complex customizations of the Microsoft EPM / PPM suite as Project Server and SharePoint Services 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and Project Online 2016 for dozens of clients, often integrated with the implementation of a PMO.  He is MCTS certified for Microsoft Project and Project Server.

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Portfolio-Engineering is associated with many outstanding management and technical professionals and firms on the West Coast with whom we sub-contract as necessary, allowing us to scale to meet the size, duration, and technical requirements of each client engagement.