Practical experience


Success is predicated on experience, knowledge gained, and lessons learned from previous projects. No two initiatives will ever be exactly the same - each has its own set of priorities and constraints. Our program managers employ careful planning, deep understanding of the current and future business environment, and effective resource management to provide the best chance for success.  

Practical approach


The Direct Path team brings expertise in designing, implementing, and managing Program and Program Management Office (PMO) infrastructures. Many of our best practices are based upon the foundational techniques and concepts from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). We combine these methods with our hands-on, practical experience to establish our firm's approach for Program Management.

Outside perspective 


Many clients ask us to provide an objective assessment of their strategic initiative, often in the form of an Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V).   Our deep experience in large IT systems implementations enables us to lower your risk on these mission critical programs.  And our operational expertise empowers us to determine the effectiveness and impact of these IT initiatives on your business and employees.  

Direct Path Program Managers help you:
  • Gain an outside perspective

  • Measure progress and risk on any program or initiative

  • Document information to make a "go" or "no-go" decision

  • Understand the order of magnitude of what's  in front of you

  • Document a business case/ROI

  • Effectively manage vendors and contracts

  • Gain consensus of business goals, metrics and success criteria

  • Understand the risks, challenges, opportunities, dependencies and costs associated with your initiative

  • Develop an integrated implementation roadmap that includes all affected business units, departments or divisions

  • Anticipate who needs to be involved, how often, and when


Call us today at 317.605.4163 to learn how we can help.