Assurance arrangements should be designed in a manner that are commensurate with the complexity of programs and projects.. 

The PM Solutions best practice assurance model can be used as a basis and be adjusted accordingly to support different types of projects and programmes. Our assurance models support high risk, high value, complex projects and programs based on a unique tiered design.



We design assurance models to allow organisations to achieve ‘true success’ through the ongoing planning, delivery and management of assurance activities across portfolio, programs and projects.

Our assurance models can work effectively to assist organisations with:


To ensure better outcomes and more fit-for-purpose assurance models, we use and encourage the adoption of our "5 Assurance Model Principals".


Focus on matters that support projects and programs to achieve successful outcomes.


Independent assurance should occur early and often, ensuring "no surprises".


By carefully selecting the right independent assurance reviewers and making sure they have the right skills, experience and personal traits, will improve the likelihood of delivering a successful assurance review.


Assurance should include mentoring and coaching support on a project, program and organisational level.



We continue to partner with portfolios, programs and projects for leading global organisations, government departments and agencies, providing modern, best practice assurance services, including assurance frameworks and advisory services, end project reporting, Gateway reviews, Agile assurance reviews and project health checks.

"From the time of initial engagement to the delivery of the report, PM Solutions were very professional and thorough. The review team extracted the right level of information, with their insights and conclusions providing the project with the information to make improvements to our approach.”

"This review has been a very positive contribution to ensuring the program is set up for success... on behalf of everyone involved in the program I would like to extend my thanks to the review team for what has been a very worthwhile experience."

"PM Solutions dealings with project stakeholders was first-rate and gave all stakeholders confidence that the assurance review would be detailed and comprehensive, which it ultimately was. PM Solutions made themselves available at short notice to meet the project's schedule for the review."

"PM Solutions have been engaged as an assurance partner and their support has enabled an effective partnership that has provided the SRO with timely advice and insight, we continue to partner with them to provide a large statewide, multi-year and multi-site delivery."

"The project has engaged PM Solutions for several gate assurance reviews in this large complex project. All work by PM Solutions has been of a very high quality, and the engagement provided by PM Solutions staff with project stakeholders has been received very well. I'd be happy to engage PM Solutions in further project work."

"PM Solutions was engaged to provide implementation assurance at short notice. They were responsive and accommodating throughout the engagement. The quality of the deliverable was of a high standard. I would not hesitate to engage PM Solutions again."

"PM Solutions assisted our project to remain on track according to the governance requirements of our organisation. As a customer, the project team felt supported by knowledgeable consultants who offered detailed advice based on experience and understanding of government processes."

The structure and methodology of the P3M3 assessment, and the way in which PM Solutions approached it, was extremely constructive. The real value of the P3M3 model, as brought to life by PM Solutions, was that together we were able to sequence and prioritise relevant improvement efforts to gain immediate and tangible benefits, which then built the necessary momentum and support needed to tackle some of the more challenging findings.

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