Programme & Project Management

It is one thing having a great new strategy or product idea, or a concept for changing the organisation. But for that to have meaning and for the expected benefits to be realised and in a timely manner, how that strategy or product or change is implemented is vital.

Successful implementation is characterised by thorough up-front planning, identification of all necessary activities and securing the right resources – hence it is essential to get in place an agreed plan. Once the plan is in place, ongoing and active stakeholder management is vital, as of course is progress tracking, identifying and addressing issues and risks, and communication across the programme.

A relatively simple change with a constrained scope could be achieved through a single project. But more profound change, perhaps across numerous organisations or geographies may require a substantial Programme Management Office, co-ordinating multiple individual workstreams and projects.

How can Accourt help?

Accourt is proud of its track record of managing very substantial programmes for clients, which has included driving and delivering large scale cross-industry change.

We are equally proud of individual projects that our consultants have delivered on-time and on-budget.

Our success is founded on our tried-and-tested Assignment Management Process (AMP), which provides a rigorous framework for both initially setting up a project or programme, and then for its on-going monitoring and management, including regular reviews against agreed targets.


For the Central Bank in a major Middle Eastern economy – Accourt provided the Programme Management Office (PMO) driving the introduction of EMV Chip and PIN cards across issuers and acquirers in that country

For the clearing banks association in Canada – Accourt provided the PMO driving the introduction of EMV Chip and PIN cards across issuers and acquirers in Canada

For a top tier International Payment Scheme – Accourt project managed the development and high profile launch of a contactless payment card solution in public transport

Why Choose Accourt

We have a team of high calibre individuals who have successfully managed numerous Regulatory and Payment Scheme applications for organisations wishing to apply for full banking, electronic money and PI licences. Our seasoned experts have both the relevant IP, hands-on experience and operational know-how to ensure successful applications.

Strategic Expertise

Whether it’s helping organisations set strategic direction or review market opportunities, Accourt brings a wealth of experience and subject matter expertise to the payments space. One of the key differentiators at Accourt in assisting the payments industry with setting strategic direction is the strong subject matter expertise and practical operational know-how gained through deep managerial experience and P&L management.

Market Knowledge

Accourt brings real market knowledge across the payments value chain including providing organisations with market in-sights as well as assisting organisations to move into parallel markets or extending their current product set to address market segments previously underserved. At Accourt we pride ourselves on having the in-market geographic intimacy and breath of product expertise to assist in organising and implementing effective market entry plans  to achieve agreed business goals.


Accourt has built a reputation around its strong delivery capability, this has been achieved through marrying our subject matter expertise with proven project and programme management to deliver the desired client outcome. From product/vendor selection right through to programme delivery and business as usual, Accourt has the skills and knowledge to de risk and underwrite the success of projects in the payments industry.

Operational Effectiveness

Accourt assists clients with improving their operational effectiveness through cost reduction, streamlined processes and improved revenue contribution. Whether it’s benchmarking current performance against best in class or looking to reduce cost through operational efficiencies, Accourt has a wealth of operational expertise, performance data and proven processes to help organisations achieve their business goals.