Uncovering the Value of Vision for Project Management – One Firm’s Story

CommonwealthIn 2013, Commonwealth was a 180-person engineering consulting firm using homegrown accounting systems tied to unsupported software and managing projects via spreadsheets and tribal knowledge. With a goal to become a 500-employee industry leader, Commonwealth knew it needed a proven solution that would bring accounting, project management, and reporting all into one platform. Enter Deltek Vision.

From the initial project kick-off meeting to go-live weekend nine months later, this presentation will discuss the successes and almost-successes in creating project management processes, approval workflows, updated invoicing and accounting practices, timesheet rules, organizational structure, unit billing, and more.

During this webinar, attendees will see how Commonwealth:

  • Achieved buy-in from almost all top-level management
  • Managed the realities of the expectations for project managers versus the expectations PMs had for Deltek Vision
  • How they use a simple set of reports to keep key players informed and the role of accounting in project management
  • Implemented a Deltek Vision system that met their firm’s unique needs


Diane C. Wilkie, Director - Safety, Education and Quality at Commonwealth 

Michael Kessler, Principal Consultant at Full Sail Partners