EPM Case Studies

Enterprise Project Management Case Studies

Agora has been delivering solutions built around Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Project Online since the technologies were first introduced in 2002. The clients listed below are a small sample of that work.

Agora Consulting Partners was engaged to implement Project Online for IMAX in both the IT and Research & Development departments. The implementation included configuration of the Microsoft Enterprise PPM solution Project Online as well as use of the Agora Enterprise Apps where customization was required. The solution was launched in December 2016 and Agora continues to support IMAX with any issues or minor enhancements to ensure continued success of the solution. More Details.

As the Ontario government’s advisor on the cancer and renal systems, as well as on access to care for key health services, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) drives continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience for chronic diseases.

Agora has considerable experience implementing Microsoft Project Server in the Public Health Care Sector having been the implementer and ongoing support provider to Cancer Care Ontario as well as E-Health Ontario. The implementation at CCO includes a custom gating process with automated approvals, complex status reporting including the trending of KPIs and integration with Microsoft CRM.


The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) is an Ontario government enterprise and one of the world’s largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol. Agora has been engaged with the LCBO for many years. We were first engaged to assist with their migration from Microsoft Project Server 2003 to EPM 2007.  We have since migrated the LCBO to 2010 and have provided ongoing support for the past 5 years. The implementation includes a custom datamart for advanced data analysis, an IT Service Request solution that feeds both Project Server and other internal systems. The LCBO uses Project Server to govern projects, support business prioritization and provide timesheeting for the IT department.

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer packaged meats company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. 

Agora was hired by Maple Leaf Foods to complete an implementation of Project Server 2010 including both the project execution functionality and the portfolio capabilities.  Maple Leaf Foods uses Project Server for timesheeting and capitalization of projects, leveraging numerous custom reports to analyze timesheet data to ensure accuracy.


Founded in 1912, ArcelorMittal Dofasco (AMD) is Canada’s leading steel producer and a hallmark of advanced manufacturing in North America. With more than 5,000 employees in Hamilton they are the city's largest private sector employer shipping 4.5 million net tons of high quality steel every year.

AMD contracted Agora to assist with a complex migration of their Portfolio Server 2007 implementation to Project Server 2013. We were asked to create more than 20 different Enterprise Project Types, three governance workflows, over 75 Project Detail Pages and numerous reports. The migration involved moving 2300 projects from Portfolio Server 2007 to Project Server 2013 using a custom migration script. 

The solution will continue to expand to more business units so has been architected to be a large, single instance running many tenants (EPTs) to support the varying business requirements. 

The Treasury Board is responsible for accountability and ethics, financial, personnel and administrative management, comptrollership, approving regulations and most Orders-in-Council for the Government of Canada. The Treasury Board's administrative arm is called the Secretariat (TBS).

TBS hired Agora to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of project delivery to TBS sectors. The first phase included the infrastructure and automation of dashboards and project status reports.  Phase 2 will bring Workflow, financial forecasting and core reporting to the solution. Phase 3 will introduce timesheeting. 

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  • Apotex
  • Dundee Wealth
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Rogers
  • LCBO
  • Many more

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Agora in the news...

June 2016 - Agora's Express for Microsoft Project Online has been nominated for a Microsoft Impact Award. Click here for more details.

Agora has launched Express, our pre-configured solution for Microsoft Project Online that gets you started immediately. Click here for more details.

Interested in Microsoft Project Online? Agora has two QuickStarts to help you quickly realize benefits from this technology. Click here for more details.

Agora has a full suite of software tools to extend the capabilities of Microsoft Project Online. Click here for more details.