Large Enterprise

Group Health Cooperative

*Since completing this testimonial Group Health Cooperative was acquired by Kaiser Permanente.

In 2017, Kaiser Permanente acquired Group Health Cooperative and its subsidiaries, which have been caring for members in Washington since 1947. Now Kaiser Permanente Washington, serve more than 710,170 members and support the health of communities in Northwest Washington, Central Washington, Eastern Washington, the Coastal and Olympic region, and Puget Sound.

BrightWork provided us with an economical, scalable solution for managing our project portfolio. We now have better standards for collecting project data and an intuitive tool that makes the work visible and accessible.

Chris Bryan

Senior Director PMO, Kaiser Permanente Washington (formerly Group Health Cooperative)

Group Health Cooperative Deploys Economical, Scalable Solution for Project Management


The Enterprise PMO at Group Health was about to undertake one of its most complex projects in the history of the company. They needed a quick method to structure project information while recognizing there were other projects in the EPMO portfolio.

Standardization of project management was not the norm in the organization, as project work was managed in isolated groups. So the firm evaluated several high end project and portfolio management tools and determined that Group Health needed to focus on project management process and not technology. The PMO Director asked the group to use “existing tools” to manage the portfolio.


BrightWork gave Group Health a fast start to implement a strategy for managing different types of single projects under one or more project offices. They were able to apply a pragmatic approach for new project requests and portfolio management and ensure critical non-project work was managed and under control.

BrightWork offered:

  • A simple solution built on SharePoint, which was already deployed to users
  • Project management templates that they could tailor to their level of project management maturity
  • Roll-up dashboard reporting to sees status, issues, and milestones across multiple project teams or projects
  • Standardized look and feel for all project sites.

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