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Josh Leone | CTO (Innovation) | Rego Consulting

Rego Consulting: Helping Businesses Achieve Higher Returns on Their Investments

It’s a time of rapid growth for Rego Consulting, an internationally recognized provider of Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), Work Management, and IT Business Management (ITBM) services. Founded in 2007, Rego is a leader in project management knowledge-sharing, integrations, implementations, and innovation.
Over the last twelve years, 40% of Fortune 100 companies have partnered with Rego, whose 170 expert guides were handpicked to work with Rego after demonstrated experience leading top PMOs. Rego’s expert guides are responsible for driving their on-the-ground approach to business transformation, which has reached over 400,000 users. In 2018, Rego was recognized by CIO Bulletin as one of the Most Innovative Companies of the year, and it was named among the Top 10 Project Management Solution Providers for both 2017 and 2018.
A Solution-Driven Pioneer
Josh Leone, Rego’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, is a solution-driven pioneer. He’s the type of CTO who is often found onsite with clients, actively working to deploy Rego’s efficiencies. His guiding principles are reflected across the organization.
For example, Rego is often called to assist with new implementations, turnarounds, functional business unit expansions, integrations, upgrades, and migrations. Because Leone oversees an entire business line—RegoLink—that is dedicated to producing ground-breaking innovation, clients can significantly reduce their current spend when they enter an engagement.
“Rego has a core mission to deliver innovative PPM solutions that allow our customers to gain measurable ROI. Our priority is to drive down the cost of implementation and support,” says Josh Leone.
Leone helped to create the PPM Global Alliance, a forum of like-minded project and portfolio management consultancies who share knowledge and resources. Rego is one of the five founding members of the Alliance who support each other in enhancing value and service delivery to clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. Other members include it design, BDO Crossroad, Odysseus, and Pemari.
Empowering Knowledge-Sharing
Another popular Rego offering is The RegoXchange Library which houses hundreds of ready-to-use solutions. This arm of the company is not-for-profit, and clients can access free samples of portlets, reports, technical tricks, and workflows in theBasiX section of the library or subscribe to theWorX for full access to new content. Subscriptions pay for ongoing solution development.
Enabling Easy Approval of Timesheets
Rego’s intense focus on novel solutions has produced world-class integration and service packages for products like Clarity PPM, ServiceNow ITBM, Microsoft, Smartsheet, Meisterplan, SharePoint, Sciforma, Apptio, and Workfront.
One Rego innovation, the Action Item Responder (AIR) for Clarity PPM, allows on-the-go users to easily approve timesheets or action items by email. When AIR was in the final stages of testing, Josh Leone used his phone to approve his team’s time from his vacation spot: a campfire in the woods.
Stakeholders, resource managers, project managers, and others can use AIR to respond to requests within their email inbox—eliminating the need to login to the tool by providing all of the information needed to make and respond to the request in the email. The solution works for any type of workflow.
Meeting Unmet Needs
It’s typical for Rego to produce a custom solution for a client, and then turn around and make the base code available to the rest of their client base, so others can implement the solution at a fraction of the cost. Take for example The Wagile Board—Rego’s Agile/Hybrid option for tracking Clarity PPM tasks in a Kanban-like structure, or one of their newest RegoLink solutions, the Rally Software® Migrator. Both of these solutions answered unmet market needs.
Providing Integrations
Teams who utilize Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, or Meisterplan will appreciate Rego’s integrations for both Clarity PPM and ServiceNow. Full bi-directional interfaces allow users to work in either tool for complete data integrity. The Microsoft Project (MSP) solution is particularly appreciated by users who struggle with the out-of-the-box Clarity connector.
Less flashy, equally utilized solutions include a Microsoft Outlook Connector that syncs calendars between tools to improve resource availability projections, the Excel Data Manager for editing, validating, extracting, and sending large data sets, and RegoLink’s Document Manager, which allows users to browse SharePoint documents and libraries inside Clarity PPM and vice-versa.
Integrations are essential to connect vital systems and facilitate performance and adoption on a single system of record. Rego currently provides over 50 integrations for HR, Portfolios, Agile, Financial Systems, and Vendor Management.
Prioritizing Thought Leadership
Rego prioritizes thought leadership. Free white papers, training courses, and webinars are available on their website.
For guidance in person, practitioners are invited to RegoUniversity. The annual conference is Rego’s answer to clients who are tired of attending sales-based events and want a forum where they can network with peers, learn best practices, and engage in debates and knowledge-sharing. RegoU offers PPM, APM, ITFM, and Agile courses specific to Clarity PPM and ServiceNow ITBM. It’s the largest, dedicated training and networking event of its kind. In 2019, RegoU will be held in San Diego from September 29 – October 4.