HEALDSBURG -- The California Lottery, one of the fastest growing lotteries in the United States, announced today its partnership with project portfolio management firm Metier,  based in Healdsburg.  California Lottery said it selected Metier's PPM-as-a-Service and PMO-as-a-Service offerings to enhance visibility and drive PPM maturity within the organization.   

Metier's PPM software, PPM Central will integrate disparate data sources and provide the visibility needed to create operational efficiencies.  Having a centralized repository that eliminates data silos will give California Lottery the ability to streamline operations and increase productivity.  California Lottery will further propel organizational maturity by engaging PPM subject matter experts in PMO Central®, Metier's cloud-based consultancy.  This partnership will provide value-added training, maturity roadmaps and scalability to support California Lottery's PPM initiative, the organizations said.  

"We want to implement PPM in a scalable, simple and rapid approach.  Metier has offerings that allow us to integrate all of our project data, then assess and improve for continued operational efficiencies.  This tool will enable us to use only one source for data collection, reporting and analysis which will bring together all of our operations teams for maximum efficiency gains" said Carolyn Nordstrom, chief of the enterprise project management office at the California Lottery, in a statement.  "With high-profile projects ranging from POWERBALL® to state-wide education funding programs, we need an integrated approach that eliminates silos of data, centralizes operations and helps us get to the next level of maturity."

California Lottery selected Metier after a competitive bidding process.  Metier's innovation in the marketplace, innovative user interface, integrated cloud services and strong track record of success with similar organizations are several reasons that California Lottery selected Metier as their partner in PPM.