Managing Projects or Programs

 

Planning & Execution:

We leverage an industry-proven solution development approach providing well-defined phases that address requirements, design, development, testing, and release cycles. 

 We organize the solution approach into ten (10) distinct phases during the project life-cycle:

 Envisioning:

A new project is broadly defined and submitted for formal approval. This phase often begins with a business case, which outlines the objectives, purpose, and deliverables of the proposed project. 

Due Diligence:

Comprehensive appraisal of current environment or processes for the project requirement creating a business vision and defining the scope of work necessary to bring the vision to reality.

Initiating:

Stakeholders are identified and preliminary requirements are documented. Key outputs include the project charter which assists with planning. Any feasibility testing should also take place during this phase.

Planning:

A comprehensive project plan is developed which outlines project costs and the budget, scope, duration, deliverables, quality, communications, metrics, risks, and resources.

Proof of concept:

This process is designed to determine whether the idea or plan can be implemented and applied in the real world and whether the project is likely to be adopted as its intended.

Executing:

The project is now ready to launch! The project manager typically uses a kick-off meeting to introduce key tasks and milestones to the team, and discuss the project in detail. The main activities associated with project execution include resource management, tracking work, team meetings and reporting on progress. The project manager should regularly assess progress to-date and adjust the original project plan as needed.

Monitoring/Controlling:

Monitoring is conducted in conjunction with project execution. Using KPIs and other metrics defined in the project plan, the project manager monitors progress and performance to avoid scope creep. Earned Value Management is a particularly useful tool during this phase.

Stabilizing: 

In the Stabilize Phase, testing is conducted on a solution whose features are complete. Testing during this phase emphasizes usage and operation under realistic environmental conditions. The team focuses on resolving and prioritizing issues and bugs, and preparing the solution for release

Closing:

Once the project is completed, run a post-mortem meeting to document lessons learned for future projects. It is also important to recognize and celebrate success. Finally, reassign resources and update project documentation, including any collaboration sites. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, you may need to tailor the phases as appropriate.

Training & Presenting:

Project is complete when the organization is ensured of the benefits from the project’s outcome. Most of all the groups are facilitated 

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