Any major new addition or change to your IT, such as installing a new financial software system or a major network upgrade will no doubt benefit from the discipline and organisation of being implemented as a project. Project Management involves the organisation of resources and personnel to achieve a goal within a set timetable and strict budget. Information Technology projects are notorious for being delivered late, or over-budget or incomplete. This is mainly due to issues such as technical difficulty, scope creep and poor planning.
Projects that are delivered on behalf of your organisation should provide you with sufficient information throughout the life of the project, from the planning through to the deliverable stage, to enable you to see the progress and identify if the project is on schedule and on budget. Information should be provided by way of regular reports and updates of the project’s progress covering, at a minimum, the three main elements of a project; cost, time and scope.
To ensure your projects are successfully managed, we utilise the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that can ensure projects are managed in a consistent, best practice approach that greatly enhances the final outcome.
The PMBOK framework consists of five basic processes that utilise tools and plans to ensure the appropriate planning and delivery is implemented at all stages of the project. These processes are Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Control, and Closing. Having an industry proven framework at the heart of your project provides the peace of mind that your project is being professionally and economically managed, using best practice principles.
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