Project Management

Learn how IMS experts help organizations manage their portfolio of internal and external projects, and better align that portfolio with overall strategic goals.  Typical project management involves a temporary group activity designed to effectively and efficiently produce a uniquely defined result on time and within budget; temporary because projects (e.g., providing disaster relief, building or bridge construction, implementing new enterprise software, implementing a new data network, moving a data center, expanding sales into a new geography) have a beginning and an end in time, scope and resources; unique in that they are not routine operations, but have a specific set of activities designed to accomplish a single goal or set of objectives.  Project teams often include people who usually do not work together on a regular basis and are usually from different organizations or geographies; software is often utilized to facilitate execution.  Constant, consistent and clear communication is essential to ensure successful project management.

Project Management deliverables include:

  • The Project Plan – a roadmap for product or service development and delivery
  • Tasks and resource planning – a vehicle for cost estimating and budget management
  • Continuous tracking and communications – reduces the risk of adverse out comes due to changes, defects, deficiencies or errors
  • Dash Boards and Status Reports –  improves communications and the transparency of value of value/cost relationships
  • Project Metrics – supports operations and strategic decision making
  • Standardized methods and documents – improve performance and quality
  • Project Organization – defines relationships and responsibilities and optimizes staff utilization, co-ordination and collaboration
  • Team discipline – delivers timely, predictable, well documented and cost effective business and client solutions

A Typical Project Life Cycle