The requirements of our clients, and the particular properties and constraints of the project, is the point of departure for the application of our knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to all of the required activities to ensure the required outcome of the project.
The process we follow of directing and controlling a project from start to finish can be divided into 6 basic phases:
Project Concept and Initiation1
An idea for a project will be carefully examined to determine whether or not it benefits the organisation. During this phase, a decision-making team will identify if the project can realistically be completed.
Project Definition and Planning2
A project plan, project charter and/or project scope may be put in writing, outlining the work to be performed. During this phase, a team should prioritise the project, calculate a budget and schedule, and determine what resources are needed.
After the project conception, initiation, project definition and planning phases, the required resources to execute the detail planning and design phases will be known and the teams necessary to execute the work can then be determined. At this point, we will mobilise the necessary resources to execute the project within the required budgets and time frames.
Project Launch or Execution4
Resources tasks are distributed and teams are informed of responsibilities. This is a good time to bring up important project-related information.
Project Performance and Control5
Project managers will compare project status and progress to the actual plan, as resources perform the scheduled work. During this phase, project managers may need to adjust schedules or do what is necessary to keep the project on track.
After project tasks are completed and the client has approved the outcome, an evaluation is necessary to highlight project success and/or learn from project history.
Projects and project management processes vary from industry to industry; however, these are the more traditional elements of a project. The overarching goal is typically to offer a product, change a process or to solve a problem in order to benefit the organisation.
We are focused on regular informal and formal communication with our client in order to ensure that the project is aligned with client expectations.