GCSIT PROGRAM & PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE

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PROGRAM & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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GCSIT moves projects forward from Start to Success

GCSIT's Program & Project Management  provides the experience, scalability, adaptability and leadership to successfully guide, manage, and support your important IT initiatives

IT is expected to deliver peak performance under tight budgets, escalating business pressures and, for some, strict regulatory mandates. To succeed in this demanding environment, projects large and small must be managed for optimum success. 

One size does not fit all.

Process can can enable or impede  the path to project success (and sometimes both at once). Finding the proportional "Goldilocks" spot with neither too much nor too little process is a key part of GCSiT's approach to project management.

We manage projects under multiple paradigms, to include traditional schedule-driven projects, projects which utilize the waterfall method and projects which are using the agile methodology.

Based upon the size and complexity of the project, our certified personnel apply proven methodology, selecting the most poductive management processes and communications models.

We work to allocate exactly the right amount of project management to each category of project to ensure project success while optimizing customer costs. For each project, regardless of its simplicity or complexity, our PM’s work to ensure the highest possible levels of project quality and customer satisfaction.

GCSIT PROJECT APPROACH

Our proportionate what-works approach is based on a straightforward project assessment and categorization. Starting with a thorough initial assessment, we assign a project to one of three categories based upon size and complexity:

MINI-PROJECTS

icon mini projects smMINI-PROJECTS take less than 2 weeks, involve a single engineer, and are focused on a single accomplishment. These projects clearly do not require full-blown project management, so we take a very minimalistic approach towards them, primarily to save our customers money, but also to not impose any administrative overhead which could delay progress. PM’s who handle mini-projects kick them off, get the resources scheduled, provide a single point of contact for any customer interactions, ensure deliverables are delivered and finally get the customer’s concurrence that the project is complete and can be closed down.

PROJECTS

icon projects smPROJECTS are middle-sized efforts which need management, but don’t require all the bells and whistles a full-blown program might require. PM’s managing projects stay more intimately involved throughout the project’s lifecycle. They coordinate as above, but additionally stay on top of deliverable commitments, budget management, and risks and issues tracking. They regularly communicate with the customer and they closely monitor a successful transition to operations.

PROGRAMS

icon programs smPROGRAMS are complicated, usually multi-focused undertakings which involve detailed program management. Within a program, the PM is more likely to develop a detailed Work Breakdown Structure and Project Schedule. Both the schedule and budget are closely monitored with regular status communications to the customer, either in person or via conference calls. Project execution may include formal procedures and deliverables around every aspect of project management, which may include, but not necessarily be limited to: data and document management, risk management, issues management, change management, acceptance control of each deliverable, regular project metrics, communications management, plus oversight of the transition to operations and any required training.

TRANSITION TO OPERATIONS

icon trans to opTRANSITION TO OPERATIONS is designed to ensure the deliverables of the project are brought to full operational status, integrated into ongoing operations and maintained. Its purpose is to ensure that deliverables can be used effectively to produce the intended business value after project completion. Transition to operations may be as simple as knowledge transfer during implementation or it could entail GCSIT partnering to support the new implementation(s) for a specified period of time. Whatever the complexity of the transition, the PM works to ensure the transition is successful and our customer is satisfied they are ready to handle the system moving forward.

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