Project Management

Our Philosophy and Approach – Reusable Teams and Repeatable Results

Despite positive changes in the art and science of project management, projects still suffer from failure, under-delivery, or cancellation.  Schedules are not met, budgets are exceeded, resources are unable to deliver results, unforeseen events impact the project, and end products do not meet expectation.  Project teams are under pressure to deliver and the prospect of “project management overhead” is unacceptable.   How can an organization achieve predictable results for its projects in a flexible way, and do this without burdening the project team with bureaucratic methodology?

  1. Understand your current strengths and weaknesses in delivering successful project results
  2. Determine how much project management discipline, structure, and process is just enough to ensure your project’s success
  3. Define the project processes that are needed for success

Project Management – Move Toward Success

As experienced PMP’s we understand the professional standards set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and need for project management processes.   ConX’s approach is to use “just enough” project management to ensure that this becomes part of the organization’s standard way of operating to achieve project success.  How much project management is just enough?

See: Move Toward Success

Process and Methodology Design

Every project has a product (end deliverable) and a customer for the product.  Experience shows that customer satisfaction depends on more than a completed, delivered product.  A large part of customer satisfaction depends on the people and processes involved in the creation and delivery of the product.

A methodology is defined as the processes, techniques, or approaches employed in the solution of a problem or in doing a project; a particular procedure or set of proceduresWhat kind of processes are we talking about?  The approach, techniques, and procedures that let us know what has to be done, who has to do it, when it is needed, how it will be done, what the end results needs to be, and who needs to know.  These processes do not have to be complex.  They have to be understood and shared with all people involved in the project.

See: Process and Methodology

Assessing Your Current Situation

Project teams often know what works and what does not work effectively in their environment.  Team members do not always have a forum to reflect on, or voice, what they already know about project related issues (for projects in-process or completed) or potential issues (for projects in-process or about to begin).

Project Snapshot is a set of consulting services to help an organization improve project delivery.  It focuses on people, process, and technology to reduce the risks and pain associated with projects.  It improves the chances to have predictable results from projects.  It helps an organization build reusable project teams and repeatable processes.

See: Project Snapshot

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“Real leaders are people who help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own.”  – David Foster Wallace