Managing the Journey
Keeping complex, mission-critical IT projects on
track demands a high degree of focus and skill. Leading an
IT program (a group of interrelated projects) requires
significant effort and coordination. Naturally, organizations
often assign their best leaders to run these efforts. These
individuals can easily find themselves consumed with other priorities
while trying to juggle two roles at once, or they may struggle with
handling the different skills required to run a project or program
instead of a line organization.
Project and Program Management is a core competency
at JCS. We can help you successfully manage a single project or an
extensive, multi-tiered program. Members of our team can step in
and fill one or many of the key leadership positions on an effort, or we
can work in partnership with your internal leaders to assist in these
Project and Program Management involves a wide array of activities,
& Control - These are the fundamental activities associated with
monitoring and managing work plans, budgets, milestones,
staffing, project issues, other related projects, and so
on. This also includes communication with
executives, end users, project team members, and key stakeholders.
For more information on how we can help with these activities,
please click on the link above.
- Risk Management
- Good project and program managers recognize that all projects have
inherent risk. The important thing is to identify what those
risks are, and to develop strategies and plans to mitigate and
manage them effectively. For more information on how JCS can
help with risk management on your projects and program, please
follow the link above.
Management - Almost all IT projects end up, at some point,
identifying needs that were not anticipated or understood at the
outset. Having a process in place to appropriately identify,
document, and scope these changes is critical. It is also
imperative that you have a process in place for determining whether
(or how) to address these unanticipated needs. For more
information on how we can help you manage change on your projects
and programs, please click on the link above.
Management - On a critical project or a large, complicated
program, a small problem left unattended can easily blossom into a
major issue. Quality Management involves putting mechanisms in
place to identify problems early and resolve them effectively. For
more on how we can help with Quality Management on your project or
program, please follow the link above.
Realization - When an organization makes a significant
investment in an IT project or program, it does so because it
expects to gain some sort of return, or benefit. Determining
just what those benefits are and how they can be effectively
measured in order to justify the project is an important part of
good project and program management. For more on JCS Benefits
Reailization services, please click on the link above.