Management and Control
Managing a mission-critical project or a comprehensive IT program
involves a level of complexity and leadership that many organizations
underestimate. JCS can provide experienced professionals to fill
these roles, or we can assist your team - working alongside your
internal leaders to provide the focus, tools, and
processes required for success. We are experienced,
professional project leaders who have "been there; done
thatâ€. We understand the complexities that change has on an
organizations and the balance that must be struck between the three
pillars of project and program management: budget,
schedule and quality.
On a critical IT project, it is imperative that the Project
Manager (or the Project Management Team) stay
tightly focused on driving the project to a successful conclusion.
Issues must be identified early, escalated appropriately, and followed
through completely to ensure they do not take the project off track.
Effective and timely status reporting, which can be
provided at varying levels of detail depending on the audience, is an
absolute must. Budget and work plan variances must be
dealt with quickly and decisively. Solution vendors
must be appropriately integrated into the team.
In addition to these fundamentals of effective project
management, an IT Program requires a special
focus on how milestones, budgets, staffing, and
deliverables from the individual projects are interrelated.
This should be tracked, summarized, assessed, and managed for each
project across the entire program - and for the program as a whole.
Cross-project issues must be managed and escalated to the right levels
at the right times. Reporting on status of work, budgets, and
other key project indicators must be presented at the individual project
and at the program level.
The professionals at JCS can work with you to define and implement
processes, structures, methods, and tools
to help manage your projects and programs effectively. We can also
provide interim or long-term project and program management
leadership for your efforts. We can provide a single project
or program manager, or a team of project managers and/or project
coordinators who will lead your effort to a successul conclusion.
We can also help you develop a Program
Management Office (PMO) - or we can staff a PMO for
you. For more information on how we can help with these
activities, please click on the link above.