Definition and Planning
Defining the Roadmap to Project Success
Getting projects off to the right start is one of the most crucial
steps in achieving a successful project conclusion. It is important that
stakeholders from the affected business area(s) are actively engaged
with the IT organization from the very beginning, and that all parties
have a clear and well-documented understanding of what the project or
To define and plan projects and programs, JCS professionals work
closely with members of your business and IT teams to answer many
important questions, such as:
- Why are we doing this project or program? Should we be doing it?
- How long will it take to complete the effort? How many and what
types of resources will we need to get it done? How much will it
- What activities and tasks need to be executed in this
project? Who is responsible for what?
- Which tasks are dependent on other tasks, and how do we
effectively manage those dependencies?
The initial critical step to get the project off on the right foot is
a solid business case to ensure you have stakeholder
buy in and support. Once this is complete JCS will develop a
comprehensive project charter, work plan, and
budget for your project or program. In larger programs, it is
often also critical to establish a team (the Program Management
Office) who has responsibility for managing of the overall
effort. For additional information regarding our PMO services
please visit Program Management Office.
JCS has tremendous depth in assisting clients with all of these
important elements of definition and planning. For additional
information regarding our services in any of these areas, please follow
the links below: