The difference between theory and practice is huge. What sounds good in a meeting or reads well on paper, can be a challenge when it comes to implementing. In the real world, challenges loom, Murphy’s law prevails, tight deadlines, constant change, can throw off even the best laid plans to the wind.
VGS Project Management expertise is the solution. Through a combination of skills, services and software we ensure your project, no matter how complex or chaotic, stays on track and delivers the results expected. Projects don’t succeed or because of technology. It is the ability to manage inevitable change that can make it or break it. Even a failed or delayed project delivers some results, its the expectations that are not aligned. To ensure a positive outcome, we offer a combination of senior project management oversight, along with the very best team with domain expertise, and third-party experts for the objectivity and insights for your specific project needs.
No matter what the type of project, our distinct Project Governance strategy involves five distinct tasks that are tested and tried for effectiveness.
Definition: The project manager defines what the project is and what the users hope to achieve, list of project deliverables, the outcome of a specific set of activities. We typically work with the managers, who wants to have the project implemented and other stakeholders – those who have a vested interest in the outcome of the project.
Planning: We list all activities or task, how the tasks are related, how long each task will take, and how each task is tied to a specific deadline. We also define relationships between tasks and the various people, time and money dependencies. For example, if one task is x number of days late, the project tasks related to it will also reflect a comparable delay. Likewise, the project manager can set milestones, dates by which important aspects of the project need to be met.
Execution: In this phase, the project manager allocates resources and allocates budget to various tasks in the project. Now the work of the project begins.
Control: Involves updating the project plans to reflect actual time elapsed for each task. By keeping up with the details of progress, the project manager is able to understand how well the project is progressing overall. We use a blend of enterprise project management tools to ensure efficient administration and collaboration.
Closure: In this final stage, the project manager and business owner pull together the project team and those who have an interest in the outcome of the project (stakeholders) to analyze, refine and fine-tune the final outcome of the project.