Believe it or not, there is irrefutable science at the heart of project management. It takes a lot more than scheduling and status meetings to execute a successful project. The fundamentals of project integration management success lie within the concept of optimizing each stage of the project life cycle. The chosen methodology and efficient direction of resources can streamline execution while enhancing productivity. Promoting a project management culture that can mitigate risk and stay on budget helps increase overall organizational performance and drive success. Here’s how to make it happen.
Choose a Methodology Based on the Project
Implementing the right framework upfront helps streamline execution and encourage collaboration within the structure. Letting the nature of the project itself determine the methodology is not only part of the planning process but it allows for seamless integration of both planned and unplanned variables. For instance, the traditional sequential project management method requires extensive planning with clearly defined goals and accurate timelines but isn’t ideal for complex or long-term projects. Incorporating mid-project changes has a domino effect with much more room for error. Consider the scope of the project when determining the methodology. Goals may change before the project closes, but the methodology shouldn’t.
Emphasize Gold Standard on the Project Management Plan
The project management plan is essential to the deliverables and the organization itself. A visual timeline and solid resources committed to the success of the project promote integration. Facilitating data synchronization helps align capital resources with strategic priorities while sustaining project execution. A comprehensive view of commitments is necessary to establish an essential baseline for reference throughout the project. Stakeholder-defined initiatives must also be incorporated into the scope of the project along with tracking systems that will measure output against due diligence.
Key Performance Indicators
Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) help determine if a project is on track to meet desired objectives. They should be closely linked to strategy objectives and determined during the project management plan. Process, outcome, and quantitative KPI’s are among some of the most important to project integration management success. While more singular attributes are often the focus of such measurements, these indicators are essential in determining key factors of success in the project management space.
Interpersonal Skills and Experience
Interpersonal skills and experience in successfully managing intricate iSeries AS/400 and EDI projects in multiple industries gives CompuTek Consulting Inc. the expertise to offer clients peace of mind knowing their project will be completed within scope, on time, and on budget. Our project management consultants have over a decade of experience helping organizations build value for stakeholders. It turns out you can buy peace of mind!