|PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES
The Value Proposition
ETR’s Project Management Practice
Extensive research conducted by consulting companies such as Gartner, Forrester, and Standish Group, has resulted in a consistent conclusion the success of a program or project is directly related to the quality of the Project Management organization leading the effort.
These studies have shown that the delivery of services, for example, in the areas of application development, Information Technology, and physical infrastructure solutions results in one of three potential outcomes:
The alarming statistic is that these studies have also shown that only one third of the projects were completed successfully.
Can a good program/project manager ensure success for every project? No, but a program or project that is led by an experienced Project Manager, using proven methodologies and techniques can improve productivity by 20 30% *. This can have a dramatic effect on moving a project from failure to success.
What are some of the skills that a program/project manager must bring to the table to give a project the greatest chance for success? Many skills are obvious, and are embedded in the Program/Project Management discipline utilized throughout many industries.
These general Project Management skills include:
*Gartner Report April 18, 2000
A Program/Project Manager who has a firm grasp of these skills, and can apply them to the programs/projects he/she leads, has a better than average chance of bringing the project to a successful conclusion. Unfortunately, many projects in IT and other high-tech environments have a level of complexity that requires a Project Manager to have more than a solid grasp of the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK®) to ensure project success.
A Gartner report “What Skills Will Characterize Top Project Managers?” dated August 11, 1999, determined that there are additional skills that are necessary to ensure success in the project management role. These are identified as nonmethodological skills and knowledge areas and include:
ETR Technology Center has the capability to define a methodology and create tools and processes that support and empower the Project Manager throughout the project life cycle.
Described a different way, the success of the project, and ultimately the Project Manager, hinges on their understanding of the political and business climate that engulf the project.
The skills that a Project Manager must apply to the project to perform successfully in this environment include the following:
In summary, program/project management is not only a resource to a project, but a significant factor in the success of the project. The level of success will be affected by many variables both within the control and outside of the influence of the Project Manager. A Program/Project Manager who has the greatest amount of skills in his/her “tool bag” will be the one most likely to bring a project to a successful conclusion.
ETR Technology Center has the capability to assess competencies and customize training that facilitates leadership and an understanding of the PMBOK®. ETR has developed multiple project management tool kits.
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