Why does IT Project Management differ?
IT projects tend to be complex projects made up of lots of moving parts from solving technical challenges to supplier and stakeholder management.
The experience and understanding needed to successfully manage IT projects range from excellent communication, technical understanding, data migration techniques and supplier management through to risk management and resource planning.
The number of moving parts in a typical IT project means they are unlike most other project types.
Why should I outsource IT project management?
The management of large organisational IT projects today requires a broad but intricate knowledge and experience of a wide variety of systems and processes. IT project managers need experience and understanding of a number of IT project management aspects:
- Multiple stakeholder management
- Data migration
- Testing and release management
- Database storage and management
- Infrastructure / solution design
- Go-live, post live hyper care and handover to BAU
In addition, the IT project manager is responsible for creating a roadmap, setting goals, managing and motivating team members, keeping stakeholders informed and managing change.
It’s a significant undertaking for an in-house IT team to implement on top of their existing workload and often better suited to trained and experience IT project managers.
Working with you
Our project management consultants have continuous access to the latest tools, technology and methodology. Their roles demand that they are suitably experienced and qualified to lead your teams through any IT project that you need to implement.
They are specialists who are friendly and approachable. They’ll integrate into your organisation, learn about your people, systems and processes and understand your business goals. They’ll work with you using a project management methodology that suits your organisation
Does the project add value? Is it a good use of resources? Will it meet your needs?
Complete the project timeline, allocate tasks, mitigate risks and understand the impact of missed milestones.
Ensure that all stakeholders are kept updated, communicate daily with all individuals involved, discuss status, examine delays and create plans to get back on track.
Use the project management tool that best suits the process so that it can be monitored in real time.
Determine what worked, what didn’t and why. Create an action plan and recommendations for next time.
The Process of IT Project Management
It's essential to have a process that involves reliable planning, concrete commitment to provide the resources required and clear rules and guidelines for execution of the work involved.