“My team met the budget and schedule on our project, but the stakeholders aren’t happy.
They said we didn’t meet their expectations!”
Does this sound familiar?
If you’ve worked on projects, chances are you’ve been there.
When there’s a gap between the project deliverables and the expectations, guess who gets blamed?
We have a solution that will avoid the gap, eliminate the blame, and put you on the winning side.
Start on the Right track and Stay on the Right track
and deliver on expectations throughout the project journey.
Our unique Start Right — Stay Right (SRSR™) approach treats all parts of the project journey as one dynamic system. With harmonized plans and aligned expectations, SRSR™ ensures that you start out quicker, stay on track better, and get back on track faster to deliver project results that will delight all stakeholders.
Start Right Deliverable: Project Guidebook
Start your project on the right track and keep it on the right track!
Working with you, we’ll deliver the Start Right — Stay Right Project Guidebook for your project with these five harmonized components:
- Project Roadmap
- Risk Management Plan
- Communication Plan
- Adaptive Project Plan
- Change Control Plan
Your project team and stakeholders will always know where the project is, what to expect, and what is expected. You’ll maintain a proactive posture and remain one step ahead of any potential disasters, resulting in fewer surprises and successfully arriving at your destination.
A road trip that doesn’t arrive at the expected destination with passengers and luggage all together is a failure. In the same way, a project that doesn’t accomplish the expected results within the time and money allocated is a failure.
Our Project Roadmap approach will guide your project to the agreed-upon outcome, as well as manage everyone’s expectations of what happens along the way.
Risk Management Plan
Murphy’s law says that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time.
Managing risk is one of the main jobs of project management and one of the least understood. You can’t eliminate risk, and you can’t ignore it. But you can’t worry about it all the time either, or you’ll never get anything else done—and that becomes your biggest risk!
How you identify, plan for, and handle risks to your project is central to keeping your project on track. Our Risk Management Planning approach enables you to identify the risks and develop a plan to help prevent setbacks from happening and quickly get back on track when they do.
Poor communication has often been cited as the biggest cause of project failure. A communication plan that is effectively implemented can make all the difference between a project’s success and failure.
Our Communication Planning approach helps you to create and implement a communication plan to align stakeholder and team member expectations.
Is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) your detailed project plan? If so, you might be missing the forest for the trees.
Sometimes, too many details can get in the way of project success. The secret is to do just enough planning to get the project started on the right track, and then to adapt to changing requirements and conditions to stay on the right track.
Our Adaptive Project Planning approach combines aspects of both traditional (waterfall) and Agile methods to provide a clear view of what everyone is doing and when, without the often mind-numbing detail of how they’re doing it.
They say that change is the one constant in life—that’s especially true for projects. How you handle project changes will determine how well your project stays on track. Don’t try to prevent changes or to accept them wholesale. Either way, you’ll not only sink your project but maybe your career as well!
Our Change Control Planning approach enables you to integrate new or updated requirements into your project while balancing the project constraints and target objectives.
Start Right — Stay Right Services
You may not always have everything you need to get the job done. We’ve been there, and we can help. Whether developing your project guidebook, training you in our Start Right — Stay Right approach, or providing guidance and support throughout your project, our senior professionals will help you start on the right track and stay on the right track to meet your stakeholders’ expectations.
Developing a comprehensive project plan can be a daunting experience. We can help. We’ll do the research and deliver the five harmonized components of the Project Guidebook in just a few weeks at a modest fee.
Whether you need to educate your stakeholders about the project process, hone your team’s skills, or develop a whole new way of delivering successful projects, our Start Right — Stay Right courses will give you the necessary information and tools to create your own Project Guidebooks.
Whether we create your Project Guidebook or train you in our approach, we’ll schedule follow-up conversations to make sure you’re still on track. And we’re always available to provide additional support throughout your project.
Other Service Offerings
Business Analysis, Project Management,
Communication and Documentation
Sometimes your project team doesn’t have all the skill sets you need, and hiring can be time-consuming and costly. We can provide the expertise needed at any time during your project.
Customized Training and Education
Training and education are key components of project success for both your end users and your team. People learn in a variety of ways depending on their learning styles. When it comes to training, one size does not fit all. We’ll develop and deliver training and education that will keep your organization moving forward.
We have experience and expertise in a variety of disciplines related to IT and software development, including Project Management; Business Analysis; and Communication, Documentation, and training. We have managed large IT and global software development projects, developed training and education programs, and created a practice to help organizations select projects based on their organizational strategy and capabilities.
We developed our Start Right — Stay Right practice as a direct result of our years of experience helping organizations “do the right things and do things right” by focusing on delivering what matters.
Contact us if you’d like more information about how we can help you implement Start Right — Stay Right in your organization or if you would like to know more about our professional service offerings.