When budgets are being cut and forecasts are uncertain it’s understandable that all spend comes under pressure. It’s tempting to cut corners – with testing perhaps, or project management.
Surely implementation can be managed in-house? Or perhaps done without at all, delegating to a technician?
It’s a false economy. Here’s why: 3 simple reasons you need to ensure Implementation Management is included in your costs.
- Meet Deadlines
Deadlines are an integral part of successful project delivery and at Sabisu we’re invariably working on projects for different customers at any one time. Our Implementation Managers plan in the resource needed for your project to ensure the completion date is met.
Risks and issues are identified at the beginning and throughout the duration of a project and are closely monitored by the PM. Contingency plans are put in to place to ensure the effect the issues and risks have are minimal and don’t impact on the budget or deadlines of the project.
2. Quality Assurance
At Sabisu we believe quality runs through the whole project lifecycle and we’re committed to delivering high quality solutions which are excellent value.
Therefore we start the project with a Technical Inception Workshop, which brings together the customer, analysts, Project/Implementation Manager and Senior/Lead Developers get together to iron out the requirements to ensure all parties are agreed on the scope and the desired outcomes of the project.
This also promotes initial analysis of complicated workflows or use-cases. The diagram above shows what can happen if requirements and definition are lacking from a project.
Our Implementation Managers also lead, or sometimes help carry out, System Testing and User Acceptance Testing to ensure the solution is a great fit for customer needs before being signed off and deployed to the customer. This gives all stakeholders confidence in the solution and ensures post-deployment costs are kept to a minimum.
Implementation Managers at Sabisu are hands on with in-depth knowledge of the product and solution. They’re involved in delivering and organising solution training because we know that every support call is productivity lost to your business.
Our Implementation Managers play an integral part in driving a project forward and ensuring the momentum is kept in order to meet deadlines.
Unlike bigger projects, our Implementation Managers are responsible for the project schedule, which is always agile in nature and based around multiple, high frequency, short period sprints each of which results in a viable product.
Daily scrums with the developers are standard, helping to monitor progress and make small adjustments to the schedule. Weekly product releases are standard at Sabisu, with fortnightly solution releases common for many projects. This fits well with the weekly project meetings with customers, which help control scope – either by flexing scope into other sprints or evaluating the impact of new requests for change. Implementation managers are key in keeping overall project costs under control.
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