Project Management

Project Management is about
ensuring a one-off, multi-stage transition happens,
happens on schedule,
and happens within budget.
Step one in Project Management is to define the desired outcome … defined in detail. Only then consider
To quote Patty Azzarello: "I see leaders setting themselves up for failure and credibility loss when they don't differentiate the cost of doing a GREAT job from the cost of doing an OK job."
Is the project intended to deliver a bicycle or an F1 racing car? Which is the budget for?
One source of failure is not treating a project as "chartered": as something that must happen.
We work with Vanston Project Services to extend the services available to clients.
An example of success: Gantt chart

A software company had a number of manual steps between their development servers and customer deployments. At the start of the project:

At the end of a multi-year project:

When one of the new auto-QC utilities was first used against existing deployments, thousands of errors were reported.

Project Benefits:

Upgrades had been two days, with the deployment off-line. This became a maximum of a half day, with no disruption to service. Operations staff became process minders, freeing them to carry out other tasks.

For more information on how we can help you with improving process management, including carrying out an ad hoc review, please write to robert@esm.solutions.