Managing Project Management Consistency
Goal: Manage company projects in a consistent fashion
Client: Medical Device Manufacturer (175 employees)
Problem / Situation
Launching a team to address a high impact strategic project for the corporation. Project timeline was highly dependent on the results of their initial analysis with a firm deadline from headquarters. They decided to put their team through an intensive one-day Project Management workshop to start the project on the right path.
We held a pre-meeting with the team sponsor to gain a deeper understanding of the requirements for the project team and obtain background on the individuals’ experience with project management tools and techniques. Outcomes and work product developed during the workshop were documented for the team. Post-workshop we followed up with the team members and the team sponsor to assure work was not derailed.
The workshop gave the team with a rapid start-up and helped to develop a team identity. Additionally, this approach resulted in: Focus and urgency resulting in team consensus on plan Risks were identified, evaluated and counter-measures appropriately defined Established process to monitor and evaluate progress on a weekly basis Estimated Investment and Savings Investment of $2,000. Estimated payback of $ 150,000 ++ The customer found that it was very beneficial to have a project kick-off workshop. The customized approach produced high value to a high priority strategic project.