Technology Project Management
Don't Let Your Projects Fail!
According to most research, some 40% to 60% of all technology projects end in
failure. That is, they exceed their budget, exceed the time line, and/or fail to meet
the quality expectations of the stake holders. In order for a project to succeed, there
must be a clear understanding of the expectations and priorities of all stake
holders so that a win-win-win outcome can be reached. That is, we want the
project to succeed, the sponsor to benefit, and the company to profit.
It is critical that all stake holders understand and approve the plans and processes
proposed to achieve the project objectives, including the ROI of the business case.
At the same time, a well-managed project adapts to the ever-changing
environment of business by helping you to understand the risks of change. Good
project management ensures that you have neither too many project management
controls nor too few.
More than 14 years of experience delivering technology
solutions to business:
|Web-based, customer-facing applications that automate core business |
|processes and deliver dynamic, transactional, and |
|A customized, web-based clinical documentation system for the largest |
|medical group in North America|
|Custom web-reporting solutions that integrate with disparate legacy |
|Enterprise implementation of vendor supported systems|
|An insurance product-building tool to expedite the underwriting process|
|Compliance with Sarbannes-Oxley, HCFA, HIPAA, CMS, and corporate |
|Market-specific advice and counsel to ensure technology delivers rather |
|than impedes productivity|
Getting I.T. Right
Project management success includes building decision-making teams
with the right mix of skills and experience. Successful project management
cuts across traditional business boundaries to empower your most valuable
commodity, your human resources, to achieve their greatest potential. In the
process, you can achieve your business goals while your staff experience new
and fulfilling activities on the job.
Getting I.T. Done
There are proven project management tools and principles to manage risk and
ensure success. No one can guarantee you that your project will not have
problems. What a good project manager can guarantee you, however, is that
when problems occur, you will be provided options for moving through
barriers to the desired end state.
Bryan D. Merrill
Three Things Project
Since September 2009, I have been working with Computer Works out of McCall,
Idaho on a series of new, innovative products that are an extension of the Agile
Manifesto. The Three Things Model provides a framework for individuals and small
businesses to better manage their productivity and strategic effectiveness.
The system emphasizes each resource identifying the three most important
activities of their day, documenting them, scheduling them, performing them, and
then evaluating their effectiveness the next day. See www.ThreeThingsProject.com