Assessment: The primary purpose of the Readiness Assessment is to form an understanding of our client’s project management environment, processes, and business by assessing their state of readiness.
Design: The purpose of the Design Phase is to create a document or role-based user guide that completely details the software configuration, including portfolio configuration, data structures, reports, and procedures that must exist to support and operate Enterprise Applications in a production environment.
Prototype: Prototype and Test is used to demonstrate the configured system and the processes developed and recommended in the design document. The prototype is built with the client’s sample project information. With familiar project information, the client is better able to concentrate on the features and functions of the system.
Pilot: During the Pilot Phase, a small sample of users begins to use the system. The system is configured with familiar data, terminology, and any changes to the processes or data structures are implemented and documented before completing the Production Validation process.
Roll-Out: Rolling out a complex project management solution impacts a large number, and maybe all, of the employees in the organization. The impact may be minor for some, but for many it will involve a whole new way of doing their job.
Review: At the end of the roll-out or at a predetermined point during the roll-out, an evaluation is conducted to verify the success of the implementation. The team reviews the critical success factors and scope to ensure that all the required work has been accomplished.