Managing the success of a project from the outset
The implementation of a new computer system is often more about the management of people, habits and attitudes than it is about the technical infrastructure. So many projects go wrong because the impact of change is underestimated and poorly communicated.
Our role is to ensure that all those involved in implementing a new system understand the rules of the game. That means setting clear objectives, with milestones, that the team understands. It involves effective communication with everyone, not just those directly involved in the implementation. Above all, it’s about managing things when they don’t go to plan. Which will happen! And it’s also about understanding the impact of anything that goes wrong, so the project plan can be revised and brought back on track. Or alternatively, that a new plan can be created to reflect the new reality.
Good project managers can assess risk, discuss it, mitigate it and communicate it. By understanding what’s on track, and what has gone off course they can hold people to account.
Maximity has PRINCE2 qualified staff with project and programme management experience to help you get the best possible results from your implementation.
How we’ve helped
- We’ve helped a house builder choose and implement a £250,000 new system to replace a mix of spreadsheets and Access databases.
- We’ve even taught project management skills to project managers in the construction and engineering industries.