IT Project Delivery
PSSI Follows Industry Accepted IT Project Delivery Methods And Practices
PSSI understands and accepts that bigger and better organizations have created numerous process related guidance on Projects Delivery Models and Methods (PDM). As such, we have reviewed many of these guidance documents and have produced a compilation of these models that make up our own methodology on Project Delivery. The following is an exert of our PDM used today on all applicable projects and programs.
PSSI adopted a four stage approach for our Project Delivery Methodology:
Our approach is simple yet effective, providing all of the important elements to ensure the proper start and finish of those important Application, Product and/or Service initiatives for your organization.
1. Project Selection Stage – This stage establishes the business case and justification for the project; initial project estimate; and project priority.
2. Project Planning Stage – This stage defines project scope; defines stakeholders, critical success factors and executive sponsorship; identifies project deliverable and describes how the project will be managed, tracked, and progress communicated.
3. Application Development Stage – This stage produces the application, product and/or service established in the Project Planning Stage. This stage consists of four phases:
a. Requirements Phase – defines the detail requirements of the application, product or service
b. Design Phase – defines the technical design of the application, product or service
c. Construction Phase – builds the application, product or service
d. Implementation Phase – encompasses User Acceptance testing and implementation of the application, product or service
e. Stabilization Phase – ensures that the product is stable or constant for a reasonably short amount of time (i.e., a week for a very small project), immediately after implementation.
4. Project Closure Stage – This final stage closes out the project. During this stage all living documents are brought up to date; issues and risks are addressed; post implementation reviews are conducted, and if applicable, the transition to the maintenance plan is executed.
The PDM also contains three process management functions that serve to define standards and processes for managing these functions:
1. Quality Management – This defines and administers the Project’s quality assurance and quality control standards and processes.
2. Project Management – This establishes and manages the standards and processes the Project will use for issue management, change management, and configuration management.
3. Risk Management – This defines and monitors the Project’s risk management standards and processes.
Of course this, like all of our process and guidance papers, is a living document that continues to grow and evolve. The world is ever changing and advancing towards the next best practice or newest widget, so PSSI continues to evolve and adapt “in step” and provide the the best services that our company can give.
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