Managing risks for on-time completion of projects
We know that when an organization sets it sights on developing a new system, there is usually a hard deadline in mind, one that if breached, may spiral into several more problems or setbacks. We also understand that a typical IT project involves not only many different pieces of hardware and software, but also many groups of people, often from different organizations. At any time during project delivery, any of these factors, in any combination, could threaten the on-time delivery of a system. Project management is about managing all project-related factors and mitigating as many risks as possible to ensure two things: (1) the project is delivered; and more importantly: (2) it is delivered on time.
At Ecquaria, we are proud of our track record of 100% on-time delivery of projects. There is no secret to how we achieve this; we apply well-known best practices in our Project Management Methodology. That being said, there are two things that we do (and we do them well) that stand out from the rest.
Firstly, during the tender stage, even before the project is awarded, our team carefully analyses the project requirements and determines the different parties involved, whether they are the different stakeholders within your organization, third parties from either sides or any other external agencies. This enables us to have a better understanding of the entire scope of the project, as well as a heightened awareness of the factors that may affect the delivery of the project, allowing us to allocate the necessary resources to ensure smooth development.
Secondly, during the requirements gathering and development phases of the project, key personnel attend two weekly internal meetings. These are the Ecquaria Professional Services Steering Committee (PSSC) and the Ecquaria Strategic Architect Council (SAC) meetings. We recognize that our staff must be accountable for the project delivery and that they may occasionally encounter technical problems during implementation. These meetings enable our staff to update on the progress of the project to Ecquaria’s senior management and to share and discuss problems, and eventually arrive at a viable solution.
These dual approaches can be applied to any project, regardless of industry or size. Coupled with our sublime work quality and ability to adapt to different situations quickly, keeping to the delivery schedule of all our projects is but one of our many strengths.