Services - Project Management

We provide support in the operational management and control of the whole or any part of the project process from the proposal until the closing phase. This includes the execution of the project process by managing the project team, by undertaking full or partial responsibility for the non-content elements of project management.

We take complete responsibility, within the framework of project management, for the execution of the project, and preparation and implementation of deliverables. During project management, the project manager leads the project through the following task packages along the different project stages:

  • During the first, i.e. initiation stage of the project, (s)he ensures that requirements are gathered, analyzed and evaluated, then possible approaches to solving the problem are analyzed, and the stage ends in a decision point. This last step involves taking decision about the specific approach (from both business and management point of view) that will be followed, and about the project kick-off.
  • During the second, definition stage, requirements and expectations of stakeholders are gathered and agreed on, after that the objectives and scope of the project are defined. The project manager then, based on estimates, draws up the high level workplan and resource plan (financial and human resources). Based on the final deliverable of this stage, the Project Definition Document (PDD), a decision is made about whether the detailed planning should start.
  • During the third, planning stage, the execution of the project, including the main and supporting processes are planned in detail. The project manager’s responsibility is to draw up a project plan that reaches an adequate level of detail. This plan includes activities and how they’re linked, timelines, who’s responsible and participants, other necessary resources, planned costs, milestones and critical path. As part of planning, the project manager manages in its complexity all aspects of communication, risk and change management, procurement and quality management tasks. The accepted, integrated project plan documentation will serve as a basis for the delivery of the project. We often use these last two stages together under the term preparation.
  • The fourth stage, for the project manager, involves the execution and delivery of the project’s product and results. As planning was based on estimates the execution may/will differ from the original plan. The deviation can increase due to project members’ attitude or the change in external conditions. The project manager is supported in the on-time, on budget delivery of the project by monitoring – controlling activity, conscious change and risk management, communication and procurement, and by quality management. The execution stage is closed when the project’s final deliverables are handed and taken over.
  • Finally, the project manager’s tasks also include activities in connection with managing the project closing and evaluation. These activities, that follow the hand over of final deliverables, do not only involve the preparation of final administrative documents but also the recording of the project’s lessons learned, and knowledge sharing across the organization.