IT Project Management
IT Project Management is the discipline of planning, organising, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals.
A key challenge for organisations today is to manage two competing objectives; to do business as usual, and to transform business operations in order to survive and stay competitive.
Projects are the means by which we introduce change and whilst some of the skills are the same there are some significant differences between managing business as usual and managing a project.
Even if most organisations have in-house capabilities in Project Management, engaging experienced, senior external Project Managers that can come in and coach and support your staff can significantly increase the probability of a successful project implementation. Asq can contribute at any stage of the project implementation lifecycle and provide support and clarity to the project.
The key skills of a Project Manager are not technical. Communication skills, planning, attention to detail, motivating a team, etc.; anyone with these skills who has managed business projects, could with a little coaching and guidance adapt to IT Projects. The PM methodology PRINCE 2 is entirely independent of IT or Engineering. If you don’t have certain knowledge areas, make sure to have good and reliable advisors. There are some aspects of IT projects that managers need to be aware of such as the need for regression testing, the difference between data and code changes, the dev/stage/prod environments, etc. However you don’t need to be a software developer to understand these things.
The Ledership Team and the Senior Project Managers at Asq have all the experience and certifications you need to support your organisation and your project. We have PMBOK, Prince2, Agile and P3O certifications and can tailor and scale these methodologies to suit your project. We can also incorporate your existing corporate/company templates or use ‘standard’ project implementation templates for example the Project Charter, the Project Management Plan (PMP), the Architectural Design Document (ADD), Project status reports, Risk Registers etc.