Effectively managing the people and the tasks responsible for pushing a project along the road to success requires a balanced approach. This balance between product viability and available resources can only be delivered through an all inclusive project and portfolio management framework.
This article will explain a newer approach to implementing a Business Process Management (BPM) solution. The normal waterfall approach and agile methodology do not directly suit implementing a cutting edge BPM solution. It is very important to understand, why BPM has a need to follow a separate SDLC.
How many times have we found ourselves in a situation where-in the project members wait till the very last minute to initiate a task and typically complete it burning the midnight oil? How many times have we asked ourselves the question – why can’t I have a better control over the project? Controlling projects is a nightmare. The bigger they get, the more chaos and uncertainty creeps into them. But this can be managed and controlled using a management methodology called Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) and its tool such as Pro*Chain.
Project Infrastructure refers to the organisational structure, processes, tools, techniques and training an organisation puts in place to make projects more successful. It is a holistic view of how an organisation supports its projects.
Putting in place a project infrastructure is a major change for an organisation. There needs to be away of communicating simply where the exercise is taking you, and what are the pieces of the jigsaw. Without that, interest and support will quickly wane. This white paper discusses a real life example of implementing a project infrastructure and how it used a single picture to communicate the parts of the project.