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Project management and
lifecycle methodologies provide a framework that allows teams to
successfully manage and execute projects. Most organizations today do
not follow formal, consistent methodologies. Once they decide to
improve, they also need to decide how best to deploy a standard
methodology so that it is adopted by the organization.
While there are a
myriad number of options for deploying methodology, one thing is clear –
there is more to it that just providing training. Many organizations
think that if they can just provide project management training, for
instance, their staff will suddenly become star project managers.
There is a lot more to
it than that. Implementing a methodology requires that people change how
they are doing their job. This means that the deployment effort should
be seen as a culture change initiative. Culture change initiatives, in
turn, require a holistic and multifaceted approach – one that has
long-term sponsorship and staying power. It would not be unusual, for
instance, for a large organization to take three years to successfully
implement a new methodology, while a small organization will take up to
TenStep, Inc. has the
products and expertise to help you create a deployment strategy and
deployment plan that is right for you. We recommend deploying
methodology in waves, concentrating on the most critical aspects first,
and then rolling out increasingly more complex and sophisticated
features of the methodology as time goes by.
TenStep, Inc. methodology deployment service results in:
A Current State Assessment
of your capabilities
A Future State Analysis of
where you want to be
A Deployment Strategy for
getting you to the future state
A more detailed Deployment
Plan that describes the details required to get you to the
addition, we can also manage and help you staff the subsequent
Deploying a methodology
is not a trivial affair. If you are really serious about your
organization adopting the new methodology, you must structure a
Deployment Project and take a long-term, holistic view.
We’ve done it before
and we can help you get there. Make sure you don’t miss an important
step in the journey.