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IT Project Management
Success is no Coincidence.

Certificates:

Prince2 (classic & agil)

Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Master

ITIL4

CISSP

Business Analysis

Requirements Engineering

We have extensive and long-standing experience in project management and know what is important. Strong emotional empathy and communication skills enable us to interact effectively with different stakeholders and lead teams. Strategic thinking, the ability to make decisions under uncertainty or pressure and a high level of adaptability to changing circumstances and challenges set us apart.

 

Our working Areas:

  1. Reorganization of IT projects: In situations where IT projects are exposed to risks or fall short of expectations. We analyze the problems, identify improvement measures and implement them to get the project back on track. This can include redesigning the project scope, adapting the technology or managing team dynamics.

  2. Before the project starts: Setting up the project organization: Before an IT project starts, it is important to establish a solid project organization. We develop the necessary structure and processes, define responsibilities and roles and define communication channels. This ensures that the project has a stable basis from the outset and is managed efficiently.

  3. Before the project starts: Support with planning and business case development: We support you in the initial planning phase, in which the technical and financial aspects of the project are weighed up. We help develop the business case by proposing technical solutions, estimating costs and analyzing the expected benefits. This is crucial to convince stakeholders and secure the necessary support and funding for the project. The business case serves as the business justification for the project.

  4. Project Management Office (PMO) for IT projects: We support your PMO to re-establish, monitor and control standards, methods and practices. We support you in setting guidelines, monitoring project progress and acting as a mentor for other project managers. Our experience enables us to implement best practices and promote a culture of excellence in project management.

 

We have extensive expertise to manage and lead complex IT projects. We have the ability to understand both the technical details and the bigger business picture. This makes us a valuable partner for the success of challenging IT initiatives.

 

Early Warning Signs
What are the Early Warning Signs?

We recognize early warning signs that indicate that a project may not achieve its goals. Especially in the critical initial phase of a project, there are specific indicators to look out for:

 

  1. Undefined or unclear goals: If the project objectives are not clearly defined from the outset or are not understood and accepted by stakeholders, this can lead to confusion and misunderstandings that jeopardize the project goal.

  2. Unrealistic schedules: Schedules that are too ambitious or unrealistic are often the result of hasty project planning, possibly also due to pressure from stakeholders. The complexity and time required for certain tasks are often underestimated. Dependencies between tasks are not correctly identified or integrated into the schedule.

  3. Technical assessments and feasibility problems: Early on, technical assessments can show that the selected technologies or system architectures are not sufficient to achieve the project goals. Problems with technical feasibility, such as inadequate infrastructure or outdated systems, can also be an early warning signal.

  4. Unclear technical requirements: If the requirements are unclear, incomplete or constantly changing at the start of the project, this can lead to misunderstandings and wrong development directions. This makes it difficult for the project team to work effectively and deliver the desired results.

  5. Stakeholder conflicts and lack of commitment: Early conflicts between stakeholders or lack of commitment from key stakeholders can indicate that the project may not have the necessary support to be successful.

  6. Difficulties in team composition: Problems in assembling the right team, including sourcing qualified IT professionals or a lack of key skills in the team, can jeopardize a project from the start.

  7. Inefficient or missing processes: A lack of clear, efficient project management processes and methodologies can lead to delays and problems in project implementation. This is particularly critical in IT projects that use agile or iterative development approaches.

  8. Missing or inadequate risk management strategies: An IT project manager should be able to identify and manage risks from the outset. A lack of effective risk management increases the likelihood of the project encountering unexpected problems.

  9. Early disregard for quality standards: If the project fails to meet established quality standards from the outset, whether in software development or other IT-related deliveries, this is a clear sign that the project objectives are at risk.

 

Success Factors
What are the Key Success Factors in Project Management?

 

Project failure can have many causes. However, many can be avoided by applying effective practices, project management methodologies and targeted training of team members. The methods help to create a clear understanding of expectations and processes between all those involved. They are based on principles that support collaboration and communication and that make projects and their objectives transparent and structured for everyone to see.

 

  1. Project structure and governance: Leads to more transparency, efficiency and effectiveness within a team and thus also to optimal results and alignment with the strategic goals of your company. Defined are:

  • Roles and responsibilities, 

  • defined processes,

  • Steering of the project.

 2. Preparation of the project, business case: 

  • Define the objectives and scope of the project at a broad level. 

  • Elicit, analyze and validate requirements appropriately so that they are unambiguous and clear. 

  • Describe possible risks and options

  • Transparent communication within the team:

    • Everyone involved should be clear about requirements and objectives.

    • All team members should understand requirements and objectives.

  • Consider using project management methods such as Prince2 or Prince2 Agile to manage complex projects. 

  • Write a business case appropriate to the project with a business justification. ​

3. Ongoing project.

  • Be prepared for changes, because they will come. View changes positively, as they will lead to a product or service being improved or a bug needing to be fixed.

  • Requirements management ensures benefits and business justification.

  • If possible, divide your project into phases. At the end of each phase, a measurable result should be available to assess the performance of your project.

  • New or changed requirements are also repeatedly analysed, validated and prioritized during the ongoing project. In Scrum, this is done in the form of a backlog, for example.

4. Communication and stakeholder management:

  • Failure to utilize the preferred communication methods of stakeholders.

  • Lack of understanding of the depth or breadth of communication required, highlighted by inadequate stakeholder analysis.

  • Failure to recognize the importance of communicating with individual stakeholders and underestimating their influence.

 

Our project management expertise is underpinned by a proven track record of delivering complex, international IT projects across a range of highly regulated sectors and industries and can be efficiently transferred to other industries.

 

Due to this valuable and long-standing experience in dealing with highly regulated projects, we always focus on the aspects of information security, compliance and industry standards such as NIS or TISAX when implementing IT projects.

 

Our approach is always tailored, strategic and focused on achieving your goals.

 

We use best practices, including PRINCE2, agile methods and our deep understanding of IT architecture and IT security, to bring your projects to a successful conclusion. Whether it's introducing new technologies, consolidating infrastructures or managing acquisitions, our expertise ensures a seamless, secure and efficient implementation. 

Our Services

Our Services

Project Management:
classic, agile, hybrid

Every project has unique framework conditions, requirements, risks and complexities. That's why choosing the right approach - be it classic, agile or hybrid - is crucial for success. We customize methods and frameworks to your specific needs and goals to ensure that our approach is not only effective, but also generates value.

We are happy to advise you on ongoing projects and analyze weaknesses in order to eliminate them. 

Experienced experts are also available to you as interim managers.

Requirements Management

The aim of requirements management is to create and maintain clear, complete and traceable documentation of all project requirements. It should ensure that all stakeholder requirements are correctly identified, understood, agreed and implemented throughout the course of the project. Effective requirements management reduces misunderstandings between project participants, minimizes project risks and creates the basis for the successful implementation of the project. It also enables changes to be managed systematically and project costs and timescales to be kept under control by making the impact of requirements changes on the project transparent.

Starting up a project

The aim of project preparation is to confirm the feasibility and value of a project in order to create a sound decision-making basis for its initiation. By clarifying whether a project is feasible and worthwhile, it lays the necessary foundations in terms of role allocation, responsibilities and planning. This phase serves to weed out impractical projects and ensure that only promising and feasible projects are launched, making it a crucial precursor to the more detailed initiation process.

Stakeholder Management

The aim of stakeholder management is to systematically identify, analyze and appropriately take into account the expectations and needs of all those involved in a project or plan. A positive relationship with stakeholders is established and maintained through targeted communication and involvement. This helps to secure support for the project, identify and resolve potential conflicts at an early stage and minimize the risk of resistance. Stakeholder management thus helps to maximize the chances of project success by ensuring that the project goals are in line with the interests of the stakeholders and that their commitment and satisfaction are promoted.

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