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Process makes the difference in the success of a Program or Project. But when you consider all the different ingredients that must be blended to ensure Program or Project success, such as culture, training, stakeholder understanding, communications planning, process is the difference in one successful project compared to building a culture embracing project management.
Vision and Blue Sky Thinking
There are many points where a Program or Project can start. American Partner Technologies starts with defining the problem statement or objective. Blue sky thinking processes explore strategies which further mold common vision.
Business Plan and Sponsorship
Once a vision is further defined via stakeholder engagement, a business plan is created to ensure the benefits to proceed are clear and warranted. Now, with a vision and purpose, a proper Champion and Manager can be selected for Sponsorship.
Team Building, Investigation, and Design
There is nothing like the feeling of synergy and morale that comes from a functional teams interaction. Proper team members working together on objectives to investigate, learn and design solutions are powerful ingredients.
Obstacle and Risk Mitigation
Every road traveled brings risks of pot holes and derailment. Obstacle and risk mitigation are often overlooked facets of Program and Project Management. Integrating proper risk mitigation and stakeholder plans is a necessity. Management maturity requires foresight.
Roll Out and Execution
American Partner Technologies favorite process stage is roll out and execution. If all the previous stages of the Program or Project were done well, there is an abundance of energy, partnering, and confidence during execution. this is the point where all the planning comes together.
Score Carding, Communications, and Controls
What would a project be without proper measurements? And what's the purpose of measurements if no one is told how the project is progressing. Controls allow Programs and Projects to be dialed back on track pro-actively.
Closing and Delivery
Finally, the light at the end of the tunnel. Remember, projects are unique and temporary efforts with a clear start and stop. When all the requirements for deliverables are complete, and the stakeholders in the Program or Project agree on the deliverables, it's time to complete work and turn the final product over to operations.
Processes Respected by AMPT and Often Integrated into Programs and Projects
CORP of Engineers QA/QC, CQM
Project Management Institute
General Accounting Procedures