Project Management Services

What is a project without project management? Potentially a disaster waiting to happen – no defined scope or costs, no timeline, no agreed outcomes and no quality deliverables. It is a wonder if you get anything positive at the end.

That is why at Capital we have a professional, qualified and experienced project management team that plan, organise and manage the projects we undertake on your behalf. We don’t start any project without detailing the project in writing for your agreement. Even small projects. You still know when the project is due to start and finish, what the costs are, what the scope is, what constitutes a success, and who is responsible for its delivery. We feel there are a few key areas where our professional project management service helps our customers be successful and reduce project spend.

  • Reduced Risk Through our project management process, potential risks or threats to the success of the project are identified early. Understanding the possible areas that can sabotage a project means better decisions are made from the start and, as a result, contribute to an on-time and within-budget completion. Further, should a problem threaten to derail the project in the midst of it, project managers and team members have a clearly defined plan and scope of work in order to make timely decisions to resolve the problem or mitigate the potential risks.

  • Increased probability of project successIf we all agree what is deemed a success at the outset of the project then we can all work towards this objective. If at anytime, issues or changes crop up we can refer to them in light of the agreed success criteria and make decisions to ensure our project remains on track.

  • Saving effort and cost with proactive scope management. Many projects have difficulty managing scope, which results in additional effort and cost to the project. Having better project management processes results in being able to manage scope more effectively.

  • Improved Communication Many problems on a project can be avoided with proactive and defined communication. In addition, much of the conflict that can arise on a project is not the result of a specific problem, but because of surprises. Our methodology focuses on proactive formal and informal communication, which results in fewer surprises.

Project Delivery Overview

Our project delivery method is based on PRINCE2 methodology. PRINCE2 provides the processes and practices to ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within budget and within scope.

At Capital we combine these processes and practices with extensive experience to deliver business critical projects; meeting your pre agreed success criteria and guaranteeing the project is a success. Below are our initial processes for the implementation of any project. Our project framework is flexible so that smaller projects do not get overloaded with documentation and larger projects have the appropriate checks and balances in place to manage risk.

  • Start Up
  • Increased probability of project successIf we all agree what is deemed a success at the outset of the project then we can all work towards this objective. If at anytime, issues or changes crop up we can refer to them in light of the agreed success criteria and make decisions to ensure our project remains on track.
  • Initiating the Project
  • Planning

START UP

At this phase we draft the project brief, which describes in outline, what the project is attempting to achieve and the business justification for doing so. Its objectives are to:

  • Prepare the formal terms of reference for the project
  • Establish your quality expectations and acceptance criteria for the project
  • Begin a record of any risks facing the project

At this time we also define the project approach which will define the project plan. The final output from this process is the Initiation Stage Plan. As the planning phase is time and resource hungry it must be planned like all other stages.
This stage plan will define the production of the Project Initiation Document (PID).

Planning

For all projects, completing the appropriate amount of planning is essential and is an ongoing activity – planning the project initially, planning stages, exception planning and work package planning. This ensures that the project runs to the agreed deliverables – timeframe, expenditure, user acceptance and functionality

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