|Most companies today are struggling to bring
projects to completion on time and under budget.
They are frequently finding themselves behind
schedule and over cost, jeopardizing both contracts
and their reputations. Over a third of all system
engineering projects are cancelled before completion
with the most commonly cited reason that the project
was not properly assessed and planned. Avoiding
such problems takes work, effort and experience.
Every aspect of the project must be budgeted for,
monitored and managed. If 'out of scope' issues
arise, they must be budgeted and submitted to
management for additional approval or appropriate
Meeting the deadline and controlling the costs
easily pays for the cost of a good project manager.
We have found that most projects are reasonably
planned but not properly managed. It is not the
fault of the planning but rather the lack of relevant
project management processes. An evaluation of
the project management practices, communication,
expertise, tools and policies that determine the
client's ability to deliver projects on time,
within budget and without surprises.
Eitech uses its IT Assessment framework to review
a client's methodologies, procedures, reporting
standards and communication processes. Determine
business area relationships with the IT organization.
Collect current project performance metrics. After
the assessment is complete, Eitech identifies
gaps between the client's environment and Eitech's
Best Practices Model, and develops an action plan
for enhancing the environment.