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About Our Project Management Services

Silicon Digital Systems, Inc. provides project managment staff for each client solution. For any type of project, project management means delivering results on time and within budget. Numerous models exist for managing projects, but each includes a similar set of basic phases: project definition, project planning, performance tracking and project closure.

Our senior level IT professionals provide customers with years of experience in all phases of project execution. From a solutions functional analysis to design, solution architecture, programming, testing, training to the completed solution deployment SDSI delivers technology services with world-class project managment for your most challenging IT projects.

 

   

Project Definition
During this phase, you establish the framework for the project, including:

Project scope, describing the work to be done, defining objectives and clarifying them against other organizational priorities
Resources, identifying the people, equipment and materials you will need
Project limits, describing project assumptions, determining constraints such as cost or schedule, and clarifying risk

Project Planning
An effective plan provides the direction for a project, maintaining information about scope, resources and schedule in one place. Developing a project plan involves the following steps:

Work breakdown, identifying project tasks and determining the skills required to accomplish each one
Time estimates, determining the time involved, or duration of each task
Task dependencies, establishing how tasks relate to each other and the order in which they must be completed
Task constraints, identifying specific task issues, such as schedule constraints or lack of certain people or skills

Performance Tracking
Tracking mechanisms help you evaluate your project's progress by analyzing performance against specific criteria. By regularly reviewing results, you can better direct and refine the project. Tracking performance involves the following:

Comparing actual progress against planned estimates. Comparing where you are with where you planned to be can pinpoint areas that may put your project at risk, such as slower-than-expected progress.
Identifying issues. Identifying issues as they arise helps ensure that you are aware of potential problems that may affect the project scope, resources or schedule.
Reviewing resource and schedule requirements. Overloading one or more members of the project team is one of the most common causes for schedule delays.

Project Closure
Spending the time to close a project properly gives you the opportunity to analyze your results and apply what you learned to future projects. To close a project, you can do any of the following:

Compare your original plan to the actual course of events. What elements of the plan didn't match the reality of the project?
Review and analyze problems. What issues might recur in future projects?
Archive project information. Previous project results are an important source of information for similar projects in the future.

 

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