What do you think it means that a project should be run in accordance with the methodology?
Project methodology often emerges as a discussion topic after project managers hear their colleagues talk to clients, or to other colleagues, about some of the following:
In situations like these, when team members or clients are reminded to follow the project methodology, their first reaction may be that this is nothing more than unnecessary administration – an activity that does not bring additional value and only takes up time that the project is already lacking. There is a common misunderstanding that this is an imposed requirement, as well as that project managers should be tasked with it.
After more than 20 years of managing IT projects – with more than 400 successfully completed and not a single one unrealized – CTSI is a good example of how project methodology and its practical application is not simply an administrative issue, but a key to project success and the overall success of the company. The company is so much more than project managers: there’s salespeople, IT engineers, business analysts, system architects, testers… Together with many other experts, they work in accordance with the project methodology in order to contribute to a successful implementation of new IT solutions, used for a long time by our clients.
With constant innovations imposed by new technologies in a dynamic market environment, as well as the ubiquitous risks in implementation, the success of a project is often difficult to prove. Although the success of each project – or the parameters that will confirm it – is clearly defined at the beginning, most projects are deemed successful if they meet the following criteria:
As simple as the path to achieving these goals may seem, CTSI’s many years of experience have shown that it is in fact very difficult, albeit much easier when project methodology is applied continuously and thoroughly. This is confirmed not only by an internal assessment, in relation to the expected success of the company, but also externally – in many years of ISO 9001 international standard certification.
You can learn more about the basic principles of CTSI project methodology in the future blogs.