Effective project management and consistency from the software selection / contracting phase are essential to ensure a smooth and successful project. WCG employs PMI-certified Project Management Professionals who leverage extensive prior project experience and best practices to manage complex technology projects and achieve project goals.
Our project management services encompass people, process, and business environment domains tailored to your unique needs. Our approach increases efficiency, mitigates risk, promotes stakeholder engagement, and drives strategic alignment and successful outcomes.
How we help
Project Management Services
Design a Project Charter that defines the shared understanding of the project’s scope and objectives while also describing the roles and responsibilities of each party involved and key performance indicators (KPIs) for tracking throughout the project.
Project Plan & Kick-Off
Build and bundle the major tasks into clear deliverables and milestones for the Project Plan, then organize and lead a Kick-Off session that unites all core team members and defines business metrics that will be used to measure success.
Develop and deliver a logical Project Schedule, including start and end dates, sub-tasks / dependencies, and milestones, using WCG’s cloud-based Project Management tool that allows us to closely monitor and facilitate all project activities, such as deliverable sign-off forms, payment milestone approvals, status reports, requirement validation, interface agreements, project risk register, change orders, lessons learned, etc.
Establish a Staffing Plan that will identify the client and vendor(s) resources assigned to the project and their level of participation for each project phase to be utilized for schedule and resource management.
Vendor Coordination & Oversight
Execute effective project management, coordination, and oversight of the selected software vendor(s) throughout implementation.
Track and manage all project deliverables including their acceptance / sign-off as well as documenting configuration issues and open items, promoting a culture of accountability.
Project Communication Plan
Outline what, when, and how the information will be shared in a Project Communication Plan to ensure consistent communication at all levels—executives, management, and end-users.
Project Status Reports
Provide frequent Project Status Reports throughout the project on the objectives (functional and technical), progress, and project evaluation metrics for comparison against the Project Plan.
Executive Steering Committee / Stakeholder Meetings & Updates
Update and inform project sponsors and decision-makers in a timely manner, including status updates, change requests, costs, risk, etc., along with an open discussion of improvement recommendations and possible action items.
Project Quality Assurance
Conduct interviews with core team members, review all project documentation, and assess the health of the project at specific milestones as part of our Project Quality Assurance to proactively identify weaknesses in the project and avoid pitfalls, as opposed to finding and fixing errors after they occur and incurring costly delays.
Risk Mitigation Plan
Form an effective Risk Mitigation Plan that describes the potential project risks, identifies, tracks, and mitigates risks early, and is tailored to our client’s unique needs in case unforeseen risks arise.