• scarletthutchings

How Our Modular Methodology Enhances Project Delivery

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

Every client is trying to achieve something different for their business, but they all have a common goal of completing projects on time, on budget and to scope. We help deliver that with our defined approach.

Our five-part methodology ensures we can step in to aid a project at any stage of the process, from the initiation of a new project to the rescue of a failing one. This bespoke approach provides structure and organisation without affecting our flexibility, allowing us to efficiently identify where the project needs support, whilst reflecting the way in which our clients like to work.

Collaboration between us and our clients is integral to a successful project. Our methodology reflects this in its adaptability. However, by having a sequential model we do not lose direction and structure.

DEFINE AND SET UP

Often, our clients have everything they need to succeed, but struggle to make a start. Without a clearly defined project, from beginning to end, the time, cost and scope expand. By listening and understanding, we provide the resources, experience and support to help assess solid deliverables and communicate these clearly. Establishing these essential components of the project ensures we can progress and bring all members of the team on the journey to project delivery.

SCOPE THE OUTCOMES

At the beginning of a project, it is crucial to understand not only the goals, but the impact of a project for all areas of the business collectively. Typically, companies will be aiming to implement changes in order to save money or make more. However, they often do not fully quantify the non-financial impact. This is especially true of failed projects where, despite the best efforts of the staff, no improvements are made, culminating in a high human cost. To prevent this, an agreed scope can be defined, where buy-in to the outcome is increased, as all areas have contributed to the specification.

SPECIFY REQUIREMENTS

Clients often approach us feeling that they have specified requirements or with a general idea of what they need. However, we encourage and aid our clients to face the challenging questions they must to draw out what truly needs to be delivered for a successful outcome. Without this, the softer requirements can be missed, which can lead to failure, partial delivery or increases in cost and time.

DELIVER THE PROJECT

Small businesses often encounter the same obstacles in their project delivery. The team members assigned to the project must balance the project alongside their regular workload and responsibilities. This can result in conflicting priorities, often to the detriment of the project. By providing a clear framework of tasks and timelines, we help staff structure and balance their different duties, and consequently help businesses keep on track for delivery on time and on budget.

REVIEW AND IMPROVE

Whether a project is successful fully, partially or not at all, a review into lessons learnt is essential. There will always be future projects and a comprehensive review is fundamental – with contribution from all areas and levels of the business. We facilitate this post-project analysis, alongside our own recommendations for future improvements.

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