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IT project management consulting 

 

We oversee IT projects to complete them faster and in line with business requirements. Six String Inc. offers project management consulting services to help you deliver IT initiatives of the highest quality.

We consider several factors in your project status (whether the project is at the planning stage or under way) and the challenges you face to focus our consulting involvement on your pain points and guarantee that your return from our services is tangible. Our service scope includes

Project analyzing,

  • Analyzing project goals, required timeframes and targeted budget, workflows and communication.

  • Conducting a feasibility study.

  • Estimating resource demands and availability.

  • Interviewing project participants.

  • Assessing project risks and developing risk mitigation plans.

Project assessment:

  • Roadmapping the project with the breakdown into work phases, tasks, and deliverables.

  • Planning high-level solution architecture and functional scope.

  • Scheduling the sequence of project implementation.

  • Estimating project time and cost.

  • Choosing a project management methodology (Scrum, Kanban, etc).

Project resource management

  • Building a project staffing plan.

  • Allocating resources to project tasks according to an employee’s skillset, planning multi-project resource allocation if needed.

  • Staffing micro-teams to achieve project milestones.

  • Elaborating on an optimal communication process scheme.

Project control

  • Defining quantifiable KPIs for the entire project and for milestones to have project progress under control.

  • Investigating project deviations from the timeline or budget and applying a contingency plan to adapt a project implementation plan to the changed context.

Our Deliverables

Supporting PM documentation

  • Estimated project scope, risks and budgets.

  • Description of a chosen PM methodology and project implementation approach.

  • A project management plan.

  • Detailed project timeline estimates and breakdown into work phases, deliverables, and activities.

  • Optimal project schedule.

  • Scheme and/or schedule for optimal resource allocation throughout the project.

PM instruments

  • Project KPI system and KPI templates.

  • Recommended project management software (we can customize, set it up on demand and provide initial user training).

  • Requirements traceability matrix

Established processes for

  • Requirements formalization.

  • Quality assurance (QA).

  • Project communication, including project performance reporting.

  • Continuous project performance assessment and improvement.

  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery (our DevOps experts can design and implement the CI/CD pipeline).

  • Release and deployment management.

  • Proactive risk management.

  • Vendor management, in case of multi-sourcing (incl. creation of performance standards for contractors).

What Makes Our Project Management Consulting Stand Out

Measurable value

We define target KPIs together with our clients and build our project management consulting services around these targets. These may be KPIs related to the business outcomes from PM approach improvement, software quality, or development speed and project costs.

Software development expertise

We also provide end-to-end project implementation (or implementation management only, if needed) and can support you with lacking competencies.

End-to-end consulting support

If required, we carry out continuous consulting throughout the project, introducing gradual process improvements, monitoring and analyzing their success and offering process adjustments. We also provide end-to-end project implementation (or implementation management only, if needed) and can support you with lacking competencies.

Choose Your Project Management Consulting Option

Project launch consulting

We advise how to organize the working process and further manage projects of various complexity to maximize the value.

 

 

Project recovery consulting

Our recovery team:

  • Provides urgent help for projects that have started to go downhill.

  • Helps adjust or set up and run new project processes.