Project Management

It has been said that the project is the unit of work of change in any organization. In information Technology organizations (IT) any new solution required for a customer becomes a project. IT has embarked on a mission to improve its ability to successfully deliver its projects, but the statistics show that project delivery capability (PDC) is still lacking: 90% of IS projects are delivered late, 50% are over budget, 50% fail to meet objectives, and 30% are cancelled prior to completion (sources: Gartner Group and Aberdeen Group).

According to a survey by Forester Research, Inc., 55% of IT executives said that project management was the skill most absent in their organizations. And in a Project Management Institute (PMI) report, the difference between leading and lagging project organizations was shown to be that leading organizations possess the following:
  • An integrated PM toolbox
  • A streamlined, project delivery process
  • Comprehensive project metrics
  • Competent project leaders
IS Leaders can help your organization in all of these areas. Our consultants have used most of the leading tools in the industry and we know how to use them appropriately. We know how to apply the PMI Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), as well as traditional (waterfall) methods and iterative processes such as the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Agile approaches, and we can help your project managers apply the right approach to the right project. We also have experience with many quantitative and qualitative project metrics, and can help set up effective reporting systems to monitor project health and value. Above all, our consultants practice and mentor others in the leadership skills that distinguish truly excellent project managers, including the following:
  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Creativity
  • Active listening
  • Facilitation
  • Persuasion
  • Conflict resolution
  • Political Savvy
  • Coaching
  • Adaptability
We deliver these capabilities to you in several ways: First, we provide leaders with these skills and an average of 20 years of IT and business experience, proven track records and impeccable references; second, we objectively assess and enhance your current organization and practices; third, we train and mentor your people not only on PM techniques but soft skills and leadership skills ? while delivering results.

IS Leaders specializes in critical, high-risk, ill-defined projects, such as Web 2.0/Interactive, Skunkworks, inter-enterprise integration, infrastructure and architecture projects, where new technology and/or business processes are involved.

If you are serious about increasing your organization?s ability to reliably deliver successful projects, and/or if you need to ensure a given project?s success, let IS Leaders prove that you can beat the odds in the project management game.