MTI Project Management: Overview
Where do you start?
Projects are generally divided into several stages: Definition, Initiation, Planning, Implementation, Tests. Each stage is characterised by a distinct set of tasks. Each of them is of equal importance and contributes to the overall success of the project.
Managing an infrastructure project is difficult under the best circumstances. Project Management is people management, technology management, risk management and business constraints & expectations management.
Project Management is always a real challenge. Projects are successful only when the right environmental conditions exist and clear objectives have been defined.
The MTI Project Management Process
The project definition document is prepared and formally signed off by the Steering Committee. This document defined the scope, goals, objectives, detailed planning, resources, risks, issues, test plans, communication plan, methodology and approach.
Agreement on the Statement of Works (SOW) including acceptance form.
Management of the installation of MTI's technical platform.
Definition of roles, responsibility and commitments both on MTI and Customer side.
Finalisation of the constitution of the Project Team.
||Studies and detailed specifications
Control pre-requisite and pre-site definitions.
Setup of equipment and definition of parameters to be integrated.
Definition of all procedures (migration, consolidation, fail back, etc)
Detailed planning and task definition.
Resources allocation on tasks.
Draft a detailed architecture and specifications document.
Produce project Quality Assurance definition.
Define a test plan.
||Execution: Implementation of the Solution
Prototype the new solution and gain feedback from customers.
Physical installation of hardware and software components.
Integration of various hardware and software products.
Setup parameters and integrity control.
System configuration, migrations and tuning relating to level of service QoS required.
Reporting on project progress (planning, resources, issues, risks, proposed changes, etc)
Upgrading documentation and customer's CMDB.
Operational procedure definition.
Integration tests and validation of the new environment relationg to the SLA.
Launch the new solution on real IT production.
Upgrade of test receipt documentation.
Handover and training of the customer's operational staff.
Signature of acceptance from the Steering Committee.
MTI Project Management: Key Benefits
For more than 20 years, MTI have delivered high quality solutions to their customers with the right project resources, forming a cohesive team, motivated and efficient able to deliver on IT infrastructure project.
MTI’s Project Leaders have a good vision of where to go and the ability to articulate it. Having value placed on openness and directness, they are comfortable communicating with people at all levels regarding goals, responsibilities, performance, expectation and feedback. Due to their experience and skills, they understand the process and dynamics required to drive an IT infrastructure project. Our Project Managers take care about business drivers and user expectations. MTI’s Project Managers have been hired based on their ability to successfully lead other experts rather than on pure expertise. However most of them are certified on the technologies they are familiar integrating.
Project Leaders manage software and hardware architects, implementation specialists, support engineers with a common view and clear understanding of the objectives, scope of the project and customer’s expectations.
MTI’s Project Managers reduce risks and failure on project by using a strong and tested methodology, PRINCE 2 which is a process-based method for effective project management. PRINCE 2 is scalable to align efficiently and effectively with any size of IT project. PRINCE 2 is a complete and logical set of processes that ensures that all important aspects of a project are addressed. Based on common sense, this methodology would be easy to understand by the Customer's representative. Utilisation of PRINCE 2 is a key factor for success and communication.
They lead the project on a day-to-day basis and coordinate people working on the project to guarantee that the project will deliver the required outcome within budget, on time and to the appropriate quality.
Due to their experience, MTI’s Project Managers will provide customers with the best advice to make your project successful from start to finish and ensure the projects acceptance.
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