Progent can provide the services of veteran IT professionals with decades of experience in senior management positions for technology management, application development, business process engineering, and business consulting for organizations ranging from Big 4 firms to dot-com startups to state government agencies. These senior IT managers can provide project management expertise to help enterprise clients follow best practices to ensure that development or deployment projects are completed on time and within budget.
Services available from Progent's project management experts for application development, business system deployment, or other major initiatives include:
Business Continuity Planning
- Requirements Definition:
Define how a project will deliver value, establish its structure, develop pilot plans and testing strategies, and address deployment implications, operations management, and acceptance criteria.
- Design and Architecture Proposals:
Create functional specifications, master project plan, and risk management plan. Analyze documentation and training requirements and finalize work plans, cost estimates, and schedules.
Set up pilot systems to reduce engineering risk and business disruption by thoroughly testing new infrastructure prior to deployment. Set up proof-of-concept tests for enterprise deployments of key technologies.
- Design Tuning:
Optimize IT infrastructure based on pilot testing and client feedback. Test functionality, performance, and stability under realistic workloads and environments.
Deploy core technology and site components, stabilize the deployment, transition the project to operations and support, and obtain final customer approval. Conduct project review and customer satisfaction survey.
Progent can also provide the services of senior management consultants to provide assistance with business continuity planning. This practice area requires in-depth experience with complex business processes and logistics as well as with information technology. In addition to dealing with technologies associated with the corporate information network, comprehensive disaster recovery/business continuity planning can involve issues such as emergency notification systems, temporary office space and alternative transportation, and regulatory reporting.
Progent offers advanced consulting for business continuity planning, testing, and training to help you prepare for potential disasters, minimize downtime for your most critical IT operations, avoid data loss, and comply with examiners' letters and agency requirements. Progent's business continuity experts can work closely with your management and IT support staff to:
Project Management Methodology
- Perform risk and business impact analysis and identify dependencies
- Identify human and physical resources of all types necessary to keep your business in operation
- Determine and prioritize business-critical IT functions and specify acceptable restoration times
- Qualify colocation centers and hot backup sites
- Verify secure remote access capability for key workers
- Plan emergency notification systems and define responsibility assignments for personnel
- Document a comprehensive recovery and test plan
- Train management, technical staff, and other key people to carry out the disaster recovery/business continuity plan
While carrying out major IT projects for enterprise clients, Progent follows the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) project methodology, a structured approach based on pre-defined milestones that help keep projects from spiraling out of control. MSF makes it easy for management to monitor a project's progress while ensuring that costs are contained and schedules are kept. For details about the best practices incorporated in MSF, refer to Progent's project management methodology.
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If you are looking for an experienced project manager to help carry out a major IT initiative, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.