Project Management

What is Project Management? 

Image of confident partners looking at their colleague at meetinA Project may be defined as any temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to activities in order to meet project requirements. Organizations that effectively employ project management methodology greatly increase the chances of accomplishing the goals and objectives of any project initiative. This discipline fosters understanding by all stakeholders of the project mission and what it will specifically take to accomplish it. By identifying tasks, resources, responsibilities and timelines, team members and stakeholders are better able to coordinate and execute on the work to be accomplished, ensuring that the project is completed on time, within budget and with requirements realized.

SPS offers Project Management services that can lead and coordinate the planning, execution, monitoring and controlling of your priority initiatives. To identify the need, we ask potential clients to describe their greatest challenges or concerns and then to envision life after addressing those challenges or fixing/improving those concerns.

Once the CEO and executive team prioritize their project needs, SPS helps them define scope and form a project team, usually staffed with the organization’s own employees or contractors.  SPS provides a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) to guide the team in creating a plan designed to accomplish specific project goals and objectives. The project plan will typically include a scope baseline, work breakdown responsibility, timeline and budget. Once the plan is approved, the SPS PMP will then facilitate periodic team meetings for purposes of guiding execution through status reporting and other monitoring and controlling activities. Throughout the process the PMP communicates with stakeholders in order to inform, clarify and insure integration of project activities and deliverables. Finally, the PMP oversees closure of the project by securing stakeholder and customer approval.

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