Amareo Project Management
Managing projects professionally but also practically is our focus. For all projects, the action, issue, and risk registers are setup and maintained on a weekly basis. There are also formalised project meetings at regular intervals which are setup with a pre-distributed agenda, facilitation of the meeting, and all decisions captured and minutes taken. This is the main channel for progressing the work as a team. This is supported by a number of individual meetings which are setup in smaller groups, or one-on-one to allow for the collection and validation of information, and provide insight into the requirements and priorities of the work.
Projects are managed both with recurring active involvement and also with supporting project documentation.
Active involvement: meetings are scheduled with the project team on a regular basis with the project plan and assigned tasks being worked through together.
The project manager is in regular communication with your team to follow up on actions, and is also available for contact from the project team when they require support through their assigned tasks.
Supporting project documentation: project plans, action, risk and issue registers are all maintained as routine documents and transparency is of importance on all project documentation.
Workshops are valuable in planning out unknowns and assessing the expectations of the participants. The workshops are prepared for in advance with the project sponsor and facilitated with a flexible approach to achieving the desired goals
Workshops are particularly useful for initial brainstorming sessions in order to see all the elements of a plan as a cohesive group. Risk assessments are also more meaningful if done through a workshop format; the identification, assessment, and treatment of those risks are best discussed and worked through as a team. In all workshops, facilitation is best conducted by an independent person who can steer the group through their thoughts and arrive at a useful outcome firstname.lastname@example.org
Plans are sometimes created with too much information, and sometimes with insufficient information. If too much detail is applied early in the project, it can potentially derail the project from the highest priority outcomes, and often lead to re-work. Conversely, if a plan is too simplistic, then the team can lack direction and focus and the desired outcome can be vague and difficult to achieve in the required time frame.
If you have a plan already in place but believe it needs adjusting, we can review it for you as a starting point, and make suggestions on what could be addressed to make it a more comprehensive and useful plan. The focus here is not on creating a ‘better’ document but on assisting a project team to move in the right direction for their requirements email@example.com
We maintain focus on the plan, and where this is yet to be provided, we manage the team through the puzzle of pieces that need to be brought together to have clarity on what the end goal is, and what the steps are to get to that point. We clarify the project’s objective as well as the approach which will be taken to get to that desired goal. In all cases, times and costs are considered as part of the planning process, factoring in effort, duration, and also quality requirements.read more
Techniques and Methodologies
In managing projects, the primary objective is to achieve the desired goal in the timeframe required, and staying within the budget. In some cases, this requires a very agile approach, where teams need the flexibility and freedom to try an approach and build on it gradually. In other projects, the outcome requires a specific, detailed plan to be determined and carried out in order to achieve the goal. The outcome required and the environment within which this project will be delivered will determine the best techniques and methodologies to apply. Our projects can be managed in waterfall or agile ways, or indeed even a combination of both. We always remain practical and common sense also guides the work.read more
Your project may be just starting out, or perhaps you are mid-way and the work is not progressing as you liked. If you need assistance pulling the team together, and defining your plan then we can help you.
We would begin by having a discussion on the current state of your project. This will then determine the most appropriate next step for your project and for your workplace. Our work is conducted in three-month blocks where we work towards a common goal: typically a project plan (eg a Project Initiation Document or Delivery Plan) which we agree on together. To arrange a discussion please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.