Project Management

Best Practices and Standard Methodologies Deliver Results!

Project Management

ENS-Inc approaches information technology projects using best practices and standard methodologies.

These best practices have been set forth by industry standard organizations for coordinating, executing, and managing software and systems engineering projects.

Each technology project is developed and described through a life cycle. Life cycle defines the phases of a project from its inception, through planning, development, and delivery.

These phases serve as a programmatic guide to project activity and provide a flexible but consistent way to conduct projects to a depth matching the scope of the project.




Project Management

ENS-Inc life cycle methodologies are built from standard frameworks set forth by industry leaders such as the Project Management Institute (PMI).

By establishing a standard and repeatable methodology for each endeavor, and by working closely with its customer teams, ENS-Inc provides its customers with excellent service and delivers consistent, reliable results.



Five Life Cycle Phases to Project Delivery

For your project delivery, ENS-Inc develops both a Project Management Life Cycle and a Product Life Cycle which interact with each other.   learn more » »

                  

Project Management Life Cycle Guided by Management Processes

The ENS-Inc Project Management Life Cycle is guided by several management fundamentals, built around four major areas...   learn more » »

Project Management Assets Mark Life Cycle Phase Deliverables

Project Management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing project activities to achieve successful completion of project requirements and objectives.   learn more » »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Life Cycle Phases to Project Delivery

ENS-Inc approaches project delivery by using an integrated methodology that groups each life cycle phase into one of five phases. The five (5) delivery phases and their associated life cycle phase are shown below:

Project Delivery Method

Phase 1 - Startup

The primary focus of this phase is project startup and begins with a client kick-off meeting. The activities of this phase result in:

  • Defined project objectives.
  • Scope Requirements.
  • Key resources identified with their availability and access.
  • Stakeholders identified.

The completion of this phase results in formal authorization to start a project.

Phase 2 - Design

Design activities are the foundation of the second phase. Analysis and design tasks help refine scope and help ascertain the best approach for the product life cycle and realization of client business objectives. This phase sets expectations and formally defines the work effort and management processes.

Phase 3 - Execute

This phase involves processes utilized to finish the defined work. Project management efforts may decrease while product efforts increase. The majority of work is executed and monitored during this phase. This phase encompasses the implementation activities involved in deploying the new system or product.

Phase 4 - Monitor and Control

Phase 4 allows regular measurement and monitoring of progress. Variances from the project management plan are identified so that corrective action can be taken when necessary to meet project objectives.

Phase 5 - Close

Project closure includes activities that formally end the project or project phase and turn over the completed product to the customer. The project team evaluates and captures lessons learned.


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Project Management Assets Mark Life Cycle Phase Deliverables

Project Management Phase Assets

Project Management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing project activities to achieve successful completion of project requirements and objectives.

The ENS-Inc project management approach is based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) foundation and recommendations.

This industry-standard framework combined with ENS-Inc’s industry-leading, certified expertise provides exceptional quality service for our customers.

Each phase of the ENS-Inc Project Management Life Cycle produces standard assets which mark the transition from one phase to the next.

A sampling of standard assets commonly asked for and delivered to our clients upon request include the following:














Project Management Life Cycle Phase Assets defined:

Project Management Assets
Phase Title Description
Initiation Statement of Work A description of contracted work required to complete a project.
Project Charter Formally authorizes the project and summarizes the project information such as background, purpose, benefits, goal, objectives, scope, assumptions, and constraints.
Finalized Scope Statement The narrative description of the project scope that provides a documented basis for making future project decisions and for confirming and developing a common understanding of project scope amount for stakeholders. (Includes major deliverables, project objectives, project assumptions, and project constraints.)
Planning Project Management Plan Defines how the project will be executed, monitored, and controlled.
Milestone Schedule A high-level decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables; also known as a Work Breakdown Sturcture (WBS).
Detailed Project Schedule A detailed work plan that captures planned dates for performing project activities, tasks, and meeting project milestones.
Execution Meeting Records Agendas, minutes, and action items.
Monitoring and Controlling Status Reports Summary of the disposition of a project for a stated period of time.
Issue and Risk Management Reports Summary of open issues and risk items.
Change Records Captures elements of the integrated change management process.
Closure Customer Satisfaction Survey A questionnaire completed by the project sponsor that is designed to capture customer feedback on whether their project expectations have been met or exceeded.
Project Close Report Assesses the success and failures of the project, identifies best practices for future projects, resolves all open issues, and formally closes the project.


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Project Management Life Cycle Guided by Management Processes

ENS-Inc Management Processes


The ENS-Inc Project Management Life Cycle is guided by several management fundamentals, built around four major areas including:

Change Management – Establishes a method for identifying, analyzing, controlling, and resolving change requests in a timely fashion.

Quality Management – The objective evaluation of processes, assets (work products and deliverables), and services against defined descriptions, standards, and procedures.

Issue Management – The methodology that supports the needs of each project by identifying, managing, and resolving issues in a timely manner.

Risk Management – A continuous practice of anticipating, mitigating, and monitoring risks that may impact the project and objectives.

These disciplines provide a foundation of processes used throughout the Project Management Life Cycle to:

  • ensure the project objectives are being met
  • support the project management phases as they are executed

ENS-Inc works alongside their customers every step of the way to enable applicable change management, training, documentation, and policy & procedure development.


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