In any outsourced project,
establishing the most effective project management is crucial. That
is the reason why we take utmost care in assigning a project manager
to a project. In some cases, the project manager is local to the client
and works closely with the client liaison(s) throughout the project
lifecycle. In others, we assign a project manager in our offshore office
to correspond with the project manager from the client side.
The very first task of the project manager is to develop a comprehensive
Project Management Plan (PMP) that establishes the following:
- Process Customization -
Any deviation or tailoring from BorderlessMind's standard Global
Delivery Process and the reasons for such a deviation (budget,
time pressure, etc.)
- Communication Plan - How will the team communicate
across geographic locations, daily and weekly status reporting mechanisms,
use of instant messaging, email, video conferencing, web conferencing,
telephone and other communications tools.
- Roles and Responsibilities - Who does what on the
project team; reporting and escalation mechanisms.
- Project Audit Plan - How will the project checkpoints
be audited to ensure that they have been followed consistently.
In addition to the PMP, the project manager and technical team leader
are responsible for developing, tracking, and adjusting a Microsoft
Project Plan (MPP) / Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that details all
the tasks to be carried out, who is assigned to work on each task, milestones
and deadlines for deliverables, and overall phasing of the project.
Our MPPs are often developed in latest version Microsoft Project, but
our team can use other tools if so desired by the client.
Project manager takes up following responsibilities to organize the
management of the project from beginning to end:
- Project Scope Matrix (PSM) - Limitations of the
scope, the major milestones and timelines that must be achieved, and
the overall business objectives of the project.
- Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) -
What tools to use for version control, build and releases.
- Change Control Process - The objectives process
of requesting a change to the scope or requirements of a project and
how to reach sign off by both the client and our team on each change
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