Project Startup Service

Purpose

Benefits

Who needs a Project Startup Service

 

Purpose

Any organization embarking on a major project, the project director needs to spend a tremendous amount of energy working with their sponsors and project teams to get the project kicked off. This is also a time when the project director has an overwhelming workload to make sure all aspects of project success are put together in a timely manner to include; governance, communications, Management of Change, change control, and project risk management, to name a few. History shows us that the well executed startup of a project significantly improves the probability of it being a success, and establishes the foundation of the entire project going forward. One of the best ways to accomplish the successful startup is to support the project director with a professional startup team, allowing the project director to focus their time on working with their project sponsors and project team.

The purpose of the Project Startup service is that project starts and is executed as planned, and proposed. The project infrastructure, baseline assumptions, project plan, project organization, staffing, administration and communications are reviewed to verify they are in place and being implemented as planned, and in accordance with Industry Best Practices.

Benefits

  • Establishes firm foundation for the project going forward
  • Project is properly transitioned from the proposal team to the project team
  • Ensure project is properly setup to successfully deliver all services required
  • Communicate and set appropriate expectations for the client and project team
  • Time to properly launch the project is compressed
  • Best practice methodologies in place
  • Best practice governance in place

Who needs a Project Startup Service

Project Startup Service is recommended for custom projects with some of the following attributes

  • Projects defined as high or very high risk
  • Geographically dispersed projects
  • Multinational teams
  • External partners delivering a substantial portions of projects
  • Delivering projects to external customers
  • Global Projects
  • Business critical solutions
  • Dynamically changing organizations or environments
  • Project team is inexperienced for the size and complexity of the project