Standard PM: Organized management of the broader project
This upgraded service level is recommended for organizations that do not have a full-powered professional project management capability assigned to the project team. It extends the umbrella of PM services to cover not only FP Complete’s work, but also work being done your other contractors and, if desired, any portion or all of your own staff’s work on the project.
Standard PM is not a replacement for managing your own staff or implementation strategy, but rather, a way to centralize the risk management and control of project execution across all the different workers and providers you care about. It puts the burden of general engineering organization and reporting directly on FP Complete so that you can focus on higher-level decision making and on the domain-specific tasks that matter most to your business and your customers. Standard PM adds the following services:
- Tracking and regular reporting on detailed project status and schedule, including requirements, issues, work items, bug handling, burn-down lists, schedules (actual vs planned), risks (yellow and red flags), dependencies, staff assignments to work items, unassigned work items, and other engineering-critical project bookkeeping.
- Evaluating the project tools and practices in use, comparing them to industry best practices, and recommending or implementing relevant improvements (in areas such as version control, issue tracking, team communication, requirements tracking, and test case management).
- Training staff in the correct use of project tools, and tracking compliance to maximize project efficiency and success.
- Attendance and active participation in project status meetings, requirements meetings, project budget discussions, management briefings, and preparation of major reports on project plans and progress and futures.
- Where requested, investigation of additional providers of specialized labor and/or IP to improve project success.
- Recommendation of action items to address major identified risks to project success as seen from the engineering perspective, including areas spanning all in-scope engineering teams and work items, not just FP Complete work items.