Working with a methodology during project planning and execution is aimed at making people work in a more effective way. It ensures your and our project resources spend more time working towards the goals of the projects and less time on figuring out the next steps.
FPM focuses on a critical documentation set and believes that deliverables should only be created and maintained for that matter, when they have real value. Depending on the project specifics, certain templates can be mandatory or optional and it can be adapted to the size & complexity of your project and organization.
A non-exhaustive list of templates includes the following:
Our unique estimation template which, based on a number of parameters, such as number of sources, reports, dimensions, facts, cubes, complexity etc. is able to automatically calculate all data warehouse and business intelligence efforts split out in hours and days by phase, task and project role. It allows questions such as "time required within a certain phase for a certain project role" or "cost associated with a certain activity" to be easily answered. It also allows projects to be scoped and budgeted as part of a multi-year BI or PM Roadmap. The "data warehouse calculator" was produced based on best practices and numerous previous project experiences. In the meantime this module itself has been successfully used at different customers for a wide variety of projects.
While the methodology strongly favors a common sense approach to project management and execution, it also makes sure that some key areas such as documentation, risk management and scope control are not forgotten.
Our methodology has successfully been integrated with the leading project management methodologies such as PMI. Our project managers are certified & experienced professionals in these project management methods.
Our Project management system is designed to deal with every aspect of project delivery at any stage in the project lifecycle. It will organize the project in a number of phases, each of them with clear steps, roles, activities, techniques, documents and deliverables. Everyone involved in the project, as well as the customer, at any time, knows where they are in the project, what has been delivered and what the next steps are.
The methodology identifies seven crucial phases in delivering project success within the given time, budget and quality requirements. Each phase will have clear entry and exit criteria, and a number of deliverables.