Project Management Methodologies tailored for IT Outsourcing needs

Businesses today are consistently demanding significant value from their Information technology investments. It is challenge for majority of businesses to boost their IT efficiency and at the same time reduce costs and improve project delivery timelines.

Businesses expect projects to be completed faster, cheaper and better. The only way that these objectives can be met is through the use of effective project control processes and techniques.

At radix we adopt right blend of planning, monitoring and controlling which enables us to complete the projects on time, on budget and at the same time delivering high quality results. Leveraging vast experience of executing 1000+ projects, reflecting over the successes as well as failures, our practices have taken shape of what it is right now.

Project Management Objectives

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Optimal Transparency

  • In tandem with clients’ objectives
  • Client Reporting at Regular intervals

Process Dependent Practice

Process Dependent Practice

  • Process dependent and not people dependent
  • Ensures completion on project on time and budget
  • Eliminates Risk of human error an judgement

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Methodical Communication

  • Proper set of communication protocols in place
  • Enables Streamlined communication
  • Right information access from right person

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Retrospection and Reflection

  • Strong Feedback mechanism
  • Client can provide recommendations during development phase as well as post implementation
  • This enables improvement of process and methodologies as per customer requirements

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Result & Deadline Orientation

  • Expereinced pool of resources
  • Can produce results as per project expectations
  • No compromise on project timelines

Project Management Process

Project Signoff

  • Internal kickoff meeting-Radix resource team
  • External kickoff meeting-client and Radix stakeholders
  • Documentation of clients requirements and project scopes
  • Review and approval of project initiation documentation from client

Project Tracking

  • Task and work allocation
  • Tracking of project progress via project control software such as MS-Project and RedMineMS-Projects
  • Client can also review the progress of his project through Project Management Software

Email Group & Communication Protocols Creation

  • All project communication via this group
  • All affected parties are kept in loop
  • Communication protocols are implemented
  • Client gets right information from right person

Internal & Client Review Meeting

  • Conducted at regular intervals
  • Project progress evaluation
  • Client review decided by stakeholders

Monitoring & Controlling

  • Resource performance is monitored with project scopes
  • On-request access of PMS (Redmine) to clients for monitoring
  • Control mechanism is set up & project schedule deviations are rectified
  • Real-time health check reports in PMS (Redmine) for managers
  • Stringent Quality Control process followed by QC team

Reporting

  • Weekly status report emails send to all project stakeholders
  • Weekly and fortnightly PSR (Project Status Review) meets with Project Managers / Delivery Managers
  • Weekly progress review call with client
  • Minutes of the Meeting

Project Management Tools

RedMine

Radix Project Control Practice is dependent of Redmine-a project managing system and source and version tracking system. It is a comprehensive project organization tool which records minutely each task in development and Quality Control Phase. We also allows clients to access this application on-demand.


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Source and version control system is an ideal system to record and keep a history of any coding or data related to the project. Proper version controlling helps is identifying gaps in the development process and one can identify any deviations from the project requirements.

Communication Channels

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Project Closure Process

We have set up a formal process for project closures with a formal signoff procedure from the client which also incorporates feedback on various aspects of their engagement with Radix such as technical efficiency or communication process. A retrospection meeting is called to identify lessons learnt during development phase and steps to rectify any shortcomings are identified.