Pragmatyxs has a long and successful history of managing large complex projects on behalf of our customers. Our current and completed projects have ranged in scale and scope from single site bar code printing implementations up to international and highly integrated deployments globally. We pride ourselves on our ability to manage and successfully integrate our solutions globally.
A significant key to our success at Pragmatyxs is adherence to a high quality, repeatable project management process.
Pragmatyxs has made a strong commitment to investing in the people and tools necessary to deliver projects on time and on budget for our customers. Some key elements of our approach are outlined below.
A major component to the delivering on successful projects is to engage in a thorough discovery process with the client. During these sessions, which we call requirements gathering and definition sessions, we often find that there are open questions, flawed assumptions and unclear objectives that need to be clarified before a realistic and actionable project plan can be created and agreed. We have often utilized a Proof of Concept (POC) approach to verify that the product will operate properly in all areas of the deployment. This POC approach is a means to verify the technical approach as well as the deployment approach and schedule. This activity provides Pragmatyxs and our clients with a thorough understanding of the intended requirements and the ability to verify all requirements before we move into a test and ultimately the production phase of the project.
Often customer project teams must balance the need to start work on a project immediately, with the desire to construct a thorough and accurate project plan before kicking off the project. At Pragmatyxs we have found that an excellent method to strike that balance is to perform detailed planning on near term activities while maintaining clear, high level milestones for intermediate and longer term objectives. As the project progresses the relevant details become more clear and future task planning to support the stated milestones can be refined. This approach is sometimes referred to as “Rolling Wave Planning.”
Solid Project Plan
- Well-Structured / Phased
- Integrated with other plans and objectives (e.g. with parent Project Plans, test plans, other business requirements, etc.):
- Aligned with the ERP or other existing assets project plans.
- Regularly scheduled coordination with other Project Managers is critical to overall success.
- The project must be properly staffed
- The project team must possess the required resources – both internal and external – to achieve its technical and functional objectives.
There must be frequent and effective communications within the team, with management and with users.