IDesign's project design consulting engagement is a week-long, effective and
efficient way of designing the project required to build your software
system. IDesign will help your project manager and architect produce not one
project plan, but several plans representing different project design
options. Each of these options is a structured, comprehensive and objective
combination of schedule, cost, and risk. It is then up to the project
manager and the architect to present these options to management and to
recommend the best project design option.
IDesign arrives at these project design options using a battle-proven,
repeatable, highly engineered analysis and design method that stems from
your system architecture. As such, the pre-requisite for the project design
engagement is your
IDesign will analyze the dependencies between all activities in the
projects, from building services to UI design and system testing. IDesign
will next use both dedicated tools and methodology to estimate the duration
and effort involved with these activities. For each project design option
(which comprises of resources availability, priorities, constraints, ability
to work in parallel, etc) IDesign will do critical path analysis to
determine the overall duration and cost, and will quantify the risk using
our original risk modeling technique. Each option is systematically captured
using not just a Gantt chart, but also a network diagram, staffing
distribution chart, planned earned value and planned effort. All these in
turn help you assess the viability of each project design option.
IDesign will then compare all the options in terms of required productivity,
risk and feasibility, and even determine the optimal plan. Our track record
in designing projects is unmatched in its accuracy and reliability. Our
method for project design converges quickly to the best project design
option while eliminating gambling, death marches, wishful thinking, and
expensive trial and errors.
Through the engagement IDesign will share our thought process, experience,
insight, tools, ideas, techniques and templates, so that you understand the
behavior of your project and how it is affected by limiting resource and
schedule, and what recurring techniques and approaches to leverage as you
cope with constraints.
IDesign will also equip you with the tools and techniques to use once the
project execution begins. IDesign will show you how to correctly handle
changes to priorities, resources, deadlines, estimations and features,
allowing you to constantly stay on schedule and on budget.
here to watch an MSDN webcast outlining some of our planning and
tracking techniques and here
for additional information.