Project Management

Project management is so much more than status reporting and resource assignments. Romaric’s approach to project management is risk-centric. Throughout each project Romaric follows a continuous cycle: discover risks, measure risks, mitigate risks, and prepare contingencies. Discover the advantages of experienced project management that knows the high-risk areas and has successfully implemented and managed resolutions to complex integration and anomaly handling issues.
Romaric’s approach to project management is focused on the risks associated with a successful installation, including risk factors beyond Roamric’s control and other parties’ modules that need to be integrated.

A Risk Management Plan is created by the project manager that notes every conceivable risk, whether great or small, whether the impact is severe or not. Each risk is classified by two factors; likeliness to occur and impact severity. Additionally, actions are identified which will minimize the likelihood of the item occurring and/or limit its severity. All actions are assigned to a team member with a deadline. A contingency plan is also identified which may be pursued if it becomes apparent that it is required.

The customer is very involved in this process and provides input and constant feedback. The Risk Management Plan is a living document with new items being added, actions recorded and contingencies constantly being considered and updated.

Another key to Romaric’s project management approach is the creation of an Installation Plan. In a large integration project there are literally hundreds of key steps that need to be taken, often sequentially, leading to final acceptance of the project. The Installation Plan lists these steps, who needs to be involved in each, who is responsible for each and the details of implementing it.

Other tools include creation of a very detailed Project Schedule (Gant Chart). This work breakdown includes detailed items such as software design review meetings for each module, source code reviews on each module and task consultations with each software engineer. The Project Schedule is a living document and is updated as often as needed.

Weekly, the project manager reports progress against items (by reference number) on the Project Schedule. If a task falls behind, it becomes a risk item on the Risk Management Plan, actions are noted and contingencies defined as previously discussed.