At Sortifiable, we offer our clients a fully comprehensive project management service. Our top priority is, and always will be, ensuring you reap the benefits from the project while controlling costs and risks.
Why You Need Professional Project Management
Some common reasons cited for engaging a project manager include needing to stay on top of employees and chase them down to complete activities, employees are too busy to take on more responsibilities, or organizations do not have enough expertise in the subject matter of the project and they need an expert guide.
These are valid reasons for obtaining project management help, but they position project managers as people who get things done by overcoming failures in organizations or weaknesses in the staff the organizations employ.
At Sortifiable, we believe that the true calling of a project manager and the number one reason for engaging project management help is that it is inherent within project tasks that there is a level risk and a level of complexity. This creates a need for a dedicated role to manage the risk and complexity. Employees need alignment and coordination of their activities. Someone needs to think about the logical ordering of tasks, and find the resources to do the work. Even highly functioning organizations face risks and need someone thinking about what the risks are and how they should be mitigated.
How Our Process Works
We typically start a project management engagement with a free consultation where, through an open dialogue and series of questions, we identify your ideal end state and develop an understanding of your requirements, budget, and timeline.
Once we have a clear idea about what it is you are looking for, we will put together a proposal that outlines the project management schedule and services we will provide, along with an estimate of cost. Should you decide to accept our proposal, we will assign one of our experienced project managers to work with you from that point forward. Your project manager is your point of contact from start to finish and you can expect them to take care of:
Planning is the foundation of project management. Determining what needs to be done, who is going to do it, and when it needs to be done are all part of the planning process. Planning is an iterative process that takes place throughout the life of the project. Key planning activities include:
– Define and clarify project scope
– Develop the project plan
– Develop the project schedule
– Develop policies and procedures to support the achievement of the project objectives
Organizing is about setting up the project team’s structure. A major driver in this aspect is the client’s existing structure. Clients can be private individuals, sole proprietors, or companies organized in a functional, matrix, or project-oriented nature. Key organizing activities include:
– Determine the organizational structure of the project team
– Identify roles and positions
– Identify services to be provided by external companies
Leading refers to carrying out the project plan in order to achieve the project objectives. Leading the project is one of the more challenging aspects of project management because it relies heavily on soft skills such as communicating clearly, team motivation, and conflict resolution. Key leading activities include:
– Setting team direction
– Coordinating activities across different organizational functions
– Motivating team members
– Assigning work
– Resolving conflicts
– Managing competing priorities
Controlling is all about keeping the project on track. Project control can be performed using a three-step process consisting of measuring – checking project progress toward meeting its objectives; evaluating – determining the cause of deviations from the plan; and correcting – taking corrective actions to address deviations. Key controlling activities include:
– Tracking project progress
– Project status reporting
– Determining and taking corrective actions
If this sounds like the kind of service you’re looking for, drop us a note using the form on the contact us page or reach out to us by phone or email.