- Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities in order to meet or exceed project. Meeting or exceeding customer needs and expectations invariably involves balancing competing demands among:
Scope, time, cost, and quality
Internal customers with differing needs Identified requirements (needs) and unidentified requirements (expectations)
MNB Project Management Services:
Our business is putting effective project management into practice and contributing to the success of our client's business. We do not stop at advising what should be done, we ensure what's recommended is achieved! To this end we offer a range of project management related services aimed at not only making recommendations, but also allowing our clients to translate recommendations into reality and gain the consequent benefits.
MNB offers a variety of project management services to help your projects and organizations succeed. MNB begins with a detailed discovery analysis and the risks facing your project and / or organization. From this assessment, the services your organization or project needs, if any, will be custom tailored for your situation.
We can perform:
Comprehensive project implementation feasibility studies
Analysis of technical and human resources needs
Project and activities design and costing
Project appraisal, review, and evaluation
Detailed Project / Resource Planning Project
Consulting And Auditing
Program Management Office Design And Implementation
Project Management Software Training (MS Project)
Project Management Training Based On PMI’s PMBOK
Outsourcing Services: MNB Can Manage Your Projects From Start To Finish.
Business Needs Assessments / Requirements Definition Document Development
RFI, RFP, SOW Development And Vendor Response Tracking, Review & Ranking
Strategic Plan Development / Facilitation
- Business Plan Development / Facilitation
MNB’s specialty is working with companies designing, implementing and managing both large and small-scale projects. These projects typically extend beyond the traditional bounds of project management and into program management, resource management, and performance management, often on an international basis.
We deliver the full life cycle management of a client's project, from initial feasibility through final rollout and post evaluation. This includes staffing, organization, and management of the project team, either using the client's employees or MNB personnel as necessary.
Meeting these challenges requires an integrated approach that addresses each phase in the design, planning, installation, support and ongoing administration and enhancement of the computing environment. If your company needs assistance with your challenges MNB can be your premiere support provider.
MNB understands that as project costs continue to rise, schedules face overruns, and project initiatives fail to fully deliver business objectives. The focus on project management as a control mechanism intensifies. Recent Sarbanes-Oxley legislation further requires improved systems and processes to facilitate accurate and honest reporting of a company’s financial position and internal controls to investors. MNB delivers capabilities and experience that includes:
Managing across projects, programs and portfolios, including the various types of Project Management Office (PMO) Assessing maturity and needs in processes and tools for enterprise architecture, portfolio management, PMO, and project management Effectively gathering and analyzing requirements for the definition of process models, procedures, and templates which are based on best practices and reflect a clear understanding of a business and its overall selection, planning, and management of capital projects Performing toolset package selection based on our collaboration with the client on the definition of detailed requirements was well as best practices for vendor source selection Performing subsequent installation, configuration and customization of the appropriate PMO, PfM, and/or PM toolset to support our client’s unique environment Developing and deploying custom enterprise project management processes, procedures, templates, and training As part of that, establishing separate sets of repeatable processes, as appropriate, to effectively manage simple to complex, IT or non-IT, capital project initiatives and assisting our clients in achieving a higher level of maturity on the CMM scale Transferring knowledge to managers, business sponsors, project managers and team members in processes and tools Capturing and reporting on PMO and project metrics to support measurement of the success of PMOs and projects, the return on investment, and the capitalization of projects
Are You Managing To Fail?
The number of IT and business-related projects continues to increase in most organizations, but unfortunately so do failure rates. If your organization has not yet embraced project management and the return on investment (ROI) it can deliver, consider the following information from Gartner Group Research:
Approximately 50 percent of IT projects fail to meet objectives. Through 2002, 60 percent of projects will fail because management skills and styles are not appropriate to the complexity of the work and the business domain. By the end 2003, 60 percent of enterprises had outsourced project work to fulfill more than half of their IT activities.
Again, if you don’t know where you are going any road will take you there… But, at what expense?
Reap Project Management Benefits
Proven and repeatable project management methodologies help yield bottom-line business benefits. Our methodology helps ensure projects support business initiatives and begins realizing a ROI on the financial and time investments made.
How Does Your Project Management Stack Up?
Do you have:
An established methodology for planning and executing projects? Sufficient internal PM's to handle your current project load? A history of completing projects on time and on budget? "Accidental" project managers or professionals who are trained in the project management discipline? An explicit protocol for change management and regularly communicating project status and progress? PM's experienced in analyzing risk before project approval and kick-off? PM's experienced in managing third-party vendors and/or subcontractors? PM's adept at contract negotiation and vendor management? PM's experienced in managing expectations, controlling scope, and focusing on objectives?
The Case for Outsourcing
In many organizations, project management becomes a sideline, relegated to the back burner by the crush of day-to-day responsibilities. But, as evidenced by Gartner Group, Meta, ICO, and organizations with years of experience in the field, project management is crucial to realizing the business benefits of IT.
The value of outsourcing to a company such as MNB is that your project gets the full attention of experienced project managers using proven and repeatable methodologies. Project management is not a part-time job for these professionals. Their sole focus is guaranteeing that your project meets its planned objectives, and that it is completed on time and on budget.
MNB Technical Services can provide the full range of services required for successful project management:
Outsourced Project Management
Process-based project management based on our unique ProvenPath approach
Experienced in all of the Project Management Institute's Knowledge Areas
Project Management Office (PMO) development
Vendor/software application evaluation and selection
Project Management Consulting
Managing complex projects
Managing global projects
Rapid Assessment and Recovery of troubled projects
Process and methodology development Mentoring
Earned Value Management
Project planning and requirements analysis
Reviews and audits
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development
Technology / Tool Optimization Technology tool-set implementation
Technology/process integration Management reporting
The MNB ProvenPathTM Method for Success
A well-defined process is critical for project management success. Equally important is understanding how that process will provide significant benefit and value to your business. MNB's ProvenPath process enables us to work with your project team to take advantage of proven processes that ensure complete success - from planning, to implementation, to support and maintenance. Key components of the MNB ProvenPath process include: Identifying business objectives and processes Defining requirements (business, functional, technical) Quantifying benefits Performing a risk analysis Defining project scope Defining a statement of work to be performed Developing an integrated cost and schedule project plan Developing a project control structure cost and schedule management risk management procurement asset managementissue resolution change control quality control vendor and contract management Tracking, managing and moving the plan ahead Performing earned value analysisReporting project status Closing out and transitioning the project to the customer Supporting and maintaining business solutions
Included in MNB’s ProvenPath are tools, techniques and deliverables that help guide the process and project to completion. Each part of the MNB PM process takes advantage of the one before it, eliminating wasted steps.
Unlike consultants or other service providers who handle only a small part of the process, MNB's success is defined by our ability to quickly deploy solutions - on time and on budget - that fully meet our customers' needs. From consulting to maintenance and support, MNB provides the solutions that ensure project management success.
If project management is not one of your company's core competencies, you may find yourself spending more to achieve the same value that a dedicated information technology company can provide. In general, it takes more money to achieve the same level of substantive value working from outside your area of core competency.
By doing it yourself, you may end up investing more and getting less by siphoning resources away from your primary business processes and having to manage an area that you know little about. Plus there is the need to train personnel and retrain as staff turnover occurs.
MNB's short and long-term outsourcing services are an investment that offers maximum value by letting experienced professionals' handle your project management needs.