The Project Management Office identifies and develops project management methodologies, coordinates shared documentation, communicates management across projects, mentors PMs, and centrally monitors project performance.
Often overlooked in the decision to implement or re-implement EAM and CMMS systems is the considerable challenge of managing the project. Resources must be temporarily brought together to effectively deliver the work required for your unique set of tasks. Deliverables must be properly identified and tracked, and the work must be completed on a schedule and within a budget. Perhaps most importantly, the project must remain aligned with overall goals and objectives of the business.
Project management, in simple terms, is the application of skills, tools, and techniques to manage activities to meet project requirements. In practical terms, it is the continuous balance of a “triple constraint” – project scope, schedule, and cost – and risk mitigation in an environment of uncertainty. It’s not enough to simply have product or system knowledge. Effective project management is an all-encompassing effort requiring management skills. Where will you find the resources with the knowledge and experience to properly manage your project?
Strategic Maintenance Solutions has extensive experience managing EAM and CMMS projects. The essential foundation of our ability to plan, execute, monitor, and complete projects is based on our experience implementing and re-implementing systems, the methodologies that we continually improve, and guidance from the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Our methodologies include processes and tools, best practices, and lessons learned from each project.
In addition, SMS operates a Project Management Office. The PMO is an organizational structure with enterprise-wide perspective and purview of the management of all projects. The PMO identifies and develops project management methodologies, coordinates shared documentation, communicates management across projects, mentors PMs, and centrally monitors project performance. The goal of the PMO is drawn from the nine PMBOK Knowledge Areas, as appropriate, to meet or exceed the stakeholders’ expectations from a project.
A properly managed project will help you to control scope, time, cost and quality. In addition to these benefits, the project discipline will also optimize resources, improve communication, and mitigate risks. Planning is the most important project management process and it is also the most essential difference between a project that is well-managed and one that is not.
Take advantage of our experience managing EAM and CMMS projects and learn more about how Strategic Maintenance Solutions can help you manage your project.