Projects can be successful
Our experienced Project Managers can plan, organize, motivate, and controle your resources to achieve your specific goal(s). Your project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables),undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of your project stands in contrast with your business as usual (operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies. Having the needed and scalable resources available to for business operations in balance with successful project implementations using own and external subject matter experts is a challenge Syentys helps to master. Projects can be successful.
Our Project Managers are familiar with recent methodologies. We offer trainings for certification preparation and ensure project managers can continue their education on the job and in the classroom with Syentys.
The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a non-profit, Swiss organization. IPMA's focus is in the development and promotion of the project management profession. It provides standards and establishes guidelines for the work of project management professionals through the IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB®).
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a not-for-profit professional organization for the project management profession with the purpose of advancing project management.
PMI has recruited volunteers to create industry standards, such as "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge", which has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
PRINCE2 (an acronym for Projects in Controlled Environments, version 2) is a project management methodology. It was developed by the UK government agency Office of Government Commerce (OGC). The methodology encompasses the management, control and organisation of a project.
The V-Model is a term applied to a range of models, from a conceptual model designed to produce a simplified understanding of the complexity associated with systems development to detailed, rigorous development lifecycle models and project management models.
Agile and iterative approaches find more and more acceptance in the industry and are for many - in particular innovative companies - state of the art best practices. Flexible ways for work package management can be applied in to business operations as well as for achieving project goals. Research and the industry itself have done their parts in developing well described methodologies and the applicability to business opreciations has already changed the way of working with work packages.
Scrum is an iterative and incremental Agile software development framework for managing software projects and product or application development. Its focus is on "a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal" as opposed to a "traditional, sequential approach". Scrum enables the creation of self-organizing teams by encouraging co-location of all team members, and verbal communication among all team members and disciplines in the project.
The Agile Manifesto reads, in its entirety, as follows:
We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
Individuals and interactions over Processes and tools Working software over Comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over Contract negotiationResponding to change over Following a planThat is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
Management 3.0 is a course, a book, and an approach to inspire team members, team leaders, development managers, IT directors, project managers, Agile coaches, and HR managers, who face the challenge of transforming their organizations to an Agile mindset. It does that by providing guidance and practices, and by applying new thinking to the craft, art, and science of management.
Using agile approaches and methods often raise concern when applied to a regulated environment driven by compliance KPIs similar to business process drivers. Agile can help to increase compliance and focus on the details while not forgetting the bigger picture. Agile is NOT an excuse for not doing something which is needed for your business continuity.
Agile concepts can be used in agile software development projects as well as in organizational business process improvements initiatives.