Project & Program Management
Project and program environments are becoming increasingly complex. Often different stakeholders are involved and operated within a chain. An important development is therefore that projects and programs need to be managed from different angles and that the IT professional also has a task as an environment and expectation manager. Project leaders, project managers and program managers with substantive knowledge and expertise of the field of the project or program and an organisation-wide view are therefore increasingly often a hard requirement than an advantage.
While previously a PRINCE2 certificate was the decisive factor in knowledge and skills, PRINCE2 is now a minimally required tool. As an early adopter, CIMSOLUTIONS has anticipated and responded to these changing demands since its establishment. Through organization-wide knowledge sharing, continuous internal and external education and training we ensure that our project leaders, project managers, program managers and project support officers possess the right competencies to turn their projects into a success. For example, people management skills and organizational sensitivity have become indispensable assets.
Based on the scope of the assignment, such as supporting a tender, custom development, or (infrastructure) implementations or transitions, our professionals have a PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate and a completed IPMA program, supplemented with Agile methodologies, Lean IT, continuous delivery and DevOps. This enables them to operate within the current Governance, business standards and standards in the fields of Project and Lifecycle Management, Team Management, Delivery and Engineering.
Furthermore, our project managers regularly share their knowledge in the Special Interest Group Project Management. The participants give each other presentations and organize workshops. External speakers are also regularly invited to share the latest technological and methodological knowledge. Our project managers frequently publish and give guest lectures at colleges, universities and at our own CIMposia for clients.
In addition to supplying the right candidates, CIMSOLUTIONS unburdens its clients by fully taking over the Project Implementation and Risk Management. Based on the needs and the specific situation at the client’s, we customize the approach and, besides PRINCE2 for project management, offer an Agile method or LEAN or a combination of both for project implementation, noting that the addition of another standard/model for project implementation in the future based on new needs and insights always remains an option. Due to our transparent and phased approach, our clients get immediate insight into the progress and have confidence in the quality of the project results.
Next Level Agile Working
After the successful introduction of working Agile at team level, scaling up to program or portfolio level is not easy. The challenge is to shape the collaboration between teams and the translation of the business objectives into product development. There are many different Agile frameworks on the market that all claim to facilitate this. However, every method has its own characteristics and not every method is suitable for every organization. Which criteria do you use to select the correct (combination of) framework(s)? And how do you ensure a successful introduction of such a framework?
CIMSOLUTIONS has a lot of experience in guiding organizations to the next step in working Agile. CIMSOLUTIONS is independent of frameworks and suppliers and has no obligation whatsoever towards them. This means that our advice and solutions are objective and only tailored to your needs, not toa specific framework or product of a supplier. With experience at the top 500 companies in the Netherlands, the consultants of CIMSOLUTIONS know the business requirements that play a role in selectinga method and the pitfalls with its implementation.
In the present time developments are accelerating. Organizations derive their right to exist from business agility, being able to respond quickly to the ever-changing market needs. Iterative and incremental development ensures the fit-for-purpose of products. Teams work with Scrum, Kanban or DevOps. It is time for the next step, but which method fits and how do you implement it?
- 0-measurement of the Agile maturity level of the organization.
- Make an inventory of the business requirements and the criteria that play a role in upscaling.
- Mapping of the requirements against the criteria of Agile frameworks using the CIMSOLUTIONS Agile Framework Matrix©.
- Reporting and advice for a (combination of) framework(s) and a roadmap for its implementation.
Results CIMSOLUTIONS Next Level Agile Working
With steps 1 to 4 you will gain insight into the business requirements that are important to you in product development, and substantiated advice as to which Scaled Agile method(s) best suit them. If desired, the consultants of CIMOSLUTIONS can also help you with the following steps:
- Action plan to realize the roadmap.
- (Support with) realization of the action plan and interim Agile maturity measurements.
- Setting up the tooling that supports the upscaling of Agile working.