Goals, projects and their lifecycle...

Project management

Larger organizations need to take care of process of achieving enterprise and business objectives by means of managing programmes and portfolios. ObjectGears supports these processes in model IT, when coming out from Business goals, that should be reflected in Ideas of new Projects. After assessment of these ideas and decision which of them will be realized by projects project and programme portfolios are managed within repeated decisions about allocation of resources. Projects, programmes and portfolios compete each with another for limited resources that the organization plans to give out in following years (Roadmap). These entities shall be assessed from the perspective of the ratio of their filling business goals and their financial demands.

In case of resource allocation to a particular project, requirements for particular resource types from particular projects has to be solved. Project requires particular resource types (DB admin, Unix developer, .Net developer...). Conflicts (overallocation of particular resources) or reduced resource allocation have to be identified. These issues are then solved by managers of teams and project managers together.

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Project detail

We define project code, its name, description, dependencies on other projects, status, overall internal cost in mandays and external cost in money. We set sponsor, delivery manager and project manager. We can classify the project with category and put it into project portfolio or programme. Other information about project is available on tabs in the below part of the screen. These are tasks assigned directly on the project level, project phasing, harmonogram, changes performed within project, project roadmap (overall view of project in terms of planned mandays and expenses in particular years) and detailed plan of resources (internal capacities).

Project resources

Within particular years in which the project runs it is necessary to plan resources and break down alocated mandays to particular necessary roles. Plan of resource utilization in particular months enables to identify collisions with other projects demanding the same resources or the other way around unutilized resources.

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