The project development phases are packed with complexities of every kind – right from the time-span, budget and quality, everything needs to be looked upon for its successful completion.

Even though every project is unique and needs to be dealt with accordingly, there are some innate characteristics common to every project development process. Considering these basic characteristics might give you some bounce to an otherwise complicated ordeal. Here, we give you clear insights on these fundamentals…

Positive Relationship with Clients

Positive Relationship with Clients

An important aspect of successful projects is a client who understands the risks involved in a systems development process and cooperates with you to diminish such risks. “An intelligent consumer is the best customer” – is the key to building successful relationships. So for avoiding complete project disasters, you need to choose the right projects with the right clients as they understand that there are risks involved, they happen infrequently during the development stages and that dealing with such risks consumes time and other resources.

Technical Lead and Guidance

Technical Lead and Guidance

In every project there must be a technical lead who has thorough knowledge and understanding of the entire process, the risks involved, the architecture and the technical environment in which the project is developed. This person acts as a “go-to person” who has the ability to answer all the issues during different project phases. In addition to these, he also has the perfect combination of communication, coordination and a clear vision to bind the team together and influence them to give their best.

Well-Planned Project Management

Well-Planned Project Management

A well-planned project is also a well-documented project. Make sure before you commence work on the details, every requirement, assumptions, and constraints is documented for reference. A prototype in the form of flowcharts, diagrams, use-cases for the entire process should be clearly defined and is very much essential throughout the development process. Needless to say, this ensures minimal mistakes during development and you can follow it up right till the end.

Clear Requirements and Communication

Clear Requirements and Communication

Requirements clarity is essential from the client side at each and every stage. These requirement changes should be noted as releases or revisions and must be adhered to. It also means that if a certain requirement cannot be accommodated within the process, the project manager has the right to say “No” to those requirements making the client understand why such a function cannot be incorporated and what its effects will be within the system. Moreover, other factors like review cost for such revisions should also be clarified to avoid future complexities. To summarise, the accuracy, ambiguity, and completeness of requirements is critical before the onset of the project.

Stronger Coordinated Team

Stronger Coordinated Team

Teamwork is the backbone for every successful project. Each and every member has to understand their respective roles and responsibilities for every project and apply their skills and resources to get the desired output. For this, motivation is required from the project manager so that the team performs well and each member is benefitted in this endeavour.

Govern and Control Change

Govern and Control Change

Change is certain for every project. It is quite possible that you might not end up with the product which was actually initiated. To avoid such scenarios, change control management becomes inevitable. As mentioned earlier, if the requirements are documented at every stage keeping in mind the foreseen changes and a proper versioning is done, then we can stick to what was actually planned at the start and end up with the right product.

Focus on Goal and Vision

Focus on Goal and Vision

Distractions occur always and anytime. Staying focused and giving your best is the true key to achieve your goals. Making yourself clear of the requirements and following the project documentations created initially, may help you if it gets too confusing midway.

Risk Management

Risk Management

Different types of risks occur for different projects. So a proper risk management in place can save you from many issues. Ensure to identify the risks that can occur at every stage, notify the affects to the stakeholders before getting the sign off. And then you can go according to the flow.

Successful delivery of projects is a challenge for any organisation. Better process management with a well-coordinated team can give you consistent and frequent project successes. For more information on different project management techniques, contact Synquis experts today for further insight.