Project Methodology is defined by the Project Management Institute as “a system of practices, techniques, procedures and rules used by those who work in a discipline.” Project methodology is full of fancy buzz words like sprints, scrum master and burndowns. It sounds complicated, but let’s breaks down what it really means and why it’s important for an organization and their clients.
You might have heard of a few different project methodologies - lean, scrum, waterfall, agile, Kanban, etc. No matter what methodology you have heard of or seen used, they have all come from the same fundamental need to create a framework that is efficient, flexible and easy to use.
The key of these methodologies is to ensure they are goal focused rather than entirely process focused. Oftentimes, organizations are so focused on following the process that they miss hitting the goal. A project methodology ensures projects get done on-time; on-budget and - most importantly – achieves your goal.
When your organization is considering a new partner for any kind of project, it’s important to understand whether their team members are on the same page about their project methodology or not. This tells you whether you can expect the same overall experience from everyone on the team.
Organizations that are united in their project methodology are more likely to succeed. Which project methodology is “best” can be debated and really depends on various elements, such as the industry, the risk involved, and the organizational structure, but the consistency of the methodology across an organization is the most important factor of success.
At Concentrus, we call our project methodology the “Gates of Success.” Our gates of success are dependent on what you are hoping to accomplish. When we help organization implement NetSuite, we focus on:
- Alignment – Understanding your business, your industry and your processes in order to personalize the solution for your organization.
- Solution Roadmap – Creating a mutual plan to setup your environment. This step focuses on configuration, data migration/validation, the user interface, preparing for change and most importantly creating a pilot environment.
- User Experience – Making it easy for users to compete their tasks through work flows, customizations, training and additional configuration.
- Organizational Readiness – Ensuring our clients are ready for change. This may mean change management, additional training, verifying data, etc.
- Getting Your Organizational Live – Monitoring and providing real-time support.
Our project methodology doesn’t use many fancy buzz words; it is based on proven steps which deliver the best result to the client.
For more information about what to look for in a NetSuite project, contact us to learn more.