Today’s IT environment demands more from program management than just sequencing projects across extended periods on a Gantt chart. It requires the capability to flexibly manage related projects of varying complexities and methodologies using a diverse basket of employee, professional services, outsourced and staff augmentation resources. It involves identifying and realizing the benefits of organizing the related project components into a program management model while maintaining a comprehensive view of business outcomes and project contributions. It requires structuring the project priorities to manage risk as well as optimize costs and timeline to deliver the desired business outcomes and execute the organization's IT strategy.
Program delivery professionals begin with understanding the strategic objectives of the program. The program lifecycle discipline of demand management is implemented to help measure the value of individual projects, integrate the business outcomes across the program plan, and leverage opportunities from coordinated program management. Project management tools such as MS Project and JIRA are used to manage the program deliverables, burn, and risks. By applying early resource modeling to determine the appropriate mix of staffing solutions before the projects kick off, later resource allocation conflicts are minimized. Program milestone setting that reflects the desired business benefits along each step of the way sets the stage for success.
The integrating forces that hold all of these dimensions together are communication and measurement. The Program Managers at TDK Technologies guide the client's team in setting effective metrics up front and creating the communication vehicles that give the business and IT managers the information they need to make good decisions. When a program has a project whose results aren’t being delivered as expected, TDK efficiently engages in discovery and implements effective course correction. Metrics are most effective in their capability to indicate when projects are off-track and need significant change, such as project termination, supplier swap-out, or product abandonment/replacement. TDK employs assessment capabilities that take emotion out of the equation and facilitate change decisions to get the client's program back on track and moving toward the desired business outcome.
The Program Managers of TDK Technologies manage complexity with proven processes and maintain effective communication across all project types, including infrastructure, application development, and vendor software implementations. TDK’s experience in multi-dimensional program management delivers the business results the client demands.