Sentinel’s approach to Project Management incorporates a unique blending of both Strategic and Tactical monitoring and control techniques thus realizing the “how” of the work we perform. We have achieved this via formal planning techniques and sophisticated virtualized work-flows – “Guides to Assembly” which are real mechanisms that help guide project participants through communication channels and work assignments in order to realize task sequence, manage risk, and avoid re-work.
Sentinel’s Enterprise Project Management Organization has a large core of PMP certified project managers who work with our customer and the assigned Sentinel technical project team to ensure we deliver on our promise. Our PM’s have the professional certification and a strong technical background necessary to provide the management and guidance required to keep projects on time and on budget. Sentinel’s EPMO utilizes tools such as Microsoft SharePoint Portal and Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) along with basic blocking and tackling around issues like defects, root cause analysis and risk mitigation to deliver optimum results.
For projects requiring project management (typically 80+ hours of technical services), Sentinel will adhere to the following guidelines.*
Within two business days of PMO notification, a Sentinel Project Manager will contact you for an introduction and to answer any questions you might have.
Within three business days of the Introduction Call, the Project Manager will call again to arrange a time and date to set up an initial “Customer Kick-Off” meeting with you and your Team.
(Between the Introduction Call and the subsequent Kick-Off Meeting, Sentinel assembles the project team for a Internal Kick-Off or formal review of the project’s characteristics, inherent risks, and to perform formal planning and scheduling.)
Ten business days from the Introduction Call, the Customer Kick-Off will be held at the customer location.
The purpose of this meeting:
- Acceptance of Initiation Documentation, Risk Review and Top Down Structured Planning (TDSP)
- Walk though (if needed depending on Solution purchased)
- Scheduling of Blueprint Meeting(s)
As a result of this session, a detailed final work schedule (MS Project) will be created and used to track and control the project. Once completed and resources are scheduled the Design phase can commence.
* Depending on the size and complexity of the project, planning sessions and the subsequent creation of schedules and other administrative project management artifacts such as risk plans, communications plans, and resource scheduling, can extend out from the intervals shown above.
Project Management process may be customized based on factors such as project size, urgency or complexity.