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One size does not fit all.

IPDI offers a wide range of project management consulting and process improvement services. Our services are tailored to meet your company’s particular needs.

Contact us today to discuss your company’s needs.

University Based Project Management Training Programs

IPDI works with various universities around the US and Canada to establish project management programs and run project management training courses.

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Specialized Project Management Consulting Services

Project Management Implementation

More and more companies are looking to project management to improve their effectiveness and efficiency. In this economy, your company needs every advantage it can get.

Project Management is not a quick fix, but it WORKS!

So, why do we need Project Management? After all, why don’t we “just do it!”  “Just do it” is an excellent marketing slogan, but it is not a management philosophy.

  • Project:  A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.
  • Project Management:   The application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements.

IPDI will work with you and your organization to implement the necessary project management methodologies, tools and techniques to make your organization more effective and efficient.

IPDI will also train your people to give them the skills to implement the new methodologies.

Some of the aspects of project management implementation:

  • Scope planning, management and control.
  • Integrated change control.
  • Schedule development, updating and control.
  • Risk identification, analysis and control.
  • Issue management.
  • Resource planning, management and control.
  • Communications and Human Resource planning and maintenance.
  • Phase exit review process.
  • Project selection and prioritizing process.
  • Resource allocation and leveling procedures.
  • Project Management Office (PMO).

Contact us today to discuss the first step to your company’s future.

Risk Identification, Analysis and Response Development

Risk management is key to project success.  How well do you and your organization manage risks?  Let us help set up a project risk management process.

Risk Identification, Analysis and Response Development

Risk management is key to project success.  How well do you and your organization manage risks?

Surprises should only occur on holidays, not on projects.

Every project has risk and every project should be required to have a robust risk management methodology.  IPDI, working with your organization, can establish methodologies to identify, analyze and develop proactive risk responses to not only minimize the threats to your projects but also maximize opportunities.

Let us help set up a project risk management process.  Contact us to learn more.

Resource Management

Effective use of resources is vital to effectively completing projects and running organizations.  IPDI can develop an enterprise resource management solution complete with project prioritization and resource leveling to aid in effective deployment of resources.

Resource Management

Effective use of resources is vital to effectively completing projects and running organizations.

IPDI, working with your organization’s personnel, can develop an enterprise resource management solution complete with project prioritization and resource leveling.

The model will allow you to determine how many resources you need to meet your current project requirements or how long it will take to accomplish your projects based on the resources you currently have – or a combination of the two.

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Project JumpStart

IPDI can jump start your project with our customized JumpStart methodology. We will customize our extensive library of templates and bring our years of project experience to your team to help you put together a comprehensive project management plan.  Learn more…

Project JumpStart

Would you like to get your project plan swiftly so you can move into the Execution phase?

Would a project management specialist aiding your team in project planning be advantageous?

Today’s projects are under tight deadlines which cause some project teams to minimize their project planning methodologies to “save time.”

However, all this does is increase the risk of missing your project deadline, budgets, and quality requirements.

IPDI’s “Project JumpStart” will do just what the name says — jump start your project to success. IPDI’s expert project management consultants will facilitate your project planning to develop a robust project plan designed for project success.

In a few short days (depending on project size and complexity), IPDI will work with your project team to develop:

  • Project Scope Statement
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Resource Requirements
  • Dynamic Project Schedule
  • Deliverable Acceptance Criteria
  • Risk Analysis
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Communication Plan
  • Procurement Plan

IPDI can either work with your company’s own project management forms or we can use our own proven forms from our Project Management Template Library.

Contact us to arrange a JumpStart session for your next project.

Project Schedule Development

Are your schedules dynamic? Are estimates based on sound assumptions with the relationship between resources, work and duration in effect? Can they help to predict future scheduling issues?

Project Schedule Development

Are your schedules dynamic?

Are estimates based on sound assumptions with the relationship between resources, work and duration in effect?

Can they help to predict future scheduling issues?

IPDI, working with your organization’s personnel, can establish a schedule development methodology which includes Work Breakdown Structure, dynamic activity sequencing and resource based duration estimates utilizing the relationship between resource availability, work and duration.

Schedule development is only the first step.  Once the schedule has been developed, it needs to be updated to maintain its integrity.  A customized, specific updating methodology will be created to allow for accurate schedule updates and proper analysis.

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Project Management Office (PMO) Development

IPDI can help you set up a “center for excellence” in project management within your company.

Project Management Office Development

In this global economy, companies are looking for more effective means to manage their projects. To accomplish this, many companies are looking to implement a Project Management Office (PMO).

For a PMO to be effective it must be set up properly. Various items must be evaluated and taken into consideration when setting up a PMO:

  • The organizational structure (functional, weak matrix, strong matrix, projectized).
  • The means the organization uses to earn money (operations, projects, or a mixture).
  • Centralized vs. decentralized project teams and functional groups.
  • The culture of the organization.
  • The level of project management knowledge within the organization.
  • The role the organization wants the project manager to play.

Don’t expect a quick fix, easy metrics, or an immediate payback. It will take time. It took time for your company to get into its “situation” and it will take time for it to get out of its “situation.” But each journey starts with the first step, followed by a whole series of properly planned and executed other steps.

Contact us today and, together, IPDI and your company will make the journey.

Project Review Procedures

At the organizational level, how often are projects reviewed?  Is there a set methodology?  IPDI can help set up a project review process to increase the effectiveness of organizational project oversight.

Project Review Procedures

At the organizational level, how often are projects reviewed?

Is there a set methodology?

IPDI, working with your organization’s personnel, will review the level of oversight necessary for various classifications of projects.  IPDI will establish a robust review methodology, pro-forma review template and meeting structure and attendance requirements to effectively review the organization’s projects on a regulated schedule.

Such a project review process will increase the effectiveness of organizational project oversight and the success of its projects.

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Project Management Maturity Analysis

IPDI can evaluate your organization to determine its level of maturity and make recommendations to progress to the next level.

Project Management Maturity Analysis

Implementing project management methodologies is something that must be done in stages. You just can’t flip a switch and convert an organization to project management.  Therefore, every organization needs to mature in project management.

IPDI can evaluate your organization to determine its level of maturity and make recommendations to progress to the next level.  IPDI can then support its recommendations with methodology revisions, training, coaching and mentoring, and/or organizational modifications.

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Parametric Estimating Correlation Analysis

How accurate is your estimating techniques?  Let IPDI do a parametric correlation analysis to find the best parametric estimate model.

Parametric Estimating Correlation Analysis

How accurate is your estimating technique?

Are your actual costs in alignment with your estimates?

IPDI can analyze your parametric estimating methods to determine their level of accuracy and recommend modifications to improve estimating accuracy.

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Project Quality Requirements

Are your customers and project sponsors satisfied with the results of your projects?  Are there quality issues with the deliverables of the project? IPDI can work with your organization to establish quality criteria and quality control methodologies.

Project Quality Requirements

Are your customers and project sponsors satisfied with the results of your projects?

Are there quality issues with the deliverables of the project?

Dr. Deming is quoted as saying that “Quality is designed into products.”  Quality needs to be planned into projects.

IPDI, working with your organization’s personnel, can set up methodologies to create a quality project management plan and SMART quality criteria for the project deliverables.

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Stakeholder Identification and Analysis

People make projects and organizations successful.  How well you identify key stakeholders, analyze their relationship to the project, and develop a strategy to maximize each person can make or break your project.

Stakeholder Identification and Analysis

People make projects, and organizations, successful.

How well you deal with people can make or break your project.

IPDI, working with your organization’s personnel, can establish a methodology to identify the various stakeholders required to accomplish your project’s work, analyze their relationship to the project, and develop strategies to leverage key positive stakeholders while dealing with negative stakeholders.

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Earned Value Analysis and Trend Evaluation & Management

Earned value is a dynamic, proactive way to manage a project, both from a schedule and cost perspective.  Earned value is preceived to be complex, but can be made easier with the right implementation.

Earned Value Analysis and Trend Evaluation & Management

Earned value is a dynamic, proactive way to manage a project, both from a schedule and cost perspective.

Earned value is perceived to be complex, but can be made easier with the right implementation.

IPDI, working with your organization’s personnel, will establish a simple, but effective way to perform earned value analysis on your projects.  The methodology will include update procedures, trend analysis and forecasting procedures.  Earned value can be used to predict a projects final completion cost and schedule at an early stage in the project.

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Process Development / Re-Engineering / Improvement

If you are not continuously improving your processes and methodologies, your company will suffer. Let IPDI help you become more effective and efficient.

Process Improvement

“The most important change for project personnel and decision makers who influence the project is thinking of a project as a process. Rather than manage the output of a project, management is focused on the total process and sub-processes. In this manner, the process is held constant after it has been proven capable of the work and the product will naturally meet the requirements.” (Quality Management, Lewis R. Ireland)

Integrated Process Developers, Inc. (IPDI) believes in process, more specifically, integrated processes so much we named the company for it!

IPDI created the MAPD™ Strategy for process development specifically designed for multi-team environments. The MAPD™ Strategy’s three elements, PlanManage, and Verify, encompass the full needs of the organization as it relates to projects.

If you are tired of any of the following, then contact us:

  • Your company sounding like the warm-up instead of the performance of a symphony orchestra.
  • Experiencing the same problems over and over again.
  • The left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing

IPDI utilizes proven techniques to develop, re-engineer, and continuously improve your processes to meet your organization’s and customer needs.