Kalleid Project Management
Our project managers have the right experience and domain knowledge to implement a best practices approach and structure your project realistically to ensure success.
Importance of Project Management
A successful business transformation project is delivered on time and within budget, meets or exceeds all requirements, provides business value (both in terms of market-facing and operating efficiency gains), and achieves the desired user adoption rates. Unfortunately, many strategic projects fail to satisfy one or more of these metrics.
Lack of an experienced and effective project manager (PM) to lead the transformation initiative can be a significant contributing factor to project failure. A few common project management challenges that undermine project success:
- High turnover of and/or inexperienced project management staff
- Lack of change management expertise
- Inefficient meeting management and discussion facilitation skills
- Incomplete or conflicting understanding of roles and responsibilities
- Inadequate or overly cumbersome orchestration of project status and risks
- Expectations that are unrealistic, poorly communicated, and/or not managed
- Project planning that lacks sufficient detail or was based on insufficient data
- Risks assumed or unidentified and not adequately mitigated.
Our Project Management Methodology
From project planning to go-live, our skilled PMs will identify and apply the most effective methodology (e.g., agile, waterfall, or hybrid) for successful delivery.
A common mistake in failed software selection and implementation projects is the use of a generic PM with extensive knowledge of project management tools and frameworks, but little relevant domain knowledge and limited experience on the delivery side of projects. In contrast, Kalleid provides project managers who understand firsthand the demands of completing a complex project against aggressive deadlines and in-line with lofty leadership targets.
We carefully match each of our team members according to the experience and knowledge needs of your project, so they can effectively coordinate and provide leadership on all aspects of the project team – Kalleid, vendor, client, and third-party resources.
Kalleid offers project managers with the following skills and expertise:
Project management experience
Kalleid project managers have extensive experience over the full software development lifecycle and a proven track record of success amidst complexity.
Domain knowledge and expertise
Knowledge about your specific industry, laboratory type (QA/QC, Clinical, R&D, Contract, Analytical, etc.), and the solution being implemented elevates a project manager into the role of a trusted advisor who can coach teams as they strategize and anticipate challenges.
If you are in a regulated industry, we can provide project managers with knowledge of the relevant regulations (e.g., FDA, 21 CFR Part 11, HIPAA, GxP, etc.) and validation requirements, which often play a significant role in the management of project risks.
Risk Assessment skills
Kalleid’s consultants are industry and thought leaders who have been held accountable for team and project performance in prior lives. As such, our project managers have tried and true approaches for anticipating, identifying and coordinating an effective response to project risks.
Our project managers have experience preparing strategic communications applicable for all functional areas within your organization (e.g., IT, QA/QC, bench-level analysts, management, etc.). Our project managers are equipped to go way beyond status reporting and assist with leadership presentations, meeting facilitation and conflict resolution. Core to our fundamental values, we pride ourselves on delivering with integrity and authenticity – putting clarity and teamwork first.
People management skills
When it comes right down to it, project teams are only as effective as their ability to work together. Any fragmentation, competing agendas or mistrust that exist across organizational domains will only be exacerbated by the pressure of delivering a complex, transformative project. Kalleid project managers embody the role of team cheerleader, confidante, and coach. We see ourselves as stewards of precious organizational resources and our project managers have the empathy and integrity required to build cross-functional coalitions and keep morale high.
Kalleid project managers have the right mix of technical know-how, domain knowledge and soft skills to effectively manage your project over its full lifecycle
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