The Real Starting Position
Especially in mid-sized companies project management often has developed “hand to mouth” in the first place and then grown with its tasks. Operational necessities prevented more often than not to tidy up and develop a viable procedure model comprehensible by all members of the staff.
Why should one want a Procedure Model?
No one wants to reinvent the wheel over and over again. Each new project takes up speed more easily and provides less trouble, if and when everybody involved knows what has to be done, when, in which order etc.
Even though each project is “unique” by definition, there are nonetheless proven best practices which can help by way of standardization without coloring everything with the same brush.
If this set of rules is well documented eventually, changes in staff or integration of external resources will be much easier as well.
What should a Procedure Model comprise?
Anything that can be reasonably standardized for different projects. This may e.g. involve :
- organizational structure
- instructions and guidelines
- software and other tools
- document templates
- clearness for all parties involved
- swift induction of new employees
- better control of suppliers and external service providers
- minimization of bureaucracy, concentration on the essential
Together with you vero project works out a procedure model adapted to your company.
In doing so the international standards as best practices can be applied in a pure form
or – according to your needs – in a flexible, even combined way.
The decisive factor is for your staff to obtain a lean and pragmatic set of rules for being able to
concentrate on the actual tasks at hand.