Every project undertaken by Microlise is assigned a Microlise Project Manager who is qualified to PRINCE2 practitioner level. The Microlise Project Manager runs the project according to Microlise’s processes based upon adapted PRINCE2 methods.
The key controls (Management Products) employed throughout the project life cycle include:
• Solution Business Model (as described in the Business Analysis section)
• Project Initiation Document – defining all Microlise & customer stake holders, organisation & responsibilities as well key processes within the project life cycle
• Project / Stage plans – laying out all stages / phases of the project, timescales and owners
• Work Packages – are issued to all internal suppliers to the project – this defines what work must be carried out, who for, and when, accompanied by what documentation etc..
• Internal quality metrics – all internal and external deliveries are tested and measured to defined criteria
• Issue & Risk Logs – These documents are used from project kick off to identify any unknowns, risks and issues that must be addressed & mitigated, by when, in what order of priority and by whom.
• Checkpoint reports – these are internal reports summarising progress against plan for each task
• Highlight Reports – These are generated at agreed intervals (typically weekly) and are published to the Microlise & Customer key stakeholders – they highlight progress against plan, any issues and their resolution / planned resolution and next key steps.
These management products are then mapped to a standard delivery process.