Harbinger can add tremendous value to your projects by harnessing our collective experiences to draw an optimal scope around various delivery phases of the project. This is a key area that many companies tend to overlook and only after significant investment of time and resources they realize the weakness in plan. Our goal is to start with development of a realistic and well thought  out implementation strategy in conjunction with the client team. Harbinger can help clients by providing our deep project management knowledge and experience. 

Harbinger recognizes that each client can have unique needs and goals. In order to meet these needs Harbinger works with the clients from the very beginning of every engagement to gain a common and shared definition of the success criteria. Harbinger generally proposes to place a Project Manager at the client site whose responsibilities are to:
  • Establish project plans work ensuring that timelines agree with the client onsite goals
  • Liaison between clients’ various teams and departments (e.g., executive management, business, sales, enterprise architect, support and testing)
  • Anticipate/identify risks and issues and effectively manage those
  • Keep The client management appraised of the progress on the project
  • Understand technical decision being made and provide constructive feedback
  • Coordinate day-to-day activities keeping various teams/resources involved and informed
  • Prepare and execute testing, deployment and post-production support plans.

Harbinger Project Management ensures that the risk mitigation process is effective. Risk management is accomplished in the following manner:
  • Release Planning: Evaluation of the most effective way to package and build releases to minimize deployment risk. Effective release planning allows for the placement of well-defined checkpoints to evaluate organizational readiness and technology effectiveness incrementally.
  • Quality of Performance: Review of the expected service and performance level agreements during the initial phases to set proper expectations and to ensure that SLA (e.g., performance and scalability) are managed and designed in all components of the system architecture.
  • Scope Management: Continual focus on controlling project scope expansion, including the areas of functionality, organizations, business processes, technology, vendors and project staffing.
  • Project Management Process: Formal weekly work plan analysis by the Project Management Team and the manager.
  • Requirements Traceability: All requirements are to be catalogued and numbered for tracking purposes. Catalogued requirements define project scope and must be signed off by the appropriate parties.
  • Technical Risk Management: Determine whether technical risk is being managed with subject matter specialist's assistance.
  • Change Management: Determine whether an effective change management program is in place for implementation activity.
  • Risk Management Plan: Plan for non scope and un-controllable risks, by documenting mitigation plans for common risks including the loss of key personnel, loss of development/test environments for extend period, etc. 

Harbinger has worked with many clients achieving process maturity by providing consulting in the area of:
  • Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
  • Rational Unified Process (RUP)
  • Agile/Scrum
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)