Implement / Execute
This phase is split up into several stages:
Implementation Pilot Stage Build
This Pilot Stage is conducted build all components of the environment and make sure it will be delivering the required services and results based on the criteria defined in the Design stage.
User Acceptance Testing
Once the initial build / configuration have been approved, the project can move into the User Acceptance Testing Stage.
Once all Testing has been completed and the solution has been accepted by the business, then the solution is rolled out.
Documentation and Training
A full Build document is created from early on in the Implementation Phase. This will allow for the reconstruction of the solution at any stage – based upon the detailed documentation.
Administration training is also conducted as required to ensure that the client is fully conversant with the solution and the impact on the business.
Once the Implementation Phase has been completed, approval is then sought to move into the project closure phase.
Monitoring and Controlling
While the activities and tasks are being executed, a series of management processes are undertaken to monitor and control the deliverables being output by the project. This includes the identification of changes, risks and issues, the review of deliverable quality and the measurement of each deliverable being produced against the acceptance criteria. Once all of the deliverables have been produced and the customer has accepted the final solution, the project is ready for closure.
Regal IT employs a full time Project Manager and Project Administrator to manage and administer all projects. All project phases and milestones are formally reviewed and closed. Status reporting is carried out on a weekly basis.
Project Closure involves releasing the final deliverables to the customer, handing over project documentation, terminating supplier contracts, releasing project resources and communicating the closure of the project to all stakeholders. The last remaining step is to undertake a Post Implementation Review to quantify the overall success of the project and list any lessons learnt for future projects.