45 to 49 best practices structured into 4 categories and 13 domains, to obtain a synthetic and detailed vision for each of the project management domains.
Service allowing two uses:
- learn good R&D or engineering practices
- evaluate the R&D practices in relation to the best thanks to its online questionnaire functionality
The evaluation embeds Lean development / Lean engineering.
Number of questions / best practices depending on the type of industry; conditioned by a choice at the beginning of the questionnaire.
Project management best practices model in R&D and Engineering
There are 45 to 49 Project management practices organised in the following structured model with 4 categories and 13 domains
- Needs: how are needs captured and formalised?
- Requirements management: how are its requirements used to define specifications, in what form and how are they monitored?
- Change management: how are change requests formalized, analyzed, validated...?
Supporting processes and tools
- Operational monitoring: which operational indicators are monitored?
- Financial monitoring: which financial indicators are monitored? Is there a project Business Case?
Project activity management
- Development stages: Does the project follow a standard step-by-step development process?
- Resourcing: how are project team members assigned to the project?
- Software and tools: tools to support the project such as a project monitoring tool or technical data management tools?
- Planning: Does the project use an operational planning with a breakdown into project tasks?
- Project team: how is the project and its members organized?
- Project monitoring: what mechanisms (meetings, risk monitoring, etc.) are used to monitor project activities and make decisions?
- Tools and templates: Are there standard and adapted documentary templates for the project?
- Subcontracting and procurement: how are the interfaces with subcontracting or suppliers managed?
Example of usage for evaluation
In-depth assessment of your Research, Development or Engineering, focused on Project management to enable you and your team to:
- precisely understand project management strengths and weaknesses through quantified data allowing internal and even external comparisons
- define new project management ways of working, trainings, or other improvement actions
- define targeted areas to monitor closely on project management
- easily compare improvements and progress at different points in time