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
The best practices are accessible directly after purchase. In case of usage to evaluate the practices the following steps apply
- The service manager* can directly carry out an evaluation by answering the questionnaire (optional); steps 2 to 4 are optional depending on whether he/she wishes to invite other participants to carry out the evaluation
- If he/she wishes to invite other participants to conduct the evaluation, he/she proceeds to steps 2 to 5
- Otherwise he/she goes directly to step 5 of viewing the results
- He/she can still do his evaluation after the participants if he did not do it at the beginning
- Customisation of the service to the organisation by the service manager*
- Service name, title and introduction for the participants invited
- Selection of participants to the service
- Definition of dimension to enable analysis by organisation dimension (optional)
- Selection of anonymity option
- Sending of an invitation link to the selected participants
- Evaluations performed by selected participants, on the Wevalgo web platform
- Participants connect to Wevalgo web site thanks to the link sent by the service manager
- Participants answer on-line
- The service manager can follow up the answers progress status
- Results available at the end of evaluations on the Wevalgo website
* The service manager is the person who purchased the service.
Recommended participants for an evaluation
For the evaluation we recommend the following participants:
- Research, Development or Engineering manager
- A few project managers and the head of project management (if existing)
- A few technical area managers
- A selection of a few people outside of Research, Development or Engineering : sales and marketing, purchasing, manufacturing manager...
- In case of several geographical sites, a selection of site top manager and project managers, enabling to compare the practices between the different sites.
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