IT Projects

IT Projects and Technical Projects

Do you have a technical project in mind that would create great results?

DAG Tech has technical consultants certified in a wide range of advanced systems and technologies, who are on stand-by to handle your most ambitious technical goals. Whether your project is an upgrade of existing systems, information assurance systems, advanced network installation, or a migration of premise sources to the cloud, we manage your project start to finish to ensure it gets done right.

We have designed, planned, and executed thousands of IT projects. We’ve perfected our process along the way. Our methodology focuses on meeting your goals through business understanding and expertise.

Our IT Project process consists of:

On IT Project Management from TechTarget: http://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/IT-project-management

IT project management is the process of planning, organizing and delineating responsibility for the completion of an organizations’ specific information technology (IT) goals.

IT project management includes overseeing projects for software development, hardware installations, network upgrades, cloud computing and virtualization rollouts, business analytics and data management projects and implementing IT services.

In addition to the normal problems that can cause a project to fail, factors that can negatively affect the success of an IT  project include advances in technology during the project’s execution, infrastructure changes that impact security and data management and unknown dependent relationships among hardware, software, network infrastructure and data. IT projects may also succumb to the first-time, first-use penalty which represents the total risk an organization assumes when implementing a new technology for the first time. Because the technology hasn’t been implemented or used before in the organization, there are likely to be complications that will affect the project’s likelihood of success.

Managing the IT Project

These five process groups comprise the project management life cycle and are universal to all projects. The specific phases within a project, however, are unique to each project and represent the project life cycle.

  • Initiation – the project goal, need or problem is identified. The project manager is assigned to the project and the project charter is created.
  • Planning – the project manager and the project team work together to plan all of the needed steps to reach a successful project conclusion. The project planning processes are iterative in nature and it’s expected that planning will happen often throughout the project.
  • Execution – once the project plan has been created, the project team goes about executing the project plan to create the deliverables of the project. The project can shift to project planning as needed throughout project execution.
  • Monitoring and controlling – as the project is being executed by the project team, the project manager monitors and controls the work for time, cost, scope, quality, risk, and other factors of the project. Monitoring and controlling is also an ongoing process to ensure that the project addresses its targets for each project objective.
  • Closing – at the end of each phase and at the end of the entire project, project closure happens to ensure that all of the work has been completed, is approved, and ultimately transferred ownership from the project team to operations.
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