Project Management

We define project management as the planning, organisation and then management of the resources required to complete a specific task

Projects are different to business-as-usual activities. They require people to come together temporarily to focus on specific project objectives. This group of people may be recruited from disparate parts of the business and may be at very different levels in the organisation. We embark on many projects where insufficient consideration has been given by the client not just on how the project is going to be delivered but also the impact on the organisation’s resources (people and budgets). This applies to the project delivery phase as much as it does to the post project implementation/embedding phase.

Big River Solutions Process

Everyone recognises that the responsiveness and timeliness of a project team is key. However, effective teamwork is also an essential ingredient when looking to deliver successful projects. Effective teamwork is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of a project management role – but this is often overlooked.

This is where Big River Solutions can bridge the gap. We are able to provide a resource that supports your projects through day-to-day management, ensuring conclusion is on brief, on budget and on time.

Big River Solutions has a reputation for leading and delivering projects that exceed expectations. We enhance the project by providing experts who apply their knowledge of processes, methods, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives. But we believe that the best project management is about more than just the process. Our project managers are also highly skilled people managers, conversant in the methodologies of forming and generating output from high performing teams. We consider project management to be both a skill and an art.

In our view a project is deemed to be a success if it achieves its objectives, within an agreed timescale and budget. We believe key elements of good project management are:

  • leading and motivating the project team
  • managing the risks, issues and changes on the project
  • monitoring progress against plan
  • maintaining regular communication with stakeholders
  • closing the project when appropriate.

We offer as a service project management in its own right, but also believe that any project requires a level of project management and this is built into all of our proposals.