In any outsourced project, establishing the most
effective project management is crucial. That is the
reason why we take utmost care in assigning a project
manager to a project. In some cases, the project manager
is local to the client and works closely with the client
liaison(s) throughout the project lifecycle. In others,
we assign a project manager in our offshore office to
correspond with the project manager from the client
The very first task of the project manager is to
develop a comprehensive Project Management Plan (PMP)
that establishes the following:
Process Customization - Any deviation or tailoring from
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Delivery Process and the reasons for such a
deviation (budget, time pressure, etc.)
Communication Plan - How will the team communicate
across geographic locations, daily and weekly status
reporting mechanisms, use of instant messaging, email,
video conferencing, web conferencing, telephone and
other communications tools.
Roles and Responsibilities - Who does what on
the project team; reporting and escalation mechanisms.
Project Audit Plan - How will the project
checkpoints be audited to ensure that they have been
In addition to the PMP, the project manager and
technical team leader are responsible for developing,
tracking, and adjusting a Microsoft Project Plan (MPP) /
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that details all the
tasks to be carried out, who is assigned to work on each
task, milestones and deadlines for deliverables, and
overall phasing of the project. Our MPPs are often
developed in latest version Microsoft Project, but our
team can use other tools if so desired by the client.
Project manager takes up following responsibilities
to organize the management of the project from beginning
- Project Scope Matrix (PSM) - Limitations of the scope, the
major milestones and timelines that must be achieved,
and the overall business objectives of the project.
Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) - What tools to
use for version control, build and releases.
Change Control Process - The objectives process of requesting
a change to the scope or requirements of a project and
how to reach sign off by both the client and our team
on each change request.