IMD CONSULTANCY LIMITED

Project & Programme Planning & Scheduling

IMDs specialist, independent Project and Programme Managers will plan the set-up and migration of cloud-based projects, programmes and portfolios. We provide consultants to manage an entire Project or Programme, or subject matter expertise to support an organisation’s in-house Project/Programme Management team.

Features

  • Creation of project / programme delivery plans
  • Tracks progress against the project or programme resource plan
  • Measures and monitors performance against the Project / Programme baseline
  • Schedules supported with Earned Value Management performance measurement
  • Clear definition of programme strategy and objectives
  • Programme performance updates and forecasting (cost and schedule)
  • Competent use of all industry recognised planning and scheduling toolsets
  • Programme/project management leadership, direction and expertise
  • Schedules supported by Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA)
  • Proactive stakeholder engagement from project initiation through to benefits realisation

Benefits

  • Robust impact analysis resulting from changes to the baseline
  • Maintenance of the programme’s performance measurement baseline
  • Development, maintenance and performance tracking against the programme schedule
  • Planning and scheduling toolset competence developed with via Knowledge Transfer
  • Assured programme/project delivery from leading industry specialists
  • Improved understanding of forecast spend against baseline
  • Efficiency gains from an implemented document management approach
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) practitioners and best practice

Pricing

£340 to £1,240 a person a day

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

3 8 0 5 9 9 1 4 6 3 1 2 9 6 0

Contact

IMD CONSULTANCY LIMITED Anne Christie
Telephone: 07908 957944
Email: anne.christie@imd-group.co.uk

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
IMD offers services to support customers planning to implement cloud hosting or software systems and services. We provide consolidated, through-life cost, operational, technical and training support, highlighting benefits and risks, to optimise the system or service and its design, delivery and support.
We help organisations define their strategic goals, scope and vision for the service, and provide services to analyse user and business needs to develop robust User and System Requirements documentation and define future Target Operating Models. We help develop a compelling Business Case to secure funding and approval and provide the strategy to move from the current (as-is) to the future (to-be) environment. This includes, as required, a procurement strategy, benefits, risk and cost-benefit analyses and detailed, resourced and costed plans.
IMD sets baselines in the planning stages against which subsequent performance can be measured and monitored. Using industry recognised planning and scheduling tools, we develop plans and schedules to manage activity, controls, quality, RAIDO and costs, assured by Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA) and Cost Risk Analysis (CRA).
Planning service works with specific services
No

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
IMD puts people at the heart of transformation, particularly important when planning for, setting up and building the capability to maintain cloud systems and services. Hence, as part of our delivery, we provide informal training in the form of knowledge transfer, coaching, mentoring and upskilling. This ensures that the best practice methods applied during the delivery of our service are adopted by the customer team, so key skills and knowledge are retained following completion of the contract. We provide formal training as a separate service, delivered by accredited trainers, who are experienced practitioners in their fields. The majority of our training courses are accredited and lead to internationally recognised qualifications.
Training is tied to specific services
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
IMD supports customers setting up and migrating to or between cloud hosting or software systems and services. We provide consolidated, through-life cost, operational, technical and training support, highlighting benefits and risks, to optimise the system or service and its design, delivery and support.
We develop detailed, resourced and costed plans to support set up and migration activities, including governance, risks, assumptions, issues, dependencies and opportunity (RAIDO) management, benefits realisation planning and stakeholder engagement.
We enable organisations to determine their level of readiness, assessing feasibility and process maturity when implementing new systems and services or when developing an existing service. We develop Integrated Test, Evaluation and Acceptance strategy and plans to enable comprehensive compliance checks, testing and evaluation before formal acceptance. Equally importantly, we assess the readiness of your people to use and benefit from the new technology.
IMD maintains and manages plans and schedules using industry recognised planning and scheduling tools, covering activity, controls, quality, RAIDO and costs during setup and migration. This measures and monitors performance against established baselines, providing assessment of Earned Value and assessing impact of variances on projected outcomes.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
No

Security testing

Security services
No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
No

Service scope

Service constraints
None specific to this service.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Support levels
IMD provides consultancy support across all SFIA grades, with prices detailed on the supplied Rate Cards.
For each engagement, we provide a Technical Account Manager who will be the central customer point of contact. The Account Manager will have experience operating within the relevant field and of coordinating the delivery of similar services. This provides additional domain knowledge and support to the delivery team, a first point for escalation of issues, and added intelligence and continuity across projects and programmes. The Technical Account Manager will ensure administrative or contractual queries are actioned and resolved, including the need for any additional specialist support.
In addition, we endeavour to provide a secondary point of contact for each engagement to ensure continuity of service and support.
Depending on the particular assignment, support will be provided on-site, or remotely via email and phone, with the flexibility to arrange meetings on site or at our offices. On-site support will normally be between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. Support outside these hours can be arranged by negotiation. Technical Account Management and support will normally be integrated into the delivery team. Costs are included in the proposed price for each engagement.

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£340 to £1,240 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
Yes

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at anne.christie@imd-group.co.uk. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.