Projects are a continuum from initial concept to planning, design, implementation and management and operation of the implemented solution (and ultimate decommissioning) and across IT and business functions.
Therefore it is important to have an integrated project delivery approach that crosses these core dimensions.
This describes an integrated approach to solution delivery encompassing Stages - project stages/timeline, Activities - IT and business functions/ roles/ activities, Gates - project review and decision gates and Artefacts - project results and deliverables. This combines project management into all other aspects and activities of project and solution delivery:
• Business Analysis
• Solution Architecture
• Implementation and Delivery
• Test and Quality
• Organisation Readiness
• Service Management
It emphasises early business engagement and solution definition and validation to detail a solution that meet a clear and articulated business need that will deliver a realisable and achievable set of business benefits. It ensures that the complexity of what has to be delivered is understood so there is a strong and solid foundation for solution implementation, delivery and management and operation.