At RJS Consultants we understand that formal project techniques such as PRINCE2, SDLC, SSADM, (and others) as well as development techniques such as RAD and JAD, are extremely important to deliver a project to time and budget.
However, whilst these formal techniques are important, they must not be so inflexible that a short 4 week project is overloaded with 6 weeks of documentation!
To cope with this we have developed project processes that help the project manager control a project in a flexible fashion, with the ability to deliver reports and project scorecards in keeping with the size of the project.
Our processes are so flexible that we only demand 2 mandatory documents for a project – a scope document (so that everyone understands what is required) and a completion document (so that we both agree when a project is complete), both signed by ourselves and the client. All the remainder of the project steps are likely to be used, but the project manager has the responsibility of which steps are relevant to the project.
As the client you can have supreme confidence in the progress and delivery of the project, with excellent communication and visibility at regular intervals.
Why not let RJS Consultants look at your systems, discuss what you need from IT and make suggestions on how to get from your current situation to the desired state.
Do you have good backups of your computers? This is so important for you. Perhaps not right now, because the computers are working … But what would happen if one of them failed? Could you recover the data?
Do you have adequate internet access, and email capability. These are the oxygen and lifeblood of many companies.
These are the very standard types of questions that we would start with and then depending on your requirements, delve further, looking at the system and computer needs that your business might require.
We have experience of upgrading from small office PC to Server 2003, and use the Small Business Server offerings from Microsoft. These may be difficult projects to those who don’t work with IT all the time – but it need not cost a fortune to make the transition.
If desired, RJS Consultants can manage the transformation as well as a rigorous network that supports your business. We strongly and firmly belive that computer systems support the business – not the other way round.
Do you know how to get best value from your vendors? Do you know how much you could be “wasting” on maintenance and licensing arrangements that do not actually provide the support or service that you require?
Let RJS Consultants help you get the services that you require, and the services that the vendors are able to give you at a cost that is win:win to both you and the vendor.
We have real experience of saving serious amounts of money by actively reviewing what license and maintenance arrangements are required and working with numerous suppliers to be able to negotiate competitive rates.
Remember – just because it was a good deal last year (or 3 years ago!) doesn’t mean it is the best deal available today. It may not be worth changing, just to save £5 a month, but it could be £00’s