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can help you leverage your previous investments in project control best practices, people, and toolsets to create a scalable system. Scaling is the art of selecting the appropriate level of data detail, project control discipline, and range of project control practices to reflect each project’s characteristics such as the:

  • Scope of work or technical requirements – is it a development project or a time and materials (T&M) contract?
  • Complexity and project duration
  • Resource requirements and staffing mix
  • Level of technical, schedule, cost, resource, or other risk
  • Internal management needs and priorities
  • Contractual requirements – is an earned value management system (EVMS) or EVMS reporting required?

Scaling begins with a foundation of project control best practices that become more robust as the demands of the project increase. Small, low risk projects implement basic project control best practices. The data detail, project control discipline, and range of practices increase as needed for large, complex, or high risk project implementations. We provide a framework to organize and enhance your project control system, assist with establishing the right mix of integrated toolsets, and support your project controls team to define their vision and strategy to implement a scalable project control system.

Interested in learning more? Download the PrimePM white paper, Scaling an Integrated Project Management System, available on the Reference Library page. Or, read our blog topics Scaling a project control system and Scaling project control practices.

Components of a Scalable System

Foundation of project control best practices

Framework to help guide project managers in determining what project control practices are needed for the right level of visibility and control

Integrated project control toolsets to enhance data quality and traceability

Process and toolset integration to support and enable best practices

Process, training, and mentoring infrastructure to continually improve project control practices

Creating a Scalable System

Step 1 – Standardize on a common project control system

Step 2 – Define project characteristics to determine project control components

Step 3 – Establish a common suite of integrated project control toolsets

Step 4 – Create a set of scalable project control templates and artifacts

Step 5 – Establish a project management organization to facilitate the process