Project management

Rambutan Automation coordinates activities with the owner, engineering, procurement and construction to organize the activity sequencing for a quick start-up.

 

Rambutan Automation offers project management services to carefully projecting and plan, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.

 

Each project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end, usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables, undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value.

 

The management carried by Rambutan Automation strive against challenges proper of every project such as achieve all of the project goals while honoring the preconceived constraints. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary — and more ambitious — challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and integrate them to meet pre-defined objectives.

 

Rambutan Automation approach

 

There are a number of approaches for managing project activities including lean, iterative, incremental, and phased approaches.

Regardless of the methodology employed, Rambutan Automation gives careful consideration to the overall project objectives, timeline, and cost, as well as the roles and responsibilities of all participants and stakeholders.

 

In details, we take care of:

 

  1. initiation

  2. planning and design

  3. execution and construction

  4. monitoring and controlling systems

  5. completion and finish point

 

initiation

 

the initiating processes determine the nature and scope of the project: if this stage is not performed well, it is unlikely that the project will be successful in meeting the business’ needs.

 

The key project controls needed here are an understanding of the business environment and making sure that all necessary controls are incorporated into the project. Any deficiencies should be reported and a recommendation should be made to fix them.

 

Rambutan Automation experience assure that the the initiating stage include a plan that encompasses:

 

  • analysis of business needs/requirements in measurable goals

  • reviewing of the current operations

  • financial analysis of the costs and benefits including a budget stakeholder analysis, including users, and support personnel for the project

  • project charter including costs, tasks, deliverables, scheduels

 

planning and design

 

after the initiation stage, the project is planned to an appropriate level of detail. The main purpose is to plan time, cost and resources adequately to estimate the work needed and to effectively manage risk during project execution. As with the Initiation process group, a failure to adequately plan greatly reduces the project's chances of successfully accomplishing its goals.

 

Rambutan Automation project planning consist of:

 

  • determining how to plan, e.g. by level of detail or Rolling Wave planning, where we project planning in waves as the project proceeds and later details become clearer. In this case the work to be done in the near term is based on high level assumptions; also, high level milestones are set. As the project progresses, the risks, assumptions, and milestones originally identified become more defined and reliable. Rambutan Automation uses Rolling Wave Planning in an instance where there is an extremely tight schedule or timeline to adhere to; whereas more thorough planning would have placed the schedule into an unacceptable negative schedule variance.

  • developing the scope statement

  • selecting the planning team

  • identifying deliverables and creating the work breakdown structure

  • identifying the activities needed to complete those deliverables and networking the activities in their logical sequence

  • estimating the resource requirements for the activities

  • estimating time and cost for activities

  • developing the schedule

  • developing the budget

  • risk planning

  • gaining formal approval to begin work

 

Additional processes, such as planning for communications and for scope management, identifying roles and responsibilities, determining what to purchase for the project and holding a kick-off meeting are also generally advisable in this stage.

 

execution and construction

 

during this this phase of execution/implementation, Rambutan Automation experience ensures that the project management plan’s deliverables are executed accordingly.

 

This phase involves proper allocation, co-ordination and management of human resources and any other resources such as material and budgets.

 

The output of this phase is the project deliverables.

 

monitoring and controlling systems

 

Rambutan Automation monitors and control those processes performed to observe project execution so that potential problems can be identified in a timely manner and corrective action can be taken, when necessary, to control the execution of the project.

 

The key benefit is that project performance is observed and measured regularly to identify variances from the project management plan.

During this stage Rambutan Automation monitor and controlling includes:

 

  • measuring the ongoing project activities ('where we are')

  • monitoring the project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project management plan and the project performance baseline (where we should be)

  • identify corrective actions to address issues and risks properly (How can we get on track again)

  • influencing the factors that could circumvent integrated change control so only approved changes are implemented

 

closing

 

closing includes the formal acceptance of the project and the ending thereof. Administrative activities include the archiving of the files and documenting lessons learned.

 

In this phase Rambutan Automation will take care of

 

  • contract closure: complete and settle each contract (including the resolution of any open items) and close each contract applicable to the project or project phase

  • project close: finalize all activities across all of the process groups to formally close the project or a project phase

 

Rambutan Automation managament team also included in this phase the Post Implementation Review. This is a vital phase of the project for the project team to learn from experiences and apply to future projects. Normally a Post Implementation Review consists of looking at things that went well and analysing things that went badly on the project to come up with lessons learned.