Project Management

The foundation of all our project work is based on solid project management skills and expertise. Our team’s management approach combines the structure and processes of project management principles to support the tasks, deliverables, and budget identified by each client. Our project management is founded on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), which is a nationally recognized standard of best practices and management methods. Our management approach is to work collaboratively with client leaders and staff to provide solid project management controls with the goal of meeting identified deliverables on time and on budget.

Ms. Landry, the company’s Owner and Principal Consultant is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Credentials can be verified on the PMI web site.

Project Management Philosophy

With more than 100 years of collective experience managing large, complex, and virtual programs, the Team’s project management philosophy is to:

  • Communicate frequently and thoroughly
  • Respond quickly to customer concerns
  • Engage customers early and often during the project
  • Author documents clearly and concisely
  • Create usable and fit-for-purpose deliverables
  • Raise issues as soon as they are discovered
  • Assess risks early and develop credible mitigation strategies
  • Manage change in partnership with our customers
  • Build trust and understanding through collaboration

Project Management Controls

The Landry Team believes that the project management role is critical to the success of all design, development, and implementation projects, and we work with our customers to provide formal project plans, schedules, change management processes, and contingencies for review and sign-off prior to project commencement. The following are proposed controls to be included as part of each project:

  1. Kick-off Meeting. Establish Client and Team roles and responsibilities and review all proposed documentation for sign-off and agreement.
  2. Deliverables. Confirm the scope of work and discuss concerns, clarifications, and review possible variances/changes.
  3. Schedule/Gantt Chart. Verify the project timeline and deliverables, including critical path and key milestones. Confirm availability of client staff to support the proposed timeline and schedule. Assign detailed costs to each task for budget planning.
  4. Project and Budget Reporting. Develop a standard monthly status report, including agreement on delivery date, content, and format. Establish a budget control process, including frequency of reporting, reporting format, and content.
  5. Issues and Risk Management. Agree to format and resolution of identified issues or risks, including responsibilities for Client staff and Team members, resolution turnaround time, and integration into schedule and budgets.
  6. Escalation and Change Management. Discuss and document project change management and escalation procedures and identify Client program management staff for approvals and sign-off on changes.
  7. Quality Control and Acceptance Criteria. Establish levels of quality control review requirements and acceptance criteria for draft and final deliverables.
  8. Meetings and Work Sessions. Agree to the frequency and format of project progress meetings and work sessions with Client staff. Determine key points of contact for work planning and coordination.