Project success relies on managing project scope throughout the project life cycle. We work with you to establish the right amount of guidance to ensure that your project is completed efficiently, on time, and within budget. Our methodology is grounded in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and focuses on key factors including:

  • Requirements Alignment
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Resource Optimization
  • Iterative/Ongoing Review and Delivery

Project Management Approaches

Istonish has managed projects of all sizes and scopes, from single-developer applications to new implementations affecting thousands of people in every corner of the State. One size does not fit all, and we recognize that your project management needs are different from everyone else’s. That is why Istonish will assess your needs before proposing a solution, and use our extensive experience to match the level of planning and documentation to the needs of your project.

Our primary objective for project management is successful project completion. By remaining agile and flexible, we are able to provide you with the right amount of guidance for your project. Our methodology is grounded in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

We believe that successful project management includes several key objectives:

  • Manage team expectations, resources, and communications effectively
  • Balance competing demands related to project scope, resources, time, cost, risk and quality
  • Engage stakeholders with diverse needs, skills, and organizational impact
  • Facilitate timely awareness and informed decision making
  • Track project activities and enable team progress
  • Reduce risk by exposing and managing risk throughout the project

Project Management Service Offerings Include:

Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

Every organization has a long list of projects. Istonish works with you to organize and prioritize your list to support your overall business strategy. With our guidance, your portfolio will maximize responsiveness, revenue, and adaptability. Our goal is a long-term plan aligning your projects, timelines, and company goals.

Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)

If you’ve recently implemented new technology, you want an independent party to assess the quality of the work. Istonish provides an independent evaluation and review of the original specifications, to ensure that it aligns with your business goals and meets the established criteria for success.

Project Management Office (PMO) Consulting

Successful projects require defined methods, established processes, and intelligent oversight. Istonish brings a defined Project Management Methodology to help you integrate your projects and business strategy. We work in concert with your organization to define procedures, organize personnel, and integrate software, to ensure that your company has the foundation for efficient project management.

Project Risk Assessments

Projects always encounter unexpected changes no matter how well they are planned. When your project is at risk of failure, a project risk assessment can help you get back on track. Our team reviews the entire project lifecycle to identify risks associated with scope, budget, timeline, and requirements. We identify opportunities to mitigate risks and work with you to bring your project back in line with your objectives.

Business Case

Once it has been determined that a change, or an altogether new technology is required for your organization, the development and presentation of a professional business case is essential. Istonish collaborates with your personnel to clarify your need for the appropriate audience, analyze the proposed solution, formulate your approach, assess and mitigate risk, and define the value to your business. The outcome of this effort will help ensure your project starts and completes on time, successfully, and with minimal impact on your stakeholders.

Business Process

Consulting with Istonish to build or improve business processes that align with your essential resources – tools as well as people – will help streamline cumbersome mechanisms, reduce overhead, and minimize organizational impact. By formulating an approach that leverages these resources, effective processes that strike the balance between convenience and demand are established.