Veris uses standardized methodologies and processes based on industry best practices (including the PMI PMBOK processes and methods). In certain situations our clients ask us to help transition their own project management practices to Veris standards through review and development of internal PPM and PMO processes. Many of our project managers are PMP certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI)¹. We also have a number of project managers who are Change Management certified by Prosci².
Use of a project management methodology does not by itself assure projects will be successful. We view successful project management as a combination of art and science. Art, in the form of project managers applying personal experience, wisdom and soft skills to effectively lead a team and assist an organization towards success. Science, by project managers using established processes, methodologies and knowledge to achieve project goals. At Veris, we bring this approach to all of our clients’ project initiatives, resulting in a long list of client references and an impressive track record for success.
Veris uses standardized methodologies and processes based on IIBA¹ and BABOK¹ best practices. Veris’ Senior Business Analysts identify the needs of the organization and employ the necessary processes and tools in order to meet the desired outcome. Although every project is unique the use of a standardized toolset allows for measurable and repeatable results in the identification and management of requirements.
In order to elicit requirements from the project stakeholders Veris utilizes techniques including Document Analysis, Focus Groups, Interviews, Observations, and Workshops in order to develop a concise definable scope. All requirements are analyzed and prioritized based on the impact to the organization and associated risks. Veris resources have the experience to tailor the approach taken to meet the needs of the prevailing methodology (agile, waterfall, etc.) and will provide the required outputs including Use Cases, SWOT Analysis, Vendor Assessment, Risk Analysis, and Process Modelling.
Veris understands that companies today continuously strive to improve their processes for better performance and to maintain or improve the organizations competitive advantage. However, organizations also need to realize that certain cultural barriers or willingness for change may exist, keeping or hampering the desired change from taking place. Unless organizations identify and mitigate cultural and process barriers, organizational transformation remains hindered.
Veris utilizes Prosci’ ADKAR¹ Change Management methodology for implementing and sustaining change with in an organization. ADKAR is a goal-oriented change management model that allows change management teams to focus their activities on specific business results. The ADKAR focuses on five key goals:
- Awareness of the need to change;
- Desire to participate and support the change;
- Knowledge of how to change and what the change looks like;
- Ability to implement the change on a day-to-day basis; and
- Reinforcement to keep the change in place.
¹ PMI® is a Registered Trade Mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
¹ IIBA® and BABOK® are Registered Trade Marks of the International Institute of Business Analysis.
² Prosci and ADKAR are Registered Trade Marks of Prosci Inc.