Project Architect

2 August 2011

Planning, Cost Control, Design to Cost, Earn value management, Quality Convergence: numerous techniques have been conceived to support the Project Manager in project orientation. Nevertheless, even when implemented expertly, these techniques are not always enough to satisfy expectations.

 

Planning, Cost Control, Design to Cost, Earn value management, Quality Convergence: numerous techniques have been conceived to support the Project Manager in project orientation. Nevertheless, even when implemented expertly, these techniques are not always enough to satisfy expectations.

Interfaces between client and project, between the engineer and purchases, between R&D and industrialisation, between commerce and after-sales … Often each business is competent and performing individually, but the interfaces are badly set up and managed.

 

Op² introduces a new concept at the heart of this problem: the Project Architect.

The role of the project architect?  To bring a unique vision to the project by managing the major interfaces. The Project Architect thus:

  • Manages these interfaces according to their progressive maturity and regular activity
  • Manages these interfaces according to their progressive maturity and regular activity
  • In addition, the project Architect is responsible for the Gates Reviews of the Project

The Project Architect has all the tools available to validate the progression of his project:

  • A list of interface types
  • A repository for measuring maturity and for validation
  • Maturity indicators
  • A management cycle and project “zone reviews”
  • And the classical performance improvement tools: Lean, MIFA etc.

 

For the Project Architect, the Project is not a succession of tasks to be accomplished, but a series of interfaces to control.

 

Op² consultants can introduce you to this novel concept and help you implement it in your projects.

contact@op2.fr

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