Our Project Initiation package gives you an extremely cost-effective way to get started with a consulting firm, while also helping you nail down and define the necessary details for going forward with a project.
The decisions made at the beginning of a project prove among the most critical for the success of an initiative. The goal of our Project Initiation package is to transform the ideas, goals, and needs of a client into a solid and formally-documented project plan that will serve as the roadmap for a project’s successful execution. These initial sessions are also made to help create a plan and determine how to proceed with a longer-term engagement. Ultimately, through open communication and collaboration, we will create a customized, well-defined strategic plan for you to start moving forward.
Direction + Scope
Where do you start?
You know you have a problem that needs to be solved. What is the most time and cost-efficient direction for the project to take? Using our experience and expertise, we can help you clearly define the direction that will set you on the path to project success.
How can I get my project funded?
When funding and department budgets are a concern, an initial engagement to flesh out the scope and resources involved in a project before kick-off increases the likelihood that it will receive the funding needed to move forward with the initiative.
How long will it take?
Ranging anywhere from a two-day to a two-week engagement, our Project Initiation package provides clients with access to an experienced consultant who will dig deeper into your goals, pain points, and concerns about the initiative.
What's the scope?
Each project is unique in terms of resources, people, and time involved in order to execute the initiative successfully. Understanding the complete project scope helps you better define project objectives and goals and create a plan for how to achieve them.
How can I get a more accurate estimate?
No engagement is “one size fits all,” especially when it comes to cost. An initial engagement to define the scope will give you more intimate details of resources involved, their roles, and the estimated time to completion, which will lead to a much more accurate cost estimate for the overall project.
What will the Go-Live date be?
The Project Initiation package can provide a more detailed and accurate timeline, which helps you plan for meetings, resource availability, and expected Go-Live date accordingly. Each project is unique, but our consultants are highly experienced in estimating project timelines based on the scope of work.
A well-planned and scoped project drastically reduces the likelihood for failure and frustration down the line after you’ve already invested a great deal of time, money and resources.
Taking the time to clearly define the scope, requirements, expectations, objectives and end goals with a consultant will help reduce wasted time, resources, and money, and ultimately lead to a successful initiative, without all of the frustration that can come with complex projects. With this package, we are figuring everything out together.
IKhan Technologies consultants will help you to clearly define important project details, such as:
- How to navigate different expectations from key project stakeholders
- Project objectives and goals
- Resources and people involved, and their roles and responsibilities
- How much time investment will be required from your employees?
- Build vs. Buy: are your needs best solved with a commercial off-the-shelf system, or is custom development the way to go?
- How much of the work can and should be internalized?
- What will the finalized product look like?