Successful phone system solutions providers serving organizations with large communications networks place a high value on internal project management controls. That starts with a capable and experienced Project Manager.
A recent study by Price-Waterhouse-Coopers found that only 2.5% of companies successfully complete 100% of their projects. Additionally, the average cost overrun of projects is 27%, which makes for an incredibly high cost of failure.
Project Managers keep a project on time and within budget. The Project Manager works from the creation and management of a custom plan for the duration of the implementation.
For large telecom projects, the PM should be the single point of contact, working directly with vendors or contractors on all aspects of an installation, including: engineering; site surveys; installation and testing, budget; implementation; pre- and post-installation reviews; system pre-configuration and testing prior to deployment; first day of business support; and training.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is one of several bodies which offer different certification programs.
One PMI credential to look for is Project Management Professional (PMP). Many Optus team members pride themselves on having and working toward the PMP credential, as well as other PMI designations, such as Program Management Professional or the Certified Associate in Project Management. Each designation includes an educational component and an examination which measures the education, expertise and competency of the job applicant.
The Roadmap to Completion
Whether your project involves a complex, multi-site roll out that spans the nation or a large, single-site campus with a tight cutover deadline, Project Managers at Optus are directly responsible for the creation and management of a custom plan for each project they oversee.
Project Managers at Optus have spent hundreds of hours perfecting the art of taking care of our customers, developing that roadmap so they can manage each project from beginning to end.