Most companies plan implementations using a combination of MS Project and Excel.
There is a better way.
Introducing the OrbitQ systm
OrbitQ is a web-based system that allows multi-disciplinary teams from business and technical areas to collaboratively plan and then monitor the execution of complex implementations, in real time and across timezones.
How It Works
The OrbitQ system accepts individual “runbooks” or “playbooks” from all of your delivery teams. Those delivery teams might be from very different parts of your organisation. Teams from the Business, Technology and Finance divisions, including from third-party suppliers may all need to work together, but may be spread across many different locations, perhaps even across timezones.
OrbitQ consolidates all those runbooks and stores this as a coherent, overall plan. That consolidated plan can then be viewed by any authorised user via their preferred web browser.
This is great during the planning stage, since senior management receive an end-to-end picture, whilst delivery teams can now see their place within that picture. Questions like: “Do we have enough time to complete a roll-out during the weekend?”, “Do we have enough resources?”, and “What will happen if a task takes longer than planned?” can now be clearly visualised, understood and answered.
This approach brings even more benefits during the actual execution, because you can ensure that everyone is using the same plan, rather than outdated local copies of spreadsheets. And, of course, that consolidated plan is not static. Authorised users, from delivery teams or from central Command & Control teams, can provide real-time updates into the OrbitQ system as the implementation progresses. Now you can see the impact of activities that are running ahead or behind schedule.
There are many more benefits, which can be summarised as “Reduced Cost, Improved Quality”.
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