Project Inception

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Project Inception

Our project inception services ensure that your project finishes well — by aligning your team at the start on your project’s vision, clarifying priorities, and by identifying risks and dependencies.

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IMG_0834Making sure that your team is ready to deliver against your goals is essential for true agility—and as the size of the team increases, the stakes grow higher. If your team doesn’t understand why the project is important, how it fits into the larger organization, what the highest priority items are or what tradeoffs project sponsors are willing to accept, your project is likely to go off-track.

Similarly, project sponsors must also be aligned with the project team. If not, they will have unrealistic expectations regarding the capabilities, quality and timelines for  delivery. And, because projects effect and are affected by the organization around it, project teams that get off to a rough start will fail to get the full benefits from the project delivery as other teams and stakeholders will be ill-equipped to leverage their work.

If you’ve started a project without a formal inception meeting, our services can help you get off the Agile treadmill of sprinting to an uncertain future by reorienting everyone for a better finish.

Find out how we can help you with your project start and finish.   [button size=’small’ arrow=’no_arrow’ color=” background_color=” font_size=” line_height=” font_style=” font_weight=” text=’Learn more.’ link=” target=”]

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Engagement Details

Conteneo’s Project Inception service is a 2 to 3 week engagement that leverages the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud to ensure your project will start well. A dedicated Conteneo Collaboration Architect (CCA) will guide you through creating a plan designed to achieve the following goals:

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  • Alignment why the project is being initiated and how it fits into the organization.
  • Create a shared vision within the project team.
  • Identify and sequence major business priorities.
  • Identify risks, unique opportunities and dependencies
  • Create an agreed-upon, high-level release plan and schedule that hits the market window defined in your Agile Roadmap (optional).

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Project Phases

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Preparation

The CCA will meet with project stakeholders to confirm deliverables and participants, while gaining an understanding of the assets (such as business justifications or product management assets) that exist or must be created. The CCA will create a plan uniquely tailored for your requirements.

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Inception Preparation Forums

Because so many companies are working with distributed teams, your CCA will likely include several cloud-based forums to ensure teams are prepared for the Inception Meeting.

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Inception Meeting

Typically a multidimensional meeting lasting from one to 5 days that ensures your teams are aligned for success. enables the project team to be successful. Multiple Certified Collaboration Architects may be used depending on the size of the team and how broadly it is distributed.

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Follow-Through

Your CCA will work with your organization to deliver a final report of the inception day, including a summary of the key outcomes that each team member can use to maintain alignment with the larger business.

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Outcomes

Conteneo’s project inception service gives you the deliverables and guidance you need to be successful. Outcomes include:

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  • A team focused and eager to execute against the desired objectives.
  • A team that is aligned on the objectives.
  • An organization that is prepared to leverage the results of the development efforts.

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Ready to Collaborate?

Ready to take action? Need more information? Get in touch.

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