One of the most important factors to successfully implementing a Continuous Monitoring system is to assemble a dedicated project management team that can stay together for the entire duration of the project. Ideally, the core team should participate from initial kick-off all the way through to system Go-Live. The availability of the core team to remain intact for the entire project is crucial to achieving an efficient process and to addressing inherent challenges that could include:
- Long Lead Time – Project Data – It may take a significant amount of time to compile, analyze and understand all of the key data and information (e.g., equipment and asset lists, department-specific monitoring requirements, project resources, etc.) needed for the project.
- Project Complexity – With the number of crucial details (e.g., meeting requirements for regulatory compliance, system configuration, standard operating procedures, staff training, etc.) that must be managed, keeping the team together and on the same page will go a long way to mitigating project risk, staying within budget and delivering on schedule.
- Project Phases– A phased approach is often necessary due to the size and scope of the project and the potential need to spread the project across more than one budget cycle. Seamless teamwork is needed to avoid costly errors and mistakes, which can occur if the project implementation is disjointed.
Projects can often last several months, and more than a year in some cases. Team members need to be available and be an integral part of the entire process from project kick-off to system Go-Live. For Mesa Labs, a vital piece to building and maintaining relationships is providing each client with a dedicated Project Manager (PM). Your PM will be there throughout the entire duration of each project, from your initial installation to each addition thereafter, guiding team members at every step of the way. This is the Mesa Difference.
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