IvyBay Consulting offers both project and program management assistance, including portfolio management and release management definition. Because it is essential that management of your projects supports your business, our goal is to manage or set up your projects and programs in the way best suited to both your organization and the project at hand. Apart from core project and program management definition and activities, IvyBay Consulting will work with you to create and execute essential supporting functions. These functions may include metrics programs, facilitation and team-building services, tailoring of project management processes for various development methodologies, and the effective use of influence management by project and program managers. Effective project, program, and release management can provide the bulk of day-to-day and short-term task and work management, freeing functional managers to focus on strategic initiatives and people management; structured correctly, these functions form and manage the daily business of product development. IvyBay Consulting has experience in software development projects using all types of development methodologies, from traditional Waterfall to Agile and XP.
With years of management and coaching experience to guide us, IvyBay can help train new project manager and coach project managers at any level of experience. We provide a support system for project managers working without a PMO, help with organization and tools, and provide materials and instruction on project management techniques. We also help solve problems, provide new processes, and provide feedback and guidance for project and program managers. IvyBay helps evaluate project management candidates and project managers to help them grow professionally and to find the right fit for the organization.
IvyBay offers process creation, evaluation, and re-engineering services. We can create or update processes that are able to grow with your business as required to control chaos without unnecessary bureaucracy. Clear, simple, and available documentation of the processes you use to run your business is essential, and IvyBay can help you create this documentation and find an easily accessible location for placement within your company. In the Software Development arena, we are experienced using all types of development processes, from Waterfall to Agile to Extreme Programming and can help you tailor a methodology for your company or even for a specific project.
IvyBay Consulting has over 25 years of creation and day-to-day project/program management of teams located across the U.S. and around the world. We can help set up the processes and communication structures to make teams with members in multiple locations productive, taking advantage of timezone differences while ensuring the teams remain focused and cohesive. We have extensive experience in the management of distributed software development teams using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
IvyBay Consulting offers time management training, coaching, and consulting. With over 20 years in the field, we have the experience and training to offer both group training on standard methodologies and personal coaching to help tailor time management systems and techniques for an individual’s unique style and needs.