NPI’s Project Process

The NPI Project Promise:

Because we scope the project completely, the price you receive is firm with no additional expenses for the defined work.

Learn more about our project process

Our project planning strategy.

We collaborate with all stakeholders to achieve full alignment with the critical priorities. This provides a laser focus on your needs to ensure successful project execution.  An important part of this process is reaching agreement on the criteria for success.

Our in-depth process leads to a clear project vision.

Phase 1: Concept Development

Our staff works to identify ideas and approaches supporting the strategic business priorities by consulting with key stakeholders and industry partners. This phase concludes with a project overview and estimates that align to the overall strategy generated by the business review process and TecShaping discussions.

Phase 2: Pre-Proposal Discussion

With input from the key stakeholders and designated vendors we explore and refine the various approaches to project completion. Regardless of the approach, we remain committed to understanding all perspectives in order to further shape the proposed scope of work. This phase ends with the decision to develop a fixed price quote and timeframe for the work.

Phase 3: Investment Roadmap

We provide a roadmap for the project along with a budget and projected business results. The service department reviews the project with internal and external resources and works with the key contact to integrate recommended changes. The clearly written scope of services includes intended results, targets, milestones, reporting deliverables and a payment schedule. Our fixed-price methodology is transparent and allows ease of budgeting.

Phase 4: Ongoing Project Management

During the life of the project, the NPI project leader will monitor the progress and make any necessary adjustments to the ongoing work. By maintaining clear and consistent communication, you will receive feedback early and often.

The process methodology includes:

A single project manager responsible for successful results and deliverables
A clearly identified starting point, end-goal and the route between them
Progress tracking against pre-determined metrics
Agreement on goals that keep all stakeholders on the same page
An outline of intended achievements describing a vision for success
A focus on the key project requirements and critical needs
Standardized processes using best practices to improve efficiencies

TecShaping is an important part of the project process