Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Project Management

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Service Description

Project managers work closely with customers, vendors, and NITC functional areas to coordinate efforts and provide necessary project management functions to ensure timely project success.

What is Included

  • Development of Project Charter
  • Development of project plan and schedule
  • Coordination and scheduling of project activities across customer and NITC functional areas
  • Consultation on operational and infrastructure requirements, standards and configurations
  • Assistance with standard requests for service
  • Facilitate project status meetings
  • Timely project status reporting
  • Address project issues with NITC functional areas and management
  • Escalation of significant issues to customers and NITC executive management
  • Manage project scope and deliverable requirements
  • Document changes to project scope and schedule
  • Facilitate and document project closeout
  • Access to the Project Management Resource Center

How We Charge

Current pricing is based on time and materials.
Customer will only be billed for actual hours worked.

Price Drivers:

  • Complexity and scope of the project
  • Number of functional areas involved

Cost Saving Tips

  • Avoid higher costs associated with high priority service
  • Engage project team early to document requirements
  • Minimize changes during project delivery
  • Avoid historical project cost estimation
  • Ensure that all requirements are documented

Additional Information

  • Customer signoff of deliverables and releases is required
  • Utilize other OCIO service offerings to minimize application integration efforts and reduce costs through economies of scale

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