When engaged to provide strategic planning services, Dymond partners with your business leadership team to understand the critical business functions and identify information technology employed to service those functions. We develop an IT Strategic Plan to set priorities and focus energy and resources to make sure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals. The outcome of our effort includes a comprehensive IT Strategic Plan that will communicate your organization’s IT goals and the specific the actions that may take the form of projects needed to successfully achieve those goals.
ACQUISITION PLANNING AND SUPPORT
Our acquisition planning and support services include development of solicitation documents such as a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Invitation for Bid (IFB) in collaboration with stakeholders and Department of General Services (DGS) acquisition specialists. We utilize a phased approach to solicitation document development and involve our stakeholders and DGS as early as possible to ensure that the resulting solicitation addresses all aspects of the procurement process, meets stakeholder expectations, and is compliant with the DGS requirements.
At Dymond, we utilize industry standard methodologies to enable our clients to successfully complete their IT projects on time, within budget, and to the intended level of quality. Dymond’s Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) are experienced at planning and managing complex IT projects. They are also experienced with using the CA-PMM for State of California projects. These Project Managers apply Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) principles and industry standard best practices to manage and implement your IT projects. They collaborate with your client management team to select and tailor the proven project management best practices that are most applicable to your organization and your individual project. During the first days of engagement, we assess the current needs and review your existing project management processes to establish focused project management processes necessary for your best success.
INDEPENDENT PROJECT OVERSIGHT
Dymond provides independent project oversight services to ensure that project planning, execution, and control are the most appropriate and effective for the size and complexity of your project, ultimately resulting in a successful implementation. Our experienced oversight consultants assess the project plans for applicability, quality, and completeness and monitor project management activity to validate that execution is properly aligned with the approved planned approach. Throughout the project, they communicate their findings to report any risks or issues that require current action by the project team or stakeholders.
Dymond’s Business Analysis (BA) professionals are experienced at identifying business needs and making solution recommendations to your business problems. We want to improve your organization’s capability to achieve your strategic goals. Our Analysts partner with business subject matter experts to identify solutions to resolve problems including the need for changes to strategy, structures, policies, processes, or even information systems.
To assist you in identifying critical business needs, Dymond’s Analysts employ a variety of techniques when facilitating business change for the purpose of improving the business. These range from workshop facilitation techniques used to elicit requirements to techniques for analyzing and organizing requirements. Dymond’s BA professionals ultimately work to ensure that stakeholders share a common understanding of the problem, the requirements of the resolution, and the method of implementing the resolution.