The software is installed and configured using the information gathered in the prior step. Some of the key items that can be configured are: business area list, user access table, project category list, currency conversion rate table, resource types, resource names, resource groups, default financial factors, metrics for measuring project performance, project brief format, financial justification format, default settings for management reports.
A key part of the implementation is the training. We offer both onsite and web based workshops and training in the use of the PD-Trak system; workshops to define the product development process, the gate review process, and the portfolio planning and management process; and workshops to facilitate the setup of projects. Training materials are also available for instruction by knowledgeable PD-Trak users within your organization. The training materials may also be customized to describe the specifics of your process(es).
A typical implementation plan and timeline for implementation within a medium-size organization or business unit is as follows. Contact us to discuss your situation and needs and request an implementation plan customized to your company.