listen . transform . together
Cleverly designed to adapt to your business, culture and requirements, TaskLite©’s agile, finely tuned processes ensure delivery to time and budget, whatever the size and nature of your project
At Elevate2, we have developed and refined our own project management methodology, Tasklite© over many successful project implementations. Tasklite© is a highly flexible project methodology, which utilises elements of both waterfall and agile methodologies to adapt to each client’s specific business needs. It builds upon Elevate2’s three core principles of Listen . Transform . Together
We believe that the requirements phase is the single most important phase in any project. A successful requirements phase, where all key requirements are discussed and all process pain points worked through, invariably leads to a successful project.
Tasklite© therefore prioritises requirements capture, with the intent of having a crystal-clear understanding of a project’s demands before proceeding to the design. It is crucial at the requirements stage of the project that clients continually focus on the following key questions: 1) What would I like my target operating model and end-to-end business processes to be? and 2) What are the top current process pain points or inefficiencies I would like to resolve as part of my NetSuite implementation? Addressing these questions at the requirements stage goes a long way to ensuring that a fit-for-purpose NetSuite solution is delivered in every project.
A key component of Tasklite© is ensuring that clients are left with documentation describing their NetSuite setup and configuration. In the requirements stage, our professional services team work collaboratively with clients to understand their key process pain paints and inefficiencies. Using extensive implementation experience the professional services team describe how NetSuite best fits into the client’s target operating model and desired end-to-end business processes. NetSuite is highly configurable and if the “out of the box” processes do not satisfy requirements then these can often be adjusted through configuration, customisation, scripts and/or automation tools. Prior to build commencing, a detailed Business Design Document (BDD) is produced, syndicated and signed off by the client.
The Tasklite© Proof of Concept (POC) stage allows clients to choose the functional areas they would like to see go through an early build cycle or a POC. This process allows clients to gain confidence in their platform by better visualising the NetSuite end product early on in the project lifecycle. The POC stage often generates new requirements, which can be delivered in subsequent implementation phases.
At Elevate2 we believe in transparency, collaboration and a no surprises approach to project delivery. We endeavour to communicate frequently, openly and honestly with our clients, with the expectation of building a trusting long lasting relationship. We recognise that most projects will encounter a few bumps in the road. Where these arise, our preference is to deal with them efficiently and effectively through positive and pragmatic dialogue.
To support this approach, we operate a comprehensive governance model, with weekly project status meetings and weekly project reports covering achievements, next steps, budget vs actuals, risks & issues and overall delivery status. For larger projects we also operate a fortnightly / monthly steering committee with the project sponsor. This ensures timely and clear communication throughout the project lifecycle.
We will now take a closer look at the different stages of Tasklite© and how these are applied throughout the project lifecycle.