Project Planning*

One of the principal elements to a successful implementation is a detailed project plan that follows an established implementation methodology. With the input of the customer project team, ChemWare develops a formal project plan at the beginning of every implementation. Included in the Implementation Plan is a Gantt chart, with a breakdown of project milestones, responsibilities and key deliverables. Our methodology involves a highly coordinated effort where tasks are closely tracked and assigned as a ChemWare responsibility, customer responsibility, or joint responsibility. As the particulars of the project are better defined through the implementation process, this project plan will be refined and updated to reflect the current plan and progress.

A typical project plan can be outlined in the following way:

  • Project kickoff meeting
  • Resource planning
    • Documentation of Change Management processCommunication planning for all stakeholders
    • Administrator Training
    • System configuration and ongoing stakeholder reviews
    • Interface planning and development for instruments and systems
    • Data migration activities
    • Report development and delivery 
    • User and System Acceptance Test planning
    • End-user Training
    • Parallel Testing
    • Final System Acceptance
    • Go-Live assistance
    • Ongoing support

    An example Implementation Plan and Gantt Chart are available from your Project or Account Manager.

    Sample Project Plan Gantt Chart
    Sample Project Plan Gantt Chart
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