MITIGATE RISK

 

Removing risks begins with simply removing assumptions

 

Our top three roles for risk mitigation 

Successfully managing a WAN Ethernet installation project is not necessarily difficult. It does require project management, contextual awareness and experience.  These MUST be readily available, as a resource, to CIO’s and IT Directors.

Removing risks begins with simply removing assumptions. The best way to remove assumptions is to document completely, communicate effectively and be able to see around corners in anticipation of what could come next.  Being proactive, instead of reactive, is key and saves valuable time, frustration, and money.  Knowing stakeholder responsibilities, handoff milestones and how each task affects the next in advance is key to project success.

#1 COMMUNICATIONS

Early, frequent, and granular communication streamlines any project, but especially WAN Ethernet installations with construction requirements. The intra-trade dependencies require it. Low-voltage technicians and carpenters, underground utility contractors and property managers all contribute something important to the project, typically things that touch the others’ work. Each depends on others’ work to include certain features for their project tasks.

#2 Documentation

One effective way of capturing the information gleaned from phone calls is to assign one participant on the conference to take good notes and too verbalize specific milestones or next steps before ending the call. Then, email meeting minutes to all relevant parties and add them to the online project site. Update the project calendar with the dates and milestones confirmed during such conferences.

#3 SEEING AROUND CORNERS

The one thing that is hard to replicate for organizations, that don’t do installs often, is contextual awareness. It is a hard role made more effective by experience. People who are routinely involved in such work learn what questions to ask, what tasks to diagram on the project schedule, and which stakeholders to approach (and in which order).

  

As you can see, mitigating risk is about contextual awareness.  Nationwide SCS has installed hundreds of WAN projects and we have a systematic approach for success.

 

Save valuable time, frustration and money with our expertise.

Removing risk begins with removing assumptions

Communication, Documentation and Seeing Around Corners are the big three roles for risk mitigation.

Communication

Early, Frequent and granular communication streamlines any project, but especially WAN Ethernet installations with construction requirements.  

Documentation

Documentation is critical.  Email communications, project agreements, field notes and project conversations should all be recorded and appropriatly dispersed immediatly.

Seeing Around Corners

It is all about expierence.  Knowing what questions to ask, what tasks to prioritize and which stakeholders to approach (and in which order) is paramount to project success.

Learning through experience

We are continously learning and adjusting to make our process better.  We install hundreds of projects each quarter for our customers…and we use that expierence to make future customer expierences better.

Sometimes you should take the road more traveled.

 

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Initial Planning

We know what questions to ask

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Budgets

We know how to reduce risk and accurately budget costs

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Installation

We install WAN projects weekly across the country

Save valuable time, frustration and money with our expertise