Implementation projects can be complex and time-consuming, so the benefits of working with a dedicated project manager cannot be underestimated.
With over eleven years of experience in HR and payroll system implementation, our project managers know how to ensure that a project is successful.
Working with a strong project manager who can work closely with the software vendor to drive the project to success from beginning to end, without the distractions of the 'day job', is key to delivering on time and on budget.
Talk to us today about our approach to project management and how we can help.
"Engaging with Silver Cloud is the best thing we have ever done. I'm not sure we would have survived/delivered this project on time without your support"
What does a Silver Cloud project manager do?
Project planning and governance
We'll work with the vendor's project manager to agree and manage the project plan as well as manage resource plans. Our project managers will also coordinate, chair and document regular meetings, manage issues and risk logs, manage escalations and act as the go-to person for both internal and vendor project teams.
Readiness & Discovery
As well as attending all discovery workshops and facilitating discussions on solution design, we'll use our knowledge and expertise to advise you on potential implications and manage the design specification against your requirements.
We'll also work with IT to ensure your IT infrastructure is in place for the new solution as well as design and implement required integrations.
Our project managers can assist with decision making regarding data transfer as well as support the extraction of data from the legacy system and other legacy sources.
This includes test runs of data migration as well as fixing data errors and omissions.
No project is complete without a comprehensive change management strategy - in fact, it can make all the difference when it comes to user adoption and the overall success of an implementation project.
To help ensure success, we'll support any communications including emails, intranet updates, attending team meetings and board level updates to help raise engagement levels.
We will also coordinate training for super-users and HR administrators and provide 'train the trainer' training where required.
Testing is a vital stage of all implementation projects, so we'll not only design and facilitate the test strategy, but will be on hand to support all testers within the project team and in the wider business, as well as help raise and resolve any issues.
Working with the vendor and client SMEs to agree the strategy and approach to parallel running, we'll also support the inputting of data and actively work through reconciliation errors - using our knowledge and experience to assist in finding the root cause of any errors.
An experienced resource, our consultants not only provide project management for the duration of the project but will also provide expertise in both HR and Payroll for the duration of the readiness, discovery, testing and go-live phases of your project.
More about how we work
We believe in complete flexibility for our clients and offer all our project management services on a 'time and materials' basis, rather than asking you to pay for full days that you may not use.
As an external consultancy specialising in HR and payroll system project management, we operate outside of IR35, providing you with peace of mind that you will not fall foul of any off-payroll regulations.
Using an external resource such as Silver Cloud also means that we are not pulled into any BAU activity and are better placed to raise any issues and risks.
Supported by the experience and resources of the wider Silver Cloud team, our project managers benefit from the latest technology to help facilitate your project and bring with them a wealth of experience from our past and present client base - covering all sectors and set ups.
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