Project Management

GVC and its resources have significant experience in project managing small, medium and large health related information and technology projects for organisations like Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, BC Ministry of Health, Canada Health Infoway, Canadian Institute for Health Information and specifically on pan-Canadian collaboration system projects like Panorama and iPHIS.  Our project management resources have managed analysis, development, testing, implementation and maintenance projects.  GVC’s PM resources have Project Management Professionals certification or equivalent experience and training.  In addition, GVC’s PM resources have experience working within government project management environments  such as the Canadian Government’s Treasury Board Enhanced Management Framework.

Our Project Managers have the experience and expertise in industry best practices necessary to support our client’s most complex projects and provide the effective coordination of project scope, budget and schedules in order to meet the client’s objectives and provide the desired deliverables.  Our team has real world experience in using and implementing industry best practices such as PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge, IBM’s WWPMM, IBM’s RUP, SEI’s Capability Maturity Model Integrated and the Eclipse Foundation’s Open Unified Process (aka OpenUP, Unified Process or UP).  GVC’s resources work closely with clients to ensure the best project management approach (including agile, interactive, incremental, and phased) is selected and used, based on each project and organisation requirements.

Based on project management best practices that are implemented in the projects we manage, GVC staff will always ensure a tailored change management and risk/issue management methodologies are recommended and used.  For risk/issue management, GVC generally follows the steps outlined by the PMBoK and in ISO/DIS 31000 "Risk management -- Principles and guidelines on implementation", including Context Establishment, Identification, Assessment (qualitative and quantitative), Treatment, Planning and Implementation.  For change management, GVC resources will create and implement a project or program change plan, while taking into account the projects size, governance structure and complexity, in order to establish the processes required to formally control the potential impact of change to budget, scope or schedule.