The success of a software project is generally defined as the delivery of the solution that meets the requirements, is on-time and within budget. Laboratory Informatics (LIMS, ELN, SDMS, LES, CDS, etc.) project success is measured in the same fashion. The failure rate of IT projects, including laboratory informatics projects, is approximately 70%. A major factor contributing to project failure is the lack of or ineffective project management. Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. So in order to attain success in your laboratory information system project, effective Project Management optimized for LIMS and ELN projects is essential.
At CSols, we believe that this definition of success leaves out a critical element – the use and adoption of the ELN or LIMS! Without considering all the stakeholders, involving them, and managing how they perceive and receive the laboratory informatics system, you may very well have a “successful” implementation but no one will use the system. We don’t just help by providing LIMS and ELN tailored Project Management and Project Managers; we also work with you to manage the change the implementation of these systems will inevitably drive. In this way you will have a truly successful LIMS or ELN project. And by success we mean where we meet all your requirements, deliver the system on-time, and within budget but also with exceptional stakeholder satisfaction, system adoption, and system utilization rates.
How CSols Can Help You Manage Your LIMS and/or ELN Project
CSols has been successfully delivering ELN and LIMS solutions for over a decade. We have leveraged all this experience to develop our proven project management methodology which is based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. Additionally, our LIMS project managers and ELN project managers are generally Project Management Professional (PMP) certified. However, unlike managing generic IT projects, CSols believes that successfully managing LIMS, ELN, and other laboratory information system projects requires specialized knowledge and expertise beyond the utilization of PMI principles and the attainment of PMI credentials. The extra ingredient to your laboratory informatics project success is domain knowledge and ELN and/or LIMS expertise.
Our seasoned team of laboratory informatics project managers possess a unique blend of project management, industry, domain, IT, and LIMS & ELN expertise that enables us to drive true success of your laboratory informatics project. Moreover, our methodologies for change management and stakeholder inclusion ensure that your ELN or LIMS project will have a high adoption and utilization rate. Our project management services cover the complete project including the management of CSols, client, vendor, and other third party resources assigned to the laboratory information system project. CSols is also completely vendor neutral so you can be assured that your needs and your laboratory informatics project’s success are our only agenda.
- Project Charter
- Project plan
- Risk Analysis
- Resource plan
- Governance model
- Monthly status reports
- Issue Tracking and Resolution
- Project Closeout
Benefits Derived From CSols Managed LIMS and ELN Projects
Customers utilizing CSols for their ELN and LIMS Project Management have attained industry leading success, system adoption, and utilization rates. In fact, by leveraging our proven PMI based project management processes and utilizing our laboratory informatics and domain expert PMP certified project managers they have routinely saved valuable time, money, and resources.
At CSols, we practice Excellence by Design™ so you will be building excellence into your laboratory information system project and solution by utilizing CSols for your ELN or LIMS Project Management.