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 projects is essential.
At CSols, we believe that this definition of success leaves out a critical element – the use and adoption of the 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-oriented Project Management, we also work with you to manage the change the implementation of these systems will inevitably drive so that you will have a truly successful LIMS project. One where we use your requirements, deliver the system on-time, and within budget but also with exceptional stakeholder satisfaction, system adoption, and utilization rate.
How we can help you manage your LIMS project
CSols has been successfully delivering 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 project managers are generally Project Management Professional (PMP) certified. However, unlike managing generic IT projects, CSols believes that successfully managing LIMS 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 laboratory information system expertise.
Our seasoned team of laboratory informatics project managers possess a unique blend of project management, industry, domain, IT and laboratory information systems expertise that enables us to drive the success of your laboratory informatics project. Moreover, our methodologies for change management and stakeholder inclusion ensure that your 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 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 Projects
Customers utilizing CSols for their LIMS solution 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.
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If you’d like to discuss your options and needs for a LIMS, we’d be happy to talk one-on-one with you.