Project management transition is a situation when project progress reaches certain critical point or stage when it should be handed over (transited) to another team which will continue making efforts on its supporting, operating or/and implementing. Striking example of project management transition is when the main project’s product (let’s say software product) is produced and approved by the development team, checked and accepted by the customers, and then should be supported and maintained by the team which the project will be transited to (let’s say a special project support team which has lower qualification than the development team). That’s why all effective companies have their own plans that explain how the project handover process should be organized and performed to make it maximally seamless and smooth. Actually, project planning includes defining the set of procedures necessary for handing over the project documentation, knowledge and controls to another team (undertaking further work such as training users, collecting feedbacks, and reporting ongoing issues to fix), so that they can jump into the process easily, without long-term adaptation. Project transitions can be managed with a help of software like one represented below:
VIP Task Manager is a client-server program that can be used for managing templates, as it provides three sharable interface modes (Task List, Task Tree and Calendar) for analyzing performance over your working task to identify their success or defections.
To plan and analyze the transition – do the following:
- start your work planning software;
- develop a project management transition plan;
- plan and assign tasks in terms of their costs, time, etc;
- control performance parameters in real-time regime;