Digiti­zation and bimodal project manag­ement

Our 360° project management approach is a core ELCA discipline and a strategic differentiator. We guide your digitization projects on the road to success by implementing the right combination of traditional and agile project management components.

Program and project management are key success factors in the implementation of a business strategy. They are core ELCA disciplines and a strategic differentiator.

ELCA’s value proposition is based on the extensive application of proven methodologies by highly experienced project managers, to meet customer’s expectations of on-time delivery, scope and quality.

  • Our project managers adopt the 360° approach in your projects, combining classical management activities (scope, cost, time, procurement, risk, and quality) with soft factors (communication, people and stakeholder management) to establish commitment and global satisfaction in the projects.
  • Our project management method is based on the five basic concepts of the PMBOK® Guide: Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle, Progressive Elaboration, Rolling Wave Planning, Decomposition and Continuous Improvement. We adjust the "How" of  implementation to the new challenges of digitization projects and combine them with your project management guidelines, e.g., HERMES.

Beyond "on time, on budget"
Our certified project managers (IPMA, PMI, HERMES) are used to mastering projects of various sizes and complexity. Their mission is to ensure your project generates the expected value, on time and on budget. They master different project settings (see graphics): In traditional projects, they minimize the project costs and duration for the defined scope and quality (classical waterfall project management). In digitization projects, they master the challenge of scope management to maximize results delivery for the defined cost and time budget (agile project management, combined with waterfall model).

Along with project management methods, they have broad practical know-how in different domains.

 

Business and technology expertise
ELCA combines business project management with profound technological expertise. Hence, we are capable of advising and guiding business on IT-related issues, with a network of more than 900 IT experts available for individual analyses and assessments.

 

Competencies to scale
As one of the biggest independent Swiss IT solution providers with more 900 consulting and IT experts, ELCA can easily scale capabilities as needed during project peaks – even at short-notice.

Our project management services include:
  • Initializing and leading programs and projects.
  • Selecting and establishing different project management disciplines, such as quality, risk, test or change management.
  • Conducting project reviews, coaching project managers and assisting them in mastering their projects before or when facing difficulties.
  • Supporting the introduction or the improvement of company-wide project management capabilities including project portfolio management and project management processes.
  • Supplementing resources to fill staffing shortages by taking over tasks such as business analysis, testing, project controlling, etc.