Sabot validates that IT projects are meeting their budgets, schedules, and planned outcomes. Our professionals continually analyze the approach, resources, costs, scope, and schedule and offer corrective consulting to get the project on target for success. The project oversight team uses the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge to measure your project’s performance and progress in achieving the approved charter’s stated outcome.
Sabot’s approach for project oversight involves providing a strong on-site presence and applying rigorous review, analysis, and reporting techniques. It is our experience that an involved oversight consultant will see more, review more, and provide better feedback in a timely fashion. This translates to improvements being made earlier and to a better overall project outcome. Project oversight is often provided in concert with our Independent Verification and Validation service.
Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)
Sabot’s IV&V service increases the project’s probability of success by identifying actual or potential adverse technical conditions and making recommendations for their correction, avoidance, or mitigation. Sabot’s IV&V consultants focus on assessing your project’s technical processes in accordance with best practices for systems development and is conducted in alignment with IEEE Standard 1012.
The IEEE standards related to software and systems development provide the technical best practices against which the project’s performance is measured. Sabot also references applicable best practices from sources such as The Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Models as well as our consultants’ own experience as software development leads and architects. When serving as an IV&V team, it is Sabot’s responsibility to independently discover, analyze, quantify, and communicate any anomalies in the technical processes and work products/artifacts that represent a risk to project success and to offer recommendations for correcting, avoiding or mitigating these anomalies.
IV&V serves as the early warning system for technical defects and it is vastly more efficient to identify and correct technical defects earlier in the development lifecycle rather than later. By doing so, the project realizes less rework and less schedule, cost, and resource impact.