Uncovering the Value of Vision for Project Management – One Firm’s Story
In 2013, Commonwealth was a 180-person engineering consulting firm using homegrown accounting systems tied to unsupported software and managing projects via spreadsheets and tribal knowledge. With a goal to become a 500-employee industry leader, Commonwealth knew it needed a proven solution that would bring accounting, project management, and reporting all into one platform. Enter Deltek Vision.
From the initial project kick-off meeting to go-live weekend nine months later, this presentation will discuss the successes and almost-successes in creating project management processes, approval workflows, updated invoicing and accounting practices, timesheet rules, organizational structure, unit billing, and more.
During this webinar, attendees will see how Commonwealth:
- Achieved buy-in from almost all top-level management
- Managed the realities of the expectations for project managers versus the expectations PMs had for Deltek Vision
- How they use a simple set of reports to keep key players informed and the role of accounting in project management
- Implemented a Deltek Vision system that met their firm’s unique needs
Presenters:Diane C. Wilkie, Director - Safety, Education and Quality at Commonwealth
Michael Kessler, Principal Consultant at Full Sail Partners