What does a vCIO do? Key Project Review Workshop

We are continuing our series that gives back to the industry answering the question, “What does a vCIO do?” and each article will outline a specific service offering of Outsourced CIO LLC in the day and the life of a vCIO.  Some call this “virtual” Chief Information Officer or “fractional” CIO and for the sake of this series, we will be changing the “v” to mean “VALUED” CIO.  Because the vCIO creates value for growing businesses who might not otherwise be able to afford a Chief Information Officer.  Our topic for today is “Key Annual Project Review Workshop.”

Key Project Review Workshop

This is a monthly service, estimated time to complete:  3-5hours.

Deliverable: The deliverable of the service is to schedule and facilitate a regular Project Meeting with the project team about the 2-3 key initiatives.

Description:  Even where we have a dedicated project manager, these people most likely have many other responsibilities as well. Don’t be surprised they get sidetracked by other high priority duties. To gather the group together and give additional formality accountability gives a huge boost to success factors. The vCIO is in the ideal position to give the third opinion and help the team move forward.  There are major projects for the company that need more attention from the vCIO. A monthly project review meeting with all the project team can increase the formality, accountability, clarity and the success factor of all projects. Even in cases where the vCIO is not the project manager, it’s good to gather together for a review. We recommend 2-3 project reviews every month. There are almost always major projects for the company that need more attention from the vCIO. A monthly project review meeting with all project teams can increase the formality, accountability, clarity and the success factor of these projects. Even in cases where the vCIO is not the project manager, it’s good to gather together for a review. We recommend 2-3 project reviews

Tools:

  • Key Project Review To-Do List (template.
  • Key Project Review Memo (template ) 
  • *Email us if you would like a copy of these template (s). 

That’s is it!  That is what a vCIO does.  Check out the online video on this topic as well.  Have a tech-stress free day from Outsourced CIO LLC, where we demystify technology for growing businesses.

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