Project and Program Management

 Project Management Practice is one of the most important functions of a technology department.  Implementing new systems is a major investment of resources for any organization. Choosing the right expertise, vendor neutral and independent implementation team, right methodology; clearly defining objectives and setting realistic deadlines dramatically improves project success and reduces operational risk

What we do

Our Project Management Office establishes the necessary focus on transparency in implementation, use and design of systems and applications; delivering robust technology infrastructure, Integrating Front, Middle, and Back Office Systems. To deliver a project in a timely manner within budget, we use a disciplined project management methodology.  That methodology will ensure everyone is aware of what is required of them and all dependencies have been met. Our edge is that we have broad experience  of countless projects and therefore have the best practices and tools necessary to ensure a project will succeed. We provide access to a mature project management team driving analysis, engineering, implementation, and testing resources.

Who we are

Our management are highly experienced technology executives from the financial technology industry. We know the business and we keep abreast of the technology trends. Our experience working on trading platforms in the arbitrage space allows us to efficiently manage client-vendor relationships, becoming the client’s partner on technology projects of varying scales, including:

  • Application development, integration, infrastructure design;
  • Data Center, office;
  • Trading floor re-locations and implementations

Our management team has more than 80 combined years of experience delivering large scale strategic projects in software, infrastructure and business; intimately familiar with a number of PM methodologies ranging from agile to water-fall approaches

How we work

We start any project with thorough analysis to clarify business requirements, defining testing strategy and deliverables. These tasks are paramount to project success and are typically worth a minimum of 40% of project effort.

Common key points we cover while managing projects in order of importance are:

  1. Realistic definition of the objective and budget
  2. Realistic definition of deadlines and milestones
  3. Accounting for and mitigating external factors – vendors’ lead times, forces of nature
  4. Understanding and optimizing risks
  5. Planning
  6. Controlling human elements - stakeholders and project team
  7. Controlling communications (meeting, reporting, expectations)
  8. Controlling execution
  9. Closing the project and moving results to production

We delivered

Our expertise is based on delivery of multiple projects and programs, cross-platform infrastructure and service implementations, custom applications based around industry-wide API's, databases, programming languages, among them:

  • Data Center Deployments
  • IT Outsourcing
  • IT Service Delivery Designs
  • Active Directory and Services Design
  • Data Centre Collocations Services
  • Market Data Deployment Systems
  • Regulatory Compliance and Financial Reporting Systems
  • Trade Matching and Consolidation Databases
  • Ledger and Accounting Systems
  • Customer Relationship Databases

We mitigate if not defeat the impact of fundamental Murphy’s Law.