Background

The dynamics of high tech project management

Bernard Venemans is a project manager at Alten, a multinational technology consulting and engineering company with offices in Capelle aan den IJssel, Eindhoven, Apeldoorn and Amstelveen.

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Project manager in the high tech industry is a very dynamic role that enables you to work with interesting people, products, and technologies. Within Alten, Bernard Venemans is responsible for the project management at the internal project delivery center. In addition, he works as a consultant/project manager for a client. A typical week reveals the diversity of projects and activities.

The Alten Delivery Center (ADC) is our in-house organization for project and competence outsourcing. Within the ADC, we run different types of projects, eg application development, scientific modeling, electronics and firmware design. Some of these assignments are stand-alone projects, while others are subprojects (often in the form of Scrum teams) as part of a larger development program at the client.

Monday

Every Monday morning, we start with a management meeting discussing all ADC projects in our Capelle office. Input is a traffic light summary with the status of each project. During the meeting, we talk about the progress, budget and main risks of the projects and any upcoming changes to the assigned consultants. This week, we discuss the possible candidates for a scientific project that needs expansion with a full-stack developer.

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