Large Insurance Company Migrated to Windows 7 Successfully
A large Insurance Company engaged Allied's Project Management resources to bring their Windows 7 implementation within schedule and on budget.
About our Client
Our client is a leading insurance company with diverse business lines, offering a wide range of coverage in both retail and corporate markets.
The client did not have the technical resources in-house to implement and roll-out Windows 7 software, and therefore looked to outside resourcing options. Rather than selecting to use a variety of contractors for this large project, the company chose Allied Worldwide to assist with the roll-out.
To provide project management for the roll out of Windows 7 across two major sites in the UK. The client committed to migrate more than 1000 users from Windows XP to Windows 7, and had a six month deadline to complete the project.
To ensure successful completion of the project within established timescales and objectives, Allied conducted a project management & consultancy service before the start of the implementation. From this exercise a project plan was drafted and put into place.
Skill and resource gaps were identified and so too were any potential risks and exposures that could affect the success of the implementation. This ensured contingency was built into the plan. The client also needed to ensure that their own staff were familiar with the new technology and therefore a knowledge transfer programme was also built into the project.
Allied provided an experienced project team for each of the customer sites, consisting of Client Server and Windows 7 roll-out specialists. We were also able to supplement the teams with additional technical resources throughout the duration of the project to backfill in-house support staff, as well as host regular review meetings to monitor the progress of the implementation.
The Allied staff provided to the client, ensured the project was completed both successfully and on time. Furthermore, the in-house staff have gained valuable knowledge and experience through both formal and on the job training and are now ready to support the new technology.
Allied provided key permanent project management staff to resource the Windows 7 Implementation, and so were able to guarantee the quality and reliability of the project team members. By choosing Allied, the client has benefited from a more cost effective and controlled solution, than the traditional contracting model.