The assignment given by Frencken is to develop, apply, and validate & deploy PCP light that describes the framework / process for small projects from start to end, which are led by a project manager. The goal of this project is to improve on efficiency and timely delivery to customers of small projects.
So, in addition to the analysis of the current situation, validating a theoretical model by applying on projects is an important part of the assignment to ensure the added value of this new process within in the organization.
Being new in an organization requires at first to understand the situation. Finding your way in a company is important: get to know the people to talk to and talk with is key. In conversations and sessions with multiple stakeholders, you can really dive into the problem statement and get to understand what is important from a personal and communication point of view. Together with the entire team, we defined a joint problem statement and sketched a proposal by means of a draft PCP light process
With common understanding of the required process, the next step was to validate the process in real life projects. By following the draft PCP process, we could experience the difference between reality and what we would expect. This allows to finetune the process towards the future taking into consideration all new insights.