Accreditations & Certifications Explained
IPEC Quality Assurance Team
HPA utilizes a Process Management System which we have identified as IPEC. The process is defined by the four main stages of a project cycle. These stages are Initiating, Planning, Execution, and Closing. A team of carefully selected individuals are chosen each year to audit and ensure these processes are followed.
Our management team believes that these subsets of the project management body are an ideal way of carrying out the project life cycle. We feel the knowledge and practices described here are applicable to most projects most of the time and there is a consensus about their value and usefulness as well as an overall agreement that the application of these skills, tools, and techniques can enhance the chance of success of the projects we undertake.
The Management Team at HPA firmly believes in a process built around making sure all resources are aligned with the needs of the project and ensuring a commitment is made early in the process from all such resources. Open and constant communication with our client and staff are key to making this portion of the process successful.
Every successful project is built around a detailed schedule and well documented plan. This stage not only determines if the job schedule can be met, but it is also essential in identifying preventive actions and unforeseen circumstances. There is no greater risk than the unknown. Identifying the risks early is paramount.
The planning does not start or stop at phase two. In fact it carries on into all four stages of the project life cycle. Successful execution is built on the ability to anticipate possible risks, adapt and change according to those foreseen risks, and develop plans around and in conjunction with the changes that occur.
No job is complete until the last bit of paper work is completed and the last tool is put away. Documenting the events of the past is the only way to successfully predict the future. Therefore, at HPA the closure process is looked upon with great detail and scrutiny.