Virtusa Corporation, a global IT services company that offers a broad spectrum of business consulting and outsourcing services, announced that it has been honoured by Project Management Institute Atlanta (PMI) as the winner of its 2011 ‘Manufacturing Project of the Year Award’.
The purpose of the award is to recognise the accomplishments of a project and the involved project team for superior performance and execution of exemplary project management.
The winning project was commissioned by Siemens Industry, Inc., the US affiliate of Siemens’ global industry sector business — a leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions.
In May 2010, Siemens retired an outside vendor that provided an online order tracking tool for Siemens’ Building Technologies Division (BT). Instead of rebuilding or replacing the decommissioned system, Siemens contracted Virtusa to develop a solution that would consolidate the system with an order tracker already in place for Siemens’ Energy Power Distribution Division (PD). Virtusa took all the features and components of the decommissioned BT system and transferred them into the existing PD system.
“Virtusa not only duplicated the features and functionalities of the decommissioned system, but also enhanced it. It was great for our customers as well because they did not experience any service interruptions and that was imperative to us,” said Siemens Application Manager, Jeff Kroeger. “The entire project went more smoothly than anyone could have imagined.”
In addition to successfully consolidating the two online tracking systems, Virtusa also delivered the project 25 per cent under budget and saved $ 15,000 annually.
“This project is a testament to our solid eight-year working relationship with the Siemens team. We worked efficiently and achieved excellence as a result of effective communication, planning and project management,” said Harsha Kumar, Senior Vice President of Virtusa’s Media, Information, Technology and Entertainment Business Unit. “We are honoured that PMI Atlanta has recognised the hard work, collaboration and dedication of the entire group that worked to create this project.”
PMI Atlanta is the largest project management member association serving the North Georgia and Metro Atlanta area.
The organisation represents more than 4,400 members and strives to increase recognition to the profession of project management.
Submissions for PMI Atlanta’s ‘Project of the Year’ awards were judged by an independent outside panel that selected a winning project from each industry group.