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Project Methodology

iconsys is equipped with the expertise and skills to deliver fully integrated Project Management Solutions that fulfil your unique business needs, embracing the latest products and technology.


Methodology is central to the successful completion of every project. Our proven multi-gated process, ProConnect™, has a Quality Management System accredited to ISO9001:2015 at its core, ensuring that all services and solutions are consistently delivered to the highest standards.

We also undertake a gate review on completion of each stage in the project lifecycle, to ensure that every requirement is being achieved. Our experienced team is committed to delivering innovative solutions to satisfy your requirements and enhance your business performance.

Phase A

Phase A begins with a proposal and project kick-off. Teams are assembled and the system is designed.
Step 1.
We work with you to define the overall scope of the project and the elements required to achieve the desired results. The proposal explains our duties and responsibilities, along with yours. It also includes the cost and a schedule. Creating the proposal may take a few days or a few months, depending on the complexity and maturity of the project. Once you approve the proposal, the project can start.
Step 2.
Project Kick-Off
We identify key players from Iconsys and your staff to create the Project Team. We also develop a Project Management and Quality Plan, which has a timeline and a delineation of responsibilities. The purpose is to ensure that we meet our obligations and deliver everything on schedule. It spells out how we will communicate and includes a method for handling any problems that may arise.
Step 3.
Functional Design
Working closely with you, we detail the architecture and functionality of the system. Through meetings, conference calls and written communication we ensure that we clearly understand your specific requirements. This forms the foundation of all remaining design and development. The importance of this phase cannot be emphasised enough.
Step 4.
Detailed Design
Having determined what the system will do, our next phase details how it will be done. Forming the basis for our design, this involves full electrical schematics, material lists, detail/assembly drawings and software specifications. With a solution for every aspect of the project, you are then invited to review them before implementation.

Phase B

In Phase B, the system is engineered and all components are procured, assembled and tested. It is shipped to the customer.
Step 5.
Acceptance Planning
This step answers the question: “How will we know that we have delivered what we said we would deliver, and that you are satisfied?” In this phase we spell out the detailed criteria we will use to measure project completion and create tests that will be performed to confirm proper operation and performance. We work with you to ensure alignment between us.
Step 6.
System Development
We develop the software and hardware configurations for the final system. It involves programming and various tests to make sure the various parts of the system are working as they are developed. This is often performed concurrently with Step 7.
Step 7.
Hardware Development & Assembly
All required materials are procured, although items with a long lead time will have been ordered previously. We assemble all panels, often at the same time as the previous step.
Step 8.
Hardware Quality Control
Once the hardware has been fully assembled, we do a detailed quality-control inspection, ensuring correct wiring and neat, visually pleasing assembly. We believe the visual impression our work leaves is just as important as the technical accuracy of our wiring.
Step 9.
Factory Acceptance Testing
Hardware and software are tested internally for functionality, and the whole system is reviewed to ensure all components function properly together. When we have determined for ourselves that the system meets or exceeds the project requirements, we perform the Factory Acceptance Test with someone who is authorised to accept or reject the system.
Step 10.
When the system has passed Factory Acceptance Testing, it is ready for shipment. The type of packaging or crating depends on how it is being transported and where it is going. We work closely with you to arrange shipping, as per requirements that were identified in Step 2.

Phase C

Phase C begins after shipment of the system to the customer. Components are installed and integrated. Customer personnel are trained, and the customer signs off on the completed project.
Step 11.
We work closely with you and other vendors on five main tasks: review the integration schedule and plan; install and integrate the control system and the mechanical system; verify proper operation of all hardware and software; commission the system by demonstrating proper performance in its final configuration under defined conditions; and train your personnel to support and maintain the system.
Step 12.
Your approval follows a demonstration that the system meets all functional, quality and performance criteria, and we provide final versions of all deliverables.
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