Business Agility & Rapid ROI
Why waste money on projects with ambiguous or unclear business value? We help you assess your program backlog and prioritize projects which support your business strategy and maximize your ROI.
We will help you determine your resource capacity for projects, prioritize your project investments, manage stakeholder expectations and communicate the overall program strategic goals and timelines.
Project CheckUp and Rapid Recovery
Most projects get in trouble at some point in their life cycle. Our proprietary Project CheckUp identities key issues and root causes which need to be fixed.
We provide a written executive summary highlighting root causes and recommendations for 30/60/90 day improvements. And, we stay with you to help implement and adapt solutions to your unique environment. We share that ownership with you.
Waterfall to Agile
Companies that undertake projects are increasingly turning to agile practices to help them stay competitive. Project teams need to become well-versed in Agile practices and the highly collaborative and iterative methods which have made Agile and experienced “Agilista’s” in high demand.
Our methodology alignment workshops will define up front the governance, the methodology and the practices we will follow. This way, we kickoff the project correctly and not waste project time "figuring processes out" instead of delivering the solution.
After 25 + years of working on a large variety of projects of all sizes, we have learned a few things along the way.... that troubled projects share the same pain points.
We are tempted by ambition and excitement of rapid delivery and we stop paying attention to fundamentals.
We want to please our end users, so we don't say "No" to new scope and changes. We assume risks will never materialize, and that someone else is managing the issues. So our project begins to develop a fever.
We saw an opportunity to help companies with a specific niche area of project management which is often assumed- "good" governance. In reality, the absence of governance has led to chaos and lots of false starts and stops. Much money is wasted without much to show for it.
One of our other observations was how governance was misunderstood and perceived as unnecessary or insignificant, like a very delayed afterthought.
But we know governance is much more than a monthly meeting --- It is a set of overarching practices which have to be designed and followed.
We wanted to help our clients understand and implement all the moving parts under the governance umbrella, from envisioning which projects should be done, how and who makes these decisions, and when to continue or pull the plug on a project.
Finally, our goal is to give you practical techniques and methods you can implement right away. We've found theories are just that---theories. But practical examples and proven techniques do the job better.
Our mission is simple:
We want to maximize business outcomes for our clients.
Many variables influence the quality and quantity of projects our clients are able to take on, depending on the maturity of their project management processes and the skill level of their project teams.
As you are planning your future projects, and prioritizing funding and budgets, you need a well-defined multi-tier governance model and strategic filtering process.
We teach your teams how to think about projects in the context of Business Agility and Rapid ROI so it becomes the "new norm" for project selection.
We fix problems on projects. We track root causes and prescribe specific short and long term fixes. With multi-level governance and other key principles, we help ensure projects are able to continue more efficiently.
We work with you to establish post-production maintenance and support processes to keep your application updated and relevant, and manage your total cost of ownership.
Ultimately, our goal is to help you create project management superstars!
We will teach you Agile techniques and how they can be adopted in your environment. The best part of this is that your team can begin applying a lot of these techniques almost immediately.
Troubled project management, project management consulting, business agility
We love to accommodate our clients. Feel free to call us for an onsite visit and review of our services.
164 Galen St, Suite 1, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, United States