How we help businesses use projects to thrive in today’s dynamic business environment

Do you have a specific business problem or are you an organisation that needs to be more responsive to disruption?  My programs will allow you to:

  • Leverage the full depth and breadth of the organisation’s capability
  • Get a better return on your time, money and energy investment
  • Build your project “muscle” – your business processes, skills and expertise
  • Manage your project portfolio to ensure you’re working on your strategic priorities
  • Stay ahead of the disruptive impacts in your business environment
  • Become the disruptive influence that your competitors are responding to

WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR ORGANISATION TO EMBRACE CHANGE RATHER THAN REACT TO IT?

Use projects to make your improvement initiatives more effective

2-Day Workshop: Projectify Sessions – Projects are the New Normal

In these interactive sessions I explain what it means to Projectify Business.  Bringing these concepts to life through case studies, we’ll then identify practices that will best benefit your business situation.  Having agreed the way forward, we’ll produce an Implementation Plan with immediately actionable commitments.  Together we’ll set a course for making your people a more powerful force and your business more successful, through the art and science of Projectifying Business.

Contact us to get a full program description that’s specific to your business situation or arrange a meeting to discuss what it means to Projectify.

WANT TO TURN YOUR BUSINESS MANAGERS INTO PROJECT LEADERS?

Getting good at projects is an essential business skill

Mentoring: Building Project Leadership

With bi-monthly face-to-face hour long mentoring sessions, and Skype catch ups in between, I work with managers and senior executives to improve their leadership within project-based organisations. We work on the key transformational leadership skills necessary to establish, support and inspire a Projectified Business – one that makes projects a way of doing business. We discuss actionable steps that will engage the hearts and minds of their staff, to motivate them to deliver exceptional business value and become the source of the organisation’s best project ideas.

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How we make your projects sing

We can help transform the way your people think about project performance and improve the impact on your company’s bottom line. Our programs go beyond traditional project management thinking; focusing on the way project work gets done, not just the way it gets managed.

  • Align your project’s objectives with your business strategy
  • Maximise innovation through collaboration
  • Structure your teams to leverage operational expertise
  • Bring rigour to your day-to-day project activities
  • Establish a continuous improvement framework

ARE YOU ABOUT TO EMBARK ON A NEW PROJECT?

Set Your Project Up for Success

2-Day Workshop: Exploring Improvements in Project Delivery

We will show you how to use production management as the foundation for exceptional work execution on your project. We look at the benefits of combining a rigorous approach to managing production with traditional project management practices. Case studies will demonstrate how production management can be improved and we’ll explore the techniques that best benefit your situation. You will also see how production management interacts with the other two key influences on project delivery performance – value alignment and team effectiveness – to ensure success.

Having agreed the way forward, we’ll produce an Implementation Plan with immediately actionable commitments.  Together we’ll set a course for making your people a more powerful force and your business more successful by making production management a key differentiator on your projects.

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DO YOU WANT GREATER CERTAINTY THAT YOUR PROJECT WILL SUCCEED?

Putting Your Plan into Action

Services: Implementing Project Production Management Solutions

All production management solutions require three key elements: the business processes and operating rules, the enabling system, and the appropriate performance measures. We will assist your team in designing and establishing each of these elements as part of an overarching framework customised to fit the size and nature of your project.

Our implementation services include:

  • Solution design and configuration
  • Staff training in the enabling system
  • Facilitation of the business processes
  • Mentoring of your project delivery managers
  • Assistance in continuous improvement activities
  • Ongoing support to assist with development and course correction

Contact us to discuss how these services can be tailored to meet your specific project needs.

HAS YOUR PROJECT BEEN BUILT ON THE RIGHT FOUNDATION?

Making sure your project is headed in the right direction

Review: Project Delivery PREview

Often we wait until projects are on fire before taking effective action. Project Delivery PREview takes a pre-emptive approach from the outset to ensure projects achieve success without the need for fire-fighting.

Our proactive methodology assesses whether a project’s processes and operational model will enable the work to be done effectively. By being proactive in the early stages of a project, we ensure these areas don’t have to be addressed later, when things start to go wrong.

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ARE THINGS GOING WRONG WITH YOUR PROJECT?

Change the trajectory of your “troubled” projects

Review: Project Delivery Renew

The traditional approach when projects start to go wrong is to review the situation and develop a laundry list of things to fix and apportion blame. Often this doesn’t address the fundamental problems and they continue to get worse. Project Delivery Renew program turns this on its head by starting with the end in mind asking the question “what would success look like?”

To bring that vision to fruition, we look at where the project is at currently in order to reveal the gaps between expectation and reality. These gaps allow us to determine where the opportunities lie to make the project successful. We believe that your team and the work that they are doing are not “the problem” – they are the source of your solution.

Your project results don’t have to continue to erode – bringing the right mindset and focus to the working environment can “renew” a troubled project.

The focus of our approach is one of facilitation and coaching rather than audit and report. We conduct an interactive review with your project team and make observations and recommendations for them to consider/action.

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DO YOU NEED PROJECT MANAGERS WHO GO BEYOND TRADITIONAL THINKING?

Bring production thinking to the project manager’s skill set

Training: Project Manager as Production Leader

Much of the training available for today’s project managers is focused on developing the skills and competencies that surround traditional project management practice. I turn this on its head by showing project managers how a focus on managing the execution of work drives better project results.

In our onsite training we use interactive exercises to show how production concepts impact project performance. These concepts are then translated through case studies and applied to the participants own projects. We discuss key leadership skills required for creating a production mindset within the team and using that mindset to achieve the project’s objectives.

The follow-up mentoring program supports participants in applying this training to their specific project situations.

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