It can be difficult to maintain good planning practices alongside increased pressure for momentum and rapid, tangible execution results, all amidst constant change and competitive pressures. Complex projects, in complex environments, are no longer the exception, but the most common scenario we face. This means that we cannot approach them in the same way we used to.
The first opportunity to try a “better way” is in the preparation and planning stage. Unfortunately, teams may not be given the budget, permission, or encouragement to spend time on the types of planning and preparation that they should. The consequences of lack of in-depth planning, at best, are headaches and issues to resolve, at worst budget, schedule and expectation breakdowns, disappointing sponsors, staff and customers alike.
I’ve developed a model and process for addressing preparation and planning for these projects, called Readiness Assurance©. It combines the best of Project Management, Change Management and Process Design, and brings them together into a preparation discipline. This provides a fast and efficient evaluation and health check with assessment of impacts, the environment, and stakeholders wrapped in a focus on risk management.
Your organization’s success is dependent upon strategic, often transformational change, on a frequent basis. These changes require a significant capital expense and impact your people and other assets in new and more interesting ways.
Don’t your projects deserve the best foundation to start from?
I am based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, well positioned to provide services to local, national and global clients through remote and/or onsite support models.
We can support all aspects of change and transformation including project management, change management, process improvement, and business analysis. Complementary to these disciplines, adding further value, is a distinctive advanced project planning practice, called Readiness Assurance©. Below are common scenarios where my expertise can be additionally leveraged.
Idea to Realization
Have you ever had an important internal strategic initiative or great business idea that was stalled in moving from design phase or idea to reality?
Have you ever felt the pressure of leading one critical project and you learn that you need to handle another equally pressing project that’s going to overwhelm your already stretched time and resources?
This includes seeking and bringing in a new system, transitioning to a better, similar system, upgrading features and renewing contracts.