Think: What

Every project starts with an analysis of how your organization currently operates. This is know as a “Current State Analysis”.

In this phase we look at the current state and identify areas for improvement. We review the people, processes, systems, data and strategy that enable your organization to function and deliver value to your customers on a daily basis. In this phase we identify what is working well, and what is not, and we begin to develop a plan for what aspects of your business operations may change.

While we analyze your organization’s current state, we also look out into the market and assess what other organizations are doing, as well as evolutions in technology and management strategies. This is called future state assessment, or discovering “the art of what is possible”. This is where we develop a vision of where you would like to in a “Future State Analysis”

Once we know where your organization stands and where you want to go, we then conduct a “Gap Analysis” to determine what needs to be done in order to help you achieve your goal of modernizing your business to be more competitive.

This is the phase where we determine the “What” of your company’s strategy and the project. As in, “What” needs to be done to reach your goals.

Once you know the “What” (Strategic Vision and Goals), in the following phases you can discuss the “How” aspect of delivering on your goals by making plan and determining how to run your program, and then finally we can actually go and “Do” the work and develop new processes and systems.

In order to deliver on Programs and Project Phases, we work within a lifecycle called “The 7 Ds”, which for each project and phase consist of: Discovery, Definition, Decision, Designing, Development, Deployment, and Driving the Solution. We walk clients through each of these phases as we work together.

This is the process of setting up you Program and Project Plans, and then enabling and executing on them.