Project Management


Defining project scope - Our first step in the process with you is to define specific project beginning and end points. This involves analyzing options, developing requirements with associated resource, time and cost estimates and agreeing on deliverables. We take into account value concepts to eliminate waste and idle time; and improve manpower and asset utilization, work process flow and material handling.


Developing business justification -   We work proactively with you to document the means for recovering the expenditures associated with the project. Examples of measures include return on capital deployed, cost savings, budget conformance, schedule performance, resource utilization, revenues and profits.


Designing robust plans - Project plans and schedules provide a solid framework for the time and effort demanded by each project.  This includes what your team needs to do, how to do it and the resources required. We have experience developing comprehensive plans linking all resource interdependencies. We can build the integrated plan and schedule at just the right level of detail to fit your organization's needs.


Managing plan execution - The best-laid plans mean nothing if on-the-ground execution falls short. Disciplined execution is about the ability to close the loop on every activity (planned or unexpected) every day. We work at your side throughout your project and accept direct responsibility for managing schedules and budgets, while proactively tracking and resolving issues.


Mitigating risk - We work with our clients to anticipate and mitigate problems before they occur. In the early project-planning stages, we identify all the potential risks, quantify the magnitude and likelihood of the risk occurring and develop a risk-management plan. We then use the risk-management plan as a roadmap to control and respond to risk events over the course of the project.


Improving processes - To create sustained, continuous improvements in processes, we must first understand them. We start by developing process maps and these process maps allow us to see whether there is a clear path for a process or whether obstacles exist in the form of rework, cloudy decision points, bottlenecks, etc. We will search for and oversee implementation of new ways of restructuring workflows or enhancing business organization to drive sustained improvements.


Orchestrating communications - We can develop a communications plan that defines who needs to know what and when while also identifying approval processes and establishing reporting formats and schedules.