CEOs who fail to meet their company’s strategic goals often do so not because their vision is flawed. But because they are unable to implement that vision effectively. Business success is not measured by the executive team’s ability to dream up a winning strategy, it’s measured by their ability to deliver that strategy.
At HARRYBAKER Professionals, we are clear there is no such thing as an off-the-shelf solution. We understand that every organisation, business and industry sector is unique and that every project or programme designed to transform it will require a specific and tailored approach. Our success formula is based on listening to individual client needs and, from this, building an effective solution framework. It is your business and we believe in providing the complementary skills, approach and tools to deliver your objectives while ensuring you retain control. We focus on delivering successful outcomes whilst leaving a legacy of transferred skills and enhanced capability. We believe success in business is built on relationships which are founded on trust, clear lines of communication and co-ordinated action. As a result, we continue to enjoy repeat business from satisfied clients who endorse our world-class reputation by getting us to do what we do best – deliver business success.
As a leading specialist project and programme management consultancy, HARRYBAKER Professionals leads the way in providing a comprehensive range of services focused on ensuring your transformation strategy is delivered efficiently and effectively. Requirements can change depending on the scope of your initiative, the current life stage or any number of variables. Indeed, in our eyes, every project and programme has different challenges and will require a unique approach. Whether it’s mobilizing a project team, taking a project global or rescuing one in trouble, our experienced consultants have the widest range of knowledge and skills to ensure your success.
Our project and programme management services span:
Building a project management capability within an organisation is becoming increasingly important as businesses strive to increase the rate of return on what seems like continually reducing investment. Unfortunately, standard or ‘off-the-shelf’ project management training packages often fail to deliver the anticipated benefits. Project Management Capability Development needs to be structured around providing the insights, tools, techniques and case studies, but more importantly, it must also include practical and powerful coaching, mentoring and delivery methods.
All businesses embark on major projects at some stage in the business lifecycle. This may be an organisational re-structure, the development of a new IT system, or even the acquisition and subsequent integration of another company. Project or Programme Design & Mobilisation is the process that takes such a business proposal, concept or goal and turns it into a tangible project to deliver the business objectives. It is the most critical stage in any project or programme – if design parameters are flawed, the project will be doomed to failure.
Businesses can create enormous advantage and shareholder value by turning revenue-generating ideas into reality. By putting the right people, tools and techniques in place and being accountable for delivery, we ensure business benefits realisation.
A high performance Project, Programme or Portfolio Management Office (PMO) should act as the nerve centre for delivering complex change. It should also seek to deliver real value to the business way beyond just being a passive reporting mechanism. As a result, senior management will develop trust in the team and build confidence in a programme’s progress and its future ability to deliver meaningful business benefits. HARRYBAKER Professionals’ core competency lies in managing and delivering successful change programmes, from operational performance improvement to IT implementation. At the heart of this is the PMO function which provides industry best practice support for governance, reporting, assurance and controls. We deploy specialist consultants backed up by an extensive tool set all from an organisation that has implemented this successfully hundreds of times in many industries and countries.
In most organisations, the demand for project work far exceeds the capacity to deliver it. Project Portfolio Optimisation is the process which establishes and maintains the optimal balance between the projects, their constraints and the overarching business strategy. It allows informed decisions to be made on the composition of a business’ portfolio of programmes, projects and initiatives
Successful project delivery is critical to the well being of any organisation. Project success is achieved through confidence in the health of a project and through being able to anticipate potential issues early enough to act on them. However, project sponsors, managers and the project team are often so involved in the day-to-day activities that they fail to acknowledge the true status of a project. Risks and issues go undetected or are ignored simply because the project team has blind faith that the benefits will materialise, or because they are so involved in the daily operational detail that they can’t see the big picture.
Projects can fail. Large scale, complex or high-risk projects are the most likely victims. The consequences for organisations can be disastrous – hitting bottom line results, damaging reputation in the market place and diminishing shareholder value. The problem is that most businesses either do not recognise the symptoms of failure early enough, or do not know what actions to take to recover or even salvage a failing project. Project Rescue drives rapid recovery action to turnaround the expected outcome of a project.
Project Management Outsourcing is a refreshing approach to provide our clients with access to professional project management expertise, as and when needed, whilst being able to grow and retain their internal capability to an optimal level. Because of our long term commitment to our clients, we offer them the flexibility of being able to ramp up project resources when necessary, while leaving their organisation richer by having access to our vast project expertise.
Increased Business Value through Better Decision Making When it comes to selecting and executing projects and programmes, decades of research and experience prove what successful business leaders already know instinctively: investment in activities that do not clearly align with corporate strategy is money wasted. In the current economic climate, where both cash and resources are severely on strained, being able to understand and act on this is more important than ever. Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) therefore has gained significant visibility in management strategy.
To compete in the international marketplace, modern organisations have to orchestrate globally-distributed design, marketing, manufacturing, sales and logistics – both their own activities and those of their partners. Increasingly, managers in such companies must work globally, leading international teams and often calling upon expertise from all corners of the world. To gain competitive advantage, successful companies adapt to market forces swiftly across all the regions in which they operate.