Integrated Organizational Solutions
Is training a solution for enhanced learning and ultimately transforming organizational performance?
At SUKAD, we believe in a system approach. We know, from our global experience working on projects and with clients all over the world, that to transform organizational performance and reach a higher level of project management maturity we MUST work toward a total and systematic solutions through integration of people, processes, methods, and tools.
We do humbly challenge executives to consider a system approach rather than a focus on training (click here for further reading). We know that such an approach is necessary to maximize the return on investment, the investment in the organization human capital.
We also know that this approach is proven to work. There are numerous studies from top and prestigious universities, like University of California Berkeley and other respected organizations on this subject. The studies clearly shows that to realize a drastic impact on the bottom line, at least in the area of project management, organizations with higher level of project management maturity outperform those with lower level on all essential aspects. Teaching people how to manage projects, even having them earn a basic certification; will NOT have a significant impact on organizational performance if the organizational system and the new learning are not inline or integrated.
We also know that an organizational approach to project management is necessary since project and program management are essential to the execution of the organization strategy and the link the close the gap between strategy formulation and strategy execution.
What are we advocating?
Project Management Solutions
A total solution starts with building the organizational project management system. A comprehensive system includes the methodology, the processes, and the professional development program. To build the project management system SUKAD developed its approach and we graphically represent it here via the Elements of Maturity.
What services can SUKAD offer you here?
Our business transformation and consultancy services include quite a few initiatives and unique approaches:
1. We can start with a basic – no obligation – meeting to listen to you and learn about your organizational expectations and requirements. We can share our thoughts and together identify the best path forward; again, without any obligation on your part to utilize our services.
2. We can work with you to build a project management system from scratch, if you do not have one. To build the system we use The SUKAD Way™ approach that we summarize in the graph. We can also use an alternative approach if you have a preference to one.
3. We can work with you to build the Project/Program Management Office (PMO) based on the organizational needs. SUKAD does not follow the script of a book to build a PMO, our solution is unique, and custom fit to the organizational expectations, requirements, and culture.
4. We can work with you to enhance what you have already established. Many providers might come in, ignore what you have and start from scratch and we believe this is wrong. All organizations have practices in place and are likely to be good. If you did not document these practices, we will deal with it. If you need to enhance them, we can help.
5. We can assess the maturity of your system and identify any possible gaps, if they exist. However, if you do not have any formal system or process documented we do not advise to start with a maturity assessment.
6. We can help you build the project management system and project management office, manage the PMO for a period of time, then transition the full operation to you when ready. This Build Manage Transition approach is a unique SUKAD initiative.
7. We believe in long term solutions. We believe in our competence and our core values put our customer as the center and focus of our existence. In this spirit, we suggest to build the system and PMO over time and not in one shot. We can build the main structure first, put it in place, test it, and adjust it. Then we move to one of the elements of maturity and build it, put it in place, test it, and adjust it. Once comfortable, we move to the next element, and the next until the full system is built and stable. After that point, we move toward continual improvement.