Kicking off a Project – is planning really necessary?

Kicking off your project with a planning phase will significantly improve your chances of successfully delivering your project within cost, schedule and technical performance parameters. Utilizing systems thinking, systems engineering and effective project management techniques help achieve desired project results when used consistently by the project team throughout the project life cycle.

The Strategy Bridge approach to a high project success rate addresses:

  • Project Team Building & Alignment
  • Process Planning & Management Approach
  • System Requirements Definition & Development
  • Technical Approach Development & Selection
  • Schedule & Resource Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Baseline Management

Our facilitated workshop begins with an objective reality assessment. Then we help the team build an executable plan that will convince stakeholders of the necessary decisions for a successful outcome. The project plan includes tangible project artifacts and information that the team can move forward with after the workshop. Additionally, Strategy Bridge-coached teams learn to recognize warning signs in order to understand when to apply the right things to do. The actions are based on the practical project management and systems engineering "science" needed to keep a project viable. These skills not only help the current project team succeed, but are also transferrable to future projects and their successes.