STUCK AND FAILING
1. INTERROGATE AND IMPROVE
What's gone wrong?
Don't be afraid of the difficult questions.
COMPLEX AND CHALLENGING
1. SCOPE THE PROJECT ELEMENTS
Without a proper understanding of what you want to fix, you can be
at risk of failure before you've even begun.
You might think you know the problem you're facing in your business. However, it's often not so simple.
We help you establish your real priorities and ask the difficult questions to get to the root of your problem. It's essential that you involve all members of your team from the very beginning to establish the total impact. If not, you risk only addressing problems that affect half your team whilst others are left to struggle.
2. REDEFINE AND RESET
Is your problem the same?
Has it worsened?
2. DEFINE REALISTIC OUTCOMES
Once you know what you want to fix, you must know what success looks like.
You will probably have some vague idea, but it's not enough. Establishing clear goals anchored in reality is critical.
What is the REAL scope of your project? What are the limiting factors? If your ambitions do not meet your budget or timescale, you're
setting yourself up for failure.
Maintaining involvement of all team members in this stage will ensure
collective investment in project success.
3. ANCHOR YOUR PLAN
Has your budget changed?
Has significant time been lost?
What are your priorities?
3. CONSTRUCT YOUR PLAN
Once you have a clear problem and a direct goal, you must construct a clear step-by-step journey. Avoid vague plans to establish exactly how you are going to move from your problem to your solution.
Make each step of the process realistic. Not every stage will be easy, but we help you recognise this early to form realistic solutions.
At this stage, you can't make the mistake of thinking communication is less vital. We consult every team member involved for the construction of your plan. This will ensure you don't forget your softer requirements.
4. REVISIT YOUR LIMITING FACTORS
Where did your plan go wrong? Why?
Get down to the real issues and detail exactly what happened.
4. GETTING IT DONE
Now you are ready to get it done. A common mistake is forgetting why you started. You have to keep the problems you are trying to fix at the forefront of your mind. If not, no matter how well planned, your project can become confused and fail.
Bring everyone on the journey. If one aspect of your project is storming ahead whilst others are stuck behind, you won't achieve your final goal. We have established project outputs so you can keep track of progress and overcome hurdles as you reach them. To do so, you have to determine the real priorities project-wide.
5. GETTING IT DONE
Learn from your mistakes and push forward.
5. REVIEW AND IMPROVE
A post-project analysis is essential for all projects, even successful ones.
Looking back to establish where you went wrong enables you to look to the future and make progress.
Everyone involved in the project must be part of this process to truly make change. Cultivating an honest environment that can openly discuss mistakes without guilt or blame is vital.
Don't forget the positives! A comprehensive review recognises what went well so you can continue your good work.