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Managed Evolution is an approach based on a large body of practices with defined levels of sophistication designed to be usable right now yet still applicable as you evolve.

The program spells out what to do, and
I'm there to help you do it.
 
Your managers learn on the job, working hands-on with me to design systems that everyone can see works.
Then they can keep it up and help others do it.
Start with what you do now and introduce proven practices to take you along a defined path to long-term survivability.
The general practices are implemented within the first week and consulting continues development and mastery of increasingly sophisticated specific practices.

Get started on the path to long-term survivability.

There is no upper limit and you won't get there in two quarters.


But you can master the fundamentals.

Full transformation is accelerated with a second quarter.

 

Increase the sophistication of quantitative management, adding software instrumentation and establishing strategic fitness for purpose.

A second quarter including a selection of 30 half-day workshops, further practices and software implementation.

Areas of Focus:

  • Strategy

  • Fitness for Purpose

  • Visualizing Risk

  • Increasing Optionality

  • Software instrumentation

  • Reservation-based dependency management

  • Demand shaping

  • Responding to changes in demand 

  • Managing shared resources

  • Risk classification

TWO QUARTERS Total

 

Includes MANAGED EVOLUTION

Outcome: 

Long-term survivability

Maintenance of Fitness for Purpose

CONSULTING PACKAGES

Before starting engagements  we align expectations among senior and middle managers of what’s possible and what it takes to get those results.

The session concludes with a facilitated discussion leading to agreement on how you'll proceed with improvements.

ONE DAY​

Agenda:

  • Managed Evolution basics

  • Examples

  • Discussion Q&A

  • Implementation approach

  • Change approach

ONE MONTH

Includes JOINT SESSION

Outcome:

Emerging or Defined processes

Managers skilled in basics

Road Map for Transformation

This second step applies the general practices to both assess and develop foundational skills among management. 

Steps:

  • Identify group boundaries

  • Foundation skills training

  • Gather Data 2+ weeks

  • Evaluate and Set Targets

  • Develop Road Map

Engagements start with the Foundation phase to achieve two outcomes: 

  1. Develop transformation Road Map based on assessment conducted by your managers 

  2. Establish foundation of general practices while avoiding resistance amongst the workforce

On its own​ the Foundation will start you on the path towards long-term survival.

Starting with the Road Map,  continue immediately from the Foundation.

Three months of continued application and fast evolution.

Complete the first quarter to build competence, habits.

Accelerate implementation and increase adoption of practices.


The quarter ends with an evaluation of current maturity and a plan for continued improvement.

ONE QUARTER Total

Includes JOINT SESSION and FOUNDATION

Outcome:

Reliable, consistent processes

Transparency encouraging cross-silo collaboration

managers conditioned to maintain organizational fitness.

Finish with Road Map for continued evolution.

Following immediately after the Foundation with 8 weeks of training and implementation.

Areas of Focus:

  • Prepare managers to lead evolutionary change

  • Implement specific practices to improve management systems

  • Implement proactive, cross-silo management reviews 

  • Simulation workshop to understand what affects flow

  • Introduce Capacity Allocation

  • Introduce Dependency Management practices

  • Implement portfolio management and Discovery

  • Introduce Prioritization method

Each package is designed to build on the previous work at a faster pace.
Select the scope of engagement based on urgency to transform.

Q1

Q2

JOINT SESSION

FOUNDATION

MANAGED EVOLUTION

FITNESS FOR PURPOSE