Workshop / Service
Where is the project headed? What is the likely growth? Why? What level of resources is required when? These are questions every project or program manager should be able to answer and be prepared for.
Project Sponsors, Investors as well as Enterprise Customers habe become increasingly aware and critically of projects and initiatives with too optimistic assumptions and promises. Nobody believes in “hockey stick” forecasts anymore. The project leader has to make the point, make realistic assumptions and provide proof.
The “Performance Scenario” approach
- uses quantitative methods of modelling performance scenarios
- helps project leaders and policy makers to make assumptions transparent
- helps to improve resource allocation and readiness
- provides a sensitivity analyis and a range of most like outcomes of a strategy or project
- helps investors, managers, boards, policy makers, and other decision makers to ask the right questions
- is a “Management Flight Simulator”
- is good way to test different “growth hacking” tactics play out
- can build on the canvas and take it into a quantitative scenario
The “Performance Scenario” approach is adaptive, iterative and flexible:
- Single modules or complete framework (recommended)
- Workshop, Seminar, or Advisory Service
- Project and Program Analysis and structured, systematic Milestone Review
Will be announced soon. Please also check out event page.
Modules and Deliverables
- Rigorous Review of Business Plan
- Review areas: Strategy, Product, Competition, People & Organisation, Operations.
Growth Model and Simulation.
- Dynamic simulation model.
- Customer and installed base.
- Testing different strategies.
- Scenarios for fast forwarding how “Growthhacking” tactics play out.
- Quality Impact.
- Recovery and Repair scenario.
- New product, policy and program introduction and adoption scenario.
- Recommendation on resource allocation and readiness.
Sensitivity Analysis. Risk & Return.
- Statistical Analysis of sensitivity.
- Provides a range of possible outcomes for KPI (versus a fix value).
- Identification of performance drivers and focus areas.
Presentation (Investor, Customer).
- “One-pager” (teaser) for investors and clients.
- Detailed analysis of simulation and scenarios.
Typical clients and participants include:
- Project managers in business organisations.
- Program managers, Policy officers and program directors (e.g. EC, UNO, FAO)
- C-Level managers and leadership teams.
- Startups and Entrepreneurs.
- Marketing managers, Product Managers and developers.
- Service managers who are responsible for high growth, dynamic and large scale customer bases and installed base.
- Companies who are dealing with a recall, recovery and repair situation.
- Financial managers and analysts who want to understand the underlying business performance and operating effectiveness.
- Investors and sponsors of projects who want to review and assess projects and new ventures.
Benefits and typical areas of application:
- Identifying feasible and likely performance scenarios. Getting beyond the “hockey stick forecast”.
- Optimising resource planning and allocation.
- Validating business models and project plans.
- Improving feasibility of plans.
- Taking your business canvas to the next level.
- Review how your “growth hacking” plays out.
- Improving system thinking and system management capability.
- understanding product adoption and exponential growth/decline.
- understanding viral marketing and adoption.
- overcoming “chicken and egg” challenges.
- Setting smart and feasible targets for milestone reviews.
- Identifying key risks, opportunities and also leverage points to outperform competitors.
- Build competitive response scenarios.
- Systematic planning and iterative development and delivery of projects and programs.
- After action review and feedback.
- Q&A, Coaching.
The workshops will be prepared, conducted and facilitated by experienced experts who have real world experience in organisations and with various business and cultures. The experts have built up their experience both in leadership positions and through formal training and education. We are engaging guest speakers and facilitators in some workshops.
Workshop Leitung: Thomas (“Tom”) Wittig (LinkedIn Profile)