In an ideal business environment, executives establish organizational goals and then develop strategies to achieve those goals. These goals and strategies, in turn, spawn meaningful projects that are executed to support them, connecting the day-to-day execution directly to the high-level objectives of the organization. These projects are executed flawlessly: on time, within scope and within budget. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, in the real world, things tend to be far more complicated, and projects can take on lives of their own. Nearly 90% of strategic objectives fail… and they fail for a wide range of reasons. Fortunately, we can help.
CMK Select’s project turnaround approach is based on a deep understanding of project management and the general optimism that “human problems have human solutions.” The three main steps to our project turnaround approach include:
Ways to Overcome Project Challenges
- Strong Leadership – By taking the initiative to promote and maintain consistency across sponsorship, project management and/or your steering committee, you help to create a foundation of stability and sound decision making.
- Strategic Alignment – When an organization sets clear strategic goals, and its project priorities are distinctly outlined, it helps the members of the project team stay focused on the task at hand – ultimately saving time, money and confusion.
- Strong Project Management – This ensures that whatever is being delivered is done right. When a project is managed properly, the project team is more likely to buy into the process right from the start, leading to the successful delivery of target milestones.
- Positive Working Environment – Happiness has a multiplying effect. When team members are encouraged to support each other, you create a more productive work environment where everyone is working toward a common goal.
We work closely with our clients to understand their challenges, evaluate their situations, collaborate on solutions, co-develop recommendations, and deliver the agreed-upon plan. At the client’s discretion, CMK Select can support the execution of the resulting turnaround plan in varying levels of involvement, from simply serving in an advisory capacity to assuming full project management responsibility for the turnaround.