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1 The Bayard Partnership Making a Difference The Pragmatic Approach to Interim & Project Management

2 The Bayard Partnership Fundamental Questions? 1.Why do we need projects? 2.Why do we need project management? 3.What is the difference between successful and unsuccessful projects? 4.Why is it that so many projects, even if they do deliver their goals and objectives, still do not deliver real benefit to the company that commissioned them?

3 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving The Departure Point: Step 1: What's the problem? (Understanding and defining the current situation)Step 1: What's the problem? (Understanding and defining the current situation)

4 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 2: Past InfluencesStep 2: Past Influences (Looking at the past to understand how the current situation came about) –How did the business get to where it is today? –How did it get into this situation?

5 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 1: What's the problem?Step 1: What's the problem? Step 2: Past InfluencesStep 2: Past Influences

6 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 3: Cash, Culture and Competence (Examining your client’s foundations)Step 3: Cash, Culture and Competence (Examining your client’s foundations) –Financial position & independence –Considering culture and its influence on change –Assessing the real human assets you have at hand

7 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 1: What's the problem?Step 1: What's the problem? Step 2: Past InfluencesStep 2: Past Influences Step 3: Cash, Culture and CompetenceStep 3: Cash, Culture and Competence

8 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 4: Aspirations (Understanding the long term objectives)Step 4: Aspirations (Understanding the long term objectives) –What are objectives of the business –What are the ambitions of its leaders? –Ensuring that any solution will be in line with the above

9 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 1: What's the problem?Step 1: What's the problem? Step 2: Past Influences?Step 2: Past Influences? Step 3: Cash, Culture and CompetenceStep 3: Cash, Culture and Competence Step 4: AspirationsStep 4: Aspirations

10 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 5: Decision Time (Deciding what should be tackled first)Step 5: Decision Time (Deciding what should be tackled first) –Is the business fully committed? –Finding the hidden agendas –Implementing processes to ensure good decisions

11 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 1: What's the problem?Step 1: What's the problem? Step 2: Past InfluencesStep 2: Past Influences Step 3: Cash, Culture and CompetenceStep 3: Cash, Culture and Competence Step 4: AspirationsStep 4: Aspirations Step 5: Decision TimeStep 5: Decision Time

12 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 6: Structuring the solution (Building a solution plan)Step 6: Structuring the solution (Building a solution plan) –Creating a project

13 The Bayard Partnership Project Management Fundamentals The Project CharterThe Project Charter Confusing Milestones & GoalsConfusing Milestones & Goals Building a detailed project planBuilding a detailed project plan The concept of a teamThe concept of a team

14 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 1: What's the problem?Step 1: What's the problem? Step 2: Past InfluencesStep 2: Past Influences Step 3: Cash, Culture and CompetenceStep 3: Cash, Culture and Competence Step 4: AspirationsStep 4: Aspirations Step 5: Decision TimeStep 5: Decision Time Step 6: Structuring the SolutionStep 6: Structuring the Solution

15 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 7: Resourcefulness, Recruitment & Commitment (Ensuring you have the right people, resources and commitment)Step 7: Resourcefulness, Recruitment & Commitment (Ensuring you have the right people, resources and commitment) –How to make the most of what we have –Ensuring commitment –Removing blockers

16 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 1: What's the problem?Step 1: What's the problem? Step 2: Past InfluencesStep 2: Past Influences Step 3: Cash, Culture and CompetenceStep 3: Cash, Culture and Competence Step 4: AspirationsStep 4: Aspirations Step 5: Decision TimeStep 5: Decision Time Step 6: Structuring the SolutionStep 6: Structuring the Solution Step 7: Resourcefulness, Recruitment & CommitmentStep 7: Resourcefulness, Recruitment & Commitment

17 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 8: Implementing the Solution (Staying on track and focused on the objectives)Step 8: Implementing the Solution (Staying on track and focused on the objectives) –The triple constraint –Avoiding scope creep –Solving ‘unsurmountable’ problems –Long-term projects

18 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 1: What's the problem?Step 1: What's the problem? Step 2: Past InfluencesStep 2: Past Influences Step 3: Cash, Culture and CompetenceStep 3: Cash, Culture and Competence Step 4: AspirationsStep 4: Aspirations Step 5: Decision TimeStep 5: Decision Time Step 6: Structuring the SolutionStep 6: Structuring the Solution Step 7: Resourcefulness, Recruitment & CommitmentStep 7: Resourcefulness, Recruitment & Commitment Step 8: Implementing the SolutionStep 8: Implementing the Solution

19 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 9: Assessing the Results (Measuring success)Step 9: Assessing the Results (Measuring success) –Have we achieved what we set out to achieve? –Comparing results with our client’s aspirations

20 The Bayard Partnership Nine Steps to Problem Solving Step 1: What's the problem?Step 1: What's the problem? Step 2: Past InfluencesStep 2: Past Influences Step 3: Cash, Culture and CompetenceStep 3: Cash, Culture and Competence Step 4: AspirationsStep 4: Aspirations Step 5: Decision TimeStep 5: Decision Time Step 6: Structuring the SolutionStep 6: Structuring the Solution Step 7: Resourcefulness, Recruitment & CommitmentStep 7: Resourcefulness, Recruitment & Commitment Step 8: Implementing the SolutionStep 8: Implementing the Solution Step 9: Assessing the ResultsStep 9: Assessing the Results

21 The Bayard Partnership Our departure point is too quickly forgotten, our successes too quickly romanticized “The secret to success is to ask the right questions and to listen to the answers”


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