Consulting: The Excelon difference
Sometimes you don’t need new staff or help with execution as much as an outside perspective.
Then the trouble begins. A consultant comes in and gives your team a half-dozen more things to do.
At Excelon, we do consulting, and yes, we can perform a gap analysis – but the gap will be to your strategic objective. That is, we’ll take your vision for the future (or work with you to make the existing direction more clear), and then conduct a site visit, typically two to four days. Sometimes the visit includes training; the first visit may be shorter, to get to know each other.
During our visit we take a naturalist approach, spending time observing what the team is actually doing and assessing risks.
Before the assignment begins we agree on a scope. That scope can include the entire delivery process — for example if we are looking for bottlenecks or delivery risks. Other recent assignments include work on program portfolio management, project intake, reducing the test/fix/deploy cycle, and reducing test cycles time, including technical tools like selenium, fitnesse, and test driven development.
Our recommendations are grounded in real-time observation of your work, not in textbook solutions. We watch and listen before pairing up your team members with our own to achieve best results. For longer sessions, we’ll be actively contributing alongside you to solve your problems.
After the visit you’ll get our recommendations on key target conditions (smaller steps toward the objective), how to get there, and if it makes sense, a few ways in which we might continue to partner.
Most of our consulting sessions are wrapped up in a week, but we also offer long term coaching, as well as project rescue work.
Contact Excelon today to create a custom coaching plan that will turn your company’s soft spots into strengths.