The Value of Project Design
Early on a project plan is brought to stakeholders for approval. How can we know if it’s a good plan? Is it feasible? Lean? Flexible? How many options were analyzed? Are the teams aware of commitments, dependencies, exceptions, and risk mitigations needed to achieve the plan? Has the plan been designed?
How does your business spend the typically 10% or greater of project costs associated with project management? Re-direct up to 2% of existing project costs to project design and gain 20% or greater savings in cost/ time on complex projects and portfolios.
These savings are directly achieved on the immediate project. The strategic value of timely market entry, reduced defects, flexible adaptation to trends, and a learning process for cross-functional teams can be many times greater.
How is this possible?
Traditional planning and scheduling do not systematically evaluate 35% to 50% of the activity driving modern projects. With Project Design it is now possible to uncover, confront, assess, and re-align these efforts related to coordination, re-work, and poor utilization -- before the project starts and rapidly as things change.
As more realistic yet optimal plans are designed by the teams involved, situational awareness and performance improves.
GPD team members are industry leaders with decades of expertise in project management and global business. We look forward to working together to generate feasible plans and focused teams you can believe in.