We know how it goes…your supplier promises you the world during the sales process, but then lets you down in delivery. Development is beset with technical issues, milestones are missed and budgets are burnt. And what do you have to show for it? A solution that is not fit for purpose and a furious CEO.
Our team of highly experienced, UK-based, permanent consultants work in close collaboration with you to review your project, remediate deliverables where needed, and work with you to set new, achievable goals.
Project recovery calls for a cool but determined leadership style. We know how to build bridges between the different parts of the project. Rather than passing judgement, we reach conclusions in collaboration with the project team. Recovery options are developed hand in hand with the sponsor.
We understand that when a project goes wrong, emotions are often running high. When diagnosing failing projects, we focus on the facts to avoid the review becoming embroiled in emotion.
Diagnosis often means digging deep to get to the root causes. The skill is combining this ability to deep-dive with the ability to develop the holistic picture. Projects that go wrong are often complex, and rarely is there just one thing in one area that needs to be fixed.
The business value that was the original objective of the project can often be overshadowed and obscured as the focus shifts to the complexities of delivery. When building a recovery plan, it’s critical to focus again on delivering real business value, not simply the perceived solution.
Project recovery demands rapid diagnosis. Through our work with many clients, we have built up a tried-and-tested approach to diagnosing failing projects. Mobilising a small, focused team of expert consultants, we rapidly heat map the issues to inform subsequent diagnosis. Our structured approach gets to the real issues quickly.
When building a recovery plan, we focus on delivering real business value, not simply the perceived solution. This invariably mean reassessing what’s important as well as determining what can be left out. Evidence-Based Management (EBM) is one way to help ensure the focus on value.
Our team of highly experienced, UK-based, permanent consultants will work in close collaboration to remediate deliverables where needed, and work with you to set new, achievable goals.
Effective architecture and sound software engineering are integral to the success of many IT projects. We will find the quality issues that are derailing your project and will work pragmatically with you to fix them.
If you have been let down by your development partner, we will help you build a transition plan to reduce or eliminate partner reliance.
When a project goes off the rails, the question becomes how to get delivery back on track, or even whether to cancel the project entirely. Here at Scott Logic, we have many years of experience helping businesses to recover projects and Matt Phillips shares some insights from that experience.
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