Our consulting services help businesses to better exploit existing and forthcoming digital technologies by equipping key personnel with timely, focused support.
Having studied numerous good and bad tech exploitations in other businesses, by maintaining a constant vigil on the tech horizon and applying these insights to proven structured techniques for agreeing and delivering business goals, our team can start delivering major results for even the largest of businesses, before larger programs from bigger firms even start to get moving.
TechXB Academy services draw heavily upon our evolving repository of training resources, TechXB Consulting projects focus on specific customer needs.
Consultancy projects have to be agile. At their outset, businesses are rarely sure about what kind of support they will benefit from the most. Projects are therefore multi-staged, with opening phases being about discovery: about the client for the client.
Subsequent shaping and delivery phases can help update a business’s objectives and market positioning. These can be delivered at the central, divisional or team level and long term support packages could involve assisting clients through a continual cycle of Discovery, shaping and Delivery assignments, to ensure they stay at the head of the tech curve and in the lead, competitively.
Every assignment will tailored to deliver significant value to the client. Example customized program pathways follow in the next section.
EXAMPLE CUSTOM PATHWAYS:
Subject to initial exploratory meetings we may agree overall modularised program with the client comprising one or more of three key components that can then be customized to the specific needs of different parts of the business:
The content of the Catalyst Seminar is designed to stimulate new ways of thinking based around our core programs and our academy content. These are typically 1.5-2 hour sessions, based on a condensed version of the master class and/or executive briefing.
Where our client already has a sense of an objective (such as wanting a group to perform as a better team, or to innovate, or to beat sales targets) we supply a mix of process and content to get attendees ’sparking off of each other’ to generate innovative and compelling new ideas for implementation.
QUANTUM LEAP PROGRAMS
These are implementation programs that are either stand-alone, or sequenced as part of a larger, agile
ADDITIONAL WAYS OF WORKING WITH US:
We can work with clients to customize programs around a technology, an area of interest, or any other kind of steer that gives us a base to build a proposal on.
Train the trainer
Although we provide a full service for each of our core Catalyst, Momentum and Quantum Leap consulting pathways, we can also train clients on how to do much of the implementation themselves. Via a train the trainer approach we can then equip clients with these powerful modular tools to deliver their own major programs.
This service helps cover specific gaps in the client’s capability set. Assignments are usually undertaken as ongoing term contracts, with our resource being delivered on an either pre-scheduled or contracted call-off basis. Intensive short term support, such as to underpin a key bid or M&A activity is also be available.
Licensing – TechXB |Academy Course Tailoring and Learning Hub Platform
Clients can also License our TechXB Academy resources and Learning Hub. More details about this are in our Academy brochure.
Example resources from our Digital Master Class Series include:
- 210 Digital Master Class Series: Digital Business
- 220 Digital Master Class Series: Digital Mindset
- 230 Digital Master Class Series: Digital Technologies
- 240 Digital Master Class Series: Digital Horizon
- 250 Digital Master Class Series: Digital Change Management
We apply the proprietary 3-CORE Project success system, developed by our founder Steve Nicholls. This is a systematic and holistic model that allows for the successful implementation of digital technologies within an organisation, in the most cost-effective and timely manner. The 3 CORE system embraces three key elements: the Business Environment; the Project Stages and the Project Development Cycle.
1. Business environment
The business environment consists of both the internal and external environments of your organization, such as the resources, organizational culture, skills, industry and competitors, as well as the conditions necessary for successful implementation of digital technologies. The business environment has both visible and invisible constraints that need to be equally identified for the project to be delivered successfully.
The bigger the company; the more complex its internal and external environments, and therefore the more challenging the implementation process. Bigger companies may need to include several departments, which means the level of communication and coordination during project implementation will be multi-layered and more intricate. The use of customized applications, propriety tools, enhanced security and enterprise-level software may also be needed in that case. 07
2. Project Stages
This part of the 3-CORE model refers to 5 main project stages: Briefing, Definition, Planning, Implementation and Roll-out. Project stages are time frames that structure the progression of a project.
This series of phased stages will help address any organizational constraints as the project moves along. Moreover, a decision point is created at the beginning and end of each stage to reduce project risk, generate appropriate justification and give learning opportunities that can be taken to the next stage. Project stages are especially important in an organization where there is a need to get the necessary buy-in order to allow a new project to proceed. Many companies or industries have their own stages, or phases, and it can be useful to use those if your staff is already familiar with them.
It is also beneficial to start with a small pilot project when implementing digital technologies into your organization, as a test. This will help measure the benefits, reduce risk, develop experience, tackle potential concerns and provide useful factual data before the project is developed on a larger scale. 3.
3. Project Development Cycle
This is the core guiding process, composed of the following steps: goals, analysis, projects, strategy, actions, measure and communication. The Project Development Cycle is the key interactive process that is used to guide the manager before and through the project; it is the central backbone of the implementation process. It is an iterative process that goes through several escalating cycles as the project takes shape through the different project stages, taking full account of the dynamically changing business environment.
Within each stage, the project development cycle is iterative and will generate more details to complete the initial plan and business case. The key is that each cycle has to be completed with a time-out pause at the end, to enable the team to do some work between cycles and have some time for reflection. As you move through the project stages, you are continuously building on information you have created in previous cycles.