Project and Program Management
Project Management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing an initiative that has a defined beginning and end and is planned to achieve specific measurable goals. Working within the constraints of scope, time, quality and budget, the successful Project Manager is able to optimize the allocation of resources to ensure that project objectives are met.
The art of Program Management builds on the Project Manager’s skill set to manage multiple projects over time, understanding and navigating the conflicting demand for resources that exist across a project portfolio to maximize an organization’s overall performance and facilitate larger organizational objectives. The successful Program Manager has a window into their organization that allows them to anticipate risks, plan for mitigation and successfully execute a program plan where projects are often constrained by intra-project dependencies and tightly managed completion dates. Program Managers are often called upon to manage PMOs, used to manage the consistent application of project and program management principles across a project portfolio.
Business Process Reengineering
Adaptability is the cornerstone of long term success for any successful organization. As changes in technology, business climate and regulation exert influence on the way organizations operate, changes to core business processes are inevitable. With the goals of maximizing efficiencies, shrinking costs and reducing cycle times, Business Process Redesign becomes essential to keeping your organization efficient and running smoothly.
TWEG business process analysts have the experience to work with your Subject Matter Experts to eliminate unneeded steps, redundant review/approval cycles and other process roadblocks. Improve business performance through the sound application of Business Process Redesign with TWEG.
Strategic Planning provides the tools that organizations use to see beyond the day-to-day demands of marketing, competitive analysis, operations, design/development and financial planning to envision what capabilities will be needed to achieve the next level of growth. Strategic Planning involves developing a set of goals, determining what is needed to achieve those goals and assigning resources to achieve them.
A strategic planning session facilitated by an organization’s own executive oftentimes devolves into just another staff meeting, with participants unwilling to think beyond what they already know to be the organization’s existing plan. TWEG will work with your executive team to take them through the Strategic Planning exercise of goal identification, completing a SWOT analysis and setting up effective measurements to ensure that you are successfully implementing your plan.
TWEG guides organizations to create tomorrow’s blueprint, aligning technology with business strategy to achieve strategic objectives. We apply enterprise architecture principles to create alignment, rationalization, standardization, and reuse of IT assets to make IT cheaper, more strategic and more responsive to business and customers.
Today’s organizations need to be dynamic and able to respond to fast changing customer needs, M &A activity, new business models and disruptive and new technology capabilities. The ability to visualize the relationships between technology and business capabilities is critical to enabling success.
The TWEG Enterprise Architecture practice provides business and IT alignment, blueprint design, portfolio rationalization and standardization.
Business Continuity Planning
Loss events for an organization – outages, data breaches, employee turnover, economic collapse, or other serious threats - don’t typically come with forewarning. And the effects on an organization can be disastrous.
That’s why it’s so important for an organization to have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place for such circumstances. Yet many organizations don’t have the time and resources needed to develop and manage these types of plans. That’s where TWEG comes in.
Here at TWEG, our dedicated and experienced consultants will help your organization rethink, redesign, and/or rebuild your BCP.
Our methodology includes an assessment of your organization’s risks and your plans to account for these risks. From there, we will work to refine any existing plans, or to create one based on industry standards and best practices. After assessing risks involved and how your organization is prepared to handle them, TWEG will provide business impact analysis, and develop a strategy to take your BCP from good, to great, and ultimately, to outstanding.
Our consultants will exercise and test your refined plan, ensuring that your organization is armed to face any unforeseen event. This includes involving executives in the process, training staff members and leaders, and making sure the plan is sustainable and can be appropriately updated as needed.
Application rationalization is the process of rebuilding an application portfolio so that it aligns with an organization’s strategic goals and helps achieve well-defined business objectives. As application decision making is diffused across an organization, the ability to manage and align the application portfolio is weakened and unused, out-of-date and redundant applications will accumulate. The Application Rationalization process begins with an application current state assessment to determine how well the overall portfolio is servicing current business need. After the assessment, the focus shifts to identifying vendors, tailored hosting models before employing sound management processes to increase reliability, availability and serviceability.