Some times, all that is needed to take a good project manager and turn them into a great project manager, is a little coaching. Three Moves consultants have many years of experience spanning a number of industries. Their hands-on knowledge coupled with their experience in both training and project team facilitation make them excellent coaches. Whether one on one, working with a team, face-to-face or in a virtual setting, coaching can be a very effective means of taking you or your team to the next level.
This especially critical for teams who are new to agile. Agile approaches encourage a different mindset than that used with traditional project delivery and coaching is a good way to get comfortable with this new “way of working”
2) Supporting Agile teams
Learning about agile is one thing, but initiating a new project using agile approaches is hard to do without experienced support.
Three Moves has helped teams who are new to agile define their working agreements, progress through the first steps of product definition and prepare for their first sprints.
This support could include facilitation for building story maps for initial deliverables as well as reviewing the purpose and approach to key agile ceremonies.
3) Project assessment
Not sure where to begin? Need help developing a long-term strategy for creating a sound and sustainable project management culture?
Three Moves consultants can help. We get to know your organization, analyze areas of Project Management strength and weakness, and discuss the results of the analysis with you.
Finally, we put together a plan for how to move forward – providing as much or as little support as you need to get you where you want to be.
This also applies to agile transformations. How do you know whether a team is being agile or not? We can help you answer that question!
4) Planning facilitation
Whether to help a client achieve project management and schedule compliance as part of an RFP or tender process, or to help create a manageable project plan, Three Moves consultants are frequently asked to lead a project team through the definition phase of an actual project.
This may cover the development of the project charter, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), logic diagram, and critical path schedule. It may also involve providing assistance in the development of an appropriate risk management plan, scope management plan, communication management plan, and other documentation for the project.
During these sessions, Three Moves consultants ask the right questions and provide guidance in applicable delivery practices, while allowing the client’s team members to do what they do best – provide the technical expertise to develop the plan.
This kind of exercise is highly productive and puts the project team on solid ground as they move forward into the implementation phase of a project.
When done as part of the development of a project proposals, it may make the difference between being awarded a contract or not.
5) Template development
Project templates help to reduce the time required for project planning while improving project delivery consistency and incorporating lessons learned from past projects.
WCP consultants are able to work with you to develop templates which will deliver value and fit your project contexts. We can also help to develop meaningful project reports that provide the necessary level of detail to meet stakeholder communication needs and your project control objectives.
6) Phase review
If handled poorly, post-project reviews can become highly political. When executed effectively, the post-project review is an excellent source of lessons. It provides closure, and assists in the success of future projects. Using a neutral third party to conduct a post-project review ensures that the review is done in a way that adds value to the organization – without leaving a bad taste in participants’ mouths.
For large projects, a review is recommended at the end of each major phase or performance gate. This helps to ensure that problems are caught and dealt with early and lessons are incorporated into future phases.