Has your project gone off the rails?
Do you have trouble setting projects up for success?
Are too many projects "completed" but without delivering the expected solution?
Let us help you get your projects on the right track!
Start Right — Stay Right
"My team met the budget and schedule on our project, but the stakeholders aren’t happy.
They say we didn’t meet their expectations!”
If you’ve worked on projects, chances are you’ve been there. For decades about 70% of business change projects have failed to deliver the expected business results on time and within budget. You can blame the Project Manager, but often the project was doomed from the start.
We address the root cause of most project failures: misaligned expectations of project stakeholders.
The Five Pillars of our unique Start Right – Stay Right practice treat all parts of the project journey as one dynamic system. Our harmonized plan, captured in the Five Pillars Guidebook, will align your stakeholders’ expectations to ensure that your project starts on the right track and stays on the right track to deliver a successful solution.
The Five Pillars Guidebook
Let’s be honest. Project plans—when they’re even done—are often thrown together just to satisfy a check list. They’re created in silos with little or no integration and are generally ignored until a major crisis hits.
With the Five Pillars Guidebook, your project team and stakeholders will always know where the project is, what to expect, and what is expected of them. You’ll maintain a proactive posture, remain one step ahead of any potential problems, and successfully arrive at your project destination.
We provide services, training, and skilled practitioners to help you start and keep your projects on the right track. Contact us to schedule a free one-hour session to determine how we can help.
Sometimes the most difficult decision is which project to do, especially when you have too many choices and not enough resources. Our eCision product and methodology will provide you with a selection process to choose only the highest value projects.
We’ll do the research and deliver any combination of the Five Pillars you choose, and we’ll follow up during your project and provide additional support as needed.
We have a network of skilled project managers, business analysts, and communication professionals who can apply these much-needed services at any time during your project.
We have experience and expertise in a variety of disciplines related to IT and software development, including Project Management, Business Analysis, Content Development, and training. We have managed large IT and global software development projects, developed training and education programs, and created eCision™, an application that helps organizations select projects based on their strategy and capabilities.
We developed our Start Right — Stay Right practice as a direct result of our years of experience helping organizations “do the right things and do things right” aligning project deliverables with stakeholder expectations.
Greg Busby has designed, developed, evaluated, and implemented Information Technology (IT) Systems for over 30 years and has thought about thinking for even longer. He’s worked in industries from fast food, logistics, and health care to higher education. He served in various capacities as a developer, product manager, director of development, and senior consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.
For the past 10 years, Greg has concentrated on Business Analysis. He helped found the Business Analysis practice at Cornell and was the lead business analyst, serving as a BA on numerous IT projects and initiatives. He holds a CBAP® designation from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA™) and was a panel member for BA Centers of Excellence at a recent IIBA national conference. Greg contributed a chapter to Business Analysis for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2013) and teaches Business Analysis techniques as a Senior Trainer for B2T Training, a leading BA training firm.
Greg founded Busby Business Analysis, a consulting practice working with higher education, institutional and government clients, and he is currently a Principal at Norveld Business Systems.
An experienced program and project manager, Adele Macaskill has established corporate project management offices, implemented COBIT, and has managed and directed large development teams for clients in IT, Telecommunications, Banking, and Retail.
Most recently she managed large cross functional teams in a merchant-bank environment to implement the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Prior to the COVID pandemic, Adele led a technical team to develop and implement Security Policies and Identity and Access Management at a large Canadian Automotive company.
A skilled and versatile instructor, Adele has delivered the George Washington University project management training for ESI International to thousands of individuals across Canada and America. She has mentored many project managers and teams throughout her career and has authored numerous articles on the project management process. Adele is a certified Project Management Professional® and holds a master’s certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. She has served in various leadership positions for the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Project Management Institute, including Vice President of Professional Development and Education.
Lloyd Weber is a content development and communication management professional with decades of experience in the IT and computer industry and has held staff, consulting, and supervisory positions in large, small, and startup organizations. Having worked as a technical information developer, editor, manager, educator-trainer, and consultant, he has produced a wide variety of high-quality content and communication deliverables. His specialty is developing strategies to solve communication and training deficiencies in projects.
Lloyd has taught several communication-oriented courses at the college and university level and holds a master’s degree in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has won several awards for documentation projects from the Society for Technical Communication (STC), and he has given presentations at STC’s international conference.
In 2010, Lloyd co-founded Norveld. As a Principal, he co-developed eCision™, an application that helps organizations select projects based on their strategy and capabilities and “Start Right – Stay Right,” a practice to align project deliverables with stakeholder expectations.
Contact us if you’d like more information about how we can help you implement Start Right — Stay Right in your organization or if you would like to know more about our training and professional service offerings.