Most of the time, we proceed with an audit before considering an intervention. It allows to commonly appreciate with our customer what is at stake and what can be our added value.
This audit, secured by a Non-Disclosure Agreement is broken down into interviews with some key-people, based on a list of specific questions, and getting acquainted with the company reality: production or assembly site, visit to some critical partners…
At the end of this phase, that lasts from 1 to 3 days, we issue a diagnostic report and the decision to trigger an intervention is taken in common. If this happens, the audit is not invoiced and included to the action plan.
We are a third party, with no personal stake, and a cross-functional and benevolent vision. This is a significant contribution in performance, and time- and financial-oriented objectives. Numerous clients testify to the approach effectiveness.
The pluses compared to internal management are multiple:
AppTek’s intervention is very pragmatic. Our consultants not only advise on methods: they are in charge, and participate in implementation and all Project Management daily actions, close to the team. Their technical and human experience brings facilitation and fluidity in exchanges between parties that do not always have the same stakes.
Its impact on the project drumbeat is measurable: faster, more rigorous, more regular.
We can intervene at the time when Engineering transfers the project to Production or Manufacturing Design, or just after. AppTek consultants put in place the necessary tools to ramp-up following, in a similar way to a complete PMA mission
In this case, actions will be focused onto:
AppTek consultant objectivity and pragmatism contributes to have preventive and corrective actions accepted and supported by all stakeholders.
This AppTek’s DNA. We take profit of our 30-year experience in international context, and with projects involving companies of all sizes and nationalities.
Moreover, the consultant’s experience enables him to exchange in an assertive way with all stakeholders: board, sales, production, engineering… and to understand everyone stakes without prejudice, before proposing the actions that will push the teams forward.
For every intervention, AppTek will take care to:
We obviously take into account the methods and processes already existing in the company. Additionally, where necessary, and in order to scan through all aspects of Product Management, we deploy with you the following tools, among others:
AppTek consultant owns the necessary seniority and track-record to be autonomous on the above techniques. It interfaces and reports to the Steering Committee or the Board. It can either support or replace an internal Project Manager.
The client benefits from an experienced and versatile resource, which is not necessary to keep, once the Project is over.
Based on AppTek experience in Project Management, we can work with you on analysis and improvement of the whole set of processes of your company.
In such a case, AppTek consultant may position, upon demand, as a transition manager, and take in charge a company transformation, more or less significant, in cooperation with the shareholder, the Group Executive Committee, or any steering body.
AppTek proposes to train your teams on project management. The most effective solution is accompanying your teams or Project Managers in length, during an intervention sponsored by the management (learning-by-doing).
The consultant supports the Project Manager through a benevolent, though demanding coaching, and communicates him the necessary reflexes to succeed, until they can be let in solo.
However, we propose training sessions, standard or bespoke, that enable junior Project Managers or Entrepreneurs to become familiar with Project Management essentials, and above all, to overcome the main hurdles.