Operations Consulting

Business Transformation & Advisory

Generative AI  

Generative AI has the power to revolutionize the way business is done. By using Generative AI to assist and supplement and in some cases supplant existing processes, Generative AI can help your businesses improve your outcomes and those of your customers. 

If you’re looking to get started with Generative AI, or if you’re already using it and want to take it to the next level, SimplyPut can help you get the most out of this powerful technology. 

SimplyPut can provide expertise to help you:

  • Navigate the ever changing Generative AI landscape with confidence. 
  • Understand the “art of the possible” 
  • Help you determine the best use of Generative AI  
  • Clearly communicate the potential benefits and risks involved 
  • Develop the proper technical architecture 
  • Choose the right tools and models  
  • Build and train your own AI models 
  • Deliver at scale 

Program Management & Rescue

At SimplyPut, our goal is to help you deliver business outcomes, and the correct program and project management is a key driver toward that goal. Our team consists of PMO heads who understand methodologies, nuts and bolts PMs, and business savvy BAs, all of whom love to get their hands dirty and deliver.

We step in to bring order to chaos when you know – or fear – your projects may be headed toward difficulty.

Assessing and developing corrective action programs for projects that appear to be off track is what we do. If your program or project suffers from any of the following difficulties, we can help.

  • Lack of clarity and confidence with business benefits and financial bottom-line outcomes.
  • Suspected or announced project delays.
  • Repeated scope expansions and project cost overruns.
  • Loss of confidence in your system integrator.

We help you ensure you are not implementing a “new legacy system” by implementing updates that may not be any more efficient.

Our project managers have the experience and wisdom to assess your company’s current needs and to adapt the best methodology for each situation. And, we use that experience to decide when you need a rigorous application of formal project management techniques or when you just need a tightly-managed to-do list.

Thanks to our experience, we understand that PMO processes and technologies are just tools to help you deliver business outcomes. Rescuing projects is never pretty. It’s a challenge on many fronts, but it’s what we love to do.    

Project Management Office (PMO)

In today’s dynamic business landscape, organizations face an ever-increasing demand to deliver projects on time, within budget, and with optimal efficiency. The role of a Project Management Office (PMO) has emerged as a crucial component in achieving these objectives. PMOs provide the necessary structure, processes, and oversight to enhance project outcomes and drive organizational success.

However, establishing and operating an effective PMO requires a deep understanding of project management principles, best practices, and the ability to align strategies with business objectives. This is where our PMO consulting services come into play.

Our PMO practice offers expert guidance and support to organizations seeking to establish, optimize, or transform their PMOs. These consulting professionals bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in project management, enabling them to assess an organization’s existing PMO framework, identify gaps, and devise tailored strategies to bridge them. They collaborate closely with key stakeholders, project managers, and executives to align the PMO’s goals with the overall business strategy.

The primary focus of our PMO practice is to:

  • improve project governance
  • enhance communication and collaboration
  • optimize resource allocation
  • implement robust project management methodologies.

By conducting thorough assessments and analyzing data, our PMO consultants identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement. We then develop customized solutions, such as implementing project portfolio management tools, refining project selection criteria, establishing performance metrics, and introducing standardized project management processes.

Process Simplification, Standardization, and Performance Improvement

Process simplification, standardization, and performance improvement are at the core of everything we do at SimplyPut.

We work to analyze the way things are done today with an eye to eliminating unnecessary steps, automating repetitive tasks, and standardizing procedures. We also look to apply advanced business concepts and practices which may not have made their way into your business. Too many times, we hear “that’s just the way we have always done things”. And all to often we learn that business practices in one part of the process don’t recognize the impacts they have on downstream processes. We look end-to-end and work to ensure one hand does know what the other is doing and why.

The Benefits of Process Simplification and Standardization are:

  • Improved employee morale
  • Improved quality
  • Reduced errors
  • Improved efficiency
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Reduced costs
  • Improved market share

Process simplification, standardization, and performance improvement are three important concepts that can be used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization. By implementing these concepts, organizations can achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability.

Organizational Change Management

At SimplyPut, we believe Organizational Change Management (OCM) is about more than just implementing new technologies or processes. It is about helping people to change their mindsets and behaviors. It is about creating a culture of change where people are open to new ideas and willing to adapt to new ways of doing things. Change becomes the one constant.

Engagement in OCM is even more critical when the change being introduced is a radical departure from past practice. We need to get away from the “I’ve always done it that way or I’ve always had that.” People are generally change adverse or at least change skeptical. It is important that they understand why things are changing and how the changes will improve outcomes. OCM is a complex and challenging process, but it is essential for organizations to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world.

Successful OCM programs share some common elements. These include:

  • Strong leadership:
    • OCM must be led by senior executives who are committed to the change.
  • Clear communication:
    • Employees must be kept informed about the change and its impact on them.
  • Employee engagement:
    • Employees must be involved in the planning and implementation of the change.
  • Training and support:
    • Employees must be given the training and support they need to make the change successful.
  • Measurement and evaluation:
    • The success of the OCM program must be measured and evaluated so that adjustments can be made as needed.

Assessments & Solutions Selection

SimplyPut is often brought in to help a company decide which software solution is the right one for them. The answer depends on a number of factors.

  • What functions will this solution cover?
  • What are the business requirements today and do we see future expanded needs?
  • What are the pain points in the current solution from a functional and technical perspective?
  • Are there growth requirements to other functions for this solution over time?
  • Will the system have to grow with the business?
  • What integration requirements will have to be met to fit into the application architecture of the company?
  • What is the TCO (total cost of ownership)
  • What is the benefits business case and how will we ensure attainment?

To get to the proper recommendation we conduct a series of interviews, collect data and deploy one of several accelerators to ensure we understand the business and it’s needs today and tomorrow. These tools allow us to highlight the alternatives with the pros and cons of each to help our clients make a final selection. Interestingly, it might not always be the most complex solution that fits your business best.

M&A Integration and Carveout

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

It is broadly understood that “The Street” highly values growth when measuring a company’s prospects. Studies have shown that those who increase their revenue at or above their industry’s growth rate enjoy twice the success of lagging competitors.

To achieve the desired growth, many companies require inorganic as well as organic growth. At the same time, addition is sometimes accomplished by subtraction. Divesting a business unit may strengthen remaining business units and provide capital for better allocation.

Either way, the changes can be massive, and having a partner who knows how to achieve success can be a critical ingredient for achieving success.

Executive Advisory

We specialize in providing strategic advisory services to executives who are seeking to improve their business outcomes and make effective decisions that align with their organization’s goals. 

As seasoned business advisors, our team has helped executives in diverse industries navigate complex business environments and drive sustainable growth. Our approach is rooted in strategic thinking, and we use proven methodologies to develop and implement business strategies that deliver tangible results. 

Our advisory services are designed to help you tackle your most pressing business challenges, whether you need to optimize your business operations, refine your organizational structure, or explore new growth opportunities. We work with you to assess your current business environment, develop a clear understanding of your business goals, and create a roadmap to achieve those goals. 

Our strategic advisory services include: 

  • Business strategy development:
    • We help you develop and refine your business strategy, identify potential risks and opportunities, and develop a roadmap to achieve your goals. 
  • Market analysis and intelligence:
    • We provide deep insights into market trends, customer needs, and competitive landscape to help you make informed business decisions. 
  • Operational excellence:
    • We help you optimize your business operations, streamline processes, and improve efficiency to reduce costs and enhance overall performance. 
  • Innovation and growth:
    • We help you identify and evaluate new business opportunities, and develop strategies to innovate and grow your business. 
  • Mergers and acquisitions:
    • We provide end-to-end advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, including deal sourcing, due diligence, and integration planning. 

At our Executive Advisory Services, we leverage our expertise and experience to help you create a sustainable competitive advantage and achieve your business objectives. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you achieve your strategic goals. 

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