Our services are bespoke to your need, though we have some standardised modules and, of course, some familiar 'shapes' that we work to.
Here are some examples:
How we design and deliver
Our work always concentrates on the human challenges of delivery and our leadership development is always experiential with professional actors bringing learning to life. Our process work is straight forward, just enough to get the job done, and no badges. Our best client programmes follow-up training workshops with sustaining mechanisms including coaching and action sets, in order to make sure the learning sticks.
When configuring your programme with you, these are the ingredients we may draw from;
• Influencing without formal authority
• Winning ownership and commitment
• Asserting your position
• Inspirational project leadership
• Delegating for high ownership
• Coaching on projects
• Leading clients on project teams
• Motivating project teams
• Giving effective feedback
• Negotiating for project managers
• Collaborative problem solving
• Presenting with impact
• Difficult conversations
• Building trusted relationships
• Tackling conflict on projects
• Building real cross-functional teams
• Leading virtual teams
• Managing people performance on projects
• Projects across borders and cultures
• Making project meetings work
• Facilitating workshops
• Engaging project stakeholders
• Understanding customer needs
• Planning with the team
We help our customers with live project change delivery, and with their project and approach.
Where you have a critical project which needs very careful attention to help get it set-up so that it can deliver or where your project manager is learning or stepping up to bigger challenges, and needs extra support.
Flexible coaching /consulting service against an agreed budget to help a difficult or complex project get the best possbile start. Can include one on one work with the sponsor and/or project manager, facilitating key workshops, or reviewing key stage outcomes.
A pit-stop is a quick targeted intervention for a busy sponsor. Typically half-day in duration it helps the sponsor to think through project start-up, or to step back and take a fresh view of the health of a project.
An independent fresh view of a project or change programme assessing how well it is set up to deliver. It can look at both people and process aspects. Both candid and collaborative.
We find our customers often do not trust specialist recruiters and ask us to find new people on either a permanent or interim basis. We use our network to do this and we help to translate the need acurately to get better and quicker results.
We design and deliver engaging and powerful events for large and small audiences. We use creative stories which are improvised and interactive so that the audience makes a real connection with your learning theme in an enjoyable and cost effective way.
Large teams or communities who want to develop new skills and behaviour around your important learning theme, or who need to engage employees with an important change.
When an audience connects with the experience of a central character in a story, which feels close to home, it is drawn into the story. Then, once involved, at our events, audience members can take control of the action, interacting with characters and determining the outcome. In so doing they take ownership of the debate and their learning. Important conversations take place which otherwise are too often skirted around. We make sure that everyone gets stuck in, whereas normally only the vocal speak out. There is energy, pain and laughter, instead of shuffling feet and glazed eyes.
The great thing about a purpose-designed event is that you can put YOUR most important learning or change theme at the centre of the day.
Examples we worked with:
With one outcome in mind raising team performance we deliver team assignments in many different ways. They create environments for important team conversations, which build the relationships upon which teams can deliver.
Your team may be a project or leadership team, either within your business or across a stakeholder/supplier network. You can have any team issue which inhibits delivery, such as: A stuck pattern of behaviour, difficulties in collaboration, ownership, or fractured relationships. On the other hand, it may not be a problem; you may want to celebrate team successes or to build relationships beyond the work.
We always start with you (and sometimes the team) to understand the need. The facilitator, format and duration are then chosen to fit. We work indoors or outdoors.
"The experiential element sets People Deliver Projects apart"