THE STRATEGIC CONSULTING PARTNERS PROCESS
SCP’s client-centric approach and project management expertise ensure that we meet – and exceed – our clients’ expectations. We structure and manage every project using sound project management practices. While our many services are customized to meet each client’s specific needs, we also integrate other project management methodologies to ensure that each phase is comprehensive, efficient and effective.
In our approach to each service area, we use a phased approach to customize the project plan based on the work being done. Our seasoned project managers work closely with our clients to ensure that the highest-quality outcome is achieved.
Process for Our Service Programs
Regardless of sector or the project, SCP takes a methodical and data-driven approach to our work. We always begin by creating a concrete work plan in which we hold ourselves accountable for delivery outcomes and timelines. As we define the work, we then proceed with milestone check-ins that support the delivery of the project outcomes and objectives. Then, we can define the process as you have it.
1. PREPARE PLAN
We kick off the project by further defining project requirements, defining the stakeholders and preparing a project work plan with dates, actions and outcomes.
2. COLLECT AND ANALYZE
We perform a comprehensive review of data related to the project work. During this step, Strategic Consulting Partners (SCP) will conduct desktop analyses of relevant data and conduct interviews with identified stakeholders. We may also facilitate focus groups and electronic surveys to garner additional data elements. Thereafter, we will synthesize the data and provide a baseline analysis of findings.
3. PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS
Depending on the project, outcomes for this step include recommendations of strategies and approaches the client should consider. These recommendations are often tied to strategic objectives of the project and provide a clear direction as to next steps.
4. DEVELOP MATERIALS
During this phase, we develop and formalize recommendations approved by the client. The materials developed could include designed curriculum, an operations plan, marketing materials and retreat documents.
At this phase, we will facilitate board or staff retreats, deliver training, implement part or parts of an operations plan or provide interim management.
6. GATHER INPUT
Throughout the project, we communicate with our clients at each phase. Prior to finalizing recommendations and after we facilitate group discussions, we garner additional input from key stakeholders to ensure all parties’ viewpoints are considered.
7. PROVIDE FINAL REPORT
At the conclusion of the project engagement, we provide a final project review and accomplishment report, a final comprehensive strategic plan document with objective outcomes, a high-level strategic plan presentation and a sustainability training plan, as appropriate.