To successfully change, an organization requires time, planning, and the
right resources. Frequently, when organizations commit to new programs or
change how they do business, they do not have the necessary resources. Assigning
responsibility for the project to an internal leader does not ensure that
they have the staff necessary to implement the plan. QED consultants have
years of project management experience and expertise in providing administrative
support. We are able to assemble a project management team that can assist
in project planning and execution in an efficient, cost effective manner.
Our Approach. QED's approach to successfully implementing
new programs and organizational change incorporates the following four key
- Quality. Managing quality in new programs or change
initiatives can be achieved only when the purpose and intended outcome
of the project is clear. The first step in QED's approach to implementing
change is to create a concrete, measurable outcome.
- Schedule. Planning schedules must incorporate the
time required for necessary activities and allow for contingencies so
as to maintain the project's critical path. QED is well-versed in project
management planning and scheduling tools. More importantly, we go the
extra mile to provide the technical and administrative support clients
need to meet difficult schedules.
- Cost. Cost management begins with identifying the
potential costs for each task or activity, generating alternatives,
and establishing estimates. QED consultants have extensive project management
experience which they use to assist clients in accurately estimating
and managing labor, material, travel, and outsourcing resources. If
necessary, we can help implement cost accounting and tracking systems
to ensure that accurate expenses are being recorded.
Contact Us. QED Consulting welcomes the opportunity to
discuss your project management needs. For a free initial
consultation, please contact our principal, Doug Rachford at (703) 525-5333
ext. 1113 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Communications. While change is usually uncomfortable,
sometimes it actually threatens people's jobs and careers. Sensitive
and accurate communication in these situations can reduce fear of the
unknown and help individuals and groups cope with change. A key to success
is having a plan to provide the right amount of information so that
valid expectations are created and fulfilled. QED assists clients by
developing integrated communication strategies as well as providing
tools for communicating key messages ranging from simple briefings to
interactive web sites.