Innovating For Success
‘Business-as-usual' is no longer enough to maintain a competitive edge, combat disruption, and drive success. You need products and processes that differentiate you from the pack.
Innovation is now the end game for ambitious Programme, Project, Portfolio and Change Management strategies. And innovation is not simply about the wonders of technology. The boundaries between technology functions and business areas are increasingly blurred. It is no longer good enough – or competitive enough – for a senior business manager to pitch a business problem over to IT for the specialists to come up with a solution.
To get the most out of innovation, leaders at the highest level have to broaden their skills and collaborate in pursuit of the most innovative project portfolio management solutions.
The good news is that innovation is often embedded in your own organisation.
But you need to nurture it by engaging with your workforce and encouraging creative thinking by the people who understand your business best. You need an innovation culture, permanently seeking improvements in your products, services and processes, and optimising your assets.
It is not enough to let innovative programmes and projects happen organically. People’s ideas need to be captured and triaged in a structured way so that each one can be evaluated, links identified between different ideas, and checks made that the ideas fit your vision and business strategies before any serious investment is made.
Delivering Innovation Success
For ideas that pass through these assessment filters, rigorous business cases have to be built to validate their potential.
To be adopted, timescales and resources need to be allocated and prioritised according to the strengths of each case and competing requests for approval.
For efficient management and good governance, transparency is paramount at every step, including openness about lessons learned for ideas that don’t progress and a clear communication path back to the originators.
How We Can Help
CPS will help you create an innovation strategy for your business, recommending effective and proven processes, governance procedures and tools.
We will assess your current strategy and walk through your innovation/demand lifecycle at each step to establish its strengths and recommend how to resolve current weaknesses.
We can help you provide clear visibility across the organisation so that innovation is embedded within your culture.
Why Talk To Us About Innovation Management?
Our Innovation Consultants provide a unique combination of innovation, business and technology know-how to support organisations throughout their journey to improved innovation.
They have wide-ranging backgrounds in projects and programme innovation, and can ensure that our clients benefit from recommendations to support ideas and innovation throughout the organisation.
They have the experience to understand your unique drivers and deliver tailored support for innovative initiatives of any size and complexity.
As well as decades of experience in Innovation Consultancy, we also deliver and manage clients’ Demand Management, Ideas Management and Innovation Management operations.
Meet The Team
As head of the CPS Business Consulting Practice, Derek is a Project, Portfolio and Programme management professional with over 30 years of experience. Among many other things, his work has helped hundreds of organisations rejuvenate their PMO, delivering greater efficiency, thereby increasing organisational return on investment
Christopher has close to over 25 years of experience in Project Portfolio Management. His experience ranges from advisory services to deployment and training. He now focuses on delivering CPS' objectives to help customers of all sizes innovate and transform their business.
Sam has over 18 years of experience in the Portfolio, Programme, Project and Management (PPM) arena. Sam has a passion for supporting customers with their PPM delivery and associated technology solutions. Sam has extensive experience in driving organisation-wide change and digital transformation across all verticals.
At CPS, Sam now focusses on leading a team of Business Consultants and Solution specialists whose passion is to support customers with leading edge work management solutions. All whilst ensuring the associated processes and governance are in place to ensure maximum benefits are realised.
Lester brings over 17 years’ consultancy experience in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M) and organisational change. He has a proven track record of delivering significant, complex change with appropriate visibility and building change through P3M skills and capabilities – bridging the gap between business and technology.