Strategy and Business Consulting

 


CONSULTING & STRATEGIC SKILLS

Leadership, coaching and mentoring – understanding the political and sensitive environment of public sector.  Ability to challenge and assist in the professional development and growth of both management and staff.  Ability to lead and manage matrix organization across multiple geographic locations.

Strong aptitude for innovation and cost optimization by aligning strategic plans and technical solutions with the  organizational business needs, identifying and delivering effective IT systems to achieve mission critical goals; leading project delivery teams in the development, management, and implementation of complex projects.  

Able to establish strong strategic business partnerships with program areas with emphasis on: reducing overall program and IT cost; increasing program effectiveness through business process improvements; improving workforce effectiveness through increased access to information, data sharing, leveraging collaboration tools, and expanding the use of analytics and reporting;  increasing the effectiveness between IT and business through IT Governance; and providing a sustainable customer relationship delivery support model across multiple geographical locations.

SERVICES - VALUE PROPOSITION

Panora Associates, Inc. will serve as a strategic and business development adviser in the following areas:

  • Assess opportunities and advise on feasibility
  • Provide insight and advice on the project approval authority process (understanding of the various stages and approval processes)
  • Provide understanding and timing of budget, funding mechanism and funding sources
  • Assist with Executive Sponsors, Key stakeholders and Influencers – how to manage relationships
  • Counsel on navigation through the control agencies
  • Counsel on procurement approach and strategy (e.g.; getting departments to understand and utilize all available contract vehicles, advising and development of a procurement strategy, etc.)
  • Advise on strategies to make projects successful – focus on project delivery
  • Provide support to your local sales team and marketing activities
  • Work with Client on specific organizations to move efforts forward.
  • Coordinate meetings with State Agency/Departments decision makers.
  • Strategic and Teaming Opportunities -identifying and advising on potential teaming opportunities with prime or subs (partnering) that will add value to bidding opportunities. Coordinate meetings as appropriate.
  • Assist Client with planning and communications to build a strategic and practical framework that will assist in gaining opportunities to compete (e.g.; submittal of proposals - leading to increased market share).
  • Assist/review a high-level communications strategy and appropriate materials for presentation to appropriate decision-makers and constituencies.
  • Work with the Client to develop brand identification and awareness within state and local government operations.
  • Advise the Client on what IT events to participate in and how best to leverage events and contacts (assisting with increasing Client’s name recognition).
  • Hold periodic meetings to review the status, progress and action items
  • As needed, conduct by telephone or e-mail conversations to deal with specific areas of interest, critical items, etc.