Techniques from design thinking can help solve even the hardest problems, through divergent thinking and keeping the end user at the centre of your solution.
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- Health Services
- Financial Services
- Project Management
- Business Analysis
- Program Management
- Change Management
- Data Analysis/Migration
- Master Scheduling
Dec 2013 – Jul 2020
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We deliver on time, every time, and strive to understand your business as if it was our own. We promise to listen carefully and speak clearly, to help you make the right decisions for your company.
Take a look through our latest case studies. We think the results speak for themselves.
In some situations, the long view is actually the easiest bit to achieve, but knowing where and how to get started can be difficult. Having committed to an extensive 5-year program of work worth over $100 million, this client needed help with the getting started; they were struggling to break down their first year into manageable activities. Since each subsequent year’s funding was reliant on successful delivery of the current year’s projects threatening the entire tranche of work.
Sometimes the call comes when the project is already at the "thin edge of the wedge." The Project Lab was contacted for just such a project, with a client already dangerously close to realising serious business risks. The legacy version of their finance software was coming to end-of-life and they needed to move swiftly to avoid a problem impacting end of financial year business processing.
Running three months behind, missing key deadlines and with more than $1 million of future funding dependent on the project’s success, we called on the expertise of our entire Project Lab team to uncover the real blockers holding our client’s project back.
The Consultant Mindset
What is a consultant mindset? It's a frame of mind, or an approach to the way you work, based on persistent problem-solving and proactive communication. There are four elements to the consultant mindset. We're going to take a look at what they are and how we can bring those to life, so you can start thinking, working and communicating more effectively. With some simple changes in your behaviour, an increased attention to detail, some big thinking and small actions, you'll be bringing more value to your clients in no time.Read More
How human-centred design problem-solving can get your project back on track
We've all experienced the Project Management nightmare scenario. You're managing a data migration project, for example, and halfway through your well-oiled execution, the project delivery date is brought forward two months. And the core requirements change. If you carry on with your original plan, you're not going to meet your objectives, so you need to do something a little radical to stay on target. It's time for a quick deep-dive into human-centred design — what if you forgot about the technical side of your solution, and instead focussed on the end-user? The people in the business who would use the tool/data/outcome in their everyday jobs. With the right people in the room, some smart, divergent thinking, and keeping the end-user at the centre of your solution, you can navigate your way to project success.Read More