Our Advise Practice focuses on Strategic Management Consulting and Strategic IT Consulting.
Our general approach is that strategy should form part of an "integrated whole" otherwise the notion of "hope" prevails, and "hope" is not a strategy.
While we excel at developing strategy which predominantly focuses on business improvement, we’re exemplary at also analysing, executing and implementing strategy to achieve your business objectives. Our methodology takes a granular, rigorous and comprehensive approach to implementing and sustaining your strategic effectiveness. Our supply chain strategy and asset management strategy services are underpinned by leading industry frameworks and most importantly proven experience.
For purely commercial organisations our marketing and sales strategy and differentiation capability helps organisations articulate a better client centric value proposition in a better way.
You won’t be deluged with motherhood statements of irrelevance. We enable and we are very good at it. Our services will move you to another realm of capability, unlikely to have been previously evident and we have the references to prove it.
We’re easy to deal with so if you have a query simply email us at email@example.com.
Information Technology is so important to company performance that when it's underperforming it will materially hurt your organisation. Ironically many companies don’t know the problems they don’t know, yet have difficulty ascertaining why they cannot improve. Our experience is unparalleled and that’s when they contact us.
The ubiquity of IT affects all areas of business. Our commercially centric approach assesses or determines the value chain of your business, the capabilities required to make that value chain effective, the applications required to support those capabilities, the information required to support those applications and the technical architecture required to run those applications. Where appropriate we apply and support a number of methodologies and frameworks such as TOGAF, ITCMF, ITIL and COBIT. These methodologies are not in and of themselves IT Strategy. We further develop integrated ICT strategy through the determination of key areas like operating, governance and funding models, project management, business engagement, enterprise architecture and service delivery models. To complete the task, we develop and where applicable execute transition and change management strategies in order to reap full value from our services.
Are you implementing an ERP? The Rhodes Management Discover, Analyse, Conceptualise, Consolidate and Complete (or “DAC3”) framework provides a proven route map to success and risk management for ERP Consolidation, Implementation or Upgrading (CIU). This 5 stage route map covers over 150+ of the key deliverables and implementation risk factors for Consolidating, Implementing or Upgrading an ERP system. DAC3 is independent and vendor and project methodology neutral. It focuses on the client MUST DO deliverables for Processes, People and Change, Systems and Data in order to be successful with their ERP CIU initiatives. This allows risk to be planned for and effectively managed. DAC3' 5 discreet and virtual stages act as a work breakdown structure feeding into any project plan and methodology. Within each stage for each function are the numerical sequences of activities and deliverables to occur, most of which produce a discreet artefact which informs (or depends on) another future (or past) artefact – this in turn cumulatively reduces risk. Project methodologies, such as PMBoK and Prince2, assist in delivering projects within a comprehensive and generalist framework but often lack ERP and client centric integrated specificity for CIU of ERP solutions. Risks and costs have to be managed and schedules have to be adhered too and implementing these solutions is an extremely challenging task to do well. Many never realise their potential and some fail altogether. Given the completely integrated nature of implementing ERP solutions, omitting just a very small number of the DAC3 deliverables can lead to failure, operational inefficiency or excessive ongoing costs.
We’re easy to deal with so if you have a query simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.