Solutions for Project Recovery
Avoid the risk of project failure: rescue or recover projects that could undermine your business and damage your reputation. Our project recovery specialists will ensure your projects get back on track, if it is at all possible.
You can do this by bringing us in: we’re the project turnaround troubleshooters, able to avoid or mitigate damage by rescuing failed projects or recovering those that haven’t even got started, have gone astray or are not delivering what you planned.
By recognising the need for project recovery, you’ve already made the most important step down the path of changing direction and limiting the damage that can be caused. We can help you by using our unique skills and experience to bring about the optimum outcome in a mutually agreed timeline and as close to the original as possible.
How we do it
We react quickly
We respond to stabilise and prevent further degradation of the situation, taking control, owning the delivery and risk.
We will identify the problems and rationalise the situation against your plans and expectations, undertaking a Gap Analysis which enables us to redesign and run the project to your timeline.
We will troubleshoot and ensure, if at all possible, your project recovery.
Major event/Crisis response
Major event/Crisis analysis
We provide instant assistance based on analysis of critical situations either as planned mitigation or incident resolution.
Major event/Crisis planning
We provide consultancy and practical assistance in planning for major production or commercially impacting events.
Major event/Crisis solutions design
We will assist your organisation with crisis resolution and contingency planning to enable continuity of services.
Major event/Crisis leadership
We are experts in Leadership – professionally qualified and highly experienced – so we can assist with organisational change planning and design. We can also take ownership of your problems and issues in order to allow your staff to carry on with their own work, maintaining full services to customers and clients.
We will provide professional Training & Consultancy in this unique and highly regarded methodology.
Projects that go wrong
Immediate support and professional management to take ownership of your failing project – we will and design a resolution and ultimate delivery.
Recovering projects that go wrong
We will find a method/route to deliver your project as required and agreed.
We don’t believe in failure – but sometimes you need a new approach and radical thinking to redefine and deliver a project that isn’t working.
We provide full recovery services: from a re-analysis of the requirements, a new definition of delivery success and an iterative method of project resolution
Scenario Planning and Contingency Design
We run workshops with you to produce real life scenarios and develop contingent countermeasures and “actions on” processes.
Disaster Recovery Management & Planning
We run workshops with you to develop contingent countermeasures and “actions on” processes.
Business Continuity Planning
We run workshops with you to develop a plan of action to ensure continuing project activities, or planned obsolescence.
Project & Business Recovery
Negotiate & Agree –
- Joint methods of working.
- Time, Cost and Benefits.
Take ownership of the Recovery.
- Position of control.
- Mitigation plan ASAP.
For new clients where A2D are called in to assist and once agreed –
- Control will be then be established.
Initial “As Is” analysis.
- Full assessment of the situation.
- The impact and establish any further peripheral damage that may occur.
- Tactical processes that can be easily deployed to mitigate the situation.
Motivate and Delegate.
- Mitigation project team to establish a finger in the dyke position.
- Strategic plan to resolve the deeper issue of why this happened in the first place.
- Re-planning of the implementation of services or products.
Maintain & Implement.
- Deployment of full measures to resolve the situation and establish full control of all aspects of the failure.
- Agreed exit strategy with the client.
- Follow up maintenance and training.
Receive expert insights
We helped them with some critical aspects of FSA compliance requirements, in a very short time frame, which enabled them to successfully comply and be offered for sale to JP Morgan.
As part of the systems integration of Chase and Fleming into JP Morgan the need for a common Voice Platform had been overlooked. We set up a powerful system in all their sites in a very short period of time.
A service promised in a high profile advertising campaign could not be supplied. We developed an internal structure and work process to facilitate it, and within a short timescale we were able to deliver it, so the campaign was not wasted.
We helped an NPD programme catch up and meet deadlines, after it had fallen seriously behind target and risked failing.
Their Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning needed to be demonstrated and proven to the FSA and the industry as a whole.
We were requested to resolve their looming data processing and storage crisis. So we put a temporary system in place, analysed the options available and consequently specified and designed a new data center for their rapidly growing corporate requirements.
We ensured that Y2K contingency measures were realistic and acted upon, while at the same time establishing robust contingency plans and environments.
An FSA compliance requirement had exposed an issue of potentially great magnitude. We were required to resolve the issue in a very short pace of time, simultaneously ensuring that the original project reached a satisfactory conclusion.