PROJECT CONSULTING WITH CHRISTIAN

It’s time to minimalize your project management with Christian Sachs.

Christian Sachs, Passionate Project Management Expert

“Cut the effort for project management and controlling in your business in half and at the same time increase clarity and success rate.
Is this possible? Yes, absolutely! And I will show you how!”

That is a pretty bold statement, I know, but it is nonetheless possible.

But how can you possibly halve your project management effort without completely losing control? Simply, because control in a project is not achieved in …

  • doing more planning,
  • collecting more data,
  • using costly software for in depth analysis and predictions!

In 95% of all projects there is already too much data and too much complexity so that decision-makers fall prey to smoke and mirrors making watermelon projects look good. (You might want to read my blog article about this topic, but in short, it means at first sight everything in the project looks green, but if you look behind the shell it’s all red.)

So, I ask you, since when is more the solution for too much?

Imagine you are sitting in your car and you have your dashboard in front of you and it looks like this …

Too much data and too much complexity in projects lead to bad decisions.

Would you think, that adding another 5 to 10 indicators would help you drive better? Nope. Deleting 20 of them will really help you see the essence, but which ones?

That’s where I come into play. With more than 25 years in the trenches in all kinds and sizes of projects I have developed a program to help you to analyse and understand the reality of project management in your business and to take the right decisions.

Now don’t worry, this is not some high-end consulting which will cost 50 k + and leave you with more complexity and questions than before.

To make things easy for you I have set up some packages from which you can chose depending on your budget and needs.

Our packages are all based on training and implicating the business owner and the team. We found that this is much more efficient when it comes to producing reliable results that stand the test of time and provide you with the simplicity and the success that you deserve.

All our packages include all the resources, checklists and tutorials you need to analyse your project management and controlling, define exactly what you need and implement a future-proof project management and controlling system which gives you maximum clarity and success and only requires minimum effort. The packages all come with the same workflow, but with a different level of support, depending on your needs and wants. Even on-site consulting is available if you prefer to work face to face.

Module #1: Minimalistic Project Management DIY Consulting Basic package

This module is for you if you need the results, but at minimum cost.

What you get:

  • All the resources, video tutorials and checklists you need to analyse your project management and to implement a minimalist system for project management and controlling and to build the structure to make it future-proof.
  • Review of the different tasks to be accomplished and feedback and proposals via email
  • Access to our private Facebook and Linkedin Group and monthly mastermind call where you can ask questions and get the answers.
  • Possibility to upgrade to package 2 and 3 at any time.

Module #2: Minimalistic Project Management DIY Consulting VIP online package

All from Module #1 plus additional support via Skype and a priority access to me to help you move faster.

What you get:

  • All the resources, video tutorials and checklists you need to analyse your project management and to implement a minimalist system for project management and controlling and to build the structure to make it future-proof.
  • 10 Skype calls of 1 hour each to discuss your findings, answer your questions, tailor your system, train your team and do whatever is required to help you move faster through the different steps and to secure your success.
  • 6-months priority access to me via email.
  • Access to our private Facebook and Linkedin Group and monthly mastermind call where you can ask questions and get the answers.
  • Possibility to upgrade to package 3 at any time.

Module #3: Minimalistic Project Management Consulting VIP on-site package

This module is designed for you if you lack the resources to do the work required for the analysis and definition or simply prefer in person work to online consulting.

What you get:

  • All the resources, video tutorials and checklists you need to analyse your project management and to implement a minimalist system for project management and controlling and to build the structure to make it future-proof.
  • Analysis of the existing and definition of the new system done by us in direct collaboration with you and your team.
  • 2 * 5 days at your premises to do the interviews, train your team and prepare the implementation with you. (Travel costs billed separately)
  • 10 Skype calls of 1 hour each to discuss your needs, answer your questions, train your team and do whatever is required to help you move faster through the different steps and to secure your success.
  • 6-months priority access to me via email and phone / whatsapp.
  • Access to our private Facebook and Linkedin Group and monthly mastermind call where you can ask questions and get the answers.
  • Possibility to book the implementation and management of your team in the implementation phase separately.

Any questions? Then check out our Q&A section below.

Let’s get set up for success!

If you need a project manager at the same time, the Virtual Project Manager Offer may be for you or if you prefer a full-time on-site project manager, Interim Project Management could be your choice. In both cases, please use the button below to schedule a call.

What‘s next?

First, we will get to know each other and determine which offer is right for you. I offer you a 30 minutes initial consultation, for free! Book it now!

Depending on your needs, you now book one of the following consulting modules:

Module #1

Minimalistic Project Management DIY Consulting Basic package

Module #2

Minimalistic Project Management DIY Consulting VIP online package

Module #3

Minimalistic Project Management Consulting VIP on-site package

695
plus VAT
3995
plus VAT
19995
plus VAT
All the resources, video tutorials and checklists you need to analyse your project management and to implement a minimalist system for project management and controlling and to build the structure to make it future-proof
All the resources, video tutorials and checklists you need to analyse your project management and to implement a minimalist system for project management and controlling and to build the structure to make it future-proof
All the resources, video tutorials and checklists you need to analyse your project management and to implement a minimalist system for project management and controlling and to build the structure to make it future-proof

Analysis of the existing and definition of the new system done by us in direct collaboration with you and your team.

Access to our private Facebook and Linkedin Group and monthly mastermind call Access to our private Facebook and Linkedin Group and monthly mastermind call Access to our private Facebook and Linkedin Group and monthly mastermind call
 10x 1-hour calls via Skype
and
6-months unlimited e-mail support
10x 1-hour calls via Skype
and
6-months unlimited email and phone support
2x 5 days on-site (Travel costs billed separately) 
Upgradeable to Module #2 Upgradeable to Module #3 Implementation and team management during implementation phase can be booked on top.
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Q&A

First, Christian and you will get to know each other. The objective is to find out together if and how working together makes sense and will take your project management to the next level. And for sure, you can ask any question that comes to your mind concerning minimalistic project management and our packages.
We recommend working through the modules in less than 6 months from start to finish. Experience shows that the excitement your team has when the process starts tends to fade if such a process takes too long before producing results. But all depends very much on the manpower you have available to do the work required.

For module 3 we can do the analysis and definition in under a month depending on the availability of you and your team.
First of all, it depends on the module you order and how fast you want to go. In order to keep your team on board I highly recommend doing all the sessions with your team-members who work with project management or to define a delegation who actively participates in the process.

The modules are designed to be executed by people who have either work experience or some university degree. You may for example hire a student doing an internship or a thesis to do the interviews or have an office manager write the procedures to follow, when it comes to implementation. Nonetheless you should not forget that it is your tailor-made project management system, so for the definition phase top management and project management participation are vital and absolutely required.

It’s all very light weight and by using the materials provided with each package there is really no need to hire an additional consultant.

I highly recommend defining a person aka, one of your team-members to keep an eye on maintaining the processes alive after the implementation phase. That means, help the colleagues with questions on what tool to use and how to use it. This will ensure the longevity and continuous improvement of the system, once installed. In our system we call this function PMO light (PMO stands for Project Management Office).

The most important component remains that you are in and committed to success. When it comes to priorities for example to get people available to be interviewed it’s up to you to show that it’s important and bolster up the interviewer.
Not necessarily. The analysis phase will show what tools are used in your company now and if they work or not. If a tool works, there is no reason to change it, except if you want to. Minimalism is not linked to tools, so you can basically use whatever you want. Depending on the needs of your projects and your personal preference, I will propose tools and methods wherever needed. For all tools there will always also be a free version available.
Minimalism in project management works for all industries or branches of trade. The problems of too much project management and controlling effort applies everywhere independent from the goods you produce or service you provide and the size of your company.

We have worked with local single entrepreneurs, as well as medium sized international companies.

We tailor the project management system exactly to your needs. It’s like if you buy a tailor-made suit. It fits perfectly if you weight 50 or 150 kilograms.
All modules and Skype sessions as well as the email support can be conducted in English, German or French. All communication in our Facebook and Linkedin groups will be in English to guarantee the understanding of all group members.
I am ready to be as flexible as possible to fit in with your and your teams schedule. All depends on how fast you move forward. We recommend planning one session every other week so that we can really move forward through the module.
You may also book individual training or consulting sessions. This could be to train your team on how to minimalize the effort they put into project management or to help you with a specific topic. Please send us an email to info@cactus-competence with the number of team members and the training you wish to do. We'll come back to you with a customised proposal.
All above mentioned prices are net prices plus VAT, depending where you are located. You may book with one click and pay directly with your credit card or per PayPal, or you send us an email to info@cactus-competence.com and we send you an invoice. If you are located in Europe outside France, the European Reverse Charge Procedure is possible.
For module 2 and 3 instalment is possible. Send us an e-mail to info@cactus-competence with your instalment wishes and we will check whether this is feasible. Please keep in mind that by paying as you go, the payment for the next steps must be in our accounts before we prepare for the next step. So, the instalment might slow down the process.
You may book Christian to speak, to work for you as Virtual Project Manager or as on-site interim project manager for direct implementation. Please note, Christian speaks English, German and French and can bring a real profit to multicultural teams and projects. If you are interested, please send your request to info@cactus-competence.com.
Is there still a question we didn't answer yet? Please send us an email to info@cactus-competence.