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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.