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Strategy Realization Model

A framework to set priorities, align resources, and execute the projects that accomplish your strategic plans

Has this happened to you? You spend a week in offsite meetings, planning a strategy that will transform your organization, getting buy-in from key stakeholders and department heads, and revving up the team with a rosy outlook. The next week, everyone gets back to work, doing the same things they do every day, and now they need to make up for the time they lost away from the office. The strategy has already fallen by the wayside.

If that scenario doesn’t sound familiar, perhaps one of these will:

  • A strategy is too broad, lacking real measurements of success
  • Nobody is held accountable for realization of the corporate strategy
  • There aren’t enough resources because every project is important
  • Decisions are based on internal politics, bravado, or salesmanship

Having a clearly defined and well-aligned strategy should allow a company to drive transformation in today’s rapidly changing environment. But developing a strategy isn’t enough. Organizations must apply a framework that translates the strategy into action and engages both leadership and staff around a shared vision for the future.

IPM designed the Strategy Realization Model with these specific needs in mind. We combine our time-tested expertise in strategic planning, portfolio management, project execution, and organizational engagement to provide a holistic approach to transforming your organization. To help sustain the transformation, the model relies on change management techniques, which evolve into a systemwide operational competency, or what we call progressive adaptation.

How it works

We will assess the current state of your organization to identify gaps using IPM’s proprietary maturity model. Based on the results, we’ll work with you to uncover sustainable solutions that address the gaps that prevent you from reliably executing your strategy.

In the same collaborative way, we will tailor the Strategy Realization Model to suit your organization’s unique business model, culture, and competencies. The resulting customized model provides the structure to stay focused on the strategic imperatives. For example, the projects that will have the most impact on achieving the strategies will receive the appropriate resources, and priorities will be determined based on facts rather than opinions. When projects and programs are effectively supporting strategic initiatives, it creates Organizational Concentricity™, essentially a centralized force that draws all effort toward the common strategic goals.

Working with our technology partner, GenSight, we can tailor the web-based software to help visualize, sequence, and track the projects and programs that will help accomplish your strategy.

Strategy realization doesn’t end when the critical projects are complete; it requires constant discipline. The model is an ongoing tool that will help you to complete projects, measure them over time to ensure they are generating the expected value, and adapt and evolve strategies, initiatives, and tactics as necessary.

Contact us to learn how we can help transform your business.

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