Enterprise Process and Program Management.
We believe that the core processes of an enterprise are the engine that drives growth and effective. We work with clients to quickly assess their organization on three levels to determine the maturity of their current processes and identify opportunities to drive valuation increases through top line growth, margin improvement, and the freeing of cash. At the highest level, we assess the link between strategy and resource deployment as well as the effectiveness of corporate controls. At the second level, we assess the linkage of customer lifecycle, product lifecycle, and knowledge or technology lifecycle management to customer value. Any disconnects at this level are opportunities for improvement. At the lowest level, we assess operating ratios and individual processes to identify non-value added effort. Our generic, yet highly structured approach to the process enterprise allows us to complete assessments in days rather than months and to create a dashboard that can be used to manage change an operate the enterprise into the future.
Most enterprises are overwhelmed by their own internal initiative and projects intended to help streamline their operations or otherwise improve their competitiveness. We find that these "change the business" activities often undermine "running the business" and distract executives from identifying real strategic innovation. Stoke Evans deploys a combination of proven portfolio management and program management techniques to help ensure clients are "doing the right things right" with their projects and initiatives - across all domains from information technology to construction to human capital development. We focus on identifying the most critical decisions necessary to prioritize and assign resources to critical initiatives and creating processes to support these decisions with appropriate analysis. Our goal is to focus on generating outcomes - finishes not starts - and simplification. Our team members have proven the power of a common sense approach to portfolio management on both small but critical projects and multi-billion dollar government programs.
Value Proposition & Brand Development.
Great value propositions and value delivery systems require careful planning and execution. Stokes Evans can help decipher customer needs and generate the concrete plans necessary to drive brand and organizational development. We also can help determine if existing products are positioned, priced, and supported in the most effective manner. Emerging trends like the global explosion of mobile computing, social media, and consumerization of government and business services must also be addressed.
Executive Value Dashboard.
Most organizations have too many measures and indicators with no clear connection to the attainment of enterprise objectives. Recognizing that growth, margin improvement, and understanding of strategy and customer value are central to valuation is a good first step. The measurement of progress in these dimensions on a simple dashboard is even more important.
New Ventures & Start Ups.
Stokes Evans has extensive experience supporting the rapid startup and growth of technology, services, manufacturing, and distribution companies. We scale our services to provide the full power of our approaches in appropriate, measured doses. Please call us with even your early stage projects as we may be able to accelerate your success.