About Us

Facilitated PM™

Building and Leading Teams to Deliver Predictable Results on Time™.

A well orchestrated project employs facilitation, team building, good practices, and leadership. Our preference is to harness all the talent and imagination of the enterprise, building a team with deep intrinsic motivation, and facilitating results tightly aligned with the strategy and objectives of the organization.

The PMBOK definition of a project, “A project is temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.” expressly includes the concept of a creating something unique, where methodologies from the field of design can add measurable value. Design Thinking tools and techniques are beneficial for a deeper assessment from a human perspective, and to foster a broader set of potential capabilities or features. Competitive advantage may also be realized by surfacing new differentiated ideas early in the process.

Facilitated PM’s approach is to apply facilitation skills, project management knowledge, Design Thinking techniques, and team building expertise to contribute to A More Efficient Journey to a Better Outcome.

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Facilitated PM™ Areas of Interest:

We believe the likelihood of a better fit with your organization exists when our areas of interest and investments in research and development match your objectives and strategy.

  • Enhanced project management with structured project design tools and techniques
  • Change and transformation initiatives
  • Contribute to strengthening an organization
  • Increase organizational capability and individual competencies
  • A vision for something substantial and meaningful is a central objective

Purpose:

Apply the economic principle of comparative advantage, developed by British economist David Ricardo early in the 19th century. There is an opportunity cost for every hour of staff time consumed that is not directly applied to a goal. Planning in advance and facilitating a tailored process increases the time spent on higher-value activities that are a better use of skills and talents. The approach is to foster conditions for team learning that lead to more significant contributions at a faster rate. “Teams that finish early accelerate faster”, Jeff Sutherland.

Leverage established best practice standards in process, tools, and techniques. Why not apply and use proven models? For example, in the traditional PMBOK model, there is valuable work leading to a Project Scope Statement that includes Requirements Collection. We recognize many organizations have established planning methods that should be considered for any project. Where there are established organizational process assets, our approach is to utilize all that contribute to project success. These may include plans, templates, policies, procedures, guidelines, and historical information. Collaborative dialog may lead to suggestions on changes or additions where they have the potential to enhance or add-value to existing assets.

Industry and Knowledge Areas:

  • Project Management
  • Building Teams and Leadership
  • Sales and Sales Mangement
  • Facilitation
  • IT Industry and technologies

Credentials:

  • PMP (Project Management Professional)
  • CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)
  • ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library-Foundation)
  • CSM (Certified Scrum Master)

Education:

  • BSEE (Northeastern)
  • Masters Certificate in System Design and Project Leadership (Cornell)
  • SOC, Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving, (Darden)

Assets:

  • Portfolio of repeatable processes based on best practices that an organization can utilize today, and consider adopting as a company standard for future leverage and value.
  • Structured documentation than can be developed in advance to enable more effective use of team skills, talents, and time.

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