Programss and services are subjected to the vagaries
of the economy, demographics, new technologies, new business models
and the ever increasing demands for better services. It is a changing,
very competitive, and fast pace environment.
As firms attempt, to “see” ahead, they
deal with a great amount of information available which may be unstructured,
scattered, unformatted, abundant but most of the times lacking consistency
and it becomes a challenge to access it, organize and use it in
an efficient and meaningfully fashion.
So, there are inherent limitations to make the best
usage of the information captured. The challenge is to harness and
process the information in a methodological and analytical way so
companies can measure and report what matters.
Data Means helps companies meet these challenges:
Help clients to respond and shape their environment. Be agile
and deliver results which allow our customers to harness the process
and to look beyond the numbers. This is our Performance
Improvement Philosophy (PIP).
- Mission: Work
with our customers strategy, project management, process improvement,
technology, systems and people and become Partners in PROCESS
Client satisfaction is top priority, so we aim to meet and exceed
Three Critical Factors of Success (CFS)
- CFS-1 Enhancing Service Delivery
- CFS-2 Blend Project Management and Process Improvement Methodology
- CFS-3 Robust Project Execution
Relate CFS to tangible items/actions subject to a metric analysis.
Data Means approach has a nimble, methodological and practical
approach to do what it does best: provide “information”
required by the customer, in time, on cost and leaving a legacy
of trace ability.
Our Project Management approach provides you with the information
required and the mapped processes you can continuously reuse as
an efficient way to engage new tasks and assignments. This standard
is a reflection of our PROCESS EXCELLENCE mentality. Our strategy
in brief is:
CSF1-Enhancing Service Delivery
- Balance the equation of capabilities supplied to match Job
o Right mix of skills
o Analytical mind
o Team support
o Precise components and deliverables of the Job
o Work on the Quality expectation: Scope, Resources, Timelines
o Define the cost/benefit ratio
- Focus day to day support to a simple metric: delivering customer’s
day to day needs.
- Focus the service delivery to a simple milestone: define, negotiate,
agree and monitor levels of service
CFS-2 Blend Project
Management and Process Improvement Methodology
Establish the adequate and required tool to meet
customer needs within the quality expectation defined and negotiated.
This process will involve the blending of tools such
as PMBOK, Six Sigma, and Lean.
The critical activity is the Blend Reality Check-BRC. It assesses
and defines the most effective process is established for the project.
The balancing between Execution and Control will not consume the
best efforts of the people running the project.
In simple words let’s use the right tool to
solve the precise problem, be nimble and ensure the outcomes are
within the process variation we want to achieve. This is the cornerstone
of our PIP.
CFS-3 Robust Project
The Blend Reality Check ,BRC, process will provide
the umbrella to define what are the milestones, WBS (6), metrics,
Risks, Cost, Quality, Re sourcing and Scheduling.
At each milestone, a quick brief, debrief process will ensure corrections
toward the final goal of keeping the project progress within the
process variation defined during BRC.
PMBOK- Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMI Global Standards.
Six Sigma– is a business
management strategy, originally developed by Motorola.
Six Sigma seeks to identify and remove the causes of defects and
errors in manufacturing and business processes.
Lean - Lean manufacturing is a generic process management philosophy
derived mostly from the Toyota
BRC -Blend Reality Check – Data means framework that customize
other tools within reality of the business performed
PIP– Data Means Process Improvement Philosophy
WBS– PMBOOK , work breakdown structure
*SAS is a trademark of the SAS Institute
*VBA is a trademark of the Microsoft Corporation