Strategic Program Planning and Execution (Action Driven Business)

Energy Companies and Organizations have not in over a century experienced the kind of change that is currently in play worldwide. Vast new energy reserves and energy sources are being uncovered to meet growing global demand. Climate Change is driving public and corporate policy resulting in dynamic technological landscapes for delivering Energy from multiple options that include optimization of Hydrocarbons, while driving dramatic growth in Solar, Wind, Geothermal, and other sustainable sources. The dynamic mix and history of this industry leaves us heavily dependent on fossil fuels in the near term while pushing to leverage non-carbon options

Included in these challenges for Energy Companies and Organizations are the delivery of Strategic Initiatives, Programs, and Projects.

Universally across industry one of the most common challenges is turning the ambiguity of business issues including obsolescence, regulation, board expectations, organizational transformation, and common endeavor delivery into critical success factors and then methodically delivering on those success factors.

Base is an expert in Strategic Program and Project Delivery with services across the whole strategic lifecycle: 

  1. Strategic Assessment/Plan (Choices on how to operate the business – problem-solving focus)
    • Leadership Interviews, requirements gathering and strategic concerns
    • Organizational Objectives and Goals Assessment
    • Industry analysis (5, 10-year views) and external environmental assessment (SWOT, PESTLE)
    • Organizational and Internal Analysis
    • Charter Development/Initiation
    • Stakeholder/Communication and Customer Analysis
    • Leverage Competitive Analysis and Industry Thought Leadership
    • Legal and Regulatory views and analysis

    “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” – Michael Porter

  2. Create a vision (What the organization aspires to)
    • Business Objective Workshops
    • Organizational Values and overall plan assessment
    • Charter Development/Initiation
    • Communication Planning
    • Organizational/Initiative Success Criteria
    • Aspirational Operational Excellence assessment

    If you are working on something exciting you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

  3. Defining Strategy/Tactics (Strategy is the path, tactics are actions to follow the path)
    • Efforts (Initiatives) Workshops to achieve the vision
    • Data/KPIs to measure progress/success – doing the right things for the right results
    • Development of an initiative prioritization scheme/approach (funding, results, ROI, Revenue, People, Resources, Processes and Technology)
    • Assign Ownership – RACI Workshops
    • Workshops to develop WBS, Schedules, Critical Path and overall plan

    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” –  Sun Tzu

  4. Communications 
    • Communications Planning and Stakeholder Assessment
    • Organization Change Management (ADKAR)
    • Message formation
      • Importance of Strategic Plan
      • How it influences activities and work
      • How to be involved
      • Positive and Action Oriented
    • Technology (Digital Signage, Internet/Intranet Sites, Social Media)
    • Periodic Updates
    • Celebrate Successes
  5. Measure the results/Continuous Improvement
    • Planning/Measuring of Monthly or Quarterly Business Reviews, Scorecards, Key Initiative Project Plans
    • Key initiative milestones
    • Key Metrics or Benefit Realization
    • Customer Satisfaction
    • Revisit Assumptions and Environment Scan
    • Staff and Support Mode
    • Course Correctors or Plan Changes

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Churchill