Clarifying Priorities

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 “It was the first time we agreed on our criteria, visualized how our ideas stacked up, and established real priorities.”  

C. Sushak, Novartis

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Do you have more ideas

and initiatives than time

or money to do them all?

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The benefits of Priority & Focus are real!

    • Save 30-40% resource time that is wasted switching between too many projects
    • Speed up results 20 – 50% with a critical mass of talent focused on key priorities
    • Enhance your overall return and productivity of invested resources
    • Create agreement on criteria for selection and alignment on critical priorities
    • Assure transparency and sense of “fair process” among stakeholders
    • Clarify the purpose and objectives of each idea in an understandable framework
    • Quantify the key parameters and compare the overall portfolio visually
    • Document decisions and build a system for updating and dynamic management

The only thing worse than putting a good idea on the back burner is keeping everything going and getting nothing done on the great ideas …

A portfolio perspective involves information flow, discussion, debate and ultimately, decision-making across boundaries for the benefit of the enterprise.

Assessing and setting priorities improves efficiency, productivity, speed, flexibility, accomplishment of objectives and return on investment.

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Key Principles of our Proven Process for

Prioritizing Ideas, Projects and Initiatives

  • Appropriate framing of each idea
  • Clear objectives, value, cost and risks
  • Consideration of all stakeholders
  • Meaningful reliable information
  • A credible and quantitative assessment
  • Clear priorities, leading to action
  • Alignment with objectives
  • Transparency and sense of “fair process”

 Read our recent article about “Clarifying Priorities” (read pdf file)

Ways to Get Started:

Executive Briefing (half day)

  • Concepts and value of prioritizing ideas
  • Case studies showing process and results
  • Roles of decision-makers and teams

Pilot Project Facilitation

  • Engagement of multiple stakeholders
  • Assessment of ideas / opportunities
  • Clarifying priorities and focused execution

Internal Capability Development

  • Advanced workshop for practitioners
  • Tools and techniques for the process
  • Coaching to get up experience curve