Bringing twenty years experience
of managing systems integration, projects and change in the
defence and rail industries to improve ways of working -
for a better balanced long term solution.
Phine Consulting can help deliver business change.
Whether you are a public sector organisation, a prime contractor, sub-contractor
or key supplier we can help you deliver improvements to your organisation and supply chain.
Phine Consulting provides a tailored service to meet
the needs of each client. We will discuss your requirements and create a proposal based
on the most effective solution to deliver the benefits you need.
Too many meetings?
Not involving all your stakeholders?
We facilitate workshops of your own team and stakeholders to achieve a specified
objective. Typical workshops include Project Planning sessions, Critical Design Reviews
and Stage Gate reviews.
The benefits of using Phine Consulting to facilitate workshops are:
Independent facilitation to ensure objective is achieved
Ensures involvement of all
Allows the project manager and team members to contribute fully
Maximises the value of many people attending
Avoids the risk of only producing a set of minutes and actions but making no real progress.
Phine Consulting will work with you to prepare workshop agendas, invitations and material.
We can also organise venues and carry out, or monitor, follow-up actions if required.
Project Risk Review
Stage Gate Review
Initial Hazard ID
System Hazard Analysis
Project Management Plan Development
Systems Requirements Review
Product Requirements Review
Initial Design Review
Critical Design Review
Installation Readiness Review
Test Readiness Review
Commissioning Readiness Review
Quantitative Risk Assessment
Is your business going through change?
Do you have to achieve challenging efficiency targets?
We can help with introduction of new business systems, new organisations or
new business processes. We specialise in preparing business process models
which can be easily digested and used by your people.
Do you have difficulty committing your best people to managing change projects?
We can help resource and manage your improvement programme, whilst involving your
people in generating ideas and bringing them to fruition.
Many improvement programmes are managed through virtual teams. We can bring them
together with facilitated workshops, or by visiting them in smaller groups and
bringing all their ideas together to form a solution.
We can carry out analysis and investment appraisal of your projects, to help you
decide which are the most likely to succeed and deliver benefits. We can also take
the burden of project controls and reporting off the key people Ė allowing them to
concentrate on the improvement ideas and making them happen.
Business Metrics are vital to delivering change. ďIf you canít measure it, you canít
improve itĒ. We can help you develop and introduce business metrics and automated
systems so that you can spend time making decisions, rather than number crunching
Project and Programme Delivery
Are you short of the right resources?
Do you have tight deadlines to meet?
Phine Consulting can help you deliver your projects by carrying out specific
tasks or managing work packages on your behalf. Using specialist knowledge in
Systems Engineering, Project Management, Defence and Railway engineering and
Naval Architecture we can help you complete those tasks for which you donít have
the right resources.
We can provide this service either by preparing documents or analysis independently
of your people, or by interviewing team members and stakeholders and bringing their
views together into a single report or presentation. We can also help you manage
packages of work, particularly where they spread across organisational boundaries.
We support project and programme managers by helping your team to complete tasks
more quickly or by providing an independent professional view. We can also assist
you in preparing presentations or reports that you simply canít find time to fit in.
Product and Systems Development
Phine Consulting can help you introduce new products, systems and
services more quickly.
We can help to evaluate the true cost of time to market and, using systems
engineering disciplines and best practice project management, help you to
reduce development times.
Using facilitated workshops we can ensure that all stakeholders are being
considered and the customers are getting what is most important to them. We
can also provide facilitated workshops to help your team develop and select
design options, identify and reduce risk and deliver a complete integrated system.
We can also carry out discrete tasks, or provide independent assessment of your
product ideas and design solutions. We can support product approval submissions
and safety cases by helping your own team, or by preparing key reports and analysis.
During testing and integration, you may encounter problems which threaten milestones
or budgets Ė we can help you work through these, identify root causes and eliminate
them, again by facilitating your own people and key stakeholders.
Using our experience of systems integration, product introductions and safety approvals
in the defence and rail environments we can help you avoid the pitfalls and deliver on
time. An independent facilitator helps to bring the best out of your team and ensure
that hierarchies and internal politics do not block progress.
Product Lifecycle Management
Phine Consulting can help you provide product support services
and introduce PLM systems.
We can help you to define, select and introduce Product Lifecycle
Management systems. Such systems represent a major investment and
require considerable planning and project management.
We can also help with the development of remote monitoring systems.
The key element being the delivery of management information from vast
quantities of data, often to different users at the same time.
Physical assets often need to be tracked throughout their lives.
We can help with the introduction of asset tracking systems using
electronic tags and hand held readers. This avoids the error prone
process of writing down serial numbers, and transcribing them many times
between different systems.