Our Mission Statement is:
to assist businesses, organizations, projects, and individuals to be successful in achieving their objectives and goals through sound planning.
This website develops the concepts for the 3 major types of plans used by a business, i.e.
Strategic Plans — for a business, non-profit organization, project, or even an individual;
Project Plans — for implementing a one-time project with a beginning date and an ending date, which may be integrated within a business, used for launching a new business, used for achieving major changes in a business, individual projects of a non-profit organization, or even private projects of an individual; and
bullet Business Plans — for a business, which can also be developed for the “business” of a non-profit organization or an individual.
The basic philosophy for all of these Plans is that,
if we do not plan by defining
our goals and objectives as well as
strategies for achieving our goals and objectives;
and allocate appropriate resources for achieving our goals and objectives, then
it is not likely that we will actually achieve our goals and objectives.
Today, we find a variety of different Methodologies available for assisting us in creating effective Plans and there are also commercial computer programs available for implementing several of the major Methodologies. Therefore, we are faced with the challenges of selecting the most-appropriate methodology for our given proposed plan and software tools for assisting us in using the selected methodology.
We note that the methodologies developed for one type of plan are usually not appropriate for application to other types of plans. However, most of the methodologies as well as software tools for implementing individual methodologies for one particular type of plan can usually be modified and adapted for use on various plans of the same specific type of plan for which they were developed.
We also note that, the more challenging and unique a specific plan is, the more we are forced to employ creativity on our part in seeking specific solutions for specific aspects of each plan which we endeavor to create. In such cases, it can actually be dangerous to simply choose a methodology and software for implementing that methodology — and then simply “fill in the blanks”. Doing so causes us to “force square pegs into round holes” and vice versa — with unpredictable results.
This website also examines the related
“turn-around management consulting” for companies or projects which are failing to achieve their objectives and are therefore often faced with impending bankruptcy;
“projects” of bidding on international ITT’s (Invitations to Tender Bids) or on RFP’s (Requests for Proposals);
“projects” of applying for grants, particularly for non-profit organizations but also including for-profit businesses.
There is a strong symbiotic relationship between the Plans defined above and “turn-around management consulting” which makes it useful for us to consider them together.
In a closed cycle:
Our know-how and experience from writing sound and successful Plans provides us with the basis for successful “turn-around management consulting” to salvage businesses, projects of businesses, and individuals who have made serious mistakes in their planning activities.
bullet Our know-how and experience, from salvaging businesses, projects of businesses, and individuals who have made serious mistakes, provides us with the insights and basis for writing sound Plans to assist businesses, projects, and individuals in avoiding such mistakes.
When a small business is growing rapidly, this growth in itself requires rapid and more-radical changes in the organizational structure of the business than in the situation of larger enterprises which are usually growing slower. In addition, larger enterprises usually have their own internal staff doing appropriate planning for changing the organizational structure as needed, whereas small businesses usually have no in-house expertise on how to change the organizational structure to adapt to the changing requirements during rapid growth. Therefore, we will also address these aspects specifically for small enterprises.
Many attempts have been made to simplify and even to automate the creation of these Plans as well as for “turn-around management consulting”. However, each case is often quite unique so that i does not fit easily into simple “filling in the blanks” on a form or using a standard template. Yet, by learning the fundamental principles involved, all of us can understand and create reasonable Plans in most cases. However, the more practical experience we have and the more theoretical foundations we understand, the better the chances will be that we will be able to solve the most challenging problems adequately.
Temporary links within this first draft for a website:
Plans for Businesses
Turn-Around Management Consulting