the gappsystem scorecard
The GAPPSystem Scorecard offers you a simple matrix on one page, that allows you to subjectively rate (from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) on your seven ON-Business functions (which are provided with a brief explanation of their scope), against the GAPP disciplines (also explained) of Governance, Assurance, Performance and Prosperity. It will auto-calculate your percentage score, which is only visible to you.
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mind the gap(p)!
The problem that so many project-business owners (in your exact situation) face, is that there is a disparity between the vision you have, and the (sometimes rather harsh) reality of business.
Sometimes, there just seems to be a crisis around every corner, and we often find ourselves
stressed out and unable to function at an optimal level.
Your business is out of balance - but you CAN re-balance it.
but you're good at this...
You're good at what you do (even genius at times), you’re qualified, you have experience and you know how to deliver a project. You love your work and the clients love you.
You are Gerber’s ‘Passionate Technician’ who knows how to work IN the business.
You’ve also taken the next step, and you’re leading a project-business - you’re an entrepreneur - but now you’re responsible for both working IN and ON the business, building and managing an integrated organization.
You understand Demand Management, a planning methodology used to forecast, plan and
manage the demands for project services or products – which is great as long as everything goes to that plan.
But what about your business management skills and the time needed to keep it all going?
It can be a wild ride.
the project roller-coaster
The highs of launching your projects start to turn into anxiety lows, as you realise there’s more involved than you allowed for in your fees or tender offer.
You struggle to meet your promised deadlines.
One month there's more work than you can handle - with barely enough resources.
So you work harder and longer to meet the promises you made, sometimes 45, 50 or 60+ hours per week.
Your cash flow fluctuates with your projects but the costs of running your project-business are constant and relentless.
Then there’s a crisis; it may have been generated externally (a Threat) or internally (a Weakness), but they share the same elements:
Short decision/action timeframe
You have to deal with a disruptive and unexpected event that threatens to harm either;
Your Stakeholders (employees, clients, supply chain, etc)
The gap widens
You find yourself rushing to deal with fires that are ‘out of control’, and as you bring them under control, your time and attention is taken away from what you should be doing.
One or two new fires break out.
You are caught up in Crisis Management and there's not enough time to do what you originally planned.
It spirals into a vicious circle, you find yourself constantly behind where you should be.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.”
- Albert Einstein
CLOSE THE GAP - BECOME YOUR ‘EXCEPTIONAL’ PROJECT-BUSINESS
You can't eliminate all crises from your business, however you can reduce the impact and frequency, and mitigate the additional costs and time lost to Crisis Management, by migrating to Exception Management.
Exception Management focuses on identifying and handling issues that deviate from the norm, as they are developing.
The norm is established through the governance of your projects and your business.
It defines the intent and the processes and procedures of what and how things must be done, which deliver predictable or estimated results, both interim and final.
Exception Management requires rigour and discipline in Monitoring and Control, but delivers practical, measurable improvements:
Problematic issues are identified early, potentially avoiding escalation to a crisis
Early intervention is easier and less costly to correct
Reduces knock-on effect to dependent activities
Management time is reduced to only dealing with problematic issues
Employees have more responsibility, which increases their motivation
Managers take fewer decisions
Less time lost in reviewing what’s already working correctly
Allows for increased autonomy for employees
Provides confidence that planned deliverables will be met
Become your ‘exceptional’ project-business by creating the confidence that the business is operating as predicted, which returns to you as lower anxiety and more time to be creative and innovative with the stuff you’re passionate about.
It’s delivering you ‘Freedom through Structure’.
FREEDOM THROUGH STRUCTURE – YOUR ON-BUSINESS GAPPSystem
The ON-Business GAPPSystem provides a step-by-step, structured solution to simplify the planning and execution of the essential ON-BUSINESS functions of your project business.
This includes the PMO which is responsible for standardizing all the systems, processes and procedures deployed across all projects.
It sets up your norm for Exception Management, then minimises the time and effort needed to monitor and control your day-to-day activity, to measurably improve your success.
The GAPPSystem applies the management disciplines of Governance, Assurance, Performance and Prosperity across the ON-Business functions of;
1. Business Management, Leadership and Culture
2. Quality Management Systems
3. Financial Management
4. Marketing management
5. Resources Management (HR, Facilities and Support Services)
6. Knowledge Management
7. PMO (Project Management Office) and Sales
No project-business is the same, therefore it’s not a ‘cookie-cutter’ rollout.
The GAPPSystem is a tailored to each individual business. It’s customised against your ON-BUSINESS Audit and agreed Benchmarks.
The gappsystem scorecard
The GAPPSystem Scorecard offers you a simple matrix on one page, that allows you to subjectively rate (from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) on your seven ON-Business functions (which are provided with a brief explanation of their scope), against the GAPP disciplines (also explained) of Governance, Assurance, Performance and Prosperity. It will auto-calculate your percentage score, which is only visible to you. Simply click the button below to access your copy.
Download the ON-Business GAPPSystem Scorecard to self-assess where your business is currently at!