Agility in a Time of Change: Professional Services
by: Douglass Yeager and Associates, LLC
How effective at managing operational change is your organization?
- Expectations abound: strategic plans, emerging needs, competitive pressures, market challenges…
- Results are scarce: very few foundations report making changes to the systems that run their operations.
Yeager & Assoc. offers tactical business deliverables to help a foundation choose which of many projects need to be done and practical assistance in getting them done.
The Life Cycle of Change
Managing transformation represents a chain of orchestrated actions organized in the pursuit of a common goal. The life cycle shown on the right shows the links critical to effective alignment between strategic goals and operational results.
- Does the operations plan reflect the strategic goals of the organization?
- Do investments in business technology support operational objectives?
- Do business activities adapt to take advantage of new technologies?
Managing transformation means attention to all aspects of the life cycle:
- Strategic planning alone will not lead to changes to operations,
- Technology acquisitions per se are without substance,
- Action Plans without direction are as a march without a drummer.
Yeager & Assoc. offers tactical business deliverables to meet a foundation’s needs across each aspect of the transformation life cycle. Each engagement focuses on its own ROI, schedule of milestones and deliverables, yet is grounded in an understanding of a projects role within this life cycle. Yeager & Assoc. will supply unequalled expertise in fulfilling these assignments.
For a more detailed description of these services, please see the following chapters:
We would like to invite you to become part of the circle of foundations that have chosen Yeager & Assoc. as their partner in transformation. This network shares in a commitment to making things happen, to the development of ideas, and to the forward movement of the field.
 See Grantmakers Information Technology Survey Report, September 2007, http://www.cof.org/files/Documents/Research/Tech%20Survey/2007FullReport.pdf