Strategy Execution

Step 4: Implement
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No matter how great a strategic plan may be, it has little to no value if it can’t be properly executed.

Often, consultants dream up bold but unrealistic strategies. Ones that will wow the board. But also ones that just cannot be executed when the reality of market conditions, resources and company politics come into play. This is because most consultants do not have to worry about the practicality of executing these ideas. That’s for your team to work out.

At Q&A, we deliver tangible outcomes.

By working in partnership with your internal project managers, we help you translate cutting-edge ideas into actionable project plans. To do this, we set up an appropriate project management office (PMO) structure, and maintain end-to-end project oversight of the agreed strategic plan. This way, your employees can focus on their core responsibilities whilst we keep the project moving forward.

By engaging our team to execute your strategy, you can also be rest assured that internal company politics do not interfere with project delivery. As an impartial third-party, our focus is to streamline the execution process, reduce points of friction, and ensure milestones are hit.

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Project Management Office Structure

Q&A Team Responsibilities

We will be responsible for setting up a PMO specific to the needs of your strategic plan, and the resources you have available. We will maintain project oversight throughout the process, from inception to delivery.

The Senior Consultant acts as a counsel to the PMO lead. Normally this would be your COO, or similar. They will be in charge of setting up the PMO team structure and core responsibilities. In partnership with the PMO lead (e.g. COO), they will have oversight of the entire project and the team.

The Consultant acts as the lead Project Manager (PM). They oversee your PM’s and manage the overall workflow. They are responsible for the master project execution plan and deliverables.

How we work with your team

Once we have set up the PMO, our consultants will work directly with your team to ensure key milestones are met within the agreed parameters.

The Project Managers are your dedicated project management team. They would oversee project deliverables and establish critical milestones and timelines. They will work closely with the workstream leads on project governance and delivery.

The Workstream Leads report into the relevant Project Manager and are accountable for the delivery of key milestones to given timetables. They are normally a business unit employee.

The Supporting Team Members comprise key project infrastructure and support partners. They would be team representatives from key functions who would act as ‘enablers’ to the workstreams. They offer essential ‘back end’ process inputs to the Workstream Leads to assist them in the delivery of their milestones.

Featured Case Studies

Exchange Strategy

We developed an end-to-end corporate strategy and commercialisation plan for a leading Asian digital securities exchange.

Education International Expansion

We advised an international school group on its global expansion strategy, across market selection, school model design, and partner operating model.

China Market Entry

We advised a Hong Kong international school group on its China market entry strategy via a joint venture partnership with the oldest school in the U.K.

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