We save Clients money
We bring about change
We help you do more with less
We add value in what you do best as a business
Through the skillful application of three main tools:
Project management ensures that activities in a business that focus on bringing about improvement, are executed on time and on budget
Process management takes a detailed look at who does what how and when in the business, ensuring that what needs to be done is done well, within the necessary controls
Change management focuses on the people who need to implement and sustain change
For project management, we apply the Project Management Body of Knowledge – PMBOK – which is the international standard set by the Project Management Institute in the USA.
We also apply Prince2, the UK and European standard for Project Management.
There are two global standards for Project Management and we apply what the client needs,
Our team in qualified in both PMBOK and Prince2
For change management we use our own Fofang (Sotho for “to fly”) methodology and the focus is on effecting change brought about by project and process change so that change is embraced and implemented successfully.
We also apply Prosci and Practising Perfection principles in our change management projects.
Our team is qualified in all three approaches
We sell our expertise in:
Consulting and advisory services, managed solutions and specialist resources charging time and material (hourly rates)
Training, charging per course or per learner
We listen to the challenge, we compose a first draft solution, we collaborate with the Client on the solution until we structure and agree on exactly what is needed, then we structure the solution in a proposal and develop the roll-out plans.
Once the project rolls out, we use our project management and/or process management skills and tools to deliver, interweaving change management to ensure sustained benefit
We engage according to the clients’ procurement policies and procedures, and this always includes service delivery terms and conditions in a contract
Our engagement principles are transparency, collaboration, effective communication, benefit delivery, sustainability of benefits, accountability and being accessible and on time
implemented new IT systems that resulted in cost savings and improved productivity
Organisational change through process improvement, resulting in effective use of resources
Process risk management, resulting in cost savings
Performance management, resulting in improved productivity and staff buy-in
We are a women owned company
We have a Level 2 BBBEE rating from Quadrem
We have highly trained, qualified and experienced staff
We apply international methodologies and adhere to international standards
We have an impressive client list “Can we provide the client list?
Our target prospects are business owners, executives, and managers.
This is because we address:
Business Process Improved Practices
Business Performance Improvement
Training, Skills Assessment and Skills Improvement
Change Management through implementation of actions and projects to bring about change
Cost Savings, through improved efficiency
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The way in which we combine our methodologies to bring about change, save money and support client to achieve their goals
The unique VizPro® process mapping toolkit
Our corporate CV, credentials and track record
The way in which we do business
The game is a fun, but quite serious game. It requires skill, concentration and collaboration. The aim it to land as close as possible to the target, and remain close to the target despite competitors’ attempts to change your proximity to the target.
Business is the same.
We recognized the parallel and decided it was the perfect name with the perfect philosophy for us.
VizPro® is our method to document & analyse business processes.
In short this is done by mapping the enterprise processes real-time in interactive work sessions with role-players. We facilitate workshops where relevant people are invited to sit in to share their knowledge about the process.
This knowledge is captured immediately, and the map is real-time and displayed on a screen. VizPro® makes use of colourful icons to map details. The icons reflect the following:
|what needs to be done and who is doing it|
|how communication takes place with the people involved|
|the risks, controls, KPI’s and other management information|
|which documents and systems are used|
|which processes link into the specific process|
The colourful and clear icons make this methodology user-friendly and ensure process role- player buy-in.
It was developed by Dr. Michélle Booysen and is continuously refined by the team. VizPro® has successfully been applied in projects for almost 8 years..
Three distinct aspects make VizPro® different:
|the dynamic way of engaging with role-players in high energy workshops|
|the visualisation makes it very understandable and invites participation|
|the knowledge is captured in information-rich format|
Our target prospects are business owners, executives, and managers. The following are business requirements for all businesses, therefore we do not focus on specific vertical markets:
|Business Process Improved Practices|
|Business Performance Improvement|
|Training, Skills Assessment and Skills Improvement|
|Change Management through implementation of actions and projects to bring about change|
|Cost Savings, through improved efficiency|
VizPro® can be applied to address a magnitude of issues that relate to process. We have successfully applied VizPro® for the following purposes:
|an understanding of systems requirements in the context of business use|
|change management prior to IT project implementation|
|to identify process gaps or weaknesses where breakdowns occur|
|identification of training needs|
|improved controls, risk management & compliance|
|noticeable and measurable skills improvement|
|to enlighten and motivate employees, which forms part of team building|
|to create a repository for easy access to accurate and common process information by all staff|
|knowledge sharing across the organisation|
|understanding the ‘big picture’: how one process impacts another|
|improved process efficiency to save costs|
|define an organisational structure that will deliver on strategic goals.|
The benefits of VizPro® are:
|understanding the process end-to-end in terms of who does what when|
|seeing the flow of documentation throughout the process|
|defining and agreeing task and process ownership and accountabilities|
|defining risks and agreeing on controls|
|ensuring that the right Management Information and Performance Indicators are relevant and that they provide the right performance information at the right time to the right decision makers|
|clearly defining and linking inter-relationships between processes (in the enterprise, division or department), people and systems|
|understanding governance and compliance (statutory, company policies, quality systems, etc.) per process and showing how each process operates within the governance and compliance framework|
|gaining a clear view of the status of Organisational Development (roles, skills, competencies) and what to do to ensure effective improvement and alignment with what the enterprise requires|
Our services facilitate:
|the identification of process inefficiencies and duplications|
|performance Improvement, linking individual activities to measurement metrics|
|alignment of business functions and processes to strategy|
Depending on the project’s objectives, various changes will occur. In general:
|your employees/external parties will be clear in their understanding of the ‘bigger picture’ (strategy/plan) and their respective roles in it. This will result in all stakeholders driving in the same direction to achieve organisational and operational excellence|
|your business teams will love the inter-active workshop approach and will start ‘talking and walking’ their process|
|performance and staff morale will increase – people understand the ‘big picture’ and the importance of their respective roles in it|
|knowledge transfer will take place and with that, teamwork will increase|
|buy-in to business change will be high since all role-players provide input and understand the background of such change|
What are the quantified impacts (dollars or percentages and time frames) that have been produced by your company’s products and services? How has your company helped its clients?
|One of our clients has seen the current employees’ productivity increase by 15% one week after concluding the process mapping.|
|A number of clients use the process maps as induction material for new and transferring staff. This immediately shows how, “what” the employee does on a day to day basis, fits into the bigger picture and it fast tracks the employee to know what they need to do. This fast tracks new process role players’ productivity up to 50%.|
|Internal audit in a corporate client has significantly reduced the time they spend conducting audits per business area, due to simply matching what is being done to what the process requires. Reporting is enhanced and turnaround time for corrective action has improved.|
|When recruiting service providers for a new service, one of our clients uses the process maps to explain to third parties what is needed from them. This approach has significantly reduced the time to call for proposals, the time to submit proposals and has assisted in fit for purpose proposals from Third Parties, fast tracking the roll out of new services and products.|
|By simplifying a cross-border process, a client estimated the savings resulting from the improved practises would amount to US$14million.|
|The savings brought on by immediate buy-in from stakeholders and role players following the workshops, are numerous. In one case, an entire day set aside to align senior executives with a new directive, was concluded in 30 minutes since the buy-in occurred during the six weeks of process work-shopping prior to the changes having been suggested. Once the changes were tabled, all role players fully understood the reasoning and history, and agreed to the way forward in 30 minutes.|
Briefly, the above occurs because, what gets measured, improves. For that reason identification of KPI’s in each process is an important element. Further, the VizPro® way of visualising and workshopping around processes has had significant quantified benefits.
We are proud of our track record of clients with whom we have worked in the past years:
|South African Post Office|
|Department of Public Service Administration|
|Buys Inc (Pty) Ltd|
|South African Supplier Development Agency – SASDA|
|Joint Venture Pump Services|
We have concluded projects in two days, including a Positioning Map, and a full process map up to a version 3 level.
We have also worked on projects for 2 years, delivering a large number of processes for a number of business areas in the enterprises.
We start with a Positioning Map, showing the business, unit or department as is, and define what processes are needed to make the business ‘work’. This takes from 1 hour to one day, depending on each enterprise.
A Process Map is usually developed in 2 or 3 versions. Version 1 could take 2 to 8 hours, version 2 takes 2 to 3 hours, and version 3 takes 1 to 2 hours. Of course these differ from project to project.
VizPro® is a process for process mapping.
VizPro® as the process to map process is managed as a project, and we apply project management principles throughout.
|We start by understanding what the enterprise requirement is, through a briefing with key stakeholders|
|From this, we determine what must be done and how process will address the business requirement, including agreement on role players and schedules before we start with the Positioning Map|
|This Positioning Map identifies processes required to perform the high level activities in the enterprise. These processes are mapped first ‘as is’, and then improved in a version 2 workshop, in which also risks, controls, management information, cash flow, and KPI’s are identified|
Our billing is per day, in some cases per hour.
We work in teams of two in most cases, with one person facilitating, the other capturing information real-time, projecting the process map on screen with a data projector.