Driving the strategic change agenda

Today’s fast-changing economic climate pressures financial institutions to continuously alter their strategic planning processes. To sustain and continuously grow current business performance is top of mind.

It is challenging to set up for short-term returns while keeping long-term strategic goals stable. At the same time, it can be difficult to build the capabilities needed to deliver strategic changes in-house. As a consequence, financial institutions critically depend on balanced portfolio management and delivery excellence. They must carefully assess their mix of assets, capabilities, and processes.

::projective provides recommendations and delivery based on deep industry expertise. Our team understands client-specific issues that affect successful project delivery. Our independent and objective view of strategy-development processes helps organizations to deliver more change faster and consistently. Our extensive and tested library of methodologies, tools, and solutions help our clients plan and execute quick, bold and decisive.

::projective’s Delivery Excellence practice covers a wide range of industry specific issues, including:

Ensuring that delivery success meets set business expectations

Review & Rescue: Delivery review or rescue with documentation analysis, interviews, observations and assessment of issues and risks. Overview of status and delivery probability of success. Key deliverable is the recommendations for improvement.

Run: Set the delivery up for success, (if necessary) by taking full ownership. Setup the basic hygiene factors for the delivery and implement necessary  improvements on governance, execution, resourcing, etc.

Growing your delivery managers to be delivery champions

Delivery training: Analysis of individual and group needs, resulting in a training & coaching curriculum.  Delivery of the relevant training modules, with delivery trainers that provide context and experience in terms of war-stories and good-practices from real-life situations.

Individual Coaching: Coaching of delivery managers as part of their daily responsibilities by an experienced Projective Senior Manager. Initial workshop, followed by intensive 8-day mentoring & coaching in the first month with continued 2-days per months follow-up suggested for 6-months.

Achieving alignment between business strategy and delivery execution

Portfolio Management: Aligning strategic objectives with the business change portfolio into a feasible roadmap with clear and tangible benefits. Adapting when necessary, managing the dependencies between initiatives in the portfolio.

PMO: Assessing the maturity of the PMO and strengthening the role of PMO in the execution of the portfolio. Establish and execute relevant PMO processes, governance and tooling.

Our Delivery Excellence offerings are targeted to deliver sustainable change in situations of uncertainty where expertise, experience and  culture matter to make the difference to be successful.
Some of these offerings comprise of the following:

2-Speed IT Operating Model

Build out new organization and governance model with high-speed IT with an highly agile approach with test-and-learn strategies to enable short-term oriented software-release cycles and deployment mechanisms to enable build up of a new digital architecture and products/services whilst maintaining low-speed architecture ringfencing legacy back-end architecture managed for resilience and scalability

Technology complexity reduction

Rationalizing existing technology stacks and supporting operations towards a simpler, more integrated business and technology delivery platform through functional and technical consolidation / decomplexation to sustainably reduce overall cost base of underlying technology for the existing business

Post-merger integration & divestment

Assisting our clients with experienced transformation and integration of organization, culture, technology stacks, and processes in complex post-merging environments to realize envisaged synergies and required change, establish and run PMO, execute selected divestments, build and execute post-integration optimization roadmap

Programme rescue

Driving fast and effective recovery of complex change by identifying issues affecting performance, reviews available options, and plan and execute recovery – in a matter of weeks – working closely with management to bring clarity, confidence, and speed to results in a variety of situations

Utilities and outsourcing

Developing design, governance and execution of an outsourcing/ utilities strategy to drive an operating model renewal to meet competing needs of achieving higher efficiencies, cutting costs, meeting regulatory obligations while reducing risk

Pre-merger Management

Assisting our clients to navigate during deal / pre-merger phase to validate and design synergy case, target business and operating model, merger roadmap, to ensure speedy and effective integration, building of synergetic capabilities leveraging our deep domain expertise, merger experience and proven tools from past mergers

Complex Technology Transformation

Drive complex technology transformation with associated systems implementation, technical infrastructure and architecture changes in alignment with required governance, business benefits, people and process/operations areas by measuring business benefits, management of releases, maintaining senior stakeholder support and setting up an effective leadership teams to avoid pitfalls and reap real rewards.

::projective drives innovation and change in the financial industry by stimulating complex business transformation, sustainable change, measurable value and cost reduction. With our in-depth expertise in banking, payments, capital markets, asset management, stock exchanges and insurance, our experts carry organisations forward in the fields of regulation, digital innovation, (digital) change processes and operational excellence.

The ‘::projectivers’ are a unique collective of senior industry professionals, management consultants and delivery and technology experts. Together with our partners Exellys, DTSQUARED, Mastermind, The Glue, Start-ups.be & Scale-ups.eu and Smartfin, we provide financial institutions access to industry-leading innovative expertise and delivery. We serve their customers from offices in Europe’s leading European financial centres, including Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich.

Together with Exellys, DTSQUARED, The Glue and Mastermind, ::projective is part of ProjectiveGroup.