project and change management for the sector
All projects carry risk – especially those involving information systems and technology. Statistically, the failure rate is huge, but success has very little to do with an organisation's size, the complexity of the change or the legal thoroughness of the various contracts involved. While all of those factors play their part, the most common cause of failure is the difficulty of resourcing – and, most of all, the difficulty of project and change management resourcing.
When it comes to implementation, even the best-funded organisations struggle to secure the right project resources. Charities, membership bodies and others in the sector face an especially difficult challenge, given the expectation that funding, subscriptions and support will always be focused on the strategic aims and front-line objectives of the organisation. As a result, managers and staff often find themselves seconded into unfamiliar areas, doing their best and often working unsupported.
Adapta Resourcing is designed to be the difference between success and failure, taking our help to the next level, by providing programme, project and change managers to work on-site with our clients on either short- or long-term engagements.
Trained and equipped by the partners and senior consultants at Adapta, our pool of experienced and accredited associates are ready to take up the reins on your project at short notice. We only work with organisations in the not-for-profit sector and so we know in advance the kinds of issues our project and change managers will face – that means we can prepare them for your challenges before they get started, so that they can hit the ground running and quickly make the difference you need.
All our project and change managers are backed by the team at Adapta, which means they have access to our project office library of project materials, built up over the years. More importantly, they – and you – get the benefit of Adapta's knowledge and experience at every point in the process. In effect, we provide the wide range of skills and abilities you need but concentrated through your own resource on site for as long as you need it.
Over the years, Adapta Consulting has helped the broadest range of organisations in the sector through the process of introducing change. We number qualified practitioners in PRINCE2, MSP (Managing successful programmes) and Agile among our teams. More importantly, we draw on a combined total of more than 200 years' experience of systems implementation, working with charities, membership bodies and others at every level.
"Unlike many consultants, Adapta won't tell you what you expect to hear. They will be very honest and challenging and, even if some of what they say is uncomfortable to hear, it means you end up getting better advice."
Phil Durbin – Former Head of Corporate Systems, Salvation Army
We have helped many charities and non-proﬁt organisations with their projects, including:
Leading Your People Through Change
Change is inevitable, often requiring new ways of thinking and doing – shifting people from what they are used to, into the unknown. For many, change can be a positive thing; for others it may generate a feeling of uncertainty and resistance.
No matter how well designed your change programme is, not everyone will be on board from day one. Inherent or even justified resistance may lead to decreased morale and disinterest, causing a knock-on effect on your ability to capitalise on any benefits.
HR, should look at the likely needs in terms of your people, including recruitment requirements for the vision of your business, how to speed up the on-boarding process and how to build a talent pipeline, as well as ensuring that people practices and policies are aligned with your change programme. This must be done alongside the change consultant or leader so that the new needs of the business are met.
Here, at Adapta we can offer you a wealth of expertise on Change and People Management to ensure your people are with you on your journey.