Managing Projects & Programmes
In today’s environment, there is an ever increasing need to demonstrate impact, report to funders, manage work across organisations, be realistic and make the best use of all resources.
Adapta’s practical and tailored approach to managing projects and programmes makes sure that your organisation achieves the desired outcomes and outputs. We can help you whatever stage you are at with your projects and programmes:
Support during projects: Specialist knowledge and advice
Mentor and support project sponsors, project managers and other key roles Help to establish project governance and decision-making Advise and participate on project boards Take on specific project roles (e.g, project manager, technical roles or quality assurance)
Strategic management: Guidance to prioritise and plan
Identify benefits Develop appropriate governance Identify how change will meet your organisation's strategy Work alongside you to develop programme and project plans
Quality assurance: Independent reviews during or after projects
Review governance and management, make sure the project is on target and objectives can be delivered Key stage reviews to identify what is working well, risks and make recommendations Review after completion to confirm closure and learn lessons for future similar projects
Best practice: Organisational approach
Help you tailor your own project and programme methodologies Introduce and develop the approach across your organisation Support key individuals, including shadowing
We start by understanding your projects and programmes to help you define your needs and how we can best work with you. We agree an outline of the activities we will help you with and regularly meet to discuss these.
Our approach is adaptable so that we can support you in any stage of your project or programme. Our expert advice is independent and objective and recommendations are practical and prioritised, based on your specific needs. Whilst we are qualified project and programme managers, we adopt these principles to best fit with the specific circumstances, culture and size of your organisation.
At Adapta, we have a proven approach to helping organisations manage their projects and programmes. We work exclusively with charities and not for profit organisations, which means that we understand the challenges and the difficulties you face.
"Professional attitude and ownership of the project helped users deal with changes to their current and new donor management system. [The team's] previous knowledge of SCUK, and their technical expertise in the core database, were definitely major advantages. The resulting positive user feedback during the project closure meeting demonstrates the benefits of using a structured methodology with excellent communication skills used in meetings, documentation and reports to SCUK IS management."
Lyn Douglas-Orr, Senior Manager Projects & Development Group
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.