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Facts and reasonable results are the things that really matter. In our references you’ll find a selection of projects that we have implemented successfully.

Even if your sector should not be listed here, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have any questions concerning the development of your company or institution, it is always worth it to seek talks with KICK. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Automobile industry

Support in strategy development and accompanying change management in implementation.

This was our approach:

In the beginning we went through an exploration phase with 50 interviews on all hierarchy levels. The results from this were used to develop a process architecture, which included regular strategy workshops with the management team and several cascade workshops with executives of all levels. In this way all 400 executives of the site were involved and activated.

Result
This process created a common target orientation within the plant, improved the horizontal collaboration between the departments, and fundamentally increased the openness towards changes.

Automobile industry

Facilitation of the development of a department strategy and support in the subsequent re-organization.

This was our approach:

The strategy was developed together with the management team in a series of workshops, in which we used different methods, including “visual recording”. In order to bring the strategy to life the organizational structure had to be changed. Around 500 executives and employees were involved. In collaboration with the client KICK developed a change management procedure for this sensitive process. We supported the comprehensive implementation as well as the subsequent vernier adjustment of the new structure with 4 consultants.

Result
Thanks to our structured and coordinated change and communication strategy the crucial stakeholders including social partners could be won over for the project. The complex re-organization was implemented according to plan within a short amount of time.

Automobile industry

Conception, rollout and implementation of an international and companywide project management qualification with 3 integrated levels.

This was our approach:

  • Generating the framework as well as the detailed concepts
  • Piloting the programs in Europe, Asia-Pacific and America 
  • International training and development of coaches
  • Integration of a project manager career in parallel to a leadership career
  • Implementation of the internal  examination of the company
    Level 1: Project Management Fundamentals (PMF) – German/English
    Level 2: Certified Project Manager (PMQ-CPjM) – English
    Level 3: Certified Program Manager (PMQ-CPgM) – English

Result
Based on internationally defined competency profiles there is now a career for employees and managers in projects that is systematically linked to the HR processes "recruiting" and "Personal Development". All programs are based on PM® standard and call on Level 2 & 3 in addition to the internal exam, external certification. (PMI® , PMP® or PMgP®)

Automobile industry

Development as well as a (permanent) world-wide implementation of a career development center for project managers.

This was our approach:

  • Development and coordination of a concept for worldwide implementation
  • Organization of events
  • Creation and shipping of the documents for implementation
  • Implementation of the assessment: self-assessment / external assessment, assessment, appraisal sessions (per group)
  • Compilation of a report or survey containing development measures
  • Discussion of results with the participant (one-on-one conversation) 

Result
On the basis of quantitative human resource planning and individual feedback the participants are supported in their personal development and in fulfilling a function / role with customized measures. On the basis of anonymous quantitative and qualitative evaluation purposeful measures for organizational development in project management can be implemented more successfully.

 

 

Automotive supplier

Development center for project managers for individual assessment including feedback and suggestions for further development. The development center also helped to gain an overview over the general potential in the pool of project managers.

This was our approach:

The process was developed in close collaboration with the client. The evaluation criteria reflect the requirements, which have been defined in the company; the tasks represent typical challenges for the target group and make several competencies observable, including professional, methodological, social and self-competencies. In addition to direct feedback during the process, the participants receive a detailed feedback document in the end, which is explained in talks with their line manager. The complete overview is generated through supra-individual, anonymous preparation of the results and indicates how the project manager training in the company can be optimized.

ResultAfter three pilot runs the rollout initially took place in the client’s company division in Germany, which was later followed by implementation at international sites. Meanwhile, the process has been established in another division with the necessary adjustments and has been implemented nationally and internationally as well. Nationally around 135 project managers have received systematic feedback as well as recommendations for their further project career, and around 50 project managers ran through the process internationally.