PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERTS

We will whip your Project Management into shape.

KICK Consulting has established an excellent reputation as a system consultancy in project management (PM). Our PM approach is based on international accepted standards and guarantees our clients to obtain a sustainable PM system at the end of our consulting activities. For us, every consulting project is unique:

  • Together with our clients we develop the most
    appropriate strategy and compile methods and 
    techniques according to your needs.
  • We are flexible and chose exactly the expert 
    that meets your requirements.
  • For complex tasks we blend an interdisciplinary
    KICK team, tailored for your needs.

Agile project management with Scrum and Kanban

More flexibility in the organizational routine

In rugby scrum is the standard situation to re-start the game after minor irregularities or a touch. Transferred to the project management of organizations scrum could possibly be the crucial move for more agility – to see valuable results early and in short cycles. Scrum is far away from the inertia of classic management approaches. Instead it accepts that some developments are just not predictable. KICK will familiarize you as executives and project managers with this agile form of project management. After dealing with basic agile principles you will get to know the tasks of the different scrum roles. These include the scrum team, the scrum master and the product owner, who is responsible for the product and the project and who is also in touch with the customer. In addition, you will learn everything about agile meeting formats, such as daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint review and retrospectives. Exercises will help you to put things into practice and we will also support you with the introduction of agile approaches into your project organisation. Moreover, we will use an important method of production process management by using the Kanban approach. Previous knowledge of classic project management is not required. Best arrange an appointment with us directly, if we caught your interest.

 

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Hybrid project management and organizational development

The best of two worlds

There is not only black or white, analogue or digital. This is true in particular for all project managers, who want to deal flexibly with increasingly complex tasks. Therefore KICK has defined a hybrid approach, which combines classic and agile project management methods. Alongside project and product managers, also executives and project management office-managers, scrum masters, product owners (scrum) and agile coaches have the opportunity to define this hybrid compatibly with their business processes. Depending on individual prior knowledge of classic or agile project management we initially convey the basics. Moreover, we compare and contrast the strengths of the different approaches together and in doing so focus on requirements management, planning, and monitoring and controlling. Furthermore, the effects on leading the team are examined. Finally, we support you with our know how of organizational development to define hybrid approaches for your project organisation. In the form of workshops – in our space in Berlin-Schöneberg, or optionally in your location – we intensively and in small groups attend to important questions for your organization.

 

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MEASURES OF PM INSTANT AID

Consulting

We advise on optimizing single processes, and provide assistance for programs and projects.  We deliver solution concepts for process improvement and PM tools, and offer moderation and operative management services.

  • Target group: Program- or Project Managers
  • Benefit and performance: the scope of coaching includes personalized subjects and the enhancement of the coachee’s leadership competence in general.  That ensures, that the project responsible gain operative support in leading projects and specific activity recommendations.
  • Target group: Customer of programs or projects, program- or project managers
  • Benefit and performance: Advice for the preparation of workshops regarding programs and projects: participants, objectives & agenda, schedule, premises and moderation technique get coordinated and settled. Experienced moderators guarantee a target oriented cooperation and the accomplishment of the goals required.

 

  • Target group: Executive management, project customer
  • Benefit and performance: Our team of experienced project managers is at your disposal for short-term bridging of bottlenecks, in order to successfully achieve the project objectives. The scope of our assistance varies flexibly from assuming single work packages, up to project-office management or external project management.
  • Target group: Program- or project managers
  • Benefit and performance: Checklists, templates and helpful tools are customized to meet your requirements. That includes order clarification and stakeholder analysis, statements, minutes as well as documents for requirement-, quality- and risk management.
  • Target group: Executives with project tasks, project personnel
  • Benefit and performance: The skill check allows project personnel and line executives, who are involved with projects, to assess themselves and identify qualification requirements. You gain an instrument that defines your own individual strengths and weaknesses in project management, and is beneficial for your HR development, seminar planning and -steering.
  • Target group: Program- / Project Managers and their team members
  • Benefit and performance: Program- or project managers identify deficiencies in project management, either of their own or of their team. TrainShops / Impulse qualifications aim at specific issues which should be instantly applied to a projects’ context.

SYSTEM SERVICE: YOU NEED A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION?

In case you wish to fundamentally optimize a project management system or launch one in your organization, extensive need for action is required, since the entire organization or at least larger units are effected.

The task is to create a totally new basis for project work, which initiates long-term changes within the overall system. Such an initial situation requires complex solutions. We offer you the all-round carefree package of our service-portfolio, including the appropriate qualification- and consulting services.

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SYSTEM-SERVICE MODULES

Consulting

Our consulting comprises an analysis of your requirements, the design of project management modules, up to the implementation.  We provide precise indication for your project management status, suggestions for the implementation procedure as well as our consulting services for performance execution.

  • Target group: Executive director & Top Managers, Project Management Office Executives, Project Management Process Owners
  • Objectives: Project management will be implemented as standard in your organization. Four configuration levels can be chosen: from PM for single projects up to the complete  integration into the organization.
  • Target group: Executive director & Top Managers, Project Management Office Executives, Project Management Process Owners
  • Objectives: Designing the PMO profile. We accompany determining your personnel- and budget requirements as well as the entire implementation of a PMO, and supply interims managers for the PMO development, if required.
  • Target group: Project Management Office Executives, Project Management Process Owners, Project- or program customers, Program- or Project Managers
  • Objectives: We systematically check single projects, programs or the entire project management of your organization. We reveal strengths, weaknesses, and offer specific recommendations for action.

Qualification

We complement your internal qualification program with seminar modules of project management, supplying seminar programs with detailed descriptions of each seminar module, seminar documents and instruments for self-evaluation. The seminars are conducted in German, English, French, Spanish, or Chinese. The offer is complemented with training material for self-study and additional e-tools.
All seminar programs can be embedded into a career model for project personnel, with the option of internal or external certifications.

  • Target group: Program Managers, Senior Project Managers
  • Objectives: Sequenced modules are passed in a defined order for a set group of participants (class). The modules focus on increasing project management skills, and preparing for an internal and/or external certification. Hard and soft factors of project management are equally considered.
  • Target group: Program Managers, Senior-Project Managers, Project Managers
  • Objectives: Participants are intensively trained in modules, based on selected issues. Those include: Multi Project Management, Risk Management, Leading in Projects, Crisis Management in Projects.
  • Target group: Project Managers of small and mid-sized projects and prospective Project Managers
  • Objectives: Sequenced modules are passed in a defined order, focused on developing basic skills for project managers. Hard and soft factors of project management are equally considered.
  • Target group: Project Managers of small projects, Project Team Members
  • Objectives: The seminar (2-3 days) is tailored to the project process in the organization, based on an appropriate sample project. The participants learn playfully the essential roles, processes and methods of project management on a basic level.
  • Target group: Participants from presence trainings
  • Objectives: Theoretical aspects of project management are taught by computerized interactions. Participants are confronted with problems (i.a.), which they have to solve with in lessons by exercises.

International standards are of great importance to us!

We align our performance according to the internationally recognized standards of Project Management and are therefore Registered Education Provider at the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Assessing the PM maturity level of your organization, KICK orientates itself towards the established CMM/CMMI Standard (Capability Maturity Model Integration®).

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THE RIGHT KICK FOR YOUR BUSINESS

 We offer the appropriate strategy for any simulative game situation.