Our Founders

  • PMO & Portfolio Processes 95%
  • Process Improvement 80%
  • Dashboards & Reporting 70%
  • Lean Facilitiation 95%
  • Process Architecture 90%
  • Business Transformation 85%

Cari Stieglitz, PMP

President & CEO

Quote to live by:
“ You have to design the tool around the process, not the process around the tool. ”

Profile:
With an emphasis on business process consulting for project management offices, Cari has successfully been balancing people, process and tools for organizations since 2003. She has led business transformation through applying active and engaging facilitation of the major project and portfolio subject areas as well as how they interact with technology and impact staff culture and adoption.

By applying different techniques that create value-driven organizations, Cari has helped both private and public organizations determine how to organize their standardized project, program and portfolio management processes to support the lifecycle view of capital, small and operational projects. Through numerous operational leadership roles she has successfully mentored and managed staff to be aligned to their own strengths as part of a greater team.

Certifications:
Project Management Professional (PMP)

Unifier 10 Implementation Specialist

Diana Kennedy, CPM

Chief Process Officer

Quote to live by:
” The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic” – Peter Drucker

Profile:
With extensive experience in construction, facilities management and project controls, Diana brings a breadth of experience to each client. She has worked in the public and private sectors setting up standards, best practices and project management systems to manage and control projects of all sizes.

Diana brings customer-focused attention to each project seeing that the organization and affected stakeholders receive the right communication and consultation at the beginning and throughout the process. She specializes in setting up holistic systems to equip project managers with a usable tool for obtaining better results. Her passion is working with higher education institutions.

Certifications:
Construction Project Manager (CPM), certificate University of Minnesota

Carlson Certificate of Quality (CCQ)

Kaizen Certified

What our founders have to say…

Industry thought leadership and presentations

Confessions of a Flow Chart Junkie

We’ve all been in a room with the business user, trying to understand their pain and create a solution that will make them happy. Requirements can’t just be gathered as many customers don’t know the best way to solve their problems. We can deliver a project on time and on budget and still fail if it doesn’t meet the needs of the business user. When our approach doesn’t work, what is our excuse?

consultingmag.com

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COLLABORATE 14

Requirements are rarely “gathered”; giving the impression that everyone already knows what they want and they are just there to pluck off the table. The goals and objectives of this session are: • Remind us why requirement sessions are vital to project success. • Learn how to facilitate requirements gathering sessions. • Know how to visually diagram a process to expose more requirements. • Learn how to use the same diagram to verify requirements and document benefits.

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Beginning at the End

This flowchart junkie has increased project success through an emphasis on approaching requirements gathering from a list-to-visual process. The forward pass in the visual process flow establishes the basics–what steps are taken during an action. The backward pass is much like asking a person to recite the alphabet backward.

projectmanagement.com

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