QRPD Consulting and Coaching
We coach companies to use QRPD to complete
their projects in half the time, with half the cost and double
the fun. The partners are all ten-plus year veterans
in high tech product development. We have all served
in the trenches as well as at the director or VP level.
In our current capacity, our work with companies begins with
an assessment of their current product development organization
and processes through a series of cross-functional interviews.
This usually leads to a brief training program that lays the
foundation for rapid development. The next critical
phase involves coaching specific project teams and project
leaders in effectively using the QRPD tools.
We are not looking simply to teach the course and deliver
the product. Our clients regularly see measurable and
significant improvement in their projects, organizations and
profits because we are very effective at helping companies
change the way they do projects.
"QRPD has given us a clearly
articulated process for developing products. We are now developing
products in a fraction of the time that it took before we
adopted QRPD. Furthermore our product development
managers have been very pleased with Global Brain's Executive
Coaching program. Not only are weaknesses identified through
an analysis of past performance, but prescriptive methods
are applied to boost individual performance to a higher level."
co-founder of Ortel, Chief Technical Officer, Agere, a
division of Lucent
Packages for transforming your company with QRPD
and Doing Projects in Half the Time, at Half the Cost, with
Double the Fun!
1. Assessment Package
We assess your current product development efforts, its
strengths and weaknesses. Based on our observations, we present
a specific action plan for accelerating your projects. We
initiate the assessment by requesting a package of germane
documentation to familiarize ourselves with your projects
and process. We meet on-site for 2 consulting days of interviews
and then we compile and deliver our page report with next
2. Project Lessons Learned Package
You've spent tons of time and money on your last project.
Painful as it may have been, why not learn from it all?! We
provide expert, neutral, and objective evaluation of your
last completed project: strengths, weaknesses, and lessons
learned. Then you can communicate them across the organization.
A ½-day on-site interviewing and discussion, a 3 hour
team meeting we facilitate, followed by a written analysis
report with suggestions.
3. Jump Start Package-our most
This provides you the 2-day foundation course and delivers
a first-cut project plan. We start with one day of interviews
with key individuals in your organization to prepare and adapt
the 2-day QRPD workshop to your specific needs.
We then teach this specially tailored workshop and follow
it up with one full day of coaching to integrate the instruction
and create the first-cut project plan with the team. Also
included are 30 QRPD
guidebooks and a 5-hour
video on QRPD. This week-long process will
kick-off your projects and zoom you forward to significantly
shorter development cycles.
4. Jump Start Lite Package
In these warp-speed times, sometimes you have to take
shortcuts. The "Lite" version still gives you a
first-cut project plan and a ½-day introduction course
on QRPD. It doesn't have quite the depth of
covering all the material, but has still proven to give dramatic
results. Includes 10 QRPD
5. Coaching Package
Aimed at gaining buy-in and complete implementation throughout
your organization. We provide 2½, 5, or 11 days (1
free) of coaching spread out over several months. Coaching
will include developing project visions, schedules, facilitating
"see-saw" negotiating meetings, design reviews,
and enabling teams and project leaders to reach their full
potential. Clients have reported being particularly thrilled
with these coaching sessions as they applied QRPD
to make instant breakthroughs in their projects. Within a
year, executing your projects most effectively becomes routine
6. Executive Package
Clarifies the benefits of using QRPD to company
executives. A two hour presentation with lots of time for
Q & A. Ensures that executives get the new process, and
support it by really buying in, rather than just paying lip
service and unintentionally obstructing it.
7. Absorption Package (includes packages 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
Our clients regularly see measurable and significant improvement
in their projects, organizations and profits, because we are
very effective at helping companies change the way they do
projects. Profound and lasting changes require five packages.
"This stuff is great. (QRPD)
took the relevant theory and practice from PMI and spun it
into something applicable to the high-tech SDLC. When you
aren't building bridges or jet planes, this seems like the
way to go. A lot of successful 'fast-track' projects here
have run this way, excited and empowered individuals form
a team and kick-butt with a common goal in mind."
Project Manager, eTrade Financial Group