Project / Change Management

AOP follows 5 Project Management Principles for all engagements.

1. Transformation Management Structure (“Plan Effectively”)

  • Charter definition, iterative review and approval
  • Integrated view of different initiatives / charters (events and resources)
  • Full engagement and involvement of all levels of supply chain org (e.g. ops directors)

2. Clear Roles and Responsibilities (“Lead Visibly”)

  • Roles required for successful transformation management
  • Resource requirements for program management and initiatives
  • Expectations set and communicated by leadership

3. Program Management Processes (“Execute Flawlessly”)

  • Structure and implementation sequencing of different initiatives
  • Processes for schedule management, issue resolution and financial management
  • Change requests to projects are formally assessed, approved, prioritized and implemented

4. Progress Measures and Reporting Requirements (“Measure Relentlessly”)

  • Clear targets and measurements for implementation
  • Appropriate tools and reports for measuring progress and deviations to financial targets
  • Alignment of transformation goals with individual objectives and incentives

5. Communication (“Communicate Exhaustively”)

  • Consistent and structured communication throughout supply chain organization
  • Celebrate successes, especially at onset of transformation
  • Information exchange, frequency and communication medium with external stakeholders