This describes the interface between strategy formulation and implementation. It takes into account the overall concept and purpose of your strategy and strategic goals, as well as financial and regulatory considerations. We often leverage our strategic planning and project portfolio management methodology, STAR, as well as our growth opportunity identification and analysis, in order to help clients devise strategies and tactics towards achieving their mission and vision in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.
Too often, high-level strategic plans are created with projects in mind, and project language even makes its way into the plan. A key to the STAR methodology is that the strategic framework and the project and portfolio analysis are separated, no project is deemed sacrosanct, and therefore can be canceled if necessary.
Companies that implement change effectively give themselves a significant competitive edge by focusing on the factors that are essential to success. We engage with front-line leadership at a deep level, working in small teams to build the capabilities, systems, and processes needed to deliver bottom-line results lasting outcomes.
Metis Strategy has successfully helped U.S. clients identify market opportunities outside the U.S. by investigating target markets and assessing strategic fit. Our team members also assist companies outside the U.S. with their market entry strategy. We recognize that firms have many options when it comes to expansion, but it is often the decision of what not to do that can be the most challenging.
Today, customers want to make purchases and receive orders where and when they choose. To provide an omni-channel experience, retailers must be able to meet customers where they are and provide a seamless user experience. We work with organizations to build their omni-channel program to meet market needs.
When developing strategy, it is important to assess your firm’s level of maturity. We help clients determine where they are performing well, and where there is room to improve, and compares their maturity and accomplishments to other companies. Using past World Class IT Assessments, we are able to draw analogies from within our clients’ industries but also beyond them, allowing us to develop more nuanced recommendations.
Integrating organizations, cultures, processes, and technologies is an immense challenge. Our experienced consultants understand the full life cycle of such integrations and can help your company proactively manage change initiatives.