In today’s competitive world it is no longer big who beats small, it is faster who beats slower. Use ProgressMaker® to take your organisation’s implementation strength to Champions League level.
ProgessMaker® has been developed on the basis of practical experience for practical use. Drawing on 20 years’ experience in implementation management and key insights gained from organisational psychology, cognitive research and management theory, this tool has been developed in collaboration with companies such as RENOLIT, Techem or thyssenkrupp AG to implement issues more quickly and productively.
Thanks to its clear structure and intuitive handling ProgressMaker® is not another annoying reporting tool. ProgressMaker® is a tool which everyone likes to use, from employees to top managers. Whether to organise their own implementation, for communications or for steering.
Weak implementation management jumps directly from targets, such as EBIT, market share, churn rate, etc., to the measures level. Plans, milestones and activities are the focus of thought processes and action. Progress is linked to which tasks have been completed, not what has been achieved!
Strong implementation management works differently. Taking the “why” (the targets) as its starting point, it first systematises and emotionalises the “what”.
What is the target image; what are the characteristics of the target status which we can be proud of once we have achieved it?
Based on cognitive research carried out by the Max Planck Institute, ProgressMaker® provides a uniquely intuitive way to consider and model target statuses in order to create the basis for high-performance implementation management.
Networking of crucial transformation elements or also of specific projects and OKRs with KPIs. Definition of KPIs directly in ProgressMaker® or by creating links with connected systems using self-service and drag & drop.
Systematised forecasting corridors help organisations to achieve optimum steering and implementation of issues in terms of what must be achieved by when for individual levels. The key focus in this regard is also on ensuring that implementations generate crucial effects on schedule.
Whether the entire strategy programme, individual fields of action or projects, ProgressMaker®supplies all the information in a condensed, highly sophisticated form, including all aspects which are relevant for steering and decision making.
ProgressMaker® ensures that organisations and teams always immediately have all the information to hand in status and steering meetings and also enables them to confidently clarify all detailed questions without delay. Without any preparatory effort being required.
Whether via drill-down navigation from the target image jigsaw puzzle; so-called operational networks with interdependencies or lists which can be configured in any way, executives and their teams can access exactly the information required for optimum implementation management from anywhere and at any time.
All the information is just a click away. The intuitive navigation takes users on a journey through all the elements of the implementation project and their interdependencies. And that’s not all!
Easy-to-use ProgressMaker® drag-and-drop mechanisms enable users to intuitively structure and model complex projects across a variety of levels. Network all aspects; achieve internal coordination and define correct parameters. This not only makes implementation more productive but is a significantly more pleasant experience for all concerned.
Strategies and the initiative, project and OKR landscapes associated with implementation are not an end in themselves. At the end of the day the target is to move key financial indicators such as EBIT, cash flow, etc, forward.
ProgressMaker® supplies the networking of implementation management which is required for optimum prioritisation and steering of all measures. Where necessary, it can also be expanded to include information from additional central systems (such as SAP) for the financial dimension.
ProgressMaker® offers everything your heart could desire to make day-to-day implementation tasks for projects and OKRs productive and intuitive; including task lists, KANBAN boards, file repositories, references to files in shared file and cloud solutions, chats or logbooks.
ProgressMaker® seamlessly integrates existing well-established systems such as Jira or MS-Teams.
Far removed from abstraction and vague descriptions, clear target statuses provide a “film” to watch in your mind’s eye, making it clear why it is worth fighting to achieve the target.
High performance implementations are not rational challenges, they are emotional ones. Target images generate passion and trust.
Use the right mechanisms to achieve a high degree of discipline, commitment and reliability to ensures that everyone will always be proud of what they have achieved.
Generate outcome focused progress in short cycles over and over again. What has or has not been done is irrelevant, all that matters is what has been achieved.
Have you ever wondered why Peter Miller invests so much love and commitment into tinkering with his classic car in his free time, devoting many hours to working on it?
Does Peter Miller need Gantt charts, milestones, tracking, controlling and all the rest when he’s doing this? No!
Peter Miller has a clear vision of his goal; this target image is what motivates him. “Emotional driving force” is a key criterion for successful, sustainable enterprise progress management.