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The comprehensive platform for tool-supported implementation and progress management
More about ProgressMaker®
ProgressMaker’s strength is not so much its functionalities but rather its power to tangibly lead the entire organisation to a results and progress mindset. This is, and remains, challenging, but also helps us make real progress.
Developing strategies is one thing, implementing them quickly and consistently is another. ProgressMaker provides transparency and efficient global handling when using OKR-based implementation management.
ProgressMaker is a great help for the reliable, transparent, networked and, in particular, results-oriented steering of complex programmes with numerous players.
Anyone who would like to structure challenging issues intelligently in order to then achieve their focused, disciplined implementation using OKRs will find that ProgressMaker offers excellent digital assistance.
ProgressMaker is currently probably the best tool for OKR-based management of complex transformations and to turn interdependencies between projects into synergies. (This makes all the difference not only for specific projects but also for their positive interplay.)
ProgressMaker is the first choice to stringently manage strategies and operational performances with OKRs by KPI-driven results.
As the board of directors and top management team we must always know where we can help; where we need to get involved and what is already running well. We use ProgressMaker as a single source of truth for the management of our success-critical interdependencies.
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By Matthias Kolbusa and Christoph Martin
15.1.2021, 6 pm, Harvard Business Manager 12/2021
Organisations and teams don’t generally have knowledge problems. Their goals are well defined and strategies excellently developed. What they are, however, often lacking is a way to translate existing “horsepower” into performance so that they can implement a wide range of issues quickly and sustainably.
Organisations have not lost the ability to operate their business models professionally. The reality is that today’s market requires faster, more radical reactions to new competitors, customer needs, changing political conditions or unreliable supply chains. The supposedly simple solutions, the “low hanging fruits”, have long since been exhausted.
The solutions to such challenges are complex. An increasing number of players from many diverse fields within and outside the company must work together as a well-coordinated team to make their contributions.
The “silo mentality” and other implementation brakes are becoming more noticeable than ever before. Put in simple terms, implementation management has become more demanding.
With its methodological framework based on the core principles of status and progress orientation, Enterprise Progress Management (EPM)® creates structures which allow highly disciplined organisations to implement issues more quickly and efficiently.
Enterprise Progress Management® is a hands-on management mechanism developed to master complex implementation challenges. EPM® is built on thinking in terms of target statuses, disciplining managers to focus on outcomes, not input. The only thing which counts is not what has or has not been done, but progress! Using EPM® to implement issues creates an unprecedented level of clarity and commitment among all participants.
Thanks to the consistent success orientation and focus on achieving relevant progress goals within a short cycle, it is possible to generate highly motivational implementation momentum which enables you and your teams to implement issues more quickly and efficiently ProgressMaker®, a digital platform designed to create sustainable implementation strength, can be used to quickly establish disciplined use of EPM®in your organisation.
It focuses on three core principles: DRIVING FORCE, SUCCESS FOCUS and PROGRESS ORIENTATION
“High performance implementations are not rational challenges but actually emotional ones. ProgressMaker® enables you to bring a tangible driving force into your implementation!“
Management Consultant and Change Expert
ProgressMaker® provides you and your organisation with a crucial competitive advantage – implementation strength! Whether operational excellence, strategy, transformations, specific programmes or projects, its integrated thought process and management framework will help you and your teams to implement issues more quickly and productively than ever before.
ProgressMaker® has been developed in collaboration with exceptionally successful German corporations and medium-size companies and is the outcome of practical experience. It can be integrated into application environments and has interfaces to enable flexible connection to areas where good solutions are already in use. This tool functions as a booster for generating implementation strength.
They are more disciplined and results-focused than their competitors because they have shorter cycles based on objective progress and knowledge criteria, not activities. They thus always know where they stand in relation to their target image.
Organisations are more often able to achieve breakthroughs for issues which were previously unsuccessful because of a conscious or unconscious silo mentality. ProgressMaker® is based on an approach which is similar to the way in which the pandemic and resulting use of Teams, WebEx, etc. has enabled companies to implement mobile work models virtually overnight. It focuses and synchronises existing power on genuinely cruial priorities, establishing unique implementation momentum.
Whether strategies, transformations or complex projects, the Execution module provides organisations with comprehensive steering options for strategy issues and implementation measures:
Whether it’s your structural, service or agile organisation, view all responsibilities, target commitments and evaluations of KPIs and measures for a uniquely clear overview of implementation management:
The ProgressMaker® Strategy module enables organisations to develop strategy options; to evaluate them and then to decide on the best market-strategic target position.
Places where employees and teams feel good; where error and debate cultures truly exist. The Culture module has an integrated key result framework, enabling it to deliver a platform which can be used to directly influence soft criteria: