Strategic planning is a very important business activity. It begins with objectives and ends with a roadmap of ways to achieve them. The major goal of strategic planning is to increase specificity in business operation, especially when long-term and high-stake activities are involved. All too often companies take a "ready-fire-aim" approach to running their businesses. They fail to define thier purpose, targets, and strategies to help them start and remain competitive in thier industries. Unfortunately, this method almost always leads to the company's eventual decline.
CCI can help you discover your company's strategic plan, and develop it in a way that is easily translatable into action plans. We not only address high level initiatives and overarching goals, but we translate these goals into day-to-day projects and tasks that will be required to achieve the plan. And we do this in a way that makes sense and is executable to others in your business
Business Plan Refinement
The physical roadmap that lays out a business's strategy is the company's business plan. In short, business plans are decision-making tools, and CCI can help you develop or refine your plan to see your company through to success. CCI can ensure that you business plan represents all aspects of the business planning process, including vision and strategy, alongside sub-plans to cover marketing, finance, operations, human resources as well as a legal plan, when required. The typical sections of a CCI business plan are:
business environment analysis
attachments and milestones
Cost estimation is the approximation of the cost of a program, project, or operation. CCI works to create credible, reliable, and accurate cost estimates to reduce the risk of cost overruns. For your project, CCI can function as building estimator, electrical estimator, chief estimator, quantity surveyors, and cost engineer.
CCI begins each feasibility analysis with a complete economic analysis of the new project or system to determine a range of possible revenues/benefits from undertaking the project. Next, the cost-based study is important to identify cost factors which can be categorized as Development costs or Operating costs.
We then use comparative analysis to determine the benefits and savings that are expected from the candidate project. If benefits outweigh costs, then the decision is made to design and implement the project. Each feasibility study is also creates an estimated project completion date through an analysis of the time required to achieve a return on investments, and to determine the future value of the project.
Process mapping refers to activities involved in defining exactly what a business entity does, who is responsible, to what standard a process should be completed and how the success of a business process can be determined. Once this is done, there can be no uncertainty as to the requirements of every internal business process. A clear business process illustration is produced for executives to refer to and for employees to follow.
This is the very critical first step in gaining control over your organization. CCI can work with each of your departments to construct a working process map for your company and even help to pinpoint areas that need additions or changes to the personnel in those departments to achieve greater efficiency.
CCI aproaches risk analysis for business and engineering proceses similarly. We see risk analysis as a technique to identify and assess factors that may jeopardize the success of a company's project. Our consultants perform the anlysis not only to inform clients of potential risk factors, but also to help define preventative measures and reduce the probability of these factors from occurring. We also identify or create countermeasures to successfully deal with risks when they develop to avert possible negative effects on the competitiveness of your company.