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Mr. Benson is excellent in understanding the purpose of his consulting. His skill in causing the client to really concentrate on the goal of the consulting arrangement helps to provide the client a valuable return on the investment of time and money. He doesn't provide the client with a cookie cutter approach to what he thinks but through his ability to engage the client and their staff into helping identify the solutions that are best for the client. He provides direction at the end of his consulting arrangement to ensure that the time spent in the consulting arrangement will produce results.

As the Chairman of the Board of North Midtown CDC, our organization along with Good Samaritian-Midtown engaged Rob Benson to assist us in reaching a decision on merging our two organizations. Political, personal, program and political issues had to be addressed. We were very pleased with the results achieved in our consulting arrangement and have proceeded with our decision to finalize the merger between our two 501c3 organizations and and would confidently recommend Rob Benson as someone who is very talented in facilitating organizational change. 

Jerry Cotton, Executive Vice-President, Baptist Health Systems

Plan Implementation Analysis: Problem Avoidance Skills

How often have you overheard a co-worker repeat the details of some deviation, mention what should have been done to avoid it or recover more quickly, and then finish with "well, hindsight is 20/20 ..."?

While many pride themselves on their ability to SOLVE problems, the way to truly SAVE MONEY is to AVOID the problem in the first place. Plan Implementation Analysis is a systematic, step-by-step approach to "bullet-proof" your project plan and ensure that your chosen course of action is not derailed by foreseeable future deviations. (It is one of the four core critical thinking skills also taught in Trouble Shooting Logic.)

Plan Implementation Analysis
Plan Implemenation Analysis

In the Plan Implementation Analysis workshop, participants learn how to

  • Recognize specific future deviations which have not yet happened
  • Identify and select actions to prevent the future deviations from occurring
  • Identify and plan actions that will minimize the effects of future deviations, should they occur
  • Develop the information system to anticipate and act on future deviations.

In addition, participants use the same thinking skill to capture opportunities and make the most of them. They learn how to

  • Determine when and how to recognize specific Future Opportunities
  • Identify and select actions to cause the future opportunity to occur;
  • Identify and plan actions that will maximize the benefits of future opportunities, after they have happened; and
  • Develop an information system to anticipate and act on future opportunities

Benefits to the Organization

When participants use the skills learned in the Plan Implementation Analysis workshop, projects run more smoothly and finish more quickly. Contingency plans are prepared for high-probability problems, and the organization recovers more quickly if they do occur.

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Case Study

Our client, a consumer products / personal care products manufacturer, invested in a Trouble Shooting Logic 3-Day Workshop. One participant conducted a Plan Implementation Analysis on a major machine modification that was scheduled to be accomplished during the next planned outage.

As a result of this 45 minute analysis, several future deviations were identified, along with Preventive and Back Up Actions. The actions were put into plan and the deviations avoided. The job was completed under budget AND ahead of schedule.

This was the first outage for this company that had ever been both under budget and ahead of schedule.

Related Resources

Radio Resources We have recorded two web seminars devoted to Plan Implementation Analysis. Listen and download the PowerPoint and Other Free Tools.

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