UpStreme has been fortunate to have been involved in a wide variety of projects in clients large and small, local and international, easy and challenging. While working on your key project, we will work with you to identify and address underlying systemic issues that affect ALL of your projects.
Through it all we have consistently delivered above-and-beyond... and have been able to distill all of these experiences into a continuous learning program that we share with each of our customers.
Below you'll find our best attempt to group related materials to get your attention. But there is no substitute for a face-to-face where we can discuss your needs - and either explain how we can help or point you to another trusted firm(s) that can help you achieve your goals.
Strategic Planning & Capabilities
Strategic Planning, Root Cause Analysis, Complexity in Operations & Business Models, Theory of Constraints, Organizational Design
Culture, Organization, Governance (COG)
Cultural impacts on projects and organization, Organizational structure & benefit/value to goals, and Governance models including evaluation and rewards methods.
Portfolio / Program / Project Management
Value Based Portfolio design, Program/Project Management
Interim CxO / Clone
Fill-in for CxO role during transitions, paired with CxOs to off-loadwork to allow CxO to focus on strategic initiatives.
Due-Diligence, Acquisition, and Merger Integration
Buy/Sell side Due Diligence, Merger & Acquisition, and Integration
Domain Model / Process Mapping
Identifying, ranking, and diagramming key processes in support of projects, business continuity, and/or succession planning.
Capturing CxO views/perspectives and driving into enterprise and/or teams.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) & Succession
Business Continuity plan creation and testing.
Vendor Management / Vendor Selection
Vendor selection process improvement, RFI/RFP process improvement, Improvement/Remediation/Replacement
Change & Risk Management
Change Management & Risk Management interconnectivity in project efficiency and benefits realization.
Independent Verification & Validation / Rescue
Assessments and Independent Verification & Validation of enterprise/project execution, including Project Rescues.
Efficiency (Six-Sigma, Lean, Triz) & Innovation
UpStreme Differentiators - as told by our clients
UpStreme is Faster, Better, Cheaper
One of our clients said it best: "Repeatedly delivers custom services & solutions - faster, cheaper, better, easier than the big consulting companies with all the same tools, bells, and whistles as well as his own proprietary tools".
Made us perform an Honest Self-Assessment
UpStreme will make you look in the mirror and honestly assess what you see - then help you become the best at what you need to do/be.
Teaches through Anecdotes
UpStreme will deliver lots of interesting (sometimes strange) phrases, stories, illustrations, and anecdotes. Strong analogies and metaphors to get the point across and not forgotten.
Acts as Sherpa
Rather than "coaching" in an abstract way, UpStreme shares their wide-array of experiences, including the similarities, differences, outcomes, and applicability to my situation... and give me more options and confidence in our decisions and actions.
Produces Tailored Documents
Superb documentation - not boilerplate - and more importantly, useful and actionable.
Exhibits True Professionalism
Excellent presentation - of self and work, for self and others. Strong business, IT, leadership, and behavior - team-wide.