Methodology

Our Approach

We obtain a 360° view of companies' status by automating collection of information and simulating the strategic risks of their complex environment.

Our distinctive competency lies in our consulting approach: we combine traditional consulting methods with strategic simulation modelling tools to support decision-making processes. Our consulting services can be provided with or without dynamic simulation modelling. In both cases we will identify specific problems, formulate strategic decisions, and predict their future outcomes in a zero-risk environment. This layered approach can help entrepreneurs deal with potential obstacles and uncertainties associated with their strategic plan.

Work Method

Our approach to projects involves engaging our clients from start to finish, in each decision-making phase, throughout a number of well-defined workshops.

Phase 1:

The first few workshops are in the form of meetings attended by representatives of the client company and field-specific managers. At this stage of the process, our expert consultants act as mentors to help highlight problems, specific organizational characteristics and business requirements that would need to be channeled to the simulation system for potential implementation.

Phase 2:

The information identified in the initial stages is needed to highlight (i) the various links between the variables (helping to define the objectives of the model), (ii) the relationship between its structural components, and (iii) the desired results, all while complying to the company’s business objectives. Our experts – once again in collaboration with our clients' managers – use the subsequent workshops to gradually apply these components to the model. The progress is continuously shared and discussed with all participants.

Phase 3:

The workshops that follow define the components to be applied to the model, and elaborate the simulator’s behaviour. This is done by showing various versions of software prototypes, potential improvements, detailed alternatives and refinements.

Phase 4:

The final workshop analyzes the results of the model, and validates the potential decisions. By also taking into consideration both the client’s initial requests and the suggestions of our consultants, a strategic plan can thus be formulated.

Following phase 4, our clients may hold further assessment and validation workshops independently from our consultants. In this context, the model released at the conclusion of the project is used to keep up-to-date with the most recent data, and obtain results that are aligned with potential changes that would have occurred. This approach allows for the application of the Control Tower methodology that follows management decision process.