can be difficult to sort out the differences when you’re looking for the right solution.
These days, project management is used to mean anything from
a software program…to us…and everything in
between. And when you are searching for possible solutions
business problems, labels like project management can make
very different options sound the same. We understand that,
so we would like to help by pointing out some things.
We have built our reputation
launching real teams working on real projects who return
to work the next day ready
to go with
a completed project plan.
We have refined and honed the
stakeholder interview process to ensure that your teams
the right project.
We teach a realistic model for
how to consider
the make-or-break factors, navigate organizational
politics and build support to influence the right results.
And we have built into our methodology
how teams deliver when there are unexpected problems, big
demands with tradeoff replanning – skills absolutely critical
in today’s volcanic business environment.
And that makes us different.
When we first started our company,
someone asked us what we wanted to be famous for. It’s
a good question. And the answer we gave in 1986 is still
the same today. We want
provide the world with the process that lets
people solve their problems and realize their vision. Project
by team. Company by company.
We’ve been doing that ever since. Unilever’s centralized
research division changed the way it did business by electing
to have us conduct workshops to launch projects with over 3,000
scientists and managers. As a result of that success, over
13 of Unilever’s autonomous operating companies have
called on us to deliver the same results for them. We’ve
done work for them in over 10 countries. Our
work here in the United States also includes
Bayer, Los Alamos National
Sandia National Laboratories, Intel, Honeywell,
and Ciba Vision.
Businesses have been downsized,
flattened, stretched and restructured. In this environment,
what project you’re planning
and planning it right is what delivers results, what makes
you agile, able to respond. That’s what our Agile Project
Process ™ was invented to do. That’s
what it does.
And that’s what makes
us who we are. Erika Jones & Associates (EJA) is a consulting firm that
specializes in using projects to manage
complexity, unknowns and change. We help clients:
successful new products to market ahead
of the competition
- Implement new
business strategies during times of
- Excel at
R&D in the government arena
The Agile Project ProcessTM is the core of our proven
methodology, Agile Project ManagementTM. It is built on years of
work with scientists, engineers and technical
people in both the public and private sectors.
Our approach is
focused, results-driven and designed to
incorporate the nuts and bolts of project
management and the realities of human nature and
We don't use
games, simulations or exercises.
We work with real
teams doing their real work.
powerful, relevant project planning sessions that
create real outputs and immediate results.
Erika Jones, EJA's staff,
and our associates are dedicated to helping you
achieve the results you need. Our associates, all
either scientists, engineers or professionals
accomplished in working with technical audiences,
have years of real-world experience and have
completed a rigorous certification process.