Make Their Enterprise’s Preliminary Business Case for Their Planned Benefits – 1st Collaboration of Al Enzweiler’s A-Team Methodology

Benefits is the list of benefits that have been realized by my client’s A-Teams that will be used by next clients’ A-Team to make their enterprise’s preliminary business case for their planned benefits.  Using a list of benefits that have realized by other A-Teams ensures that the planned benefits will increase the A-Team’s EBITAD earnings and avoids leaving any benefits “on the table.”  One of the deliverables for the 1st Collaboration is the list of benefits that the A-Team has planned to realize by making their enterprise’s preliminary business for their planned benefits.

Realizing the Benefits Planned by the A-Team

The A-Team realizes their planned benefits by;

  • Completing the 2nd and 3rd collaborations of Al Enzweiler’s A-Team Methodology
  • Managing their no doubt successful and least cost implementation projects
  • Using their enterprise’s data to realize their #1 Benefit of consistently setting and hitting their business unit managers’ KPI targets to consistently set and hit their senior managers targets for; EBITAD earnings, GAAP earnings and ROI
  • Using their enterprise’s System to maintain their enterprise’s data required to hit their business unit manager’ KPI targets and to realize their other benefits that the A-Team has decided that realized benefits justify incurred costs
  • Mining unstructured data in the Cloud and/or on-premise, if there are any benefits that can be planned and realized by A-Teams that contribute to their EBITAD earnings

The A-Teams’ senior managers and business unit managers realize their #1 Benefit by using their enterprise’s data.  Their enterprise’s data was architected by the A-Team.   Their enterprise’s data required to hit their KPI targets is maintained by their business units using their enterprise’s System.  Their other planned benefits are realized by their business units using their enterprise’s System.  Their enterprise’s System was architected by the A-Team.

A-Teams That Realize Their Planned Benefits Could Be Using Their Enterprise’s Data and Their Enterprise’s System for a Very Long Duration

Senior managers that are their enterprise’s A-Team that plans and realizes their #1 Benefit could be using their enterprise’s data and their enterprise’s System for a very long duration.  Senior managers that are consistently hitting their business unit managers’ KPI targets to consistently hit their senior managers targets for; EBITAD earnings, GAAP earnings and ROI could find it difficult to realize additional benefits that would justify replacing their enterprise’s data and their enterprise’s System that they architected as their enterprise’s Architecture Team (A-Team).

Architecture Team (A-Team) is One or Two Senior Managers + One Senior A-Team Consultant

The Architecture Team (A-Team) is one or two senior managers + myself, Al Enzweiler as the A-Team’s Senior A-Team consultant.  Collectively the A-Team has the enterprise perspective and understandings required to make their enterprise’s preliminary business case for their #1 Benefit and their other planned benefits, architect their enterprise’s data and their enterprise’s System that will be used to realize their planned benefits.

Overview of Al Enzweiler’s A-Team Methodology

Welcome to EnzweilerATeam. com, my blog and proposal for explaining how one or two senior managers can be their enterprise’s A-Team that completes their 1st Collaboration of my A-Team Methodology to plan their “to be realized benefits” and then realizes their benefits by completing;

2nd Collaboration – Decide on the Enterprise’s System’s Required Parts

3rd Collaboration – Plan Their No Doubt Successful and Least Cost Implementation Projects

After completing the 3rd Collaboration the senior managers that were the enterprise’s A-Team delegates to their senior managers and their business unit managers;

Managing their no doubt successful and least cost implementation projects

Using their enterprise’s data to realize their #1 Benefit

Using their enterprise’s System to maintain their enterprise’s data required to hit their business unit managers’ KPI targets

Using their enterprise’s System to realize benefits that the A-Team decided to realize

Mining of unstructured data to realize benefits that the A-Team decided to realize

There is no doubt that the benefits that the A-Team planned to realize will be realized by senior managers that have decided to complete 3, very short duration collaborations to be their enterprise’s A-Team.

A-Teams Make Their Enterprise’s Final Business Case for Their Enterprise’s System by Completing the 1st and 2nd Collaborations

The A-Team decides if realizing their #1 Benefit + their other benefits justifies incurring the costs of their enterprise’s System’s parts for potentially a very long duration. 

If their costs incurred for the enterprise’s System’s parts are too high, then the A-Team may be able to reduce the costs of their parts by reducing “too many” parts to their best business case number of parts and/or swapping out their high costs parts for low cost parts.  Competition is fierce in the Cloud for their enterprise’s System’s required parts. 

Most Qualified Project Management Office (PMO)

When we complete their 3rd Collaboration, my next client’s A-Team will understand that their most qualified PMO for managing the no doubt successful and least cost implementation projects they planned is their senior managers and their business unit managers collaborating to be the PMO.  Their is no doubt that senior managers and business unit managers that collaborating to be the PMO responsible for managing their implementation projects can use their enterprise’s data to hit their business unit manager’s KPI targets to hit their senior managers targets for EBITAD earnings, GAAP earnings and ROI. 

Thel will also understand that senior managers that were their enterprise’s A-Team effectively managing their PMO is about as difficult as managing their senior managers and business unit managers to realize the benefits that they planned to realize by completing their 1st Collaboration.

No Risk Proposal for One or Two Senior Managers to Be My Next Client’s A-Team

My fee to collaborate with one or two senior managers to be their enterprise’s A-Team is a fixed fee.  There are three (3) progress payments, one for each collaboration’s deliverables,  that are 1/3 of the total fixed fee.  Progress payments are due when the senior manager named in the engagement letter accepts the deliverables as defined in A-Team Methodology.

If at the completion of the 1st Collaboration, the senior manager accepts the deliverable, then the senior manager wires my 1st progress payment and we start the 2nd Collaboration.  If the 1st deliverable is not accepted, then our engagement is canceled, and no fee is due.

Proposal has the details on how we could collaborate for a very short duration on a fixed priced engagement to be your enterprise’s A-Team.

Ask Questions to Evaluate Senior A-Team Consultants

The best way to evaluate my qualifications as a Senior A-Team consultant is to ask questions.  If I can explain how we can collaborate to be your enterprise’s A-Team that realizes your #1 Benefit by using my A-Team Methodology, then I am qualified Senior A-Team consultant.  If you have any questions on being your enterprise’s A-Team, then please use I Have a Question?  I will be glad to answer your questions.

My Next Client’s A-Team Project Will Be My Best A-Team Project

When it is time for me to phase out, almost always one of the senior managers asks –  “How does our A-Team Project compare to your other clients’ A-Team Projects?’’  My answer is always – this has been my best A-Team Project.

What I don’t say is –  benefits planned and realized, their enterprise’s System’s required parts that were evaluated and implemented and the lessons learned are all used to improve my A-Team Methodology.  You are reading the improved version of my A-Team Methodology that my next client’s A-Team will use to manage my best A-Team Project.

 Al Enzweiler

Senior A-Team Consultant d/b/a Enzweiler A-Team, a one consultant A-Team consulting firm and blogger on Al Enzweiler’s A-Team Methodology

FAQs on Al Enzweiler’s A-Team Methodology

How Do A-Teams Plan Their No Doubt Successful Implementation Projects?

The senior managers that were their enterprise’s A-Team, simply explain their enterprise’s business case that they made for their enterprise’s System to their senior managers and their business unit managers.  It is highly probable that their senior managers and business unit managers that understand the business case for realizing the #1 Benefit will commit to managing their least cost implementation projects and using their enterprise’s System to hit their KPI targets to hit their EBITAD earnings targets.

Why is a Demonstration Used by A-Teams to Start Their No Doubt Successful and Least Cost Implementations?

Business unit managers that sign on to their enterprise’s System to demonstrate how they use their enterprise’s System to hit their KPI targets and to realize any other benefits planned by the A-Team have no doubt started their no doubt successful implementation project.  The demonstration will also confirm the learnings curves that must be mastered by business unit managers, possibly their planners and analysts and if there are other benefits to be realized the human resources staffing their business unit’s positions.

Can The Demonstration of a System Used to Make a Sale Be Used to Start a Least Cost Implementation?

Over my long career of being an A-Team consultant leveraging a system’s vendors’ sales consultants for my clients to start their least cost implementations, Cloud is the best instance ever for using sales demonstrations to start least cost implementation projects.  A System vendor that has architected, developed and configured their System to demonstrate the benefits that can be realized, can in a few minutes, clone the sales demonstration to be their customer’s Cloud instance of their enterprise’s System’s part.  The customer’s Cloud instance can be used to start their no doubt successful and least cost implementation.

Why Are the No Doubt Successful Implementation Projects Planned by A-Teams Seldom a Least Time Implementation?

Because the critical path to use their enterprise’s System to hit KPI targets is through their business unit managers, possibly planners and analyst mastering the learning curves to plan, monitor, manage, continually analyze their plans vs their plans’ actual execution to glean insights used to continually improve at planning and managing their responsibilities to hit their KPI targets.  The good news is given that planning and analyzing are continually improved little user testing is required to put their enterprise’s System into production.  The bad news is that until the learning curves are mastered the benefit of hitting their KPI targets is not realized.

Implementation projects planned for business unit managers, planners and analysts to master their required learning curves are seldom a least time implementation but are always a least cost implementation because the only human resources that can master the learning curves are mastering their required learning curves.

Some senior managers, that have had the experience of being their enterprise’s A-Team, have taken advantage of GAAP to capitalize their “master learning curves” implementation costs incurred developing their human capital to incur the least cost of their least cost implementation projects over a very long duration.

Are There Any Work Efforts That Must Be Completed?

Very few work efforts must be completed when the least cost implementation starts with a demonstration of their enterprise’s System being used by business unit managers to hit KPI targets.  It may be possible to put demonstration into production to start mastering the required learning curves.

Work efforts can be required for the other benefits.  Possible work efforts can include; completing required configurations because the demonstration only demonstrated a few of the required configurations, conversion of data and user acceptance testing of configurations.  A-Teams plan how to complete work efforts and also plan how mastering the learning curves for maintaining configurations that must be maintained will be mastered.

Some senior managers that have had the experience of being their enterprise’s A-Team, have found qualified tool specialists and configuration specialists on LinkedIn and other job board and engaged them for the required duration to collaborate with their specialists to complete their work efforts and to master their required learning curves.

After the A-Team Plans Their No Doubt Successful and Least Cost Implementation Projects, What Else is Required?

Their senior managers and their business unit managers manage their no doubt successful and least cost implementation projects.  For senior managers that were their enterprise’s A-Team, managing their no doubt successful and least cost implementation projects is about as difficult as managing their senior managers and business unit managers to hit their KPI targets.

What Are the Follow-on Engagements for Senior A-Team Consultants?

After the A-Team plans their no doubt successful and least cost implementation projects, the senior managers that were their enterprise’s A-Team decide if my services are required while they manage their implementation projects.   If required, possibly to collaborate on very complex planning scenarios or very complex data analysis, then I am engaged to phase out when my services are no longer required.  When my services are no longer required, I phase out for a very long duration. 

A-Team consulting engagements with senior managers to; plan, architect, decide and implement their enterprise’s System they use to hit their earnings targets for a very long duration are one and done consulting engagements.

Why Don’t Other A-Team Consulting Firms Start Their Clients’ Engagements with Their A-Team?

Because staffing client engagements with only their most senior consultants for very short duration, one and done consulting engagements is not a good business model for growing a consulting firm.  It is however, an excellent business model for developing Senior A-Team consultants.  Developing Senior A-Team Consultants

What is the Availability of a Senior A-Team Consultant to Start an Engagement?

Very short duration, one and done, collaborative engagements enable a Senior A-Team consultant to have ample capacity for new clients that have read the blog’s content and have decided to be their enterprise’s A-Team that is planning to realize their #1 Benefit.

Are You Retiring?

As a member of the boomer generation, this is now an FAQ when it is time for me to phase out.  My answer is always no.  Being a one consultant, A-Team consulting firm is very rewarding work that I enjoy.  My plan is to continue being a Senior A-Team consultant until all senior managers are using their enterprise’s System to hit their earnings targets, then I will have to get a new career. Senior A-Team Consultant and the Venture Capitalist