Strategic Leadership and Management

Fundamentally, Strategic Reform is about leadership. We support leaders, develop leaders and act as leaders.

We provide our clients with the clarity of vision, mobilising and enabling skills, and the subject matter expertise needed to lead a team and initiative to success.

Strategic thinking is a core competency and service of Strategic Reform, and is inherent in everything we do. Our impartiality and depth of professional experience enable us to navigate complex political and technological landscapes to see the clearest pathway to success.

On a practical level, we can help leaders with an objective and a vision to develop the capabilities, processes, models, and business relationships required to bridge the gap between the current and target states.

To understand how we apply this core competency to our work, visit our Client Case Studies and Service Offerings.

Business, Systems and Enterprise Analysis

Business analysis is a fundamental and essential skill for any consultant – it is more than the ability to collect and document requirements or map a process. It is the ability to establish meaningful and trusted relationships with clients, gain deep insight into a situation, and design and implement a solution that is appropriate within the context.

This is the core of Strategic Reform’s business – enterprise, business and solution analysis. We ensure all of our consultants are experienced and capable, can work across various industry standards, and have extensive knowledge of current markets, technologies and trends.

Ultimately, what enables our success is our ability to understand our audience and their information needs – only delivering what is valuable and necessary and will practically help to capitalise on the opportunity presented.

Strategic Reform’s analysts utilise the following industry best practice, methodologies and standards when working with our clients, including:

  • Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • Lean Six Sigma – SIPOC and VSM
  • Unified Modelling Language
  • Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN)
  • CEM (Customer Experience Management) Method
  • Architecture frameworks – Zachman, Archimate, TOGAF, PEAF, FEAF, DODAF
  • Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) technologies, principles and patterns
  • Information and systems interoperability standards – OASIS, IDEAS, RM-ODP, ETL, MFT, EAI/ESB, SOA
  • Security architectural standards – NIST, SABSA, InfoSec and specific security standards, e.g. cryptography, network, physical, operational

To see how we apply this core competency to our work, visit our Business Transformation and Technology Transformation Service Offerings.

Project and Programme Management

Too often, certifications in project management are mistaken for capability. We know that the essential qualification needed to be a successful Project Manager is the ability to manage relationships, communications and change.

Strategic Reform ‘s consultants can cut through the noise and focus on what matters in project delivery – clear objectives, quality products, momentum and stakeholder buy-in.

We understand the realities of delivering projects within tight budgets and timeframes, and the importance of maintaining productive working relationships with vendors, sponsors and staff. We always ensure a clear line of sight between an individual project, a programme and the strategic goals of the organisation, and focus on realising those benefits.

Strategic Reform’s program and project managers are experienced in and utilise industry best practice when working with our clients, such as:

  • Projects In Controlled Environments (PRINCE2)
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
  • Agile Delivery
  • Many of our consultants are active members of the Australian Institute of Project Managers

To see how we apply our Project and Programme Management skills to our everyday work, visit our Client Case Studies, and our Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Service Offerings.

Change and Communications Management

A core part of Strategic Reform’s philosophy is the belief that change and communications management should be part of everything you do.

As we’ve outlined in Our Approach, we believe that successful business and technology change is always supported by an element of cultural change – be it small or transformational.

We know that emotional intelligence and interpersonal communication are essential consulting skills, and our staff come to all engagements ready to listen, facilitate, negotiate and encourage. We advise our senior clients on stakeholder engagement and communication strategies, and work to ensure that conversations remain positive and productive.

Our consultants are qualified and experienced and use a range of organisational change management tools and methodologies including but not limited to the Prosci/ADKAR method.

To see how we apply our Change and Communications skills to our work, visit our Client Case Studies, and our Organisational and Cultural Change Service Offerings.

Risk, Security and Quality Advisory and Assurance

Understanding risk and being able to progress with assurance in your capabilities are fundamental to the process of undertaking transformational change, which is by its nature inherently risky.

There are so many threats that it can be hard to know where to focus, and what to take seriously. Our role as trusted advisers is to provide you with the information you need to manage the security risks to your people and information and ensure continuing quality in your operations and services.

Many of our consultants come from assurance backgrounds and bring extensive experience, legislative knowledge and professional impartiality to enable us to carefully scan your environment, understand your current practices, identify areas of vulnerability and develop strategies to mitigate them. Many of our consultants are industry certified, including IRAP, CISSP, CISA and CRISC.

As a core competency, this focus on risk, security and quality underpins much of the work we do – whether it is when implementing a standalone solution, reviewing data and information practices, designing a transformational programme, or advising on Cloud computing option.

Our assessments and remediation plans are based on International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) guidelines, such as ISO31000, 27001 and 9001, Government legislation and directives, such as the Information Security Manual (ISM) and Protective Security Framework Policy (PSPF) and industry driven experience in providing assurance through technology, policy and experience.

What makes us different to other assurance service providers is our ability to link performance, quality and compliance to business outcomes, and to support it with our broader change management, project management and technical capability. We won’t just deliver you a report that identifies problems – we will give you solutions and can provide you with the capability needed to implement them.

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  • P: +61 2 6257 0647
  • E: admin@strategicreform.com.au
  • A: 7/102 Northbourne Avenue, ACT 2612
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