Project Management for Innovation

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Creativity is the vision, vision needs a plan.

Strategic Planning

Once you’ve identified the roadmap of where you want to go, 9m’s signature planning model, GTP, will manage that journey. An agile project management model that establishes an aligned planning structure connecting an organization’s concept and vision to its weekly deliverables, the process is centered on team planning which elicits organizational wide engagement, accountability, and ownership. The product is a facilitated planning session, the designed project plan, and the consulting during the first month of the project. 


Our GTP planning model combines elements of traditional and agile project management that establishes a direct line from concept to completion but also has built-in flexibility to continue the innovation process during project execution. 9m Consulting is not made up of knowledgeable salesmen, but of experts in the innovation domain, our focus is on the issue and not on the 2nd sale in trying to create a continuous revenue stream. The goal of the GTP model is to train the client on the approach and to build their own level of independence. 



  • Iterative Rapid Response Capabilities
  • Empowered Organizations that Can Resolve Customer Issues at the Lowest Level
  • Instills a Culture of Learning That Leads to Continually Improving Customer Satisfaction, Experience, & Quality
  • Organizational Alignment
  • Work Only on Key Initiatives
  • Agility & Accountability
  • Encompass an Iterative Approach that Ensures that the Planning Process is Dynamic While Adhering to the Strategy

Organizational Diagnostics


  • A Culture of Missed Deadlines
  • Misalignment Working on Non-Key Initiatives
  • Disengaged Workforce
  • Lack of Accountability & Initiative
  • Disruptive Change Management
  • Differing Priorities

Explanation of the GTP Model


The goal of is to implement the GTP planning mechanism that engages the entire organization into creating a shared vision that manufactures an operational flow of goals and objectives that links day to day activities to the organizational vision & strategic goals

  • Philosophy that elicits total workforce engagement
  • Planning methodology that balances long term goal attainment and agile flexibility
  • Tool implementation that ensures execution & accountability
  • Trained workforce in planning process application
  • Culture of continuous improvement