Automotive industry

We provide world-class project delivery and benefits management to deliver value to automotive industry companies.

Maximizing Success in the Automotive Industry: Project and Benefits Management Strategies

Ricardo Vargas provides consultancy for the global automotive industry, standing out in selecting, implementing, and optimizing project and program management solutions for highly complex projects. Its scope of action covers several critical areas, such as connectivity, automation, mobility as a service, and artificial intelligence.

Our project management consultancy team is made up of highly qualified specialists equipped with in-depth knowledge and substantial expertise. We are committed to offering strategic support and personalized solutions, aiming to enable organizations to achieve higher efficiency and excellence in their enterprises.

Here are a few ways our services can benefit your organization:

  • Agile and business agility: In today’s rapidly changing market, the ability of organizations to adapt quickly to shifts in consumer needs and emerging technologies is crucial. This requires swift and effective decision-making, the agility to pivot as needed, and the flexibility to capitalize on new opportunities. We guide companies in unlocking their inherent agility with a methodology that extends beyond conventional business agility frameworks.
  • Portfolio and programs: We oversee vital activities necessary for the selection, implementation, monitoring, and control of your organization's project portfolio, including defining selection criteria, facilitating communication, monitoring scenarios, and managing budget cycles.
  • Risk Management: Our enterprise risk management framework is designed to identify and mitigate project risks, such as intellectual property disputes, economic downturns, quality control issues, and supply chain disruptions, thereby minimizing the likelihood of project delays or unforeseen expenses.
  • Crisis Planning and Response: With the automotive industry facing the challenge of reducing dependence on gasoline and diesel, an oil crisis could hasten the transition to alternative fuels like electric, hydrogen, and biofuels. Adapting to market trends and offering environmentally friendly fuel alternatives is crucial. The Gartner Sustainable Business Strategy report highlights that 86% of business leaders view sustainability as a protective investment against disruption, with 83% reporting that their sustainability efforts have generated immediate and long-term value for their organization. Our team is ready to assist in developing your comprehensive crisis plan.

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What Kind of Support can we provide to you in the Automotive

Project Management

Project Management Office Optimization

Improve results and bring more projects to maturity by optimizing methods and results.

Key services include:

  • Get buy-in from key sponsors and stakeholders
  • Process model assessment, restructuring and optimization
  • Lean-project management
  • Hybrid project delivery approaches (Coexisting Agile and Waterfall)
  • Clear definitions of team roles and profiles
  • Communications design and restructuring
  • Project manager career development
Agile and Business Agility

Agile Project Management

Change your organization’s mindset and operating model with an agile makeover that helps you adapt and respond to a constantly shifting business environment.

True agile practices are based on strong team collaboration that allows organizations to test their challenges and react fast.

We can help you:

  • Build an internal case for agile transformation
  • Establish leader buy-in and commitment
  • Trigger behavioural change among employees
  • Design a Lean-Agile lifecycle and roadmap
  • Apply Scrum Principles to all complex projects
  • Optimize value streams and execution
  • Create retrospective planning and execution
Project Management

Quick Wins® for Accelerated Planning

Imagine going from nothing to complete in 3 weeks! Our industry-leading Quick Wins® methodology can be used to structure and execute a project when circumstances do not allow for a normal planning process.

This can provide your organization with a tremendous competitive edge when project completion represents the difference between leading and following industry trends.

Quick Wins® can help guide:

  • Status assessment
  • Team planning and composition
  • First version definition
  • Design and implementation of a communications plan
  • Contingency process implementation
  • Identification of risk triggers
  • Project-specific leadership training and coaching
  • Support through to project operation
Project Management

Use of AI and Machine Learning to Leverage Project Performance

Ricardo was a pioneer in the use of Artificial Neural Networks to predict project behaviour. In 2015, he published the paper Applying Neural Networks and Analogous Estimating to Determine the Project Budget. In 2018 he founded with partners PMOtto, the first chatbot to employ machine learning to help manage projects and utilize project management software.

We can leverage machine learning to help your organization with:

  • Sentiment analysis
  • Task prediction
  • Project status trend analysis
  • The use of productivity AI assistant
  • Resources allocation to address team experience and knowledge
  • Financial forecasting and market crisis analysis
  • Fraud detection
Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management

Using the latest mathematical simulations and machine-learning algorithms, we can help your organization develop a predictive system to monitor for the inflection points in your industry – and the opportunities that accompany them – that many of your competitors may overlook.

We can help you deal with:

  • Scenario planning and environmental scanning
  • Risk thresholds definition
  • Risk triggers
  • Risk database development
  • Simulation modeling
  • Bayesian estimates of intangible benefits
  • Modeling of financial reserves
  • Risk performance indicators definition
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements
Change Management

Change Management Consulting

We can support your change management journey, from initial assessment to workforce transformation and readiness for change.

We can help you address:

  • Change readiness assessment and budgeting
  • Identification of change drivers and sponsors
  • Workforce engagement and transformation
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Communications planning
  • Human resource management
  • Promotion of psychological safety
Project Management

Project Maturity Assessment

Our extensive experience in project, program and portfolio management can help your organization diagnose problems and plot a path to better performance.

Services include:

  • Project maturity diagnosis with Axelos P3M3®
  • Competency and stakeholder mapping
  • Overall improvement in planning and execution.

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