Our Approach

Complex technical projects stretch a team and a company, sometimes to a breaking point:

  • Valuable people leave
  • Projects exceed budgets and schedules
  • Customers are unhappy with the product or end users avoid using changed systems
  • Not enough or the wrong people are hired

The project team and company reputations are damaged

Consulting Excellence Inc. (ConX) was founded in August of 2001 by Michelle Saykally and Barbara Ansell for the purpose of helping companies build strong teams deliver solid business solutions and implement tools and processes that add value.

 Working with teams, creating solutions through:

  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Process and Methodology Design
  • Facilitation and Team Building

ConX focuses on ensuring that projects are completed with:

  • Reusable teams of people – business knowledge and project know-how stays with the company; the project processes are effective; there is a climate for personal growth of team members and project success
  • Satisfied customers – the product delivers value and is adopted by end users
  • Budgets and schedules as planned
  • Lessons learned become part of the company culture moving forward
  • A reference and recommendation for future work

ConX delivers projects using just enough project management and process for your company and project.  We focus on ensuring that end users will adopt new systems and the company will realize expected benefits.

We view every solution as first a business solution, and second a technology solution.  Our approach is one of inclusion and collaboration with all the stakeholders so the end result is an effective and worthwhile business initiative.

Our leadership philosophy and consulting approach is based on the fact that aside from the customer, your team is the most important component of any project.  We pride ourselves on “reusable teams.”  The time investment made in building a team (employees, customers, and contractors), establishing communications, clarifying roles and responsibilities, defining processes and giving people opportunities in which they can grow, underscores how we are able to successfully deliver our projects.

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“Real leaders are people who help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own.”  – David Foster Wallace