External and internal customers demand more today than ever before. They want information, they want it now and they want it in an easy to view method. They want to put huge amounts of complex data into understandable outputs that strip away as much of the complexity as possible. And, they don’t want to spend all day going through a spreadsheet or a canned report. The desire by most stakeholders is to get the data and to spin it or view it in a way that makes sense to them – and not just to the original report writer.
EPM Strategy has three areas of significant expertise that are complimentary that we put to use for our clients. We understand that Business Intelligence is a discipline and we also know that without a modern tool to assist with data, the ability to keep pace and act proactively on data is hindered. EPM Strategy has expertise in Power BI and in Business Intelligence. And, the third area that helps EPM Strategy stand apart from our competition is that we also fully understand Project Management and we use those skills in putting together methods and processes to make our clients successful. It is one thing to create a report and publish it but it is another thing to have a plan in place to help with ongoing sustainability and management.
EPM Strategy is a Microsoft Power BI Partner and we have demonstrated our skills by training and consulting with thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies. We are thankful to be included in the program for trusted partners that Microsoft allows to teach their Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) program throughout the country. This also exposes EPM Strategy to many different types of clients and different mindsets that individuals and organizations have in how they view data.
In response to needs that we have encountered at many clients, we have also significantly invested in the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3). OPM3 is a globally recognized best-practice standard for assessing and developing capabilities in Portfolio Management, Program Management, and Project Management. While this is a Project Management mindset, it is used by EPM Strategy for methodologies and understanding of how data ties together at all of these various levels of an organization.