Breakthrough Development Model Released: Study Identifies Seven Key Principles Critical to Project Management Success in Breakthrough Development Initiatives

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McCreight & Company, in conjunction with Cambria Consulting has released their guide to successful project management focused on creating customer value in new, difficult, or untested situations. "Breakthrough Development: A Concept and Process," is chapter 18 of McCreight's publication series, Strategy Implementation Insights, and is available as a free download from http://www.implementstrategy.com or http://www.cambriaconsulting.com.

Whether inventing something new, combining existing elements in a new way, or overcoming operational barriers, organizations competing in today's global economy must have the right people, processes, and tools to achieve breakthrough developments to outpace competitors

    "Whether inventing something new, combining existing elements in a new way, or overcoming operational barriers, organizations competing in today's global economy must have the right people, processes, and tools to achieve breakthrough developments to outpace competitors," said John McCreight, Chairman of McCreight & Company.

"We've worked with many sophisticated and talented clients, who are well-versed in the science and methodology of project management, innovation, and high-performing teams," continued McCreight. "Yet, their projects can be unsuccessful in delivering customer value in a timely or financially feasible way. Over decades of partnering with these clients - usually following a program that has failed to achieve expected value - we have identified a broad range of actions and competencies that can improve the chances for breakthrough success."

Steve Neubert, partner and co-leader of Cambria's Consulting practice, added, "While we believe the blueprint for breakthrough performance is unique to each organization, we can group actions and competencies into seven guiding principles for breakthrough development success." Neubert continued, "None of the elements of our Breakthrough Development Model are new. However, taken together the elements focus on a new way to assemble the puzzle pieces and to behave differently in the launch and management of breakthrough initiatives."

"By definition, delivering a breakthrough is delivering something that has never been done before. Therefore, breakthrough development initiatives should not be considered a training appointment for fledgling team members." McCreight pointed out.

McCreight added, "Because of the nontraditional freedom and charter to act quickly, not everyone can be successful in a breakthrough development environment. When constituting a team, senior leaders need to deliberately define competency requirements for the challenges presented by the breakthrough." The Breakthrough Development Model will be described in detail in a book to be released this summer.

About McCreight & Company

McCreight & Company is a strategy implementation consulting firm. Ensuring that client strategy is sound and successfully implemented is their primary goal. The core of their work centers around strategic change and implementation issues during leadership transitions, mergers and acquisitions, alliances and joint ventures, launching new businesses, and global growth. For more information, visit http://www.implementstrategy.com or call (203) 801-5000.

About Cambria Consulting

Cambria Consulting, Inc. is a human resource management consulting firm specializing in developing people solutions that drive business performance. Through our Consulting, Coaching, Survey and Interactive divisions, we help our clients achieve their strategic objectives by designing, developing and implementing workforce and leadership development, performance management, competency development, 360 degree feedback, executive coaching, selection systems, organizational surveys, and integrated e-HR applications. For more information, visit http://www.cambriaconsulting.com or call (617) 523-7500.

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