Who We Are
Digital Onion is a leading independent provider of project leadership services. We help industry-leading organizations solve the most complex and costly challenges they face in
completing the projects on which the success of their business depends.
We focus on leadership to get things done. Not tools. Not procedure. Not mechanics. Leadership of people!
Our mission is to transform the Project Management industry with systems that produce Extraordinary Teams that produce Extraordinary Results.
What We Do
If project history has taught us one thing it's that managing doesn't work. That's why we focus on leading teams toward a goal, not managing their every step. Digital Onion has created a leadership system borne out one of the most challenging fields for both managers and leaders- software and web development. Its systems have proven to not only be successful, but highly efficient - 50% more efficient than any other project management system.
How We Do It
Our Point Man Leadership System redefines project management by distilling project leadership down to three simple steps: See Where You Are, See Where You Need to Go and See How to Get There. These deceivingly simple techniques have proven time and time again to produce extraordinarily successful projects.
See Where You Are
We use a variety of tools to help us collect data about our projects. Then we perform vital analytics to SEE precisely where our projects are in relation to their goals.
Information-Packed Daily Standup
We see the entire workability of the project in the daily standup. We can see if team members are working together well, whether the project will fail or succeed based on what we see in the daily standup. It gives the Project Manager visibility (or data) as to what's happening on a daily basis.
This-Just-In Backlog & Burndown
The backlog contains the most up-to-date information on how the project is progressing. It provides the project manager with concrete data for analyzing the project's likelihood of success.
Our weekly status reports are valued for their forthrightness. Everything the Project Manager has analyzed and concluded from the data is communicated in this weekly snapshot.
Digital Onion tracks all success factors including time, scope, cost, client satisfaction, team satisfaction, quality and confidence.
This data helps us to recognize what's most important in a project and to adjust our plans accordingly. This analysis is communicated through a number of key metrics and internal analysis.
See Where You Need To Be
The most important thing in a project is the reason for the project - in other words the project goal. We ensure our teams achieve this by leading them to self-generate the solutions that get them to the goal, rather than managing the problems that will invariably stand in their way. In essence, we create Teamwork through creating Teams That Work! We call this Getting to the Goal No Matter What.
See How To Get There
We create successful projects by seeing what works. We do this by systematically re-evaluating our plans and informing them with data and analysis that show us what?s working and what?s not working. Through this system we constantly focus the team's efforts on what works in getting to the goal. We call this Planning Empirically.
A Successful Project
Digital Onion produces extraordinary projects by starting with extraordinary success metrics:
We concentrate our efforts on what you need (instead of the project specs) to ensure the project is successful for you.
We deliver projects 70% faster than traditional project delivery systems.
Because of our focus on Value and how we view "Scope," we ensure our projects produce the best Return on Investment rather than just come in under budget.
These three metrics are what most companies aim for, and often miss. Digital Onion produces extraordinary projects by taking it three steps further:
Quality & Value
We realize that Qaulity and Value are most important determining successful projects! Because what good is a project if it's on time and on budget if it isn?t a good value or high quality?
In this environment, teams have more freedom to create and have more fun doing it.
Clients rave about the confidence they experience when their project is in the hands of a Point Man leader.
We Create Predictability in an Unpredictable World
We provide confidence and peace of mind by producing predictable results for your project in an unpredictable world. In our constantly shifting terrain, you need a leader that can reliably produce successful outcomes - no matter the circumstances. If things went according to plan, you wouldn't need a leader, would you?