Developing and implementing collaboration driven workforce development models that bring together industry, education, community and public sector stakeholders.
A Framework for Performance
It has been WIN’s experience that workforce development initiatives tend to be unintentionally fragmented and generally lacking the comprehensive view that is necessary to connect people to self-sustaining jobs and careers. Training programs often lack pragmatic systems to recruit; placement programs frequently ignore retention issues; workforce development initiatives in general do not look at their overall targeted labor market in a comprehensive or defining fashion.
The WIN Process-Driven System is a framework to guide employers, educators and workforce development professionals regarding what questions to ask and how to piece together the 'workforce development puzzle.' We contend that to design and implement workforce development programs with lasting results it is imperative to address all of the various enabling elements from recruitment through to retention, build systems and processes that advance and follow people in their progression toward jobs and careers, measure results and – as much as possible -- achieve scale. This ultimately requires broad alliances of vested parties and end users pursuing common goals. These alliances make a unifying vision imperative if they are to succeed. It is this vision that the WIN Process-Driven System offers as a rallying point to entities seeking to engage in workforce development.
Information technology strategic planning, solution design, systems integration and implementation services targeting economic development agencies, non-profits and manufacturers.
Since inception WIN has leveraged information technology to support the programs and strategies that we develop for our clients. Over the last several years there has been a concerted focus on developing these services as a stand-alone consulting practice area.
WIN has an extensive background working with businesses and non-profit organizations to implement initiatives that increase efficiency, improve performance and that support the development of measurable outcomes.
We start with an understanding of the business domain in which our clients work. Our approach is to work collaboratively to develop solutions that make the technology fit the needs of the business - not the other way around. We refer to this consulting practice as I/t or “I over t.” Areas specific expertise includes;
- ERP and CRM strategic planning, vendor selection and implementation project management
- Cloud based computing strategies leveraging the Salesforce.com and the Force.com platform
- Systems integration including connecting business systems to Web services
Our project methodology is based on a quality assurance approach to project management. Each stage of the project includes documentation that can be used to support subsequent stages, including testing and validation of the new system before the cutover to productive use. To do this WIN utilizes a modified version of the traditional “V-Model” approach to the design, development and deployment of a technology based solution.
Whether you are a for-profit company or a mission-driven organization, you are continually challenged to achieve more with less. WIN's Operational Excellence Practice provides training and facilitation services employing best practices in systems thinking, quality assurance, process improvement and leadership development to help your organization develop self-sustaining continual improvement programs. We are well versed in Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Agile approaches, but our intent is to be short on consulting jargon and long on results. We do this by introducing the appropriate tools and methods to design programs tailored to meet your organizations established strategic and operational objectives. We specialize in applying world-class concepts to achieve operational and financial performance in complex and non-routine environments such as project oriented and engineer-to-order products and services.