About Us

P2 Consulting was started by a group of award winning consultants who recognised the opportunity to build a global consultancy firm that had clients’ needs at its heart. We understand the challenges clients face – the pace of globalisation, technology change and increasing regulation – and the pressure they are under to respond to these changes rapidly and efficiently.

What We Do

We work on some of the largest transformation programmes in the corporate world and the public sector. Partnering closely with our clients, we help them deliver successful business change. Our reputation as a consultancy is built on excellence in portfolio and programme management, business architecture and design, testing and quality assurance and implementation.

Insights

Understanding the challenges that keep our clients awake at night is essential. In this section we demonstrate our expertise at solving your problems. We have deep insight into the business and technology issues facing all sectors.

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Case Studies

We’ve worked with clients across a range of sectors and gained excellent results – but don’t just take our word for it. Have a browse through some of the work we’ve done.

Strategic Retail Business Transformation
17.04.18
The Challenge

Pioneer represents a significant investment (c£160m) for the client and is a strategic business transformation programme aimed at optimising product and stock management through the delivery of high quality data and efficient processes enabled by leading technologies.

Pioneer delivery also underpins improvements in the speed to launch of products.

The programme combines Stibo’s STEP product information management system with Oracle’s Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and Retail Price Management (RPM) modules and will integrate these the clients existing technology estate.

In order to strengthen the delivery capability of the programme, we were engaged and asked to take full management responsibility for the delivery of the Pioneer Programme.

The Solution

We provided senior level leadership of the programme and also established and operated a Programme Management office.

As well as this, we instigated a review of benefits and underpinning business capabilities to be delivered by the programme and then supported the client through the internal approval process for the restated business case for the programme.

Carrying out an initial review of the programme and establishing the minimal viable build for programme was essential for success. This was necessary to restore stakeholder confidence in both the technical and business designs and the solution quality.

Working collaboratively with the business, we redefined the IT delivery model and reset the commercial arrangements with the incumbent Systems Integrator (SI), re-incentivising them to deliver.

We stabilised programme delivery and established a realistic, achievable and optimised plan.

Additionally, we implemented and embedded the PMO team who are responsible for operating the governance structure and maintaining controls including plans, risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies, resourcing, costs and benefits, scope and the associated reporting.

Client Benefits:

Following the above procedure, we are proud to say that we successfully:

  • Created a sound foundation for success introducing a level of stability to the programme that would enable a step change in performance.
  • Restructured the programme delivery framework and reset the planning baseline to present stakeholders with a coherent vision supported by a clear programme scope, solution design and delivery approach which was underwritten by all stakeholders.
  • Actively promoted benefits realisation as the priority metric for measuring programme success which enabled the programme to transition to a business focused delivery organisation.
  • P2 Consulting introduced a measurable step change in performance across the programme and created the conditions to manage the successful delivery of the build phase, ahead of schedule. The programme as a whole is now back on track to realise the anticipated business benefits by delivering a world-class ERP system and deliver its first major release to buying offices and merchandisers in Q1 2018.
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"Pioneer is a complex programme involving the building of new systems capability and integrating that with our legacy platform. We are also combining a traditional waterfall development approach with agile. P2 Consulting have put in place a highly effective programme management environment which means that the senior team always have full visibility and control. The P2 Consultants have proved themselves to be very reliable and effective throughout and have enabled us to make great progress”
Head of Merchandising Strategy
John Lewis